The Best Egypt Destinations
When you are ready to enjoy your vacation and relax your time away, these relaxing destinations are the perfect choice. They include a combination of amazing culture, warm weather, leisure activities, along with beautiful coastal scenery. Whether you want to find a sleepy town or a vibrant hotspot, you can find what you want within this list. Plus, these destinations are also perfect for short excursions to historic sites like St. Catherine’s or Karnak, and trips to the desert. However, if you spend time on the beach, you will find breathtaking coastline, exhilarating water sports, and the best marine life the world has to offer.
A beautiful town on the east bank of the Nile, you should make sure to stop here on your holiday. You are also able to spend time watching all that is under the water without getting wet when you choose to spend time on a glass-bottom boat. There are other options, too, including taking a boat cruise such as the luxurious MS Jamila or windsurfing to Giftun Islands which is close by. If spending time on land sounds more interesting, there are several ways to entertain yourself and relax. Hurghada’s shops are great for browsing and the restaurants are enjoyable. For a different landscape, the desert is a nice place to visit. You can even visit some of the most famous temples while visiting Marsa Alam, Hurghada, as it is not far from Luxor.
For a smaller and quieter alternative, El Gouna is a great option that is just half an hour from Hurghada. But just because the resort town is smaller and quieter, it does not mean you will be bored. At El Gouna, you can enjoy just about any watersport you desire, from snorkelling to scuba diving to windsurfing. You can also enjoy the many boat cruises that depart the town.
El Gouna’s accommodations are high-end with plenty of fine dining, shopping, deluxe spas, and a museum. If you want your vacation to include tennis, golf, or horseback riding, El Gouna’s facilities cater to these sports and more. You will not want to leave this resort town located on the Red Sea.
A world-class dive spot, Sharm el-Sheikh is located on Sinai Peninsula’s southern coast. The warm weather and calm, crystal clear waters make this setting perfect for water sports. Ras Mohamed Nature Reserve is a protected area that should not be missed. It includes coral reefs, mangroves, and stunning beaches. For divers, the wreck of SS Thistlegorm, a popular wreck site, is a great place to find moray eels, stonefish, barracuda, lionfish, and many other species. Along with all of the exciting underwater activities, Sharm offers many land-based activities. You can enjoy horseback riding, go-karts, quad biking, and more. From Sharm, it is also recommended to take a short trip to see the famous St. Catherine’s Monastery and Mount Sinai. This excursion includes ancient history and spectacular desert landscape.
Nearly 50 miles north of Sharm, on the Gulf of Aqaba, Dahab is a relaxing beach town that is known for free diving, scuba diving, snorkelling, kayaking, windsurfing, and so may other water sports. You can also find rock climbing excursions, sandboarding, and yoga classes. This charming town was once a small Bedouin village but has since become popular with adrenaline seekers and hippies.
Whether you want to enjoy yourself out in the water taking part in freediving or you want to spend time napping on the beach, Dahab is the perfect destination. This area is also the prime location to enjoy a desert tour or an excursion to St. Catherine’s Monastery and Mount Sinai.