This Egyptian beach city sits alongside the Red Sea. Enjoying year-round warmth it’s a beautiful spot for swimming and diving with colourful coral reefs. Divided into three distinct areas – El Daha, the Old Town suits history buffs with its mosque and souks. Sakala, the palm-lined south, appeals to those wanting brand-new glitz – here superyachts come and go from the upscale marina, watched by diners in the sleek waterfront restaurants. But the busy central area is the place to be for lively nights out and a slice of authentic Egyptian life. Read on to find out where to stay, to enjoy Hurghada in style.
The Oberoi Beach Resort, Sahl Hasheesh
At The Oberoi Beach Resort, Sahl Hasheesh, guests can experience the perfect combination of seclusion and luxury, spanning 48 acres along the banks of the Red Sea. This all-suite luxury resort offers private beach access and breathtaking views of the unspoiled coral reefs that house 20% of the world’s endemic fish species. There is an in-house PADI dive centre for beginner to advanced divers, as well as plenty of other recreational activities, from snorkelling to desert safaris. Accommodations range from traditional rooms to opulent Royal Suites with private pools, courtyards, and canopied dining pavilions. On-site restaurants serve up international and authentic Indian cuisines, while the resort’s well-designed architecture allows plenty of light, space, and water. Furthermore, guests can embark on an exciting day trip to the ancient city of Thebes or renew their wedding vows with a romantic ceremony.