Hurghada was once a small fishing village and until relatively recently has remained that way, yet it has now turned into the one of the largest tourist areas in Egypt due to its clear blue seas and sandy beaches; the town centre however, has managed to retain some of its traditional charm and character. This resort is one of the most popular for scuba diving in the Red Sea. The Giftun Islands are a must-see place to visit owing to the surrounding coral reefs making it a popular snorkelling spot. The islands also have beautiful beaches to relax on, a beach volleyball ground and a dive centre making them a great day trip.

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