Set on the Red Sea Riviera, Makadi Bay is a resort town known for its sugar-white sand and crystal-clear water. In addition to soaking up the sun, there are plenty of opportunities to dive deep into ancient Egyptian history.
Things to do in Makadi Bay
Makadi Bay is anchored by a lively resort strip where you'll find plenty of shisha cafes, seafood restaurants and waterfront bars. It's walking distance from a local beach dotted with straw umbrellas and colourful beach chairs.
Giftun Island National Park sits offshore and is a popular destination for travellers. You can relax on the beach or explore shallow snorkelling spots filled with colourful coral and tropical fish. Local dive shops also run daily trips to the island. For an authentic Egyptian experience, sign up for a camel or horseback ride along the beach.
There's plenty on offer for history buffs, with the Monasteries of St. Anthony and St. Paul located just out of town. You can also take a trip to the ancient town of Luxor. It sits on the legendary Nile River and is loaded with tombs, temples and ancient monuments. Don't miss the sprawling Valley of the Kings and the storied Tomb of Tutankhamun.
Kids will love Makadi Bay Water World, a splash-happy amusement park located at the Sunwing Makadi Hotel. It's surrounded by swaying palms and features over 45 family-friendly waterslides. You can also enjoy water cannons, lagoons, wave pools, waterfalls and a surf simulator.
Getting around Makadi Bay
Makadi Bay is easy to get around on foot, as most resorts and hotels are within walking distance of the beach. However, taxis and mini buses make it easy to access nearby sites and attractions. Hurghada International is the closest airport, located around 30 minutes from Makadi Bay.