The Red Sea
The Red Sea Coast is a seawater inlet for the Indian Ocean, lying between Africa and Asia. It stretches for over 2,000km and became a famous for it's world class diving after the expeditions of Hans Hass and Jacques Cousteau in the 1950's.
Today the most popular cities like Hurghada attract millions of tourists all seeking that famous Egyptian sun, which seems to shine 365 days a year and is especially popular with Europeans seeking some Winter Sun. Hurghada once a small fishing village has grown rapidly to become a hub for tourists worldwide, with holidaymakers and travellers coming from as far as China to see the many attractions and the history Egypt has to offer.
There are also the amazing gated resorts of El Gouna, Sahl Hasheesh and Port Ghalib, although El Gouna is the most well known of these exclusive gated resorts, the other two are making their way onto the horizons of many a traveller looking for some peace and quiet away from the bustling towns and cities. For many though it is the hustle and bustle of Egypt with its vibrant colours, cultures and friendly locals that draws people back, time and time again.
More recently The Red Sea Coast has become a hotspot for the kitesurfing/kiteboarding community, with shallow waters and constant winds it is really starting to make a name for itself, with El Gouna hosting the first round of the 2016 Kiteboarding World Championships which has really put it on the kitesurfing/kiteboarding map.