Top 5 Egyptian Beach Holidays

Egypt is one of the world's great travel destinations. Aside from the ancient treasures and monuments, Egypt also can lay claim to some of the best beaches in the world. Whether you are looking for a relaxing sunny beach to unwind on or whether you want to do some world-class snorkeling and diving, Egypt has it all. There are beautiful beaches on both the Mediterranean and Red Sea and both coastlines offer a variety of choices to the traveler in search of sea, sand and sun.

Sharm el Sheik is the top-rated Egyptian beach due to its sparkling clear waters that make it one of the world's best scuba diving locations. Located on the Sinai peninsula which juts into the Red Sea, the city plays host to thousands of visitors who come to enjoy the top class hotels and resorts and the diving center where novice and serious scuba divers and snorkelers can explore the beautiful coral reefs. For the less adventurous, there are glass-bottom boats that afford a view of the coral and the colorful fish that are here in abundance.

Hurghada is another Red Sea destination which is also famous for diving, fishing, swimming and many other activities. Hurghada is home to over 200 hotels and resorts and also offers the underwater beauty that lures divers from all over the world. Underwater gardens teeming with rare fish are its claim to fame and the area has grown steadily over the past decade to meet the tourist demand. Truly one of Egypt's finest beaches, Hurghada is a top choice for the tourist searching for the best spots on the Red Sea

Dahab, located on the Red Sea near the Sinai mountains is a unique and beautiful destination for the diver and any other traveler seeking an Egypt beach holiday. The Canyon and Blue Hole are world famous dive spots near Dahab for experienced divers who are able to dive to great depths and explore the many underwater caves. For the more casual tourist a visit to the Lagoona is a must and the increasingly popular but small city of Dahab offers breath-taking mountain and sea views.

Marina is one of the most exclusive beaches on the Mediterranean coast. Located west of Alexandria, Marina has garnered a reputation for attracting the Egyptian elite and offers several private beaches where well-off Egyptians spend their holidays. Although Marina has traditionally catered to predominantly Egyptian tourists, the area is beginning to open up to foreign visitors and is likely to begin attracting more and more of them.

Alexandria is still one of the best and most popular foreign tourist beach destinations on the Mediterranean coast. Alexandria is considered the "Pearl of the Mediterranean" and has a very Mediterranean feel compared to Cairo. There are sparsely populated and less developed beaches near Alexandria for the traveler who would like a bit more solitude.

Take advantage of low rates when you call Egypt. Many telecom providers allow you to make cheap calls to Egypt if you shop around for the best deal. Visit Egypt's beautiful beaches this tourist season - you'll be glad you did.


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