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Five of the best attractions in Makadi Bay

Just a few miles from the bustle of Hurghada lies one of the Red Sea’s most secluded and beautiful resorts. Makadi Bay is located perfectly between stunning desert mountains and glistening azure waters, and has been purpose-built for those seeking sun on its white sand beaches.

We’ve listed the top five things to experience in this hidden gem.

Snorkelling and diving

The glistening waters and calm reefs make the region one of the best diving hotspots in the world, and Makadi Bay is blessed with a particularly beautiful coastline that supports diving among a vibrant reef. Perfect for beginners but also exciting for those with more experience, you’re sure to find an abundance of diving programmes and PADI courses to experience the beautiful and exotic sea life.

Grand bazaar

The grand bazaar in the heart of Makadi Bay offers a shopping experience like no other. Alabaster statues unique to the region make for a beautiful souvenir, as do traditional artwork and stunning hieroglyphics on authentic papyrus. Let the spices, perfumes and oils overwhelm your senses with exquisite fragrance and rich colours, and experience the fun of animated haggling.


Tipped to be the next big golfing destination, Makadi Bay has invested in luxurious greens, including an extravagant 72-par championship course, the longest in the region. The year-round sun and breathtaking surroundings make it one of the best places in the world to enjoy the game, whether you’re a complete beginner or hoping to test your expertise.

Desert safari

Whether you go by jeep or sand buggy, group camel ride or private tour, there’s no way you can miss exploring the dunes in the area. Many companies offer once-in-a-lifetime excursions, where you can see the beauty of the desert at sunset for yourself, or even drink tea under the stars with the locals. The sense of adventure will create memories that last a lifetime.


As if the stunning scenery wasn’t enough, Makadi Bay has a reputation for truly excellent spas. Indulge yourself and visit one of the many spas that offer Hammam, or a Turkish bath, where you enjoy an exfoliating salt and coconut scrub on a hot stone bed, followed by a relaxing and luxurious massage.

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