Resorts in Egypt
Holiday Guide to Egypt
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Located in North Africa, Egypt holidays offer you 2 coastlines. In the north you will find the Mediterranean whilst to the east the Red Sea and the beautiful River Nile through the middle. Whether you are looking for an Egypt holiday on the coast or inland on the Nile you will find a country steeped in history and filled with ancient sites, historical ruins, temples and pyramids.
The weather in Egypt is wonderful all year round with temperatures in the summer months reaching the mid to late 30`s and staying in the 20`s through the winter, perfect for swimming in the warm sea.
Apart from the stunning ancient history, Egypt holidays are popular for Nile cruises, hot air balloon rides, jeep safaris, camel rides and especially scuba diving. Snorkelling and scuba diving on Egypt holidays are a fantastic experience as visibility is superb, the sea is warm with beautiful coral reefs, famous wrecks, turtles and filled with incredible shoals of exotic fish.
Egypt holidays should involve a trip to the local market and bazaars where you can purchase some great cheap holiday souvenirs and whether you are eating out or dining at your hotel, the local Egyptian cuisine is delicious.
The most popular beach resorts for an Egypt holiday are Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada, whilst the Nile cruises tend to start from Luxor.
Ideal for Couples
Couples will love Egypt holidays for the fantastic all year round weather and excellent possibilities of day trips, from the popular Sharm el Sheikh, to the charm of the River Nile and the relaxing resort of Taba.
Great for Families
Egypt holidays are very popular with families due to the beautiful all year round weather of Sharm el Sheikh and the warm sea for snorkelling, paddling and swimming, although the temperature can be possibly too hot for the kids at the height of summer.
The best nightlife to be found in Egypt is at Sharm el Sheikh, where Naama Bay has shops, bars, restaurants and a few clubs that stay open well into the night.
Hurghada has sandy beaches and Naama Bay in Sharm el Sheikh offers sand also, as does Nabq Bay in Sharm el Sheikh which is popular with families.
Egypt holidays offer you the chance to sample the fantastic restaurants and the local Bedouin tents, where you can enjoy freshly prepared cuisine. For those looking for some home cooking, many hotels and restaurants provide international cuisine, whilst the larger resorts, such as Sharm el Sheikh and Hurghada have fast food outlets.
The shops, markets and bazaars of Hurghada and Sharm el Sheikh are where you can practice your haggling skills to pick up some great cheap holiday souvenirs.
Young & Lively
Egypt is not known for it`s lively nightlife, although Sharm el Sheikh does have a few nightclubs in Naama Bay.
For stunning backdrops of mountains, crystal clear warm sea and romantic meals under the stars, try Taba, Hurhgada or Sharm el Sheikh, whilst a cruise down the River Nile from Luxor makes a lovely romantic holiday.
Taba is the resort for total relaxation.
Sharm el Sheikh holidays are a short transfer from the airport, as are Hurghada holidays and river Nile cruises from Luxor Airport.
Egypt holidays are fantastic for relaxing over a few drinks as the sun goes down, although Naama Bay in Sharm el Sheikh has a good choice of bars and discos.
The larger hotels in Egypt will provide excellent evening entertainment, from shows to belly dancing.
Apart from Naama Bay in Sharm el Sheikh, most of the resorts on Egypt holidays offer a relaxed atmosphere where you can enjoy a few ice cold drinks in the evening heat.
Family Friendly nightlife
Whether you are on a cruise down the River Nile, relaxing in Taba, Hurghada or Sharm el Sheikh, you will find entertainment at many of the hotels and a friendly atmosphere on the streets.
Egypt holidays, especially Naama Bay in Sharm el Sheikh, or Luxor and Hurghada boast trendy restaurants where you can sit outside in the evening warmth and enjoy a meal.
Nabq Bay in Sharm el Sheikh is particularly popular with families.
Naama Bay and Nabq Bay in Sharm el Sheikh have sandy beaches, whilst El Gouna, with it`s vibrant bars, has man made beaches and Makadi Bay, south of Hurghada has a lovely sandy beach.
There is a nudist beach in Hurghada with a lovely coral reef.
The coastline of the beautiful Sharks Bay in Sharm el Sheikh is not a rocky beach, although you do walk along a pontoon floating above the stunning coral reef before it drops dramatically into the ocean. Here you can sunbathe on the widened platform and jump into the warm clear sea, where you will experience an incredible array of tropical fish.
Naama Bay, in Sharm el Sheikh, is wonderful for it`s markets and shops, where you can barter over some great cheap holiday souvenirs.
For some great, cheap holiday gifts, check out Naama Bay in Sharm el Sheikh.
Take time out on your Egypt holiday to take in the spectacular sunset in the Sinai Desert, on the back of a camel. You will be taken to a Bedouin tent to relax and enjoy an exquisite dinner, local drinks and entertainment, the perfect way to experience the Bedouin way of life.
There are so many sites to visit on an Egypt holiday, from Nile cruises where you stop off at incredible sites everyday to St Catherine`s Monastery at the base of Mount Sinai and of course no visit to Egypt is complete without a visit to Cairo and the Sphinx and pyramids.
Great Day Trips
Boat trips to Ras Mohammed Park and Tiran Island, from Sharm el Sheikh, are well worth it to see the coral reefs, dolphins and turtles, as are trips into the deserts and ancient Cairo.
Fantastic Diving & Snorkelling
Egypt holidays offer some of the best scuba diving and snorkelling opportunities in the world. With crystal clear visibility and an abundance of incredibly coloured fish on offer from Sharm el Sheikh, Taba, El Gouna, Makadi Bay, Dahab and Hurghada.
Resorts like El Quseir, reached from Marsa Alam, and El Gouna which is near Hurghada offer you peaceful, traditional Egypt holidays.
Marsa Alam and Makadi Bay are small Egypt holiday resorts where you can just relax.
Fantastic Sight Seeing
Egypt holidays are literally filled with an astonishing array of sights for you to explore, from Sharm el Sheikh, Hurghada, Cairo and the River Nile cruises.
Great Water Sports
Hurghada and Sharm el Sheikh offer a wide selection of water sports for you to try your hand at whilst on an Egypt holiday.