Visit Mahmya on Giftun Island

The beach of Mahmya tops Tripadvisor’s list of things to do whilst on holiday in Hurghada. So it’s definitely a must-see for anyone who visits Hurghada for themselves. The only way to get to the Mahmya, which is situated on Giftun Island, is to book on one of the boat trips that will take you over there. And the best way to do this is to speak to your Thomas Cook holiday rep, who will be able to book you a place.

The boat ride itself all adds to the experience of the whole day. You’ll leave from Hurghada marina and sail for around an hour or so on the glistening blue waters until you reach the island. Keep a look out on the way though, because if you’re lucky, you might just spot a pod of dolphins swimming along in the wake. So make sure you don’t forget your camera.

Once you reach Mahmya, you’d be forgiven for thinking that you’ve stepped off the boat and straight on to a Caribbean island. The glowing white sand and crystal clear waters are like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Enjoy a few hours free time where you can get a bite to eat before relaxing under one of the beach umbrellas and snorkelling amongst the beautiful coral reef.