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A visit to the Red Sea and its environs will have you marvelling at the beautiful surroundings, glorious sunshine and rich Egyptian history. Furthermore, there are plentiful accommodation options available. The region is a haven for avid scuba diving fans because it is one of the best places to explore underwater sea life. Also, there are various activities you can explore in the area to ensure that your visit to the Red Sea region is comprehensive.

The top 5 things to see/do in Red Sea region

1. Go snorkelling or diving at some of the famed sites

Grand Resort Hurghada 5*

Snorkelling and diving are two of the most popular water activities on this side of the world. If you are an experienced diver, you can find your way to the southern stretch for the best diving experience. The sites are located off the shores of Hurghada. However, if you are not an expert at scuba diving, you can try snorkelling at various locations off the coast.

2. Swim and sunbathe at the resort beaches

Novotel Sharm El Sheikh 5*

Most of the resorts around these parts are strung along the Red Sea coast north and south of Hurghada. Resorts here offer ideal conditions for sunbathing and swimming as you enjoy soaking up the Egyptian sun.

3. How about taking some kitesurfing or windsurfing lessons?

If you visit the Red Sea coast from October through May, you will find the offshore winds quite suitable for windsurfing and kitesurfing. You can head over to El Gouna, which is the best region for these sports. If you’ve always wanted to try out these activities, this may be the best chance for you. The operators are friendly, and you will be able to learn how to windsurf or kitesurf in no time. This is a truly memorable experience.

4. Take some time to visit St. Anthony’s Monastery

The monastery was founded by St. Anthony’s devotees. His devotees claimed that he was the father of monasticism and that this monastery is one of the oldest in the world. Indeed, it dates back to the 4th century AD. The monastery is situated in an oasis below some caves where St. Anthony was believed to have retreated while following the ascetic life of prayer. The wall paintings here will be the highlight of your visit.

5. Visit Hurghada’s Souq and Marina

SUNRISE Romance Resort 5*

This is ultimately the oldest resort in Egypt, and it became popular because of its closeness to the great dive sites offshore. This area developed into a busy city from just a tiny settlement, attracting tourists from all over the world. It is an awesome destination that allows you to escape the cold European weather during winter.

Our best hotels in Red Sea region

1. Grand Resort Hurghada 5*

Grand Resort Hurghada 5*

This is a beautifully designed resort with two interesting sides. One of the sides is relaxed while the other is lively, and it is situated at the heart of Hurghada. You will have a wide range of restaurants here to choose from for your dining experience.

2. SUNRISE Romance Resort 5*

SUNRISE Romance Resort 5*

Book your stay at the SUNRISE Romance Resort 5* and enjoy the dazzling views of the Red Sea. You can spend your time swimming and relax by the private beach in the evening and gaze at the stars. If you are up for some wellness activities, you can visit the spa for pampering treatments.

3. Steigenberger Golf Resort El Gouna 5*

Steigenberger Golf Resort El Gouna 5*

Take in the incredible views of the expansive lagoon right from your terrace. The terrace balconies here are large, offering undisrupted views of the sea. The bars and restaurants in the resort offer an authentic approach to the Egyptian heritage.

4. Cleopatra Luxury Resort 5*

Cleopatra Luxury Resort 5*

Staying at the Cleopatra Luxury Resort 5* will get you right in touch with the charm of Sharm El Sheikh. It is situated just a stone's throw from the beach, making it ideal if you like spending your days on the sand. This hotel also offers sumptuous, first-rate facilities.

5. Novotel Sharm El Sheikh 5*

Novotel Sharm El Sheikh 5*

This 5* resort is fantastic for enjoying relaxing days on the beach while basking in the Egyptian sun and feeling the offshore breeze. It features loads of facilities, including a fitness centre and a luxurious spa. Also, there are child-friendly facilities for those with little ones.

When is the best time to go on holiday in the Red Sea region?

The best time to visit the Red Sea region is when the temperatures are friendly, the hotels are cheaper, and the crowds are fewer. This is around the autumn, early spring or winter months. During this time, you will have more space to explore the ancient sites like Abu Simbel, Luxor and Great Pyramid of Giza.

Going on holiday in the Red Sea region

Grand Resort Hurghada 5*

The easiest way for you to get to the Red Sea region is by air. There is an international airport at Sharm El Sheikh and another at Hurghada, with a smaller one at Marsa Alam. You can also choose to fly to Cairo and board a flight with Egyptian Air. Getting around on the ground is most convenient by taxi.

Enjoy your holiday in the Red Sea region

The region is well adapted to different types of visits. You only have to find the resorts and hotels that will suit your travel requirements. Whether you are travelling with family, friends, a lover or solo, you are set to have the time of your life here. Since there’s so much to explore, plan for at least a one-week visit.

The Voyage Privé travel expert’s opinion on the Red Sea region

Red Sea holidays offer beautiful resorts, picturesque waters and bright sunshine. It is truly a paradise that you should visit at least once. There are so many things to do besides beach-based fun, like riding across the desert dunes on camels, exploring the wonders of ancient Egypt and checking out the souks. Ensure that you book with Voyage Privé to enjoy your holiday in style.

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