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Stunning beaches, luxurious hotels and great diving

A fantastic climate and spectacular excursions

Holidays in the Red Sea offer the opportunity of taking advantage of some of the most wonderful dive sites in the world, with stunning marine life and even the odd shipwreck to explore.

For the slightly less adventurous, try snorkelling, minisubs or a glass bottomed boat ride to view the underwater wonder world. Excursions in the Red Sea resorts often revolve around the desert, with camel and horseback rides, quad biking or 4x4 adventures.

A night out into a genuine Bedouin Camp can be arranged from most areas, where you'll be treated to an evening of Egyptian cuisine, dancing round the fireside and a chance to watch the sun set over the mountains, turning the whole panorama glorious shades of red. Then lie on your back and wonder at the millions of stars dancing above you and shooting through the night sky. An experience you will never ever forget.

Many of the hotels have their own sections of beach with jetties stretching far out into the sea, so those who don't want to dive can enjoy hours of fun snorkelling in the shallow clear blue waters, playing with the fish that dare to come so close. Trips to Cairo, Luxor or Aswan can be booked in most resorts, although this can often mean an internal flight or overnight stay, definitely worth the experience though.

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Fantastic year round climate

Flight time is approx 5-6hrs

Egyptian currency is the Egyptian pound

Top diving and scuba opportunities

Stunning beaches, luxurious hotels and great diving

Hurghada is one of the most popular resorts for Red Sea holidays - it is a lively resort with guest houses and luxury hotels to choose from. Diving is extremely good in this part, a trip to Giftin Island is a must for those keen to explore the marine life first hand. El Gouna, just along the coast is a slightly more relaxed resort than its neighbour, where golf is also a popular pastime. Marsa Alam is an excellent choice if you are looking for a nice quiet family holiday. This newly developed area is home to some luxurious hotels, once a small fishing village; you'll still find a quaint harbour, with many bars, shops and restaurants along the seafront. Deep sea fishing is also an option here as is a trip to the marine nature reserve just to the south. Marsa Alam now has its own international airport, keeping transfer times to a minimum.

Sharm El Sheikh, based on the southern tip of the peninsula is one of the best known resorts in the Red Sea, again you fly into its own airport and on a sunny day the miles of desert suddenly open up into the oasis that is Sharm. A fabulous family resort, with friendly bazaars, designer shopping and excellent nightlife of Naama Bay. Taba is one of the newest resorts in the Red Sea, and still relatively quiet compared to some others. Nestling just near the border with Israel it offers mainly hotel based entertainment but with plenty of options to explore. An ideal base to visit Jordan and Petra City, swim with dolphins or climb Mount Sinai at sunrise or sunset, a view that will remain etched in your memory forever.

Its neighbouring Taba Heights offers the same unrivalled options in a slightly more cosmopolitan atmosphere with a casino and golf course to enjoy. The only difficult part about going to the Red Sea is deciding where exactly to stay! With so much to do, so many things to see and stunning beaches to lie on, you really are spoilt for choice, but one thing is for sure, the colours, sight and smells of this wondrous region will leave you wanting to come back year after year. Book holidays to the Red Sea online here at

Top Places To Visit

Sharm El Sheikh
Sharm el Sheikh is the most popular resort on the Red Sea. Renowned for its luxury hotels to suit families and couples, the resort is the perfect base to explore the surrounding area. Sun yourself on some beautiful beaches or experience some amazing desert excursions. The main attraction of the Red Sea is of course Scuba Diving amongst some of the most stunning coral reefs in the world.

Hurghada is a wonderful year round resort with spectacular scenery and stunning beaches to catch that perfect tan. Still an ever developing resort with newly built hotels offering all inclusive facilities, the nightlife in Hurghada still remains quite lively and exciting.

If you want to chill out and relax then Dahab is the resort for you. Scuba diving is very popular here with some of the best sites in the Red Sea such as Lighthouse, Coral Garden and Moray Garden. Water sports such as Kayaking or Kite surfing are also available but if it is lazy days on the beach then head for the Lagoona a stretch of beach near Dahab town.