Hurghada is one of Egypt’s premier holiday resorts, treating its visitors to golden sands overlooking to tropical waters of the Red Sea. Hurghada also benefits from the incredible Egyptian climate, with year round sunshine and sunbathing temperatures a huge pull for British tourists.
Despite its origins as a small fishing town, the destination has been a tourist hotspot in recent years and has grown as a result. Hurghada holidays are now commonplace and the resort’s 40km coastline boasts a huge number of hotels and all inclusive properties.
Most of the hotels and properties in Hurghada offer tourists their own private guest-only beaches where you can take part in watersports or simply soak up the sun with a good book!
Hurghada is also a scuba diving hotpot, so whether you’re a seasoned pro or you’re looking for a taster session on holiday, this is a great place to get up close to some of the varied marine line making its home here.
Like the rest of Egypt, there is plenty of history to see here. However, the history in Hurghada is a lot more recent than that of Cairo or Luxor. This history is found in El Daha, the Old Town of Hurghada. El Daha features narrow streets, a traditional bazaar and a Mosque.
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Whatever time of year you go on holiday here, we’re sure your decision will be swayed by the likely weather. So here’s what you can expect from the weather at various times of year:
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Relaxation is a big part of Hurghada holidays. Most of the hotels that take up the 40km of coastline have a private beach, allowing you to sit back in peace and quiet and enjoy the tranquility as you feel all of life’s worries melt away.
Some people may want a lot more adventure on their holidays and they’re in luck as Hurghada is famous for its watersport scene. The waters of the Red Sea make Hurghada an excellent dive spot. The Sha’ab Abu Nuhas and El Quseir reefs are located off the coast of Hurghada and are amazing dive spots for underwater exploring.
Other watersports are popular here. The calm winds of the Red Sea makes windsurfing and kitesurfing very popular, along with the beach holiday classic banana boating.
El Daha, known as the Old Town, is the cultural capital of Hurghada. El Daha is the oldest part of Hurghada and is based on the town’s traditional fishing heritage. There is a traditional Egyptian mosque as well as a bazaar and more modern shops dotted around El Daha.
If you don’t mind leaving the town on your holiday then exploring the sand dunes of the desert is an incredible experience. Whether you choose explore on camelback or in a 4x4 you will see some amazing sunsets and sunrise on your way to visit the nomadic Bedouin tribes.
Hurghada is a great base for your 2017/2018 holiday, but Egypt is such a vast and history-steeped country that it would be a shame to miss out on some of the more famous sites. There are day trips available to the world famous cities of Cairo and Luxor to see the mind blowing Pyramids of Giza or Valley of the Kings that we here at Holiday Gems recommend as much as we possibly can,