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Luxury Hurghada Holidays

Coral reefs and gold-dust sands

With crystal clear waters, golden sands and exotic reefs just off the shore, holidays to Hurghada are ideal for those who love all things beach. Its vibrant centre is home to some excellent shops, restaurants, bars and activities, while the smaller beach resorts on its outskirts are perfect for those wanting to enjoy a tranquil paradise. Couples, groups and families will all love Hurghada with its many activities tempered with opportunities to just sit back and relax. 

Those looking to get a taste of the history and culture of the area will enjoy the historic old town, located to the north of the city. Here you can enjoy the narrow, winding streets and stunning mosques, as well as the bazaar. Practice your haggling skills and bag yourself a bargain on food, spices, trinkets and gifts. The marina area is the ideal place for drinks, dinners and sundowners, as well as those wanting to shop in the city’s boutiques. 

The second biggest city on the Red Sea in Egypt, Hurghada is home to a fantastic range of luxury activities, bars, restaurants and hotels. Spend your day simply relaxing by the pool or at a swim up bar. Enjoy the soft golden sands of a private beach where you can sit back with a book before taking a cooling dip in the sea. Those who prefer activities can book boat trips, sailing excursions and scuba diving trips. 

Egypt is well known for its historic spas. Traditionally the meeting place of women in the city visitors can enjoy the incredible architecture as they take in the mosaics and intricate patterns on the walls. Indulge in massages, hammam and leave your skin exfoliated and ready for a relaxing day of soaking up the sun. Indulge in sun set cruises or make the most of your holiday by relaxing with the whole family. 

 

 

Our pick of the top hotels in Hurghada Resorts
Every one of our hotels is handpicked and personally visited by our team

Kempinksi Hotel Soma Bay

Hurghada, Soma Bay
  • A family friendly hotel with child friendly menus and a lively programme of activities 
  • Choose from six bars and restaurants, including show cooking and a gourmet Asian restaurant
  • Right on the beach and with a huge expanse of swimming pools and lagoons running through the gardens

Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh

Hurghada, Hurghada
  • On the golden sands of the Red Sea
  • The hotel has a PADI certified dive centre, as well as other water sports and activities
  • Complementary Kids’ Club with an activity programme run throughout the day
 
Destinations in Hurghada
Sahl Hasheesh
Just 30 minutes from the centre of Hurghada, Sahl Hasheesh is a tranquil paradise perfect for those wanting a relaxing escape. Try water sports like scuba diving and snorkelling or just lie on the beach. 
Soma Bay
Located on Egypt’s beautiful Red Sea coast, Soma Bay is home to golden sandy beaches, glittering clear seas and an upmarket feel, making it the ideal place for a luxury holiday in Hurghada. 
Flight Information

Flight time from the UK to Egypt is around 5 hours 30 minutes.

There are a number of carriers offering services to Egypt.

Direct Carriers: British Airways and Egyptair all offer direct services from London Heathrow to Cairo and Sharm El Sheikh. Regional departures are available in conjunction with these carriers. Luxor can be reached on Egyptair or on charter or low costcarriers.

Indirect Carriers: KLM offer indirect services via Amsterdam.

Departure Taxes: There is no departure tax when leaving Egypt.

When to go

May and June see beach-perfect temperatures reaching the early 30s, while in July and August you can sometimes see the mercury hitting 40 degrees. If you’re a diver, the summer months are a great time to spot manta rays and turtles. October to May is a good time to visit if you like things warm but not too hot – even in January, average highs are in the early 20s.

Visa Information

UK citizens travelling to Egypt require a visa. The visa can be obtained on arrival for US$25 and paid in sterling, US dollars or euros. 

Tipping

Tipping is a way of life in Egypt. Known as baksheesh, here people tip for favours as well as service. So as well as giving to the usual waiters, porters and taxi drivers, in Egypt you might want to tip bathroom attendants, locals who offer directions, people who pose for photos, and so on.

Introduction to languages

Arabic is the main language in Egypt, with many other languages spoken as well. Most people speak fluent English. 

Clothing

Beach resorts are relaxed, especially in touristy or international areas. When visiting areas of cultural or religious significance women must cover their arms, shoulders, legs and heads. Men should wear clothes with long sleeves and trousers. 

Events and festivals

Leylet en Nuktah is a celebration of the rising waters of the Nile and is held on the 17th June every year. The festival includes delicious Egyptian picnics by the river’s banks, with some visitors camping by the Nile overnight. Street parties and festivities run throughout the night and there is also music and dancing. 

Sham al-Naseem is a celebration of the beginning of spring and is held on the 21st March. It includes a get together of friends and family who enjoy picnics along the banks of the river. 


 


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