A holiday to Hurghada places you in a top spot for sunny skies, surf-ready seas, and islands that are crying out to be hopped. Bag a spot on the pearl-white sands, strap on your snorkel gear to cosy up with the kaleidoscopic sealife or climb aboard a tour bus – or buggy – to explore the region’s vast desert landscape on your Hurghada holiday. This former fishing village was once a humble resort, but over the decades it has blossomed into the vibrant, sun-lovers’ paradise it is today – with a focus on thrilling water sports, irresistible historical tours, and tongue-tingling food.
If you’re at home gliding through shimmering blue waters, you’ll feel completely welcome on your holiday in Hurghada. Diving is the real deal here, whether that’s a gentle snorkel or a full-on scuba, as your local spot is the Red Sea. The rewards are unreal: from rainbows of fish and friendly giant turtles to the intriguing shipwrecks that haunt the ocean floor further afield. Then there’s the islands: surrounded by Disney-esque coral reefs and friendly little fish peeking in to see who’s around, they’re a Hurghada must-see.
There are loads of spots for foodies who like to treat their taste buds, too. Hurghada is well-known for its seafood – freshly caught fish, squid, and shrimp – but it can also take you by surprise: stuffed pigeon or camel steak, perhaps? You can end the night however you fancy: chilled and low-key in a cocktail bar, or on the dancefloor at one of the buzzing clubs.