Egypt's Red Sea Riviera is one of the most stunning and underrated beach destinations in the world. For years, sun-seekers from Eastern Europe and Russia have flocked to this stretch of crystal clear waters, teeming reefs, and sandy bays along the Gulf of Aqaba, but we think it's time that this beautiful and very affordable seaside destination makes it big on the international scene! To help with your Red Sea travel plans, we've put together this list highlighting nine of the best Red Sea resorts Egypt has to offer.
While all destinations in Red Sea Riviera offer plenty of sun and amazing snorkeling, which specific destination you choose depends largely on how you plan to spend your Red Sea holidays. If you're looking for luxurious Western-style resorts, family-friendly excursions, and bustling nightlife, you'd do good to head to the most popular resorts of Sharm el-Sheikh or Hurghada, both of which conveniently have direct flight access to several European capitals. However, if you're looking for a quieter, more authentic Red Sea holiday village, head to smaller coastal towns like the bohemian port cities of Safaga and Nuweiba, both of which offer spotless beaches and as well as bungalows and Bedouin-style tents for budget travelers. If water sports are your call, though, your best bet is to plan a trip to Dahab, a formerly quiet coastal enclave which has become an international hotspot for windsurfers and divers.