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The cosmopolitan resort of Hurghada is the capital of the Red Sea Riviera, where beautiful beaches, vibrant nightclubs and world-class diving destinations await. It’s a world away from its origins as a small fishing village, yet is maintains all of its Egyptian charm. Tucked away in the depths of the turquoise waters are striking underwater coral gardens just waiting to be explored by eager divers; they’re awash with incredible marine life like pretty butterfly fish and glow-in-the-dark anemones.
As well as underwater experiences, the possibilities for family fun are virtually endless on Hurghada holidays, with everything from paddling in the shallow shores of white-sand beaches to diving in the deep, blue sea and sailing on a catamaran
What do I need to pack?
With the ‘Capital of the Red Sea’ sitting on the edge of the Sahara Desert, you can expect the sun to be strong, so be sure to take plenty of sunscreen on your holiday to Hurghada. Unlike other tropical climates, there’s little or no humidity, so cool and airy clothes made from natural fibres like cotton, linen or bamboo are perfect.
Egypt is a conservative country, so it’s advisable for women to cover up once they’re away from the beach. Pack long dresses, long-sleeved shirts and, if you’re thinking of visiting any religious sites, a headscarf is also a good idea. Similarly, men ought to pack some trousers as, even in modern cities like Cairo, too much flesh can cause unintended offence.
For those who want to bring gadgets with them, a plug adaptor is essential, and it can be helpful to have a portable power pack to hand.
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Spread around a turquoise lagoon on the Red Sea, El Gouna lies in one of the most picturesque locations on the Riviera. Hurghada’s deluxe neighbour, El Gouna is a modern and self-contained seaside resort with luxury hotels, a championship golf course and white-sand beaches. It’s also one of Egypt’s premier diving and snorkelling locations, with fantastic excursion opportunities and plenty of fun sports and beach activities for kids.
Things to do
The resort’s sun-drenched waterfront has a hive of activity during the day. Pick your perfect spot on the picture-perfect beach and sunbathe on the white sand, before taking a dip in the turquoise water. If you’re eager to explore the Red Sea further, why not book a diving excursion and take a closer look? For golf lovers, there’s the 18-hole golf course, set against magnificent coastal scenery.
Memorable adventures are plentiful, too, including deserts safaris on quadbikes and jeeps. Head for the harbour to enjoy a fresh fish dish and all kinds of local specialties. You’ll also find stylish shops in this part of town. El Gouna holidays are ideal for kids too, with mini golf, go-karting and boat trips going on all year.
There are a number of lovely beaches to spend time relaxing on sun loungers in the hot, Egyptian sun. Most beaches have white, soft sand that shelves gently into the stunning turquoise waters. The beach has a backdrop of fragrant shrubbery, adding a splash of colour to the desert landscape. If you want to relax in an upbeat atmosphere, head over to Mangroovy Beach. The sandy shores have a vast array of water sports available for you to try and it’s said to be the best location in the country for kite surfing and diving. All beaches have great amenities with shops, restaurants and cafés for a break out of the sunshine.
History and culture
The relatively new build was brought to life in the 1990s to ensure holidaymakers have everything they may need in one neatly placed paradise. The small town is home to over 22,000 residents and is spread across islands around cool lagoons. You’re able to explore Egypt’s historic wonders and archaeological treasures with the ancient temples of Luxor and Aswan within easy enough reach. Conveniently located 25 kilometres north of Hurghada, the airport is also easy accessible.
The picturesque resort is made up of All Inclusive complexes so you wont have to travel far as the majority of the nightlife is focused in the hotels. Enjoy a cocktail whilst sitting outside under the stars after dining in one of the restaurants and sampling traditional cuisines. You may find that the evening entertainment consists of live music, cabaret or dance shows, which can be enjoyed no matter what your age.
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