Egypt includes spellbinding resorts and breathtaking beaches that seemed to be so underrated by people, but nowadays their popularity just keeps rising.
Based on the statistics, the number of tourists coming to Egypt’s beaches and ancient sites stood at 9.3 million in 2015.
The tourism movement to Egypt has increased from January till June 2017 by 3.5 million tourists.
One of the major factors that make Egyptian resorts appealing are their affordable prices, unique beaches and the variety of activities they offer.
If you are looking for a place to spend your vacation by the beach, these should certainly be on your list:
1- Ras Sudr
If you are seeking a place to relax with reasonable prices, Ras Sudr is definitely the place to go to.
La Hacienda is the most popular resort in ras sudr which is due to its beautiful beach and its kitesurfing center known as “Soul”.
Soul Kitesurfing center offers perfect spots and chill lounges on the beach along with music playing all day long.
This center also offers lessons by certified coaches for those who are interested in learning this watersport.
La hacienda offers accommodation in rooms that are in the form of a group of small beach huts that overlook a swimming pool.
Each room can take up to 3 people and it includes 2 beds, a bathroom and an air conditioner.
Another well-known resort in Ras Sudr is Matarma Bay.
In fact, Ras Sudr does not offer a variety of activities, but it is a one of a kind place for relaxing and enjoying your time with good company.
2- Ras Shitan:
Located in Sinai is the mesmerizing ras shitan, which is a name known by people who visit this place, but its actual name is Ras El Shateen.
The accommodation is very basic there. It consists of a shack by the beach or a hut in the hills.
It is the ultimate destination for people who enjoy a hippie way of living.
Relaxation is the main reason why people visit Ras Shitan.
It is all about the beauty of the place and enjoying the view of the water, the coral reefs and the breathtaking mountains.
However, if you are looking for some interesting activities to do, you can hike in the hills or take a boat cruise to explore the sea and the reefs in the area.
3- El Gouna:
Located 20 kilometers north of hurghada is the Egyptian resort; El Gouna.
This is the ultimate destination for people who enjoy doing various activities and appreciate an entertaining nightlife.
El Gouna specializes in watersports, including scuba diving, windsurfing, kitesurfing, water skiing, parasailing and snorkeling.
Two of the most famous beaches there are Zaytouna and Moods beaches.
When it comes to the nightlife, there are many popular nightclubs and bars including the bartender, Aurora, Crooners club and the Palladium.
One of the most well-known places in El Gouna is Marina where you can take a walk and enjoy various restaurants and cafes.
Some live music and shows take place at Marina every now and then especially in the weekends.
Dahab is a small city, located near the southern tip of Sinai.
It is well known for its golden sand beaches and that’s why it was named Dahab as it means gold in Arabic.
One of the most significant reasons why Dahab is an attractive location for vacations is because there are variety of options for accommodation; you
can find both cheap, comfortable hotels and luxurious resorts.
“The Blue Hole“ is located in Dahab which is the most famous diving spot and it is visited by a large number of tourists.
Al Masbat is an important section of Dahab. It is where you can find many shops selling Egyptian souvenirs, diving centers and Bedouin style cafes that serve Egyptian Shisha including the popular Everyday Cafe.
5- Sahl hasheesh:
This is a bay located on the Red Sea coast of Egypt.
Sahl hasheesh offers its guests numerous activities including diving, other watersports and quad biking to watch the sunset over the desert mountains.
Camel and horse stables are available to offer you an adventurous desert excursion.
You can also go shopping at the Old Town District where there are many high-end retail outlets, cinemas, children’s play areas and spas.
When it comes to the nightlife, a place called Bus Stop is where you can go.
Bus Stop offers weekly live music, DJs and karaoke nights.
Marsa Alam is another resort town located on the Red Sea.
The popularity of Marsa Alam as a tourist destination has increased with the opening of its international airport in 2003 which helped people reach the resort effortlessly.
If you enjoy diving and other watersports, Marsa Alam has some of the most beautiful beaches and unique coral reefs.
You should definitely visit Abu Dabab beach where turtles are a common sight whether you are sitting on the beach or diving deep in the water.
There are also interesting tours for those who are looking for more energetic activities.
You can choose between riding a camel in the desert and having tea and diner in a Bedouin tent or riding a horse beside the beach.
Planet Bedouin is a genuine Bedouin tent on the beach. It is a special spot in Dahab as it offers shisha, oriental Egyptian drinks and food.
7- Ain Sokhna:
Located approximately 120 km east of Cairo, Ain Sokhna is well known as a location for deep-sea diving as it has crystal clear waters and outstanding beaches.
Ain Sokhna translates to hot springs and this place was given this name as it contains many sulfur and mineral springs.
Those springs that are known for curing numerous diseases so if you are seeking therapeutic tourism, here is another reason why you should consider going to Ain Sokhna.
The fact that it is a short drive from Cairo makes it appealing if you are interested in visiting the Pyramids of Cairo and enjoying the beaches of Ain Sokhna.
Ain Sokhna has the perfect weather for wind and kite surfing.
This resort is also a favorite spot for many people who are fascinated underwater photography, desert safaris and camping.
This city is not a fancy destination, but it has its unique atmosphere.
Marsa Matruh is well known for the various beaches located there; which are characterized by their clear waters and warm, soft sand.
If you are interested in shopping, you will find the famous Souq Libya where there are different products with good quality and low prices imported from Libya.
Marsa Matruh is also where you can go to buy special desert herbs that can cure different sorts of illness including coughing, lung problems and colon.
At night, you can sit at one of the oriental or modern cafes spread all over this city.
Most of the hotels in Marsa Matruh have bars and discos if you are into partying at night.
Nuweiba is located on the coast of the Gulf of Aqaba in the eastern part of Sinai between the two cities of Dahab and Taba.
Nuweiba includes all what you could be looking for in a vacation and at the same time it is much cheaper than other resorts like Sharm El Sheikh.
There are many options when it comes to the accommodation including camps, guest houses, hotels, B&B’s, huts and bungalows.
Some of the activities you can enjoy at Nuweiba are snorkeling, diving and safari trips.
There are diving spots for both beginner and professional divers where you can see exceptional coral reefs.
Nuweiba offers overnight trips with a guide where you can explore the desert in the morning and enjoy a belly dancing show and Bedouin food at night.
10-Sharm El Sheikh:
This city has been attracting a huge number of divers and tourists from all over the world over the years because of its diverse marine life and the matchless coral reef sites.
Sharm El Sheikh has it all. It has numerous beaches and endless water activities including parasailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, glass-bottomed boat trips and snorkeling.
Aqua Blue is a waterpark located in Sharm which offers 44 water slides and 9 pools where you can enjoy an unforgettable day.
Naama bay is one of the most repute resorts destination in Sharm.Some people view it as the center of action.
At this bay, you can find a wide range of restaurants, cafes and nightclubs like Pacha and La Dolce Vita.
So if you are thinking about where to spend your next vacation, you cannot go wrong with any of those 10 places.
They all share the same factor of having wonderful beaches, but each one of them has its own atmosphere.
No matter what you are looking for, you’ll find it; whether it’s relaxation, adventure, therapy, a glimpse of nature or simply a once in a lifetime experience.
If you already visited any of the above destinations, share your experience with us. We are sure there is much more to discover about those magnificent resorts.