Makadi Bay holidays

Makadi Bay is a modern seaside resort developed around a picturesque bay on the Red Sea Riviera. A quieter option to neighbouring Hurghada, Makadi Bay is popular for its idyllic palm-fringed beaches, spectacular diving and an 18-hole golf course. The resort is the ideal base for sailing and diving excursions, with a buzzing waterfront filled with quality hotel resorts gazing out across the bay.

Things to do

Explore Makadi Bay’s breathtaking Red Sea coast with a day’s sailing trip, either in a fishing boat, leisurely catamaran or glass-bottom boat tour. Keen divers can venture out to sea to experience the region’s wrecks and reefs, or snorkel in the vibrant waters surrounding Giftun Island. Next, head to the beach and pick a good spot on the silky, white sand wrapped around the turquoise bay. The water sports in Makadi Bay are excellent, with everything from parasailing to speed boat rides. If golf is your thing, then make a beeline for the resort’s championship golf course, with top-class facilities and magnificent scenery.

Excellent beaches

The beautiful coastline of Makadi Bay is made up of pale, golden sand that lies in a unique horseshoe shape. The beach is popular in the daytime, but you’ll still be able to find your own spot of paradise on the beach. If you fancy a more upbeat activity, there are a large variety of water sports to try, including jet skiing, windsurfing, paragliding and even pedal boats. Snorkelling is a must in Makadi Bay as the vibrant reefs are a haven for exotic fish.

Shopping

Shopping is popular in Makadi Bay as you are able to experience a mix of western and traditional culture in one afternoon. Enjoy haggling at the grand bazaars found in the heart of Makadi.

Purchase unique Alabaster statues and handcrafted art, including beautiful hieroglyphics and illustrations on ancient papyrus paper. Walk through the bustling bazaar and browse the fragrant stalls of specially made perfumes, oils and spices.

Nightlife

The Makadi Bay nightlife is fairly low-key with the majority of after dark activities focused in the resort hotels. Dine on a delicious meal and sip on a cocktail in the beautifully warm evening climate. Enjoy nightly entertainment from the comfort of your All Inclusive hotel in this purpose built resort. If you are in need of something a little livelier, just a short drive away is the bustling town of Hurghada where you’ll be able to find plenty of buzzing bars and clubs.

Map of Makadi Bay

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Spring for slightly cooler temperatures. Winter temperatures are more mild with temperatures of 22°C in November being the high and 16°C in January and February being the low.

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Hurghada International Airport (HRG).

Makadi Bay is best for...

Sun worshippers: Makadi Bay’s sun-soaked summers are best spent on its glorious white sand beaches and cooling off in the Red Sea.

Water lovers: So much of Makadi Bay is water-centric: think diving, snorkelling and sailing trips, as well as a top choice of water sports.

Golfers: Makadi Bay has its own 72 par championship golf course, set in beautiful coastal scenery in a peaceful part of the resort.

Fast facts for Makadi Bay

Language: The language spoken in Makadi Bay is Arabic.

Currency: The currency used in Makadi Bay is the Egyptian pound.

Local time: Makadi Bay is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Hurghada International Airport. Transfers to Makadi Bay take around 50 minutes.

Flight time from UK: The flight time to Makadi Bay is 5.5 hours.

Tourist Information: Further Makadi Bay tourist information can be found at https://en.egypt.travel/city/index/makadi-bay.

Visa / Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/egypt for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Makadi Bay.

 

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Getting around Makadi Bay

By taxi: Hotels have their own taxis but are generally expensive to hire, but are still the best way of venturing out of Makadi Bay to visit the larger resort of Hurghada. Local taxis are not easily available as the resort has no centre for them to congregate, you’d need to arrange a taxi pick up from your hotel. It’s best to check the fare before you get in, as not all drivers use the meter.

By shuttle bus: Many hotels provide a local shuttle bus for quick transfer into Makadi Bay or to the beach.

On foot: Makadi Bay is a compact resort so the best way to see it is to walk along the long sandy beach that stretches around the bay.

Events in Makadi Bay

Water skiing festival: The nearby city of Hurghada is a water sports hotspot, and every summer locals and visitors head to the beach to cheer on competitors in the Yacht and Water Skiing Festival. The festival attractions water skiers and sailors from all over the country to race on the Red Sea.

Sphinx festival: If you’re interested in learning more about Egyptian culture, El Gouna hosts the annual Sphinx Festival. The event features a variety of musical performances, art exhibitions and provides insight into the country’s customs and traditions.

Makadi Bay weather

Temperature: 33°C average. Winter temperatures are more mild with temperatures of 22°C in November being the high and 16°C in January and February being the low.

Best time to visit: Spring (March/April) and Autumn (October/November) for slightly cooler temperatures.

The weather in Makadi Bay is typical of Egypt’s climate, with long summers and soaring temperatures around July. Most of the summer stays in the high 20s to low 30s (°C), but the peak months from July to September frequently reach the high 30s.

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