Egypt is an eastern country with a magnificent history, ancient archaeological sites, tombs of pharaohs and unique pyramids. Every traveler will undoubtedly be able to find a vacation to their liking here. Unforgettable excursions to the historical temples of the kings, mosques of the Ottoman Empire, museums with mysterious mummies. Or just soak up the southern sun on the best velvet beaches with white sand and emerald water. A big plus of Egyptian resorts are affordable prices.
Among all the Arab states of northeast Africa, Egypt is considered one of the largest and most populous countries. In Asia, there is part of the territory of Egypt – the Sinai Peninsula, its border runs along the Suez Canal. The territory of Egypt is about 101 thousand square kilometers. About 80 million people live along the banks of the Nile, where arable agricultural land has spread over an area of about 40 thousand square kilometers. The Sahara desert is considered to be sparsely populated, and most of the population lives in Cairo, Alexandria and other large cities in the Nile Delta. The climate here is quite warm, with minor seasonal changes, called “Mediterranean”. The peculiarity of this climate is expressed in long, hot, fairly clear and dry summers and short cool winters. The hottest period of time is from July to October, and the coldest is January. The water temperature here, even in winter, is above +20 C, and in summer +27 degrees Celsius, further from the coast the temperature is slightly different.
In the north, Egypt meets the Mediterranean Sea, and in the east – with the Red Sea, and from the Sudanese border to the Mediterranean Sea flows the great Nile. The natural and animal world of the Red Sea is unique and amazing. It is curious that about two hundred species of corals are found here. In the south of the country there is a lake of artificial origin, it is formed by a dam and is called Nasser. Border states: Israel in the northeast, Libya in the west, and Sudan in the south. A large area of Egypt is occupied by deserts. Egypt is famous for its rich history, which knows the most developed ancient civilizations, as well as historical monuments – the pyramids and the Great Sphinx. In the southern city of Luxor, you can see ancient artifacts, for example, the Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Karnak. In the Middle East, Egypt is considered one of the most important nations, both in the political and cultural arena. Now information for those who are going on vacation to Egypt. Often tourists are faced with the choice of which resort to give preference to Hurghada or Sharm el-Sheikh. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, let’s try to figure it out.
The oldest and most famous resort on the Red Sea is Hurghada. Every year the number of travelers coming here is growing. Holidays in Hurghada will cost less than in Sharm el-Sheikh.
Most of the resort’s beaches are sandy. The descent into the water is gentle here, and there is no coral bottom. The most suitable time of the year to travel to Hurghada is autumn. At first, the resort was a small village, which over the years has turned into a whole city. The Sheraton is considered the best hotel that has an international level.
But besides him, there are many other good hotels in the city. In addition to beach holidays, the nightlife is quite developed here. Mahmeya beach
Not far from Hurghada, on the Big Giftun Island, there is one of the most beautiful and popular beaches in Egypt – Mahmeya. Among tourists, this beach is called only “heaven on earth.” You can get to it only by boat or on a rented yacht. Perfectly clear turquoise water, flawless golden sand surrounded by amazing coral reefs attract tourists of all ages from all over the world. Excellent comfortable beach equipment, made specially from ecological natural raw materials, is admired by vacationers. The transparency of the water and the rich abundance of marine life are the best suited for lovers of diving and snorkeling. With great pleasure and delight, even children dive with a mask. And no wonder – among the many colorful fish of the underwater world, you can see a colorful clown fish, the hero of the famous cartoon “Finding Nemo”.
Nearby is a nice restaurant with varied buffet food. Appetizing national and exotic dishes, refreshing fruit drinks will please the most fastidious gourmets. Makadi Bay – a resort for a relaxing holiday Another popular beach located on this coast is Makadi Bay. Its history began in the 90s of the last century. Far-sighted investors decided to invest in clean sand, warm seas and the proximity of coral reefs. For a decade and a half, 4 * and 5 * hotels have been built here, many of them belong to world-famous chains. So, the hotels of the Iberotel and Sol Y Mar chains form a large complex, which also includes shops, restaurants, entertainment venues, and beauty salons.
A beach holiday in Makadi Bay is suitable for those who want a quiet, measured life, because there is only a desert outside the hotel, and the nearest city, Hurghada, is about 40 km away. But at this resort, tourists are happy to engage in various types of water sports, as well as scuba diving and admiring the fish and corals.
The beaches here are sandy, but shells are often found, and in some places, entering the sea, you risk finding the remains of corals and stones. Therefore, you should take care of your feet and buy special slippers. El Gouna El Gouna Beach is the most famous expensive luxury resort located along the Red Sea coast, 25 km from Hurghada. In Arabic, its name means “star”. And tourists and travelers, because of the many canals and bridges, gave it its name – “Egyptian Venice”. El Gouna is a small state in which almost the entire urban infrastructure is present.
It is surrounded by more than 20 islands, where the best hotels with beautiful beaches are located. Luxurious expensive villas have been erected around, where the Egyptian elite, stars of the film industry and show business rest. The main beach of the resort town is located on the north side and is called Marina Beach. It is half artificial, the sand is imported from the desert. Very clean and tidy, with sunbeds, umbrellas and all amenities. The central resort island is Zeytuna. A small boat constantly transports tourists to a well-maintained beach for free. Sandy shore, clean water, well-groomed territory perfectly dispose to a cozy rest. El Gouna is famous for its international diving center. All types of surface and scuba diving, with professional equipment and enhanced security, attract athletes and amateurs to test themselves in the depths of the sea. Horseback riding and a golf club complete a worthy vacation for wealthy vacationers. Sharm El Sheikh Sharm El Sheikh is truly one of the most popular, fashionable and beautiful resorts in Egypt! No wonder it is called the pearl of the Red Sea. The unique climate makes it visitable all year round. People from all over the world come here to enjoy their holidays. And no wonder, because here you can go diving, see unique fish, moray eels, stingrays, which literally swim under your feet!
Along the coast of Sharm el-Sheikh there are chic hotels that have beautiful, green areas and offer exquisite service and a high level of food. If we consider a budget vacation option, the resort boasts a wide selection of 3 *, 4 * hotels. Well, for tourists who love not only relaxing on the beach, but also leisure activities, it’s just a paradise here: these are boat trips to Tiran Island and the Ras Mohammed Nature Reserve, a moto safari in the desert with a stop for tea in the Bedouin village, diving with the opportunity to get a PADI certificate, water parks and parasailing.
The most popular excursions from Sharm el-Sheikh are a trip to Cairo and Jerusalem. Cairo is the ancient Egyptian pyramids, walking near them you can feel all the greatness of these huge structures. The majestic and legendary Sphinx will captivate with its mysterious history.
The Cairo Museum is the world’s largest repository of ancient Egyptian art. Its collection includes about 120 thousand exhibits, and the most famous in the world is the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun. Resting in Sharm el-Sheikh, tourists have a unique opportunity to visit Jerusalem or Petra.
I would also like to focus on the nightlife of Sharm el-Sheikh, and it is seething here from night to morning! All famous DJs fly to the resort to play their musical compositions. Perhaps one of the most popular discos in Sharm el-Sheikh is the open-air Dolce Vita disco in the desert. The Naama Bay area attracts tourists with its beautiful promenade and numerous cafes where you can drink freshly squeezed Mango juice and eat delicious seafood.
Also worth noting is the very beautiful and modern Soho promenade, which is very fond of tourists! After all, there is a singing fountain, stylish shops and a stage where concerts are often held.
Having visited this resort, not a single traveler will remain indifferent.