Hurghada – Egypt


Hurghada is one of the best seaside destinations in Egypt, second only to Sharm El Sheikh. Enjoy the sun and sea in resorts tailored to meet all your needs.

Wake up to the sight of crystal clear waters, dive among remarkable reefs and check out ship wrecks off the coast.

Whether you are a confirmed diver or not, you can enjoy the underwater flora and fauna sights, as many of the dive sites are close to the beach.

If you are not into diving, nor into swimming, you can always go on a glass bottom boat or weak boat trip. For a quick visit to the beach, resorts offer access and services for a fee.

Check with hotels for the rates. Keep in mind that the hundreds of metres of beaches in Hurghada are privately owned by hotels and resorts; the better the resort is, the better your beach experience will be.


While on a summer holiday in Hurghada, you’re most likely to be offered a parasailing ride by your hotel, or an on-site diving/water activities centre.

If you haven’t experienced the thrill of gliding through the air before, consider your Hurghada holiday as the perfect time and place to do it.

Most of Hurghada’s all-inclusive holiday resorts offer parasailing among their featured water activities, and can arrange single, double or even triple rides.

The beautiful shore, eastern desert, and mountains views you’ll catch from above will make you soon forget that you’re floating in the airs, all alone, hanging down a parachute being dragged by a speed boat.

But no worries! Beginners, keep in mind that parasailing is not as hard as you might imagine, it is easy, and anyone can do it, even 5-year old kids.

Glass Bottom Boat

Who said that you have to be a professional diver, or even know how to swim to be able to enjoy the amazing underwater scenery of the Red Sea?

Comfortably seated in a slowly cruising glass bottomed boat, you can explore Hurghada’s underwater treasures.

You’ll be amazed by the water clarity, the richness of the corals underneath and the marine life diversity on such a shallow level.

Apart from being quite cheap, the trip is a perfect family attraction; children, parents and elderly people will all enjoy it equally.

It is also the perfect occasion to make great souvenir pictures; on your way back to shore you’ll be able to strike the pose with a beautiful panoramic view of the coast in the background.

A glass-bottom boat ride can be easily booked through any water sports company in Hurghada, ask your hotel for a list of the available water activities experts.

Usually the company will pick you up from your hotel, escort you to the marina where you will board the boat. You will then cruise the Red Sea for about 2 hours.

Shortest rides can also be arranged directly from the marina.

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