Getting to know Hurghada

When you wake up to views of the ocean under clear blue skies, you would be forgiven to think you have emerged in a secret paradise.

This is just a normal day in Hurghada. Egypt’s premier Red Sea holiday destination, it is becoming an increasingly popular choice for holidaymakers across the world. Just ask football superstar Sergio Ramos who recently returned from a four-day retreat describing it as “one of the best trips ever”. It’s not just the decorated Real Madrid captain and wife Pilar Rubio that have been seduced by the stunning beaches and countless activities in this oasis in the desert – you will be too.

Find out what makes Hurghada so special with our tour of this Red Sea favourite

It’s a diver’s paradise

Where better to learn how to scuba dive than in one of the world’s most beautiful diving spots? Hurghada is known across the planet as the home of colourful coral reefs, crystal clear waters and an abundance of marine life and you can see the lot.

Take the plunge and come face-to-face with shoals of exotic fish or explore the cracks and crevices of sunken World War II wrecks. There are plenty of diving schools across Hurghada catering for everyone from beginners to seasoned pros and can guarantee an experience you won’t be forgetting in a hurry.

You are within easy reach of famous ancient sites

Egypt is renowned for its ancient pyramids and temples and you are within reach of some of the most spectacular sites when you stay in Hurghada. Book an excursion to the city of Luxor, on the banks of the Nile, and tour the spectacular Valley of the Kings.

Here you will be able to see the elaborate hieroglyphics adorning the walls of tombs belonging to the pharaoh Tutankhamun. Visit the Karnak Temple complex in Luxor to watch an impressive light show narrating the life of the pharaoh Thebes and the temple he built in honour of Amun.

And no trip to Egypt would be complete without embarking on a river cruise down the Nile to the ancient city of Aswan or to the bustling capital of Cairo.

Luxury hotels at every turn

As Sergio Ramos can attest Hurghada is home to some pretty special hotels. While the Ramos family took on the slides of the ultra-fun Jungle Aqua Park and enjoyed the luxurious surroundings of the 5-star Dana Beach Resort – there are plenty of places to choose from.

Holidays in Hurghada allow your money to go a little further and the abundance of 5-star resorts means you can live the high life. From the quaint retreats of adults-only hotels to the exciting water park hotels that are perfect for families, you are simply spoiled for choice.

You can relax on private beaches, be pampered in elegant spa surroundings and sample an array of lavish Egyptian and international dishes – you will soon realise why celebrities are so enamoured with this place.

The weather is perfect

If you want a holiday of guaranteed sunshine then look no further than Hurghada. You will be hard pressed to find a cloud in the sky at the best of times as you spend the day soaking up the rays on a white sand beach.

Hurghada enjoys some seriously toasty weather in the peak summer season with temperatures topping the high-30s. However, it means that should you choose a winter escape you can take pleasure in some thoroughly pleasant sunny days even when you’re exchanging Christmas presents by the pool.

Head to Hurghada for an authentic taste of Egypt

Venture from your hotel and visit Hurghada City. What was once an unassuming fishing village is now one of the bustling towns on the Red Sea. The star attraction is its harbour which is lined with bars, restaurants and cafes where you can watch countless luxury yachts float into shore.

While the marina represents modern Hurghada there are plenty of nods to the town’s past. The El Daha area is a snapshot of traditional Egypt with a mosque and bazaar connected with a series of winding cobbled streets. Make sure to visit one of the bazaars to practice your bartering skills for decorative, homemade gifts.

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Follow Sergio Ramos’ lead and book your next holiday to Hurghada. We have a range of package breaks available for late-2019 and 2020. You can also secure your holiday from as little as £49pp deposit. Start your search at www.sunmaster.co.uk today!