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Red Sea

More than one reason to choose the Red Sea

Crystal clear water with soft vivid colors of corals to be found nowhere else in the world. Sharks, Manta Rays, Napoleon Wrasses, Turtles plus an unbelievable variety of tropical fish all within short distances of the towns make the Red Sea area a diving heaven. Diving is not the only way to discover and enjoy the beauty of the Red Sea - snorkeling is another alternative.

The Red Sea thermal and geological conditions combine to bless and please windsurfers with a wide range of all year round consistent winds, suitable for all ages and levels. Activities in and around the water abound and include other water sports such as parasailing, sailing, water skiing, banana boats & rings, pedals, canoes, glass-bottom boat, and moreover beach buggies and 4x4 safari trips.

All of the above make the Red Sea a multi-faceted and exciting destination.

Holiday Spots in the Red Sea
El Ain El Sukhna

The Arabic word for "hot spring" - was named after a nearby sulphur spring. Close enough to Cairo for a day trip, this popular weekend resort has fine beaches, coves and coral reefs

El Gouna
El Gouna 25 km north of Hurghada. It is a tourist resort recently developed to offer ultra-modern facilities. It consists of several tourist resorts, international hotels of different categories, diving centers and a golf course

Hurghada Is the capital of the Red Sea Governorate and the most popular and accessible holiday destination. It has more than 50 km of coastline, attractive bays and fine sandy beaches and calm shallow waters which are features of this area. It has the largest selection of international hotels and tourist villages and is a complete resort town. Day trips to Cairo and Luxor by road are organized from Hurghada to explore the Land of the Pharaohs in more detail. Click here for more information regarding our all inclusive Azur Resorts.

Sahl Hashish
Located 24 km from Hurghada center where one can treat oneself to the luxury of Egypt's all-suite Oberoi Resort. Several suites have a private swimming pool. Enjoy its picturesque ambience and carry home colorful memories of a Red Sea retreat.

Makadi Bay
Situated 35 km south of Hurghada, well know for its sandy beaches, fascinating underwater world and its crystal clear waters. It is a complete and self contained resort that offers all facilities needed for an enjoyable vacation

Soma Bay
In a tranquil and secluded setting 45 km south of Hurghada, Soma Bay is the perfect gateway destination to the warmth of the sun and the enticement of clear blue waters. With an adjacent 18 hole golf course designed by the legendary Gary Player.

Located 65 km south of Hurghada. It has seen tremendous tourism development and hotels, tourist villages and other centers have been built. There are also natural treatment centers using mineral water, coral mud and medicinal sand treatments as a cure for rheumatism.

Al Qusseir
Located 80 km south of Safaga, one of the Red Sea ports from which Queen Hatshipsut (one of the ancient Egyptian rulers during the New Kingdom 1575 - 1308 BC) launched her expedition to the land of Punt (nowadays Somalia). A quiet resort with sandy beaches, clear waters, coral reefs and places for accommodation.

Marsa Allam
Located 65 km from Al Qusseir. A virgin destination and a unique location in the southern most stretch of the Red Sea coastline. backed by mountains, open deserts, oasis, rare wildlife, gold and emerald mines and historical treasures from Pharaonic, Ptolemaic, Roman and Islamic eras of history.

South Sinai
Sharm El Sheikh

Located to the southeast of the Sinai Peninsula and has the most popular tourist area "Neama Bay" with its concentration of hotels, diving centers, shops and restaurants. It is known for its rich coral reefs, many of which are accessible. Its water is filled with underwater life, making it a snorkeling and scuba diving paradise

Located 100 km northeast of Sharm el Sheikh and famous for its golden beaches and deep diving sites.

Windsurfing is popular there. Assala, one of its small districts, has Bedouin camps and a restaurant promenade

Located 65 km north of Dahab where the desert mountains reach the sea. The desert safari is highly recommended in this area and a visit to its Great Coloured Canyon, the most beautiful in the whole world is not to be missed.

An international border town. Its majestic mountains overlook the tourist facilities and its coastline is among the most picturesque in Sinai. The famous Salah el Din Fortress is located here on Pharaoh's Island

St. Catherine
St. Catherine About 225 km north of Sharm el Sheikh, it stands on a high plateau and is an important site for religious tourism. Its monastery is one of the oldest in the world as it dates from 342 AD. There also rises Moses Mountain where God spoke to Moses. The whole area was declared a protectorate in 1987.