Connecting the Mediterranean and Indian ocean, it is no surprise that the Red Sea is exceedingly popular for those looking to enjoy the sun and sea Egypt’s white sand beach and swaying palm trees definitely supply a tropical vibe. The coast’s shallow waters are crowded with stunning reefs and corals, whilst on land, the region is buzzing with prime entertainment and nightlife. From traditional markets to ornate casinos, there are sufficient options to make the Red Sea a suitable destination for all visitors.
The Red Sea is infamous for its substantial range of wildlife, whilst the sharply pointed mountains overlooking the Red Sea seem deserted, watch out for the circling birds of prey as you anchor just off the coast. On the other hand, the lush blue waters are known for being a hot spot for sizable sharks and other exotic fish species. This is definitely the perfect destination for those who enjoy diving and spending time in the water Egypt’s astounding service makes it an unmissable and understated destination choice for a luxury yacht charter.
Hurghada is a convenient destination for combining a diving holiday with the Nile Valley sites. Beneath the warm waters of the Red Sea lie the multiple coral reefs and sunken wrecks surrounded by stunning shoals of fish, manta rays, and other sea life creating an unmissable snorkelling experience, particularly around the Sha’ab Abu Nuhas reef and the El Quseir ruins.
By day Hurghada’s sparklingly modern Sigala Marina is where the local tradesmen sell a variety of local goods However, by night the town comes to life as restaurants and bars are bursting with the chance to experience authentic local cuisine and entertainment.
Just 10 miles down the coast from Hurghada, luxury Sahl Hasheesh is ideal for relaxation and rejuvenation in a selection of impressive spas. In the old town, the shops and boutiques are nothing short of opulent whilst the stately boardwalk, known as The Pier, offers a peaceful spot to stop and gaze.
Sharm El Sheikh
Excellent beaches with over 21 miles of soft golden sands, beautiful coral reefs, and some of the best dive spots in the world, Sharm El Sheikh is the ultimate rest and relaxation destination on the Red Sea. Its prime location at the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula and proximity to the desert give the city an air of mystery and romance. Spend the day sunbathing at one of the best beaches in the world, or at the exquisite coral reefs that can be discovered by divers and snorkellers of all capabilities. Head to the Ras Mohamed National Park, visitors will have the chance to wander amongst local wildlife and observe gazelles, lizards, and ibexes, or visit the city of Dahab, offering tranquil surroundings. Maintaining traditional charm and a picturesque backdrop, this laid-back city is a melting pot of fascinating cultures. Experience a night amidst the Bedouin people in a traditional El Wadi Madar tented desert camp and watch the glistening night sky over a crackling campfire, combined with an authentic dinner.
El Gouna is truly a picture-perfect destination. This Glitzy town is packed with bars and restaurants in lively Abu Tig Marina and boutique shopping as well as cafes and other attractions in the downtown area, Tamr Henna Square. However, El Gouna has another quieter side including vast desert plains, coral reefs, and the traditional Bedouin villages. Why not have a local experience and try smoking some shisha, perfect for an evening on a marina terrace overlooking the yachts?
El Gouna is the perfect spot for those looking for a chance to golf whilst travelling around or through the Red Sea. Their prized golf facilities feature an 18-hole championship course where players can feast their eyes on a mixture of stunning mountains and endless sea views. Carefully placed bunkers, lagoons, and desert rough, the course is designed with every level of golfer in mind, from the beginner to the advanced golfer.
Ain El Sokhna (Suez)
For those wanting to visit the Pyramids of Cairo but stay by the coast, Ain El Sokhna should be your destination of choice whilst cruising around the Red Sea. Ain El Sokhna can be translated from Arabic to mean ‘hot springs’ which refers to the nearby sulfur springs that flow from Gebel Ataqa, the Eastern Desert’s
northernmost mountain. A great opportunity for therapeutic tourism, it is claimed that these sulfur and mineral springs can cure various diseases. Hike up the spectacularly high mountains. Nearby, Suez is situated at the entrance of the Suez Canal, well known for connecting the Red sea with the Mediterranean. Alternatively, an unmissable day excursion would definitely be a day at the pyramids. Not only is Ain El Sokhna close to Cairo, but it is also the perfect place for deep-sea fishing, one of the world's premier diving and windsurfing locations, and it is known for its crystal waters and pristine beaches.
Marsa Alam is a remote town in southeastern Egypt, perfect for escaping the crowded cities and beaches north of the Red Sea. The Abu Dabab beach is highly recommended, especially for those who enjoy wildlife. Most common are turtles which congregate in the U-shaped bay, however, for those who want to see something more unique, it is also possible to see an octopus or even crocodilefish if lucky.
Not only is Marsa Alam the perfect spot for beach relaxation and wildlife, but it is also a renowned destination for more intense activities including water sports such as kitesurfing. In addition, it is also a great spot from which to start safaris. For those seeking something on the more cultural side, Marsa Alam is just a stone’s throw from Khanais where the well-known Temple of Seti I can be found. This excursion will really give you a historical insight into the region.