Snorkeling Vacations on Egypt’s Red Sea Coast

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Sharm El Sheikh – Marine Life Paradise

One of the highlights of a trip to Egypt is a “beach break” on Egypt’s Red Sea coast.

Sharm el Sheikh, on the eastern Gulf of Aqaba is home to some of the best underwater adventures. This magnificent resort area is famous for its snorkeling and scuba diving sites, its glistening white beaches, its warm crystalline waters and its abundance of marine life. The multi-colored reefs, the fantastic array of colorful fish and the underwater activity here is some of the most spectacular in the world. The sun’s rays, glistening on the azure blue waters of the Red Sea, against the backdrop of the yellow-red-brown stark Sinai desert with take your breath away.

Sharm el Sheikh has something for every age and every interest. The sheltered beaches and calm waters make it one of the best family vacation destinations and a paradise for multi-generational adventure travel holidays. Here families can enjoy the rest and relaxation of a breathtaking beach destination as well as underwater adventure geared to every level.

The shallow barrier reef, accessible from the beach, is an ideal location for snorkeling or the novice diver. Splendid red, blue, green and yellow coral towers hundred of meters deep, colorful exotic fish, moray eels more than 2 meters long and the occasional reef shark greet the underwater visitor. For non-swimmers, a glass bottom boat trip or just wading knee-deep into the shallow waters of the beach and gazing into the crystal clear waters below unveil a veritable amazing fish tank.

Though known for its underwater activities, families can enjoy a multitude of overland adventures outdoors here – desert safaris, camel trips, dinner in the desert under the star-studded sky or a trip to St. Catherine Monastery are just some of the options available.

Sharm el Sheikh is one of the best of the world’s snorkeling and dive sites with marine life beyond what the most creative mind can imagine.

Hurghada – A Red Sea Beach Vacation for Everyone

Situated on the Gulf of Suez is the Red Sea resort town of Hurghada. Whether looking for diving and water sports, a great beach, sports, historic sites or an active adventure vacation, Hurghada has something to offer everyone. The western coast of the Red Sea is a popular draw for windsurfers and kite boarders as well as families. Here again, the natural beauties of the Red Sea are striking – from coral reefs to abundant colorful marine life. The region offers a great experience for families with young children, who cannot swim by themselves, yet want to see what’s out there! From here, Egypt’s ancient sites such as Luxor or the Valley of the Kings are easily accessible.

Young or old, family or couple, “guys” or “girls” getaways, whatever the circumstances, Egypt’s Red Sea coast offers something that everyone will love. On land, the red-yellow hues of the Sinai desert, with its breathtaking sunsets, crystal clear star-studded skies – underwater, the rainbow of marine life colors – come together to create an out-of-this-world contrast in a region not to be missed.


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