The town’s new marina has added another level of luxury for liveaboard travellers with a wealth of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars to chill out on the last day of trips – just a short walk from the dive deck.
With the highest mountains of the Eastern Desert in view, daytrips to see nature in Hurghada topside are a must-do. Explore the wadis (valleys) and mountains by foot, camel, jeep or quad bike. Most desert trips include a visit to a Bedouin settlement.
Relax on Hurghada’s white sandy beach, surrounded by coral reefs.
Mahmeya Beach is a great chill-out day-trip by boat. The island has a small beach club, which serves up fabulous lunches.
Egypt’s windy city is a popular spot for kite and windsurfers, with lots of excellent centres offering lessons and kit hire. It is also possible to join a kitesurfing boat safari.