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Remarkable Red Sea holidays 2020
The idyllic Red Sea coast is a beach lover's paradise, with miles upon miles of golden sands, year-round sunshine and clear waters with spectacular coral reefs.
Conditions are perfect for watersports and divers flock here to enjoy some of the top dive sites in the world.
Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway for two or an action-packed family break, holidays to the Red Sea offer beautiful beaches to relax on and bright blue seas to play in.
If you fancy something more active, there are plenty of sports and historical sites to enjoy in the likes of Hurghada, but it’s very easy to while away many a happy day in Soma Bay or Marsa Alam simply lazing on a sun lounger as you enjoy the warm sun and the sea views on your 2020 escape.
Red Sea holidays are great for:
- All inclusive holidays - There are so many Red Sea resorts to choose from, and all of them offer all inclusive package deals made for families or couples looking for a hassle-free break. Most offer kid’s clubs and evening entertainment to keep you busy.
- Family holidays - Egypt holidays are great for families and the kids will love activities such as Nile cruises, camel riding or snorkelling in Egypt’s red sea.
- Cheap holidays - The pound is largely quite strong against the Red Sea currencies so if you spend wisely, you will get a very reasonably priced holiday.
Red Sea at a glance
Amazing all inclusive resorts
Stay in Makadi Bay, Hurghada or Sharm el Sheikh
Discover the best beaches
Spend your days on the Red Sea's sandy shores
Perfect for watersports
Discover stunning reefs and marine life
Rest & relaxation
Laze the day away on the beach or by the pool
Explore the local markets
Grab a bargain in El Dahar
Must-visit historical sites
Take a day trip to the Great Pyramids
Top resorts in Red Sea
Ideal for those who enjoy soaking up the almost guaranteed sunshine and for scuba diving lovers, holidays to Hurghada can …from £199 pp
Sharm el Sheikh
Sharm El Sheikh in Sinai, Egypt, is considered one of the premier diving locations in the world, as well as …from £186 pp
Perched on the edge of the glittering Red Sea, Makadi Bay makes the perfect holiday destination for those seeking sun, …from £235 pp
Stunningly set on Egypt’s Red Sea, Sahl Hasheesh is a purpose-built resort that oozes luxury and enchantment. World-famous for its …from £203 pp
In the country with such a fascinating history, Soma Bay can’t claim much in the way of heritage. But this …from £229 pp
Blessed by gorgeous ocean water, a bustling and vibrant marina, never-ending stretches of sandy beach and one of the world’s …from £289 pp
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Things to do in Red Sea
Places to see in the Red Sea
Aside from their picture-perfect beaches and relaxed holiday atmosphere, visiting the Red Sea is a chance to discover a new and exotic culture. From lively souks, to UNESCO World Heritage sites and desert camel rides, this area of the world has a vibrant culture and a rich history dating back to ancient times. Eilat, Israel offers a multitude of historical buildings and majestic monuments, many with religious significance, such as the Masada, a rugged ancient fortress overlooking the Dead Sea. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is equally as monumental, and many visitors flock here to see the site where Jesus was supposedly crucified and buried. The magnificent exterior is worth the visit alone, with the interior of amazing mosaics and the Tomb of Christ.
Or perhaps the famous Egyptian culture appeals? Take a break from the beach with a day trip to Cairo where you can gaze at the monumental pyramids – an ideal break for those little explorers craving some historical magic. A foray into Taba is also fun, with the Wekala District serving some of the best in Middle Eastern cuisine. Here you can grab some slow cooked beef or koftas, with pancakes and flavoured shisha pipes serving as the perfect desserts. And if you can’t get enough of the golden sand, head to Jordan where you can explore the expanse of the desert on the back of a camel.
Here are some fantastic destinations in the Red Sea:
Red Sea culture sights
Egypt is the cradle of one of the world’s oldest and most advanced civilisations, and is home to some of the world’s most spectacular cultural sights. You could combine your beach holiday with a visit to Luxor, where the ancient capital of Thebes was located. and where you can still gasp in amazement at the magnificent temples and the remarkable tombs of the Valley of the Kings. Hidden away in the hills beyond the Red Sea coast are two of Egypt’s oldest monasteries, dedicated to St Paul (the larger of the two) and St Anthony, which date back almost two thousand years to the very beginning of Christianity. Mount Sinai, one of the most important sacred places in the Christian, Jewish and Islamic religions, is home to another ancient monastery, St Catherine’s, which overlooks a spectacular gorge. A path ascends to the summit of Mount Sinai, where Moses is said to have received the tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments.
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Your Red Sea questions answered
Sure you can! Once you head to Egypt, within the Red Sea area, you’ll be able to take a dip in the Red Sea itself. It’s also very popular for scuba diving, so why not give that a try once you’re there too?
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