9 Things to Do in Makadi Bay That You Shouldn't Miss

August 8, 2017 Renato Branum

Located on the Red Sea Riviera and nestled between a desert and a mountain range, Makadi Bay has beautiful, white sand beaches and crystal blue water. Interesting nearby excursions include trips to Giftun Island National Park, the Monasteries of St. Anthony and St. Paul or to the ancient town of Luxor, along the Nile River. In Makadi Bay, enjoy the beach, go camel or horseback riding and listen to live music at one of the many bars.
Restaurants in Makadi Bay

1. iDive Diving Centre

Makadi Bay | Fort Arabesque Hotel, Makadi Bay, Hurghada, Egypt
Excellent
89%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 327 reviews

iDive Diving Centre

Reviewed By Mermaid1407 - West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Having previously dived several times from Sharm el Sheikh, this was our first visit to Hurghada and idive Makadi Bay center. I would definitely recommend it to everyone who wants to either learn how to dive or who wants to make diving trips. The staff is superfriendly and experienced, the equipment is in very good condition and best of all you pay for all your dives at the end of your holiday. This worked really well for my husband and myself, especially as you only needed to inform them the day before if you just wanted to dive from the beach either guided or unguided and we did both. There was plenty to see without the need to go out on the boat, which we also did!
Once initially equipped, iDive then provide each diver with a milk crate in which to store their equipment so you can use the same pieces for all your diving. This gets locked up safely each night, so divers with their own equipment won't have to carry it back forth every day and it's just a case of grabbing it every time you dive,
You are expected to set up/dismantle and clean all your equipment, which in my opinion is good practice anyway. There is a good area for rinsing various bits of equipment with different sections, if I had to find one tiny fault, it would be little people like me find it difficult to actually rinse our gear without almost climbing into the tanks and little steps would make it easier. That said, it was quite amusing, especially to my husband and other divers and even myself, trying to balance on the end of the tank with both my little legs swinging while I swished my wetsuit about. To be fair, one male diver did hold onto my legs, who said chivalry was dead? lol
Big shout out to Petra, Hassan and Carlo, you're all amazing and we can't wait to get back later in the year!

2. Scuba World Divers - Madinat Makadi, Makadi Bay

Safaga Road | Madinat Resort, Makadi Bay, Hurghada 27560, Egypt
Excellent
86%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 264 reviews

Scuba World Divers - Madinat Makadi, Makadi Bay

ScubaWorld Divers presents a completely renewed Diving Center in the fantastic Madinat Makadi Golf & Spa Resort, Makadi Bay. We offer a wide range of activities for Divers and Snorkels wiht a high quality service. Join us and enjoy an amazing underwater adventure.

Reviewed By BillandTracyB - south yorkshire

Five of us went on 16th of January and were treated exceptionally. Raymon was our dive expert and he was lovely, very tolerant and patient with five newbies. Clear instructions great equipment. Very safe first dive. Well done you guys, first class service super value. Thanks Mohammed and Mousa.

3. Extra Divers Makadi Bay

In front of Hotel Makadina | Safaga Rd., Makadi Bay, Hurghada, Egypt
Excellent
72%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 152 reviews

Extra Divers Makadi Bay

The dedicated crew of Extra Divers Makadi shows its clients daily the all the varieties of the Red Seas beauty at daily organized full- and half board trips. They are providing weekly tours to the famous 110m-long wreck of the ‘Salem Express’ in the dreamlike most impressive Panorama of its surrounding reef. Furthermore, short trips to all the best spots are organized. The wonderful house reef with its small wrecks is not only for photographers and dive pro’s a must-see inviting to charming early morning- and night dives, in the summer month there are as well wonderful sunset dives. Tank carry service for house reef dives - free of charge.

Reviewed By davidbulmerjnr - Windsor, United Kingdom

I stayed at the Cleopatra hotel 5th to 11th May 2016 and went diving with Extra Divers.
I enjoyed the diving particularly the night dive with Ramadan. The operation has good gear for those renting, attentive dive guides and boat crew and good boats with decent ladders. FIlls are usually at 210 bar with Nitrox between 28 and 31%.
There is an issue that I have with Extra Divers which has lowered the rating. Extra divers are safety conscious providing free Nitrox for those certified in its use but they do have a policy of charging for water (half a Euro). You can and should bring water with you of course but sometimes you might need it on board. With air temperatures of 30C daily you need to drink a lot of water. Since being dehydrated can be a contributory factor to DCI I think Extra Divers should be encouraging divers to drink water and I think the charge for water could lead some divers to refrain from drinking.

4. Mini Egypt Park

Makadi Bay, Hurghada 84511, Egypt +20 111 986 0033
Excellent
51%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 89 reviews

Mini Egypt Park

Miniegyptpark is a miniature for all Egypt it has more than 50 makets with scale 1:25 for the most famous palces of Egypt.Its an open air museum which can help the guests to have an idea about all Egypt in one place.

Reviewed By Dave P - Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

On the plus side we were picked up and returned to our hotel saving 30 dollars for return taxi.
The advertised 55 famous Egyptian monuments include the Nile hotel,the Hilton hotel,the Shereden hotel and other equally box shape models that could be anything. Oh and must mention the half dozen government buildings that I'd never heard of.
The supposedly "well informed" guide didn't have a clue, telling us such facts as the great pyramid took over 100 years to build (25) and Napoleon had the nose cut off the sphinx. He was more interested in shouting over to another guide and making crude comments about the visitors, (unaware my wife spoke Egyptian) He offered to take our photo at the first model and then said he would hold on to the phone and take more photos for us. Took argument to get it back.
On balance a waste of time and money, don't bother

5. Makadi Water World

Makadi Bay | Madinat Makadi, Hurghada, Egypt +20 65 3590225
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 696 reviews

Makadi Water World

Reviewed By Graham P - London, England, United Kingdom

We got entry as part of our stay at the Jaz hotel complex.
Had a fun day out and wasn’t too crowded on the slides. Slides, rafts and inflatables are all safe and the staff do an excellent job of controlling matters.
Let down were the food options and no alcohol on site. Notices suggested adult only areas.
Also there are no lockers

6. Egypt Excursions Online - Makadi Bay

59 Sherry St, Makadi Bay, Hurghada, Egypt
Excellent
94%
Good
3%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
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5 based on 28 reviews

Egypt Excursions Online - Makadi Bay

Egypt Excursions Online - Makadi Bay offer you to book day trips in Makadi Bay Red Sea and to enjoy Cairo Day Trips, Sightseeing Tours, Sea trips, fishing trips in Red Sea, desert safari, snorkeling diving, Luxor tours, Sailing by a Private boat, Jerusalem and much more with us.

Reviewed By sanders1985

Me and my family went on the beach and went on the camel and what a lovely view across the sea there really his just watch the sand with bare feet because the sand is very very hot

7. Gamila Stable Club Horse and Camel Riding

Stella Makadi Resort & Spa Hotel, Makadi Bay, Hurghada, Egypt
Excellent
73%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 47 reviews

Gamila Stable Club Horse and Camel Riding

Reviewed By PARIS522 - Eastbourne, United Kingdom

A fantastic experience, fantastic staff and fantastic horses.
Picked up from hotel on time and pleasant half hour ride to Makadi.
Riding through the desert first and then along the beach. Just divine!
The horses are obviously well cared for and loved. I had the original one at the stable, perfectly well behaved and lovely nature.
Our guides were German, co owner is German, and Egyptian so English was not a problem.
Definitely one of the better privately arranged excursions I have been on and great value.

8. Aquarius Diving Club

Makadi Bay, Hurghada, Egypt
Excellent
82%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
6%
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4.5 based on 16 reviews

Aquarius Diving Club

Reviewed By Cangolomeus - Berlin, Germany

We travel to Makadi Spa for our Honeymoon. We booked some trips for example Safari Quad tour, or desert Jeep tour and a trial Dive at Aquarius with 2 dives. It is unbeliveble what u will see under the surface of the red sea. A...MoreHello Cangolomeus, Congratulations on completing your PADI Open Water Diver and of course the wedding. We are glad that you have found a new hobby. Hope to see you back soon. Sunny Greetings from AQAUARIUS DIVING CLUB Makadi ILONA AQUARIUS Diving Club Service Manager

9. Hurghada Equestrian

Safaga Hurghada Rd, Makadi Bay, Hurghada, Egypt +20 102 739 4572
Excellent
58%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Hurghada Equestrian

Hurghada Equestrian is one of two Red Sea Riviera branches of the award winning British brand, Ride Egypt and is located in Makadi Bay, close to the crystal clear waters and white sands of the Red Sea with a breathtaking backdrop of majestic Mountains and golden desert sands. Once an old fishing village, Hurghada has developed significantly over the years into a top tourist destination.

Reviewed By Christine D - Chester, United Kingdom

We were taken to stables on quad bikes ,the horses are smaller than our own at home and I would recommend wearing trousers.The kids had camels and we all trekked through the desert and paddled in the sea ,we chose 1 hour and it was long enough. Great fun and the guides will take photos etc for you very enjoyable

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