Hurghada, with its gently shelving beaches and crystal-clear waters, is ideal for a beach based holiday. Endless sunny days spent relaxing at the edge of the pool or on the beach, or for the more energetic there is an abundance of watersports to choose from. There is a vast range of smart hotels to choose from in Hurghada, many with their own private beach.
Hurghada, once a sleepy fishing village is now one of the largest of the Egyptian Red Sea Riviera resorts and continues to expand every year but it has still managed to retain its Egyptian atmosphere and character. There is a great selection of restaurants around, whether you fancy something local or something of a more international flavour. Visit downtown Hurghada for a spot of souvenir shopping or why not try a bit of haggling in the bazaar area and pick up a bargain – leather and gold are good value.
If you are into diving the marine life in Hurghada, with its delicate corals and abundance of tropical fish, is amazing. Whether you are complete beginner or an experienced diver the Red Sea is second to none for scuba diving. For the beginner there are many shallow reefs with an abundance of marine life and for the more experienced diver there are numerous wrecks to explore as well as dramatic walls and drop offs. The Giftun Islands, one of the protected areas in the Red Sea is one of the main dive sites for day boats going out from Hurghada.