Egypt is one of the world's most colourful holiday destinations, featuring white and gold beaches, red desert sands and clear blue sea. It attracts more than 12 million holidaymakers per year and has been popular with tourists since around 300 BC.
Scuba diving and water sports are a big draw, as are the cultural attractions and ancient relics - Egypt is a country that is steeped in ancient history. Whether you plan to spend your time admiring ancient artefacts and structures or beach life is more your bag, Egypt hotels offer a range of accommodation to suit all kinds of traveller.
Many of the all inclusive hotels in Egypt are centred around the resort of Hurghada. This Red Sea resort has grown from a small Bedouin settlement to the family holiday destination it is now. The resort has a long, golden sandy beach, where you can soak up the sun, take a dip in the Red Sea or try out jet-skiing, banana boating, snorkelling or scuba diving as well as a whole host of other water sports. Behind the beach is desert, which you can explore via dune buggy, quad bike or on a Jeep safari. Some tours even offer the opportunity to dine with Bedouins in the desert.
Marsa Alam is at the other end of the scale and offers a range of accommodation - from cheap hotels to 5 star hotels in Egypt. This resort is far more laid back than Hurghada and offers incredible diving and snorkelling. You can even reach the coral reef by simply wading into the sea, as it’s situated just metres from the shoreline. The water here is very clear, which maximises your chances of seeing Red Sea turtles and other local wildlife. Boat trips are deservedly popular here too, and like Hurghada, the resort is backed by sand dunes which you can venture into.
When it comes to history, you’re best booking into a hotel in Cairo or Luxor. The former features the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid, both of which lie just beyond the city. The latter has the world’s oldest religious site in the form of the Temple of Karnak, as well as the ancient Valley of the Kings.
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