Hurghada started its life as an oil town but these days instead of oil wells you will find luxurious hotels that specialise in all inclusive. Hurghada holidays are relatively young with the most development beginning from late 80’s, meaning you should be staying in a modern hotel. Hurghada is divided between three major parts, central which is named El Dahar. Despite the term central it is on the North Coast with only a few hotels with their own section of beach.
Just down the coast a little is El Sakala, here is mainly a more budget hotel and not as good a quality, although there has been a few better class of accommodation in recent years.
Further down the coast from El Sakala lies, large all inclusive villages. These are the norm here and will provide you will good value and quality cheap all inclusive holidays… in Hurghada this is the popular place to have a break.
The natives are welcoming, many speaking a little English. Women on their own will be pestered by the local men if you venture out for a night on the town
Coral reefs with impressive fish and lukewarm water in the winter season mean a holiday in Hurghada is the perfect scuba-diving destination. The wind also makes Hurghada a holiday destination that is popular with windsurfers. Hurghada is an ideal alternative to tourists that normally book a Mediterranean style holiday with one exception is that outside your all inclusive complex you will have a limited amount to do at night.
Imagine relaxing on your own private beach with all inclusive facilities at your finger tip, well that just about describes what your accommodation will be like on Hurghada holidays. The facilities and entertainment within these complexes are second to none with nothing being scrimped on offering everything from water sports to family friendly entertainment, west-end style shows and disco’s.
Enjoy an all inclusive in Hurghada with facilities that include parasols, sun loungers and windbreaks. If you get fed up in the sun head to the beach / snack bar or hop on a jet ski and take advantage of the all inclusive hotel facilities.
You must include a trip to the main bazaar area where you will encounter countless gold shops that are excellent value if you barter a good price. Other souvenirs that you can bring back from your time in Hurghada are the normal Egyptian style leatherwear, brass and cotton. There is plenty of bric-a-brac for those who love to rummage around.
If you do not choose a holiday in Hurghada all inclusive board you may struggle for activities unless you go and book them yourself. Much better to include them in a decent holiday village where you can enjoy horse riding; camel rides; bowling alley; tennis, squash, a submarine trip. At night your hotel should offer Egyptian traditional shows or showgirl evenings; almost all bars, pubs and discos are hotel based. The zone round the Empire Hotel in town has developed into a hub for holiday nightlife.
Map of Hurghada, Egypt
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