At Classic Holidays many of our Nile Cruise itineraries include a stay in a Red Sea Hotel. This is an ideal opportunity to take a breather, relax and enjoy the sun, sea and sand that this holiday region is famous for. However, the Red Sea resorts of Makadi Bay, Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh are also wonderful places to enjoy some sporting activities such as snorkelling, diving, windsurfing and even quad biking. Read on as we explore the best activities to enjoy during your stay in the Red Sea.
Whether you’re new or old to scuba diving, you will probably know that the Red Sea is one of the most famous destinations in the world for this sport thanks to its wealth of wildlife, underwater reefs, shipwrecks and warm waters. Whether you are staying at Hurghada, Makadi Bay or Sharm, you will find many opportunities to go on a diving excursion. Total beginners will need to book themselves onto a course.
This is a better option for those who prefer an easier hobby and don’t want to go though learning the ropes of something new. Snorkelling can be enjoyed by anyone who can swim, including children. Snorkelling still provides an opportunity to see a huge abundance of wildlife and coral reefs, whilst staying in relatively shallow and safe waters.
Also popular here, windsurfing is the activity of choice for thrill seekers who can enjoy the flat waters of the Red Sea. There are many watersport activity centres in all these resorts that can rent out windsurfers and help get you started too.
Quad biking/motorbiking/beach buggies
An increasingly popular activity in the Red Sea resorts, particularly in Hurghada, is to take one of these vehicles through large open desert, which is always a memory building activity. Either simply enjoy going through the sand dunes or go with a guide to a Bedouin Village.
For those that like to stay active on holiday these activities are the perfect choice and also a terrific contrast after touring the historic treasures of Luxor and the Nile. With many more options that includes deep sea fishing, sailing and camel riding, there’s never a dull day during your Red Sea stay.