The 10 Best Things to Do in Hurghada, Egypt

July 28, 2017 Milan Banda

Stunning coral reefs and turquoise waters perfect for windsurfing have made Hurghada, on Egypt's Red Sea Coast, a busy resort town. Within easy reach of the stunning Giftun Islands and the Eastern Arabian Desert, Hurghada has seen enormous amounts of development in the past decade—and yes, it does seem overrun with tourists at times. But it’s a relatively easy beach escape for Europeans, and some of the world's best diving and snorkeling sites are just offshore. Walk or catch a cab to explore the old quarter, El Dahar.
Restaurants in Hurghada

1. 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

2. Abu Tig Marina

El Gouna, Hurghada, Egypt +20 65 3580073
Excellent
68%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Abu Tig Marina

Reviewed By Catherine S - Bolton, United Kingdom

Flash boats moored in the Marinas gave the impression of being in the northern Mediterranean rather than the Red Sea. Obviously newer part of El Gouna a number of restaurants and cafes overlooking the actual marina gives a relaxed ambiance. During the week the place was quite deserted but I’m sure over the weekend things liven up.
The beach is a cool place to relax, if you’re not in a hotel the cost is LE100 per person which included a towel.

3. Careless Reef

In Front of Mobarak2 Ekhnaton Building. Flat No. 6 - 3rd Floor, Hurghada, Egypt +20 128 999 9007
Excellent
74%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 201 reviews

Careless Reef

Reviewed By Morten C - Esbjerg, Denmark

The Careless reef is a very good diving place. It is not sure that you can come to the reef al times. There must be NO WIND before you can get there. The place is excellent and the reef is not damaged from many divers

4. Mahmya Island

Hurghada, Egypt
Excellent
69%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Mahmya Island

Totally inspired from its natural surroundings, Mahmya is an eco-tourism haven bordered by virgin blue waters awaiting exploration and a white sandy beach inviting relaxation. Accompanied with fine food, great music and a fun crowd, Mahmya’s an exotic escape that will change your idea of the perfect day in the Red Sea and give you memories that will last forever!

Reviewed By colinrose10 - Cardiff, United Kingdom

Lots of tourists around when we went, but still managed to find a space of peace and quiet. Beautiful island with clear blue seas and white sandy beach. Food is available. Worth the money for a day's visit.Thank you for your feedback here on Trip Advisor, it is very important for us to hear about your experience. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your day with us on Mahmya!

5. Mosque El Mina Masjid

El Mina Street, Hurghada, Egypt +20 120 014 1460
Excellent
64%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 207 reviews

Mosque El Mina Masjid

Reviewed By Serenity676 - Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Cost 70Egyptian pound to get here from the Steinenbeger Al dau - went here for my Friday prayer, really enjoyed, the mosque has air conditioning. Interior and exterior is really nice. They have a nice selection of information for visitors.

6. Sharm El Naga

40 KM South, Hurghada, Egypt +20 100 111 2942
Excellent
70%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 343 reviews

Sharm El Naga

Reviewed By Gintaras B - Kaunas, Lithuania

In Hurghada I didn't see better place for the snorkelling and diving , because corals in Hurghada are dead. Here corals are alive ,a lot of fish. Place are very quiet and good for the rest. Service everywhere is very good. In the restaurant food is delicious. Thank u you and good luck.

7. Jungle Aqua Park

Safaga Road, Hurghada, Egypt +20 65 3464670
Excellent
65%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 689 reviews

Jungle Aqua Park

Reviewed By stevejc - Fraserburgh

We went on an organised trip and was shown the basics on arrival. Buffet dinner between 12 / 3pm was included in the price. Soft drinks are free, Alcohol you have to pay for. The water slides are good and pretty quick turnaround, as many times as you want, there are pictures to show you what type of aid you need. It was windy when we were there and being up in the queues can be pretty cold but all in all it was good.

8. Hurghada Marina

Marina Boulevard, Hurghada, Egypt +20 65 3444920
Excellent
56%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Hurghada Marina

Starting from June 2008 Hurghada Marina offers the City of Hurghada a new look, a place where the tourist and also the residents can walk in the afternoon and breath fresh sea air at night away from the noise of Sakala without anybody disturbing. Whenever you feel like having a rest on the sea side in a cozy restaurant admiring contours of fine yachts and boats, spend your leisure hours in the Marina, where live music sound every night. With many of Egypt’s finest restaurants, unique cafes and stylish bars, Hurghada Marina Boulevard offers the best in food and beverage for all tastes. Work up an appetite by browsing at your leisure in the widest selection of shops in town. Seek up the traditional atmosphere of the Souk, a unique market place scented with perfumed aromas and glowing with low lighting. Experience the buzz of exciting live music, entertainment and occasional special events. Enjoy a relaxing stroll alongside stunning yachts in the beautiful, secure and traffic free waterfront setting. Adventurers can visit “Rocket bungee” (42 meters high). You can see Hurghada in flight from the height of about 60 meters high. Those who are tired from walking or are hungry can sit in one of the numerous small restaurants or bars.There are 20+ restaurants and bars with various cuisines. You can have a bite or simply have a rest with a glass of a soft drink, or you can indulge yourselves in ice-cream. Under the star sky of Hurghada Marina, near the waves swashed in the harbor, you can enjoy not only the walk but also you can spend an evening in Papas beach club, dance on the dance-ground under the music of famous DJs specially invited for the parties. To find Hurghada Marina you need to order a taxi from hotel reception (preferably) or stop a cab in the street and ask for “New Marina, Sekkala”. In max 15 min you will arrive to your destination.

Reviewed By Craig M

If you are looking for somewhere nice to relax and have lunch, dinner or just a quiet drink, then the Marina is the place. No hard sell or too much stepping out in your path to entice you into their establishment, just a gentle welcome ( in most cases).
A very nice development, which is kept clean and clear of traffic.

9. Giftun Islands

Hurghada, Egypt
Excellent
61%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Giftun Islands

Reviewed By MasterThatcher - Manchester, United Kingdom

Most quiet and tranquil place you could ever want to visit Strongly recommended for all singles or groups fabulous day out you could be anywhere in the world

10. Sindbad Aqua Park

Sindbad Club, Hurghada, Egypt +20 6594496017
Excellent
59%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 426 reviews

Sindbad Aqua Park

This cozy and personal holiday resort provides you with a combination of tropical, laid-back atmosphere and the latest in water attractions, while offering exciting activities with a soft animation program. It's a truly unforgettable experience for the entire family.

Reviewed By Annette G - Scottish Borders

Amazing place to stay, everyone so friendly, food to suit everyone, close to the beach just across the road, aqua park very short walk to the left as you leave hotel, shops and street cafes just outside hotel, and Sheraton street a short taxi ride and the marina, perfect

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