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Egypt is home to ideal spots for keen beachgoers. Think tons of beaches, a lively nightlife scene and a whole load of hotels that’ll make every type of holidaymaker happy. There’s a reason why the Ancient Greeks used to holiday here, too…

Destination Highlights

  • Rich in history from the Pyrmaids and beyond

  • Tons of hotels that’ll have the kids, you, your pals, Uncle Brian and everyone else smiling all jolly long

  • On the coast of the Red Sea, which is rich in beautiful marine life (so don’t forget that snorkel) 

  • Year-round sunshine with it rarely dipping below 20 degrees no matter the season

What are the best beaches in Egypt?

  • Naama Bay, Sharm El Sheikh - The main beach of Egypt’s prime beach resort Sharm El Sheikh is ideal for diving, chilling out and playing a bit of beach sport! So, pack the snorkel and a fun-having attitude ‘cause this one’s beachin’! 

  • Makadi Bay, Hurghada - Located just outside of the main city of Hurghada, this is a divers paradise as it’s home to warm waters and beautiful coral reefs

  • Mahmya Island, Hurghada - Hop on a boat ride from Hurghada and head to this exotic island escape. Swimming and snorkelling are a must here so pack those swimsuits. You can also enjoy gorg sunset views and delicious food at the island’s main restaurant ‘Mahmya’. 

  • Al Nayzak, Marsa Alam - Now this one is unique! Said to be created from a meteorite, this pool that’s located just a short trip from Marsa Alam is one of the best beaches in the whole of Egypt and one that is a must-visit…

  • Nabq Bay, Sharm El Sheikh - Another one of Sharm’s beaut beaches, Nabq Bay is perfect for those looking to chill out or take a swim. With a load of coral reefs and elegant marine life, a snorkelling trip should be right up on your list of things to do whilst here.

  • Blue Lagoon, Dahab - This beach sits in the Abu Galum national park, near the coast of Dahab and is amazing for those looking to disconnect from the world and be at one with nature. A relaxing spot that’s a must when you’re looking for a bit of an escape. 

Many of the resorts in Egypt offer private beaches, too, with a lot of them having loads of loungers, water sports options and even beachfront bars!  

Still not sure where to stay? Here are our top 11 reasons to visit Hurghada.

What are the best hotels in Egypt? 

There are loads of hotels you can snap up for a cheap Egypt holibobs, but here are a few of our faves:

  • Serenity Fun City - A proper good spot for a big ol’ family jolly. This hotel is kitted out with its own waterpark that has loads of slides, kids’ rides and even an amazing kids’ club. And for the adults, there’s an English-style pub for some home-style comforts. 

  • Monte Carlo Sharm El Sheikh - With a private beach, 24-hour all-inclusive and a Royal programme to upgrade to (that includes loads of juicy extras), this hotel should be right up on your list for your holibobs to Sharm El Sheikh.

  • Savoy Sharm El Sheikh - Dine around the globe at this top spot in Sharm El Sheikh with their brilliant all-inclusive programme and choice of restaurants. You’re 100% guaranteed to be well-fed, that’s for sure! 

Staff Pick: Rixos Premium Seagate in Sharm El Sheikh

Trust us when we say that this hotel is AM-A-ZING. We stayed for a week there and never wanted to leave. One word to describe this hotel would be: generous. Ultra All Inclusive as standard, a private beach, two spas (one is ladies only), golf cart shuttle buses that ferry you around the resort and an impressive selection of restaurants that are included in your board. If we could move in and live here forever, we would. 

  • Titanic Beach and Palace Hurghada - This 5-star resort sits with a backdrop of the Red Sea and is home to the largest waterpark in Hurghada. Combine that with a 24-hour lobby bar and a relaxing spa and you’ve got fun for everyone. 

  • Xperience Sea Breeze - Five swimming pools, a private beach, two restaurants and a health club. This 5-star spot is ideal for couples, families and friends looking for a beach break in Sharm El Sheikh. 

Looking for a big, beachy break with every included? Check out our all-inclusive holiday deals to Egypt.

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Weather in Egypt

























Egypt weather serves up sunshine like the Nile serves up life - generously and all year round. Imagine wrapping yourself in warm golden rays as you gaze up at the Great Pyramids.

Summer in Egypt is not for the faint-hearted, with temperatures often venturing into the 30s and even 40s Celsius. It's a sun-worshipper's paradise - just remember to pack your SPF 50!

Winter, on the other hand, is like a warm British spring. With temperatures hovering around the mid-teens to low 20s Celsius, it's the perfect time to explore Egypt's ancient wonders or take a leisurely cruise down the Nile.

And spring or autumn? They’re like a perfectly brewed cup of Egyptian tea - warm, comforting, and just right.

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How long does it take to fly to Egypt?

It takes about six hours to fly to Egypt from the UK.

What’s the time difference between the UK and Egypt?

Egypt is one hour ahead of the time in the UK.

What currency do they use in Egypt?

The official currency of Egypt is the Egyptian pound.

What language do they speak in Egypt?

The official language spoken in Egypt is Arabic.