Red Sea Holidays for Budget Getaways in 2011

On a budget? The Red Sea could be the perfect getaway

With many holidaymakers heading to Spain and its various islands this summer, there are some great deals to be had on Egypt holidays.

The Red Sea and its various resorts provide a great choice for couples or families, thanks to the clear blue waters of the sea teeming with colourful aquatic life, fine golden sands, blazing sunshine and a backdrop of mountains and desertscapes.

Diving enthusiasts find much to explore in the riches of the Red Sea, thanks to over 1,200 species of fish, 10 per cent of which are endemic to the area. Over 1,200 miles of coral reefs provide a colourful underwater landscape to discover, while various species of shark can also be found lurking in the depths of the sea.

The Red Sea is home to some of the world

Sharm El Sheikh holidays are one option for exploring the Dead Sea region, and the popular resort offers a wide variety of hotel accommodation, villas and all inclusive holidays. The resort boasts a large beach for sun worshippers, as well as being a popular base for divers and water sports enthusiasts. Windsurfing, para-sailing, kite-surfing, canoeing and a variety of other activities can all be found at the Sharm El Sheikh resort.

The relatively new resort of Taba Heights is perfect for holidaymakers looking for a great beach with stunning views. The mountains and desert beyond frame the clear blue sea and cloudless skies, making this the perfect spot for wanting adventure without venturing too far from the beach.

Who said budget meant low-quality? Relax on a Red Sea beach like this one

Holidaymakers wanting more of an escape from the crowds might prefer the southern resort of Marsa Alam. Having developed from a fishing village, the resort maintains an air of calm and peace, and provides a pristine beach and snorkelling opportunities within easy reach of the shore.

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