Red Sea & Romance
When you think of Egypt you immediately envision ancient pyramids, giant Sphinx’s, mysterious temples, mummies, deserts as well as snake charmers.
You may tend to overlook the luxury resort destination with some of the best diving facilities in the whole world as well as customer service that you can’t exceed all at inexpensive prices…all of the above all within just a 5 hour flight away.
Egypt benefits from some fantastic resorts which attract the sun all year round. It will feel like a vast difference compared to Cairo and place you straight in luxurious paradise. You can seek out private sandy beaches for romantic walks as a couple, swim in countless swimming pools and enjoy excellent all inclusive deals which will be kind to the wallet!
Why not try your hand at quad biking on the sand dunes in the Sinai desert? Or maybe go diving or snorkelling in the red sea? Or if all that sounds too adventurous, simply lay back and enjoy the slow pace of life here in this Arabic haven.
Sharm El Sheikh
Known as one of the most popular destinations in Egypt most ideal for beach life and top class resorts. Sharm El Sheikh is red sea resort heaven. The best diving and snorkelling is found here along with world class hotels and endless water sports and activities available. There isn’t a moment to tire of what Sharm El Sheikh has to offer. If your ideal is a night on the tiles head to Naama bay or the Old town if you fancy your haggling skills in the souks. Sharm El Shekh is a perfect base for a family holiday or romantic break for two.
Luxor couldn’t be more different from Sharm El Sheik. It is where all of the hustle and bustle of Egypt happens. It is also the best place from which to explore Ancient Egypt’s main sites. Not too far away, just on the outskirts of Cairo is the Giza Plateau where you will find the Great Pyramids of Giza and the famous Great Sphinx. You couldn’t come to Luxor without a Nile Cruise and this is the place to be. If that doesn’t float your boat so to speak, why not hop on a camel but don’t forget to haggle…everyone here is after a deal!
Hurgahada is the Capital of the Red Sea Riviera, Hurghada is a busy and bustling destination where new resorts are frequently springing up and 5* accommodation is becoming the norm. Located in one of the top 3 diving destinations in the world, there is plenty to do both above and below the sea. If you have been to Sharm before and fancy somewhere new… try Hurghada as a great alternative. More information on Hurghada
Egypt Fact file
Flying time from UK: 5 hours (approx)
Currency: Egyptian Pound
Average Temperature: During the winter 15Cº and during the summer up to 40Cº
Sunny Days a Year: +300 days.
Top tip: Egypt has a dry desert climate which means extremes in the temperature between night and day. The days are hot, while nights can get cold especially during winter months so pack accordingly!