Excellent hotels, first class facilities and a friendly welcomeHurghada was just a small fishing village up until a few years ago. It's now one of the most up and coming tourist resorts on the Red Sea. It's the perfect place to enjoy aquatic sports as the unique underwater coral gardens are some of the finest in the world.
Just outside Hurghada is El Gouna and Soma Bay, two smaller Red Sea Resorts but equally beautiful diving destinations.
The beaches are sandy, the hotels are excellent and the resorts are friendly, in fact the staff can't do enough for you. It's an ideal place for families too. There is a championship golf course in Soma Bay for those wanting to play some golf in the sunshine.
Time Difference: GMT +2 hours
Currency: Egyptian Pound
It's generally hot and dry. The best times to visit are from February to April and October to November when the weather is warm. Summer is very hot, with average temperatures reaching up to 41C in the shade!
Leisure & Activities
Hurghada is well known for its excellent diving opportunities in the crystal clear water of The Red Sea. The sea is teaming with exotic tropical fish and marine life, plus WW2 shipwrecks. Local PADI certified dive centres can offer complete beginners all the necessary instruction to complete their first dive.
Think of a water sport and it’s probably available in Hughada. There’s everything from windsurfing to sailing, fishing to snorkelling. For the more adventurous there’s pedal boats, canoeing and banana boat rides.
Desert Jeep Expeditions
A great way to explore the desert wilderness is by jeep or quad bikes. Travel into the Eastern Desert where you’ll have fantastic fun zooming over sand dunes passing acacia trees with the stunning mountains as a back drop.