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Hurghada, Egypt

Hurghada, a former fishing village, is quickly becoming a major tourist destination. Beautiful beaches and some of the worlds best diving and snorkeling draw thousands of visitors each year.  You will want to sign up for one of the popular snorkeling day trips to Giftun Island.

Hurghada's is a relative bargain compared to other Red Sea destinations such as Sharm el Sheikh.

Favorite Resorts and Hotels

Sea Star Hotel
This reliable three star hotel is a little further from central Hurghada than the more expensive four star hotels, but situated right on the beach.  Rates are all inclusive, giving you a predictable expense for your stay. There also is a special mini-club for kids.

The Conrad Hurghaha
Situated on the Red Sea with a beautiful backdrop of the desert and rocky hillsides, this recently refurbished hotel is a relative bargain. Just 10 minutes from central Hurghada, this hotel offers shuttle busses to take you to and from the airport and the town.

The Oberoi, Sahi Hasheesh
This luxury, all suites hotel, is the place to stay if money is no object. Situated on a private beach, guest rooms and the property itself are luxurous. Some suites have private pools!  Entertainment includes live piano, violin and other musicians. Restaurants have a very good reputation. A member of the Leading Hotels of the World property group.

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