- Red Sea Coast Family holidays
The Red Sea Coast spans Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Eritrea and Djibouti, as well as linking through to the Gulf of Aqaba and the Gulf of Suez, but to most people family holidays on the Red Sea Coast are associated solely with Egypt. The shore is a vital tourism hotspot for Egypt, and its warm waters attract bathers back year after year. It's also a habitat for all kinds of marine life, and conservation efforts recognising the high number of endemic species mean it is protected for the years to come.
The Red Sea Riviera
When booking cheap family holidays to the Red Sea Coast, you'll often hear it referred to as the Red Sea Riviera. This generally again refers specifically to Egypt's part of the coastline, sometimes including the Egyptian shore on the Gulf of Aqaba. Resorts along the Riviera are perfectly placed to cater to British holidaymakers' needs, so if you are travelling with children there is a good chance you will be able to benefit from some form of entertainment or supervision for them while you relax and take a dip in the pool or just enjoy the sunshine.
On the coast
The warm waters of the Red Sea are replicated in the hot and dry conditions on land, and while the temperatures can be quite high, the low humidity means it is often still quite comfortable even on the hottest days. This all adds up to make cheap family holidays on the Red Sea Coast into something the whole family will not only enjoy, but will want to do again and again over the years. If you do have very small children or are travelling with a new-born baby, it might be best to avoid the very hottest days, and visit the region in the spring or autumn instead - or perhaps as a winter sun break.
When's best to visit?
On land, there's not a huge amount of variation in temperature between the summer and the winter, although the winter months tend to be a few degrees cooler on average. One very good reason to book cheap family holidays on the Red Sea Coast in the winter is the high salt content of the sea itself. This helps it to store the summer heat for longer - making it feel like a heated swimming pool in the colder part of the year.
Why the Red Sea Coast is so great for families
Residents of the Red Sea Coast adore children and make sure that young visitors are given the same warm welcome as their parents. Red Sea Coast family holidays are all about soaking up the sun on pristine beaches, enjoying water sports and exploring the region's many family-focused attractions. All of this, combined with the relaxed lifestyle for which the Red Sea Coast is famous, ensures that even the weariest of families have little difficulty kicking back and enjoying this spectacular destination.