Egypt might not be the first place to come to mind when considering a beach holiday, but it’s time you add it to your list. And no, we’re not talking about Sharm El Sheikh. In fact, we’re here to tell you about the perfect Egypt vacation destinations that are not tourist traps.
The North African nation might be best known for being home to one of the world’s seven wonders, but it’s also home to some of the most incredible beaches in the world. After all, Egypt’s coast runs across both the Mediterranean and the Red Sea, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy – and the tourist-packed beaches of Sharm El Sheikh are not included.
If making plans for your spring getaways, you might want to consider these spots.
Swiss Inn Resort, Dahab
Situated just 80 kilometres from Sharm El Sheikh is Dahab, a town named after its golden sands (dahab means gold in Arabic). The charming town is best known as a prime location for experienced divers, but its beaches also won’t disappoint. Book a stay at the Swiss Inn Resort to find out. You’ll be surrounded by stunning views of the majestic South Sinai Mountains whilst simultaneously being on the shores of the Red Sea.
Jaz Makadi Saraya Resort, Hurghada
If you still haven’t visited the crystalline Red Sea waters of Hurghada, you’re missing out. The town stretches 40 kilometres along the coast, and much like Dahab, it’s also renowned for scuba diving, you’ll find plenty of restaurants, bars and clubs to hangout in during your stay. You won’t regret booking Jaz Makadi Saraya Resort for your trip. From a sprawling golf course to an ultra-luxurious spa, the five-star resort has everything to offer.
La Maison Bleue, El Gouna
If boutique hotels are more your vibe, then you’ll love La Maison Bleue in El Gouna, the peaceful retreat stands out in a sea of beach resorts. It’s a Mediterranean-style mansion situated on a private stretch of Mangroovy Beach. Book yourself a stay in one of its premium suites, and you’ll find yourself never wanting to leave.
Hilton Marsa Alam Nubian Resort
Situated between the desert and the Red Sea, the Hilton Marsa Alam Nubian Resort is the perfect getaway. With its white sands, crystal-clear beaches, and stunning coral reefs Marsa Alam is one of Egypt’s best vacation spots. Be sure to visit the U-shaped Abu Dabab Bay, where you’ll catch sea turtles roaming around.
Caesar Bay Resort, Marsa Matrouh
Get a taste of Egypt’s Mediterranean coast at Marsa Matrouh. This resort town is best known for its lagoons and white-sandy beaches, and has even been dubbed as ‘Egypt’s Caribbean’. Caesar Bay Resort is situated on an exclusive 21-kilometer-long stretch of the Mediterranean coast—and if you’re a hijabi, you’ll be happy to know that there is a women’s only pool on the property.