Beyond the ocean’s blue veil, the hulking wreck of a warship appears, grey and brooding. For a moment, it seems utterly devoid of life. Then a bright starburst of fish explodes from its murky depths, filling the sea with colour.
Hurghada has about 3,800 hours of sunshine per year, making it one of the sunniest places in the world.
Hurghada’s position on the Red Sea offers one of the best diving spots in the world. That doesn’t mean the only attractions are beneath the waves: go kite-surfing or take a dune buggy for a high-octane adventure in the desert. To slow down the pace, wander through the sand-coloured arches of Hurghada’s Old Town, where you can peruse local crafts and produce, stopping for fragrant tea at a café. Once the sun has set, the marina is the place to dance and drink cocktails beneath illuminated palm trees.