Red Sea: Introduction
Red Sea holidays are perfect for anyone wanting to wash away their worries in warm, crystalline waters. You’ll be dazzled by the amazing array of spectacular beaches on offer, which allow for hours of sun worshipping. And with more than 1,000 species of fish and some of the finest diving sites in the world just waiting to be discovered, you’ll find endless wonders waiting for you on your cheap holiday to the Red Sea.
Reasons to visit
Sun, sea and sand combine for the ultimate beach holiday. On your package holiday to the Red Sea, you’ll enjoy the benefit of modern resorts, but it’s also a fantastic way to view Egypt’s ancient countryside from a tranquil setting, far-removed from the hustle and bustle of the Nile area. Against a desert backdrop, golden beaches slide into inviting waters; once submerged this fabulous underwater kingdom, with its spectacular marine life and coral reefs is waiting for you to explore.
Things to See and Do
Sharm El Sheikh is a great choice for a cheap Red Sea holiday, with camel rides and safari trips available to take you to the unique St Catherine’s Monastery - the oldest working Christian monastery in the world, built on the site of Moses’s burning bush. Take in some of Egypt’s fascinating historical and religious sites. Jeep and quad bike tours offer an exciting way to discover these ancient treasures. Red Sea holidays remain most famous for the fabulous diving. Enter technicolour heaven at reefs like Tiran and Ras Mohammed which are renowned as being two of the best spots. Both are just two hours away from Sharm El Sheikh by boat, and your family will be stunned by the sight of enormous schools of barracudas and sharks that swim past on the way.
If romance is on your mind, a Red Sea holiday, with its fantastic sunrise and sunset trips, is a must for couples. The Red Sea area also boasts a fantastic selection of evening bazaars to browse for bargains, restaurants, bars and even nightclubs which will keep any party animal entertained until the early hours of the morning.
Package Red Sea holidays are filled with fun activities for children of all ages. On family holidays to the Red Sea, you can take advantage of the fantastic water sports available, from the thrills and spills of banana boat rides to more sedate sailing and kayaking. The resort of Sharm El Sheikh offers a range of attractions. The Ghibli Raceway has state of the art go-karting for ages seven upwards and Aqua Park City is a kids’ paradise.
Cheap holidays to the Red Sea boast glorious sunshine all year round, with temperatures, reaching as high as 34C at the height of the summer. This, coupled with very little rainfall, means that the summer months from May to August are ideal times to spend by the sea. During the winter, temperatures hover in the early twenties.
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