- Hurghada Luxury holidays
Hurghada is one of the largest centres for tourism on the Red Sea, not only for international travellers, but also for holidaymakers from within Egypt. It also has a permanent population, with about a quarter of a million people making it their home and enjoying its favourable climate and beaches all year round.
Dive the depths off Hurghada's coast
Hurghada's beach links with resorts further along the coast, and the waters of the region as a whole are popular with diving and watersports enthusiasts. Snorkelling and scuba diving are both common pastimes in the area, thanks in no small part to the clear and calm conditions off the coast. There are several shipwrecks that divers can visit, such as the Rosalie Moller or the El Mina.
A holiday in Hurghada in August provides the chance to swim in the warmest waters, with the sea reaching an average of 28C during the month; however, this is still likely to feel a little cooler than the air temperature at the same time of year.
A celebration in Hurghada
With year-round warmth, it's no surprise that Hurghada is a popular destination for many Europeans during the winter months, and particularly for the Christmas and New Year period. Russians, Italians and Germans form a large part of this festive surge in demand, but there is no reason why holidaymakers from any part of the world might not decide to celebrate the yuletide season in Hurghada.
Expansion of Hurghada International Airport in recent years has increased the number of direct flights from cities throughout Europe, as well as handling passenger traffic to and from Cairo - perfect if you want to visit other parts of Egypt during your stay in the country.
When should I visit Hurghada?
No matter when you visit Hurghada, you shouldn't need to pack much cold weather clothing - temperatures have never been recorded at below freezing point. The winter daily average temperature is around 15°C, rising to 30°C in the summer months, while the sea temperature ranges from about 21°C to 28°C, averaging 24°C over the year as a whole.
For a comfortably warm break, but avoiding the very hottest of the weather, visit in late autumn or in the springtime, while a trip in May or October should allow you to experience the middle-ground temperatures of 25-26°C.
What's on offer on a luxury holiday?
Luxury holidays in Hurghada are all about taking some time out for yourself. If you want to enjoy an evening swim, the Red Sea is waiting for you. If you want a room with a view over Hurghada's beautiful beaches, your luxury hotel will make it happen. The point of a luxury holiday is to provide you with everything you desire for a truly unforgettable holiday, so paying a little extra for a luxury package is well worth it. Hurghada offers an attentive yet unobtrusive service that is so essential for luxury holidays, and while you may not have lush mountains, you will have views over some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, right from your hotel.