Holidays in Hurghada for Families

Hurghada, Egypt on the Red Sea Riviera is the most popular family tourist destination in Egypt. It has warm sunshine and crystal clear water all year which make it perfect for many watersports including snorkeling and windsurfing. There are schools for beginners, so the children can participate in the fun. Hurghada also offers some of the best reef diving in the world. There are glass-bottomed boats, so everyone can enjoy the scene under the sea even if they would prefer not to get wet.

The shoreline is considered one of the most beautiful in the world and much better than Egypt’s Mediterranean shore. There are national parks on land and underwater to protect the environment and ecosystems of both marine life and desert life and the resort has been developed taking this into consideration.

With 20 kilometres of beach front hotels, there is something to attract everyone. Most of the hotels are four or five star resorts with several swimming pools, discos and their own arrangements for watersports. Hurghada is an international centre for kiting, sailing, deep-sea fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving and swimming. There are also a variety of restaurants from which to choose, and picnic lunches can be packed by the hotel for the day at the beach.

Many hotels offer special children’s activities including playgrounds and children’s pools with several huge waterslides. There is volleyball, mini-golf, tennis, fitness centres and much more to keep everyone’s holiday active. For those who expect peace and quiet on their holidays, there is plenty of time to relax in the hotel or on the beach, have a massage at a spa or listen to the live music in the evenings.

Shopping, visits to historical destinations and a vibrant nightlife with clubs, bars and casinos make Hurghada an excellent holiday destination for all ages. The local souk is an experience in itself with an abundance of colour and fragrances. There are clothes, brass, copper, leather goods, spices, silk, carpets and much more under covered alleys. Once the items are chosen the haggling begins to get the best price possible. All of this comes with plenty of cups of mint tea.

A few kilometres away are the Red Sea Aquarium and the Marine Biology Museum where ocean lovers can learn about the ecosystems in the Red Sea. There are also tours of the desert that are truly awe inspiring.

For those who like some history in their holiday, trips can be arranged to the Egypt Museum, great pyramids and Sphinx at Cairo as well as to the Valley of the Kings and Luxor. Hurghada truly offers the best of Egypt in one spectacular beach resort town.

Families will find the right cuisine for each person. The Café Trottoir has great deserts and sandwiches while Bella Riviera had good Italian food and the pizzas the children love. Authentic Egyptian food and entertainment can be enjoyed at the Alaa El Din Café. There is even an English style bar called The Pub for anyone who feels homesick.

Hurghada has its own international airport to make it an easy to reach destination. Flights from all over Europe, the Middle East and Russia arrive daily making a holiday in Hurghada easy and fun. Car hire or taxis are available from the airport.

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