The Red Sea sits between Africa and Asia. Most famous for its turquoise waters and fabulous underwater world it is a perfect area for a rest and relaxation holiday and also makes a great choice for some winter sun with a flight time of under five hours and balmy temperatures in the mid 20's between November and March.
Why you should visit The Red Sea
- Dive or snorkel in the translucent turquoise waters of the Red Sea
- Spend a few days of total relaxation in 5 star comfort in one of the Red Sea’s magnificent coastal resorts
- Explore the deserts of Sinai and spend time with the resident Bedouin
- Climb Mount Sinai
- Visit St Catherine’s Monastery, home to the oldest surviving library in Christendom
Our specialists ‘Must Do’ in the Red Sea
It may seem obvious, but snorkel or scuba dive in the Red Sea. The water is clear and warm and the marine life is quite simply beautiful and in abundance. Ras Muhammad is a coral peninsula at the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula and is one of the most outstanding snorkelling and diving areas in the world. Be lucky enough to come face to face with tiger sharks and manta rays in the depths.
A little more about THE SINAI PENINSULA
The triangular peninsula known as the Sinai Peninsula, is bordered by the Mediterranean to the north and the Red Sea to the south and has long been in the forefront of many a battle. Today, it has some of the best hotels and infrastructure in Egypt.
Essentially the Sinai is a desert that has little evidence of much domesticity or inhabitants; the only known inhabitants are the Bedouin people, who have lived there for many years.
When to go to the Red Sea
The Red Sea is essentially a year round destination as the temperatures, although warm in summer months hitting the area of the mid-thirties, will feel cooler with the coastal breeze and inviting azure waters. The coolest months are between November and March when it still averages between 21 and 26 Degrees.