The world’s most famous stretch of coast, it was here that Moses allegedly parted a great sea and set free the Hebrew enslaved people. Famed for its brilliant turquoise waters and splendid coral reefs, the Red Sea Coast attracts thousands of tourists.
It’s Egypt’s most developing area, with more hotels and resorts than anywhere else. The Red Sea coast can be frustrating for independent travelers weary of package tourism, though it shouldn’t be overlooked altogether.
Sinai, a region of stark beauty, has been a place of refuge, conflict, and curiosity for thousands of years. Most international tourists head to the glitzy European-style resorts of Sharm el-Sheikh, of which hundreds are vying for beach space.
Enjoy the natural beauty of this colorful region of Egypt’s Red Sea cities, one of the country’s most well-preserved regions, in which you will learn about all of the towns along the Red Sea, from Sharm El Sheikh to Taba. In addition to getting into a variety of special water-based activities at the beach, you should also make a point of visiting the various enjoyable venues, such as spas and other places where you can unwind after part in some of the beach’s fascinating water-based activities.
Most are amenable enough places for sea-and-sand holidays, though independent travelers prefer the eternally laid-back town of Dahab.
Of course, the natural charm of Sinai is its stunning desert and marine environments – among the highlights are snorkeling or diving amid teeming coral reefs, close-up encounters with traditional Bedouin culture, and following pilgrims’ roads to biblical sites.
Whatever captures your fancy, however, a visit to Sinai will be one of the most memorable parts of your Egyptian travels.
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