Red Sea holidays are all about sun, fun and world-class water sports. Just a short hop across the sea from southern Europe, Egypt’s Red Sea area is home to cosmopolitan resorts, golden sands and warm waters. Head inland and you can discover the spectacular Eastern and Sinai deserts by camel or jeep, meet Bedouin nomads, and climb rocky Mount Sinai. Or how about a visit to the awe-inspiring pyramids and Sphinx from here? They’re an absolute must when in Egypt. 

Things to do

An underwater world awaits on the Red Sea Riviera. Snorkelling and scuba diving through the turquoise waters will reveal stunning tropical fish and colourful coral. And it’s not just for adults, either; kids can have a go, too. Water sports enthusiasts won’t be able to resist kayaking or kite-surfing along the region’s coast. If you want to take things a little slower, you could relax on a boat trip instead. Take your pick from the likes of glass-bottomed boats to see beneath the waves, or yacht cruises serving a romantic dinner on board. Back on dry land, there’s plenty to keep you entertained after dark, from bustling bars and nightclubs to local entertainment like folk dancing.

Where to stay

Whether you love to be in amongst the action or prefer away-from-it-all tranquillity, there’s a great range of resorts in the Red Sea. From the untouched shores of Marsa Alam, to laid-back Hurghada and the smaller resorts that surround it; the beaches are all gorgeous expanses of soft sand and warm blue sea. And whether you’re in one of the big, bustling resorts with huge entertainment complexes or a smaller community with a more tranquil atmosphere, you can go snorkelling or diving, enjoy international cuisine, sunbathe under blue skies, and relax by sun-dappled swimming pools.

35 ℃

June to September are the hottest months.

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5 hours 15 minutes

Hurghada International Airport (HRG) or Marsa Alam International Airport (RMF).

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