Once deemed as very much the quieter, more up and coming resort of Egypt, Hurghada is now a hugely popular, lively and luxurious holiday destination. Boasting year round sunshine and more activities than you could possibly fit into one holiday, Hurghada offers the ideal base to explore all that Egypt and the Red Sea Riviera has to offer. Whether you’re travelling as a family or as a couple, there are incredible hotels and things to do that will suit every taste.

Beaches and water sports

The majority of hotels in Hurghada have their own private beaches right on their doorsteps for you to enjoy. Many hotels also boast their own waterpark too, which is perfect if you’re on a family holiday. When it comes to water sports, there aren’t many that can’t be done around Hurghada. You can try your hand at windsurfing, deep sea fishing, banana boats, glass bottom boats and of course, snorkelling and scuba diving. You name it – if it can be done on water, it can probably be done in Hurghada.

Shopping and dining

Once just a small fishing village, Hurghada has transformed itself into one of the most vibrant and popular tourist destinations in all of Egypt. It is now referred to as the capital of the Red Sea and offers its visitors a whole host of swanky bars, top nightclubs and stylish eateries to enjoy throughout your stay. You’ll find most of these plus a few nice shops located around the new marina. But if you want a bit more of a shopping spree, head to Hurghada’s huge Senzo Mall.

History and culture

Hurghada’s location means it prides itself on being the gateway to Egypt. From here you can travel to the country’s most famous ancient landmarks. You can do a day trip to Cairo, either by bus, private car or plane. Here you can see the Great Pyramid of Giza as well as the other pyramids, the Great Sphinx and the incredible Egyptian Museum. Luxor is also just a four hour drive from Hurghada. This is worth the journey to see the Valley of the Kings and the Karnak Temple.