Holidays on the Red Sea Coast of Egypt are a heady mix of palm fringed beaches, romantic desert landscapes and staggeringly clear, azure seas, which teem with exotic fish and remarkable coral gardens. The marine life is simply astonishing on Red Sea holidays, with dolphin, turtle and vast shoals of tropical fish providing moments of marvel for the many Red Sea diving expeditions and those exploring from above the shimmering waters on a Red Sea sailing holiday. Anyone looking for blazing sunshine, perfect beaches and sensational wildlife, Red Sea holidays are your calling.
The Red Sea wildlife is incredible. Migratory birds flock into the Red Sea on the same thermal winds that make Red Sea sailing holidays such a thrill, and when it comes to scuba diving, the Red Sea offers some of the world’s finest. There are some 800 species of fish to be seen on a Red Sea diving holiday, including shark, surgeon fish, stone fish and vast crab. Whether you are an experienced diver or are hoping to learn to dive during your Red Sea holiday, the warm waters are hugely welcoming, and there are always plenty of dive shops, equipment rental centres and Red Sea diving schools to get the very best from your Red Sea holiday.
The glorious year round climate also helps in making Red Sea sailing holidays some of the most enjoyable in the world. The mighty historic monuments that surround the coast range from almost every civilisation from the Pharaonic to Coptic, Islamic to Greco-Roman. Sailing along the Nile is also an amazing experience, which feels like sailing along a time-line of history, with traditional lifestyles getting further removed from our Western lifestyles as you float serenely along the river.
Of course, when you go on holiday on the Red Sea, Egypt, you never have to go diving or sailing to have an unforgettable break. The beaches are sensational, the nightlife exciting and the coastal resorts luxurious. If you manage to drag yourself from the beaches at any point during your Red Sea holiday, the famous sites of the Pyramids are well within reach too.
El Gouna is a wonderfully lavish resort on the shores of the Red Sea, Egypt. The luxury marina is lined with chic bars, restaurants and cafes, and the golf course adds yet another level of luxury. Nicknamed the ‘Venice of Egypt’, El Gouna is a real pleasure in which to relax, and the weekly extravaganza of traditional street shows and fine dining brings the whole resort busting into life.
Hurghada, until recently a quiet fishing village on the shores of the Red Sea, is now a bustling resort where water sports are king. Whatever the sport, you can enjoy it during a Red Sea holiday in Hurghada. Windsurfing, sailing, deep sea fishing and Red Sea diving holidays are among the very best you can get, and during the evenings, the towns bars, restaurants and clubs burst into life with happy revellers reflecting on a great day on the waters of the Red Sea.
A Red Sea holiday is fantastically easy to take from the UK. Thomas Cook Airlines provide direct flights from Birmingham (BHX), Gatwick (LGW) and Manchester (MAN), to Hurghada Airport (HRG) but there are many more airlines providing individual routes from the UK to Hurghada too.