Red Sea: the perfect blend of ingredients for a beach family holiday

Red Sea Riviera

Revel under the sun in the Red Sea Riviera and enjoy some of the best seaside and family activities in eastern Egypt. Located near the Eastern Desert and south of the Sinai, the Red Sea Riviera is a long coastal area full of beautiful beaches that lead to the Red Sea. Here you’ll be able to swim among dolphins, dugongs and an overwhelming number of flora and fauna.
The year-round sunshine on the Egyptian Red Sea makes it a perfect diving destination at any time of the year. Even in the first 3 months of the year, when water temperatures range from 21 to 22 degrees, you can still swim, snorkel or dive in the crystal blue waters.You can take to a touristic hot spot destination and stay in any of the year round international hotels at Sharm El Sheikh. In the pleasant climate of Hurghada, you can go underwater fishing, snorkeling, camping, and visit the world’s largest aqua-culture museum.
Unwind in El Gouna at luxury hotels set among gorgeous mountains and crystal clear waters. Go diving, fishing and sightseeing at Marsa Alam. Connect with the friendly locals of a charming fishing village called Dahab. Marsa Alam and Safaga are well known therapeutic destinations sites. Safaga in particular is said to be one of the best locations in the world for curing psoriasis.
Dive into a giant aquarium to see a multicoloured world built by an army of builders- the corals. In the Red Sea Riviera your options are endless.

Hurghada

Spanning over 40 km of pristine coastline, Hurghada City has year-round sunshine, incredibly beautiful coral reefs and dozens of exciting attractions in a laid back, relaxed atmosphere. Even though it’s known as a top-three diving destination on the planet, it still has something for everyone, even the non-divers: beach fun, extreme water sports, clubbing and golfing are only some of the options you’ll have to choose from.You can also enjoy an amazingly relaxing holiday by booking a treatment or two at one of Hurghada’s best Spas.Hurghada is a luxury resort town divided by Sigala, El-Dahar and El-Memsha. Sigala is where you’ll find many seaside resorts, mid-range hotels and plenty of restaurants. South of Sigala, you’ll find luxury resorts.
El-Dahar is the older charming part of town with its bountiful bazaar. El Memsha, which means the village road, is the modern part of the city. There are numerous luxury locations nearby, visit Soma Bay, Makadi Bay, and Sahl el Hashish. Considered the capital of the Red Sea Riviera, Hurghada is south of Suez and 550 km from Cairo. You can reach Hurghada by ferry from Sharm-el-Sheikh, the road from Luxor and by the Hurghada International Airport.
The temperature is lovely all year round, with Hurghada’s dry desert climate you should expect large differences in the temperature between night and day, days are hot, while nights can get pretty cold especially during winter months. Temperature can reach highs of 18 C and lows of 42 C.

images credits: Egypt Tourism Office, Flickr Derek Keats