- Red Sea Coast Luxury holidays
The Red Sea Coast is not a single destination as such, but a collection of coastal resorts in six different countries - namely Egypt, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Eritrea, Sudan and Djibouti. At its northern end, the Gulf of Suez is entirely suRounded by Egypt, while the Gulf of Aqaba slightly to the east touches land in Egypt, Israel, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. The full list of 'Red Sea territories' is open to some debate, not only due to the question of whether or not the complete coastline of the Gulf of Aqaba is included, but also because nearby neighbours such as Ethiopia and Somalia are often grouped under the heading too.
Egypt's Red Sea Riviera
Many of the most popular resorts along the Red Sea Coast are to be found in the region known as the Red Sea Riviera, and this occupies much of the east coast of mainland Egypt as well as the western shore of the Gulf of Aqaba. Towns along the Sinai Peninsula, the Western Red Sea and the islands that are found near both all fall under this general heading, which incorporates carefully protected natural landscapes and seascapes. The shore spans thousands of kilometres, and anyone heading to this particular part of the Red Sea should be careful to respect the habitats and wildlife they come across, in line with local laws.
Teeming with life
The Red Sea itself is well stocked with all kinds of aquatic life, including 42 species of deep water fish hiding in its furthest reaches. Over 1,200 species of fish have been recorded in all, and roughly one in ten are unique to the Red Sea, making its ecosystem hugely significant on a global scale.
When should I visit the Red Sea Coast?
It's easy to get confused between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, and in fact the two have more in common than just similar sounding names. Like the Dead Sea, the Red Sea has high salt levels, and combined with the hot weather at its surface, the water can be quite warm - between 26 and 30°C on the surface, and just two degrees lower than this in the winter. Rainfall is low all year round, and the coastal resorts - especially in Egypt - are popular among winter sun seekers just as much as they are in the peak summer season.
What’s on offer on a luxury holiday?
Luxury holidays allow you to enjoy all those little indulgences; a private terrace and spa bath, in-room dining, and top-notch service. If you want to treat yourself to a five-star luxury resort, you can. If you want to spend your days enjoying sea adventures, your beachfront hotel will provide the perfect base. With a luxury holiday everything is made easy – from planning your itinerary to getting a good night’s sleep, which alone warrants your trip spend. Luxury holidays on the Red Sea Coast promise sun, sea, and sand. While you may spend most of your time on-resort, you’ll still have all the best in amenities at your fingertips, whenever you want them.