The Red Sea is an unexpected side of Egypt that few would expect from a country known for ancient civilizations, desert landscapes and vibrant cities. Luxurious resorts dot the palm lined beaches against a beautiful backdrop of mountains. Unwind in the tranquility, soak up the sunshine, indulge in a spa treatment or read a book beside the pool.

For those seeking a little more adventure, the Red Sea is home to some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving in the world. Beneath the crystal turquoise waters sprawling coral reefs thrive. An astonishing 800 species of fish live there, with 10% found nowhere else on Earth. Diving enthusiasts will be thrilled by the numerous shark species, dolphins, whales, sea turtles and even the rare dugong.