Stretching thousands of kilometres along the east coast of Egypt, the crystal-clear waters of the Red Sea are home to some of the world’s most incredible underwater scenery. Vibrant coral reefs showcase every colour of the rainbow and huge varieties of exotic fish and marine life swim freely. For this reason, Red Sea diving is renowned as some of the best in the world, and the 5-star hotels will ensure an opulent stay.
Known for its sheltered sandy beaches, Sharm El Sheikh is a popular beach destination for national and international tourists alike. The naturally formed Naama Bay is a particular hotspot, drawing visitors to its calm, warm waters and surrounding bazaars and cafés.
Both underwater and on land, numerous national parks along the Red Sea Riviera are home to a vast biodiversity of desert and sea life. South of Sharm El Sheikh, Ras Muhammad Nature Reserve is a major diving destination, jutting out into the Red Sea at the very tip of the Sinai Peninsula. Travel north and you’ll arrive at Nabq Protected Area, where varied ecosystems and striking rock formations offer some of Egypt’s most outstanding natural beauty.
In Hurghada, stroll along the palm-fringed waterfront where luxury yachts and boats are aplenty and multicoloured buildings ooze Egyptian charm. Luxury Hurghada holidays perfectly combine beach relaxation and culture with the historic sights of the Nile Valley nearby. You might also like to wander the streets of the old town, El Dahar, where the bustling market takes you back to traditional Egyptian life – be sure to pick up some spices, clothing or local handicrafts.