The Egyptian side of the Red Sea looks more and more like the Costa Brava! The concrete hotel complexes are mushrooming, distorting the originally magnificent beaches.
The Red Sea is well known throughout the world for the exceptional beauty of its depths and it is true that they are superb. I have never seen such underwater splendour. It is truly breathtaking. The fish are multi coloured, the magical lights and immenses corals.
I therefore recommend to travelers who are enthusiasts of fish and seabeds, that during their stay in Egypt, they go to the Red Sea coast. For everyone else, avoid this far too touristy and concreted area.
To start your journey, I recommend that you go to Suez: a convenient departure point for a visit to the Red Sea and the Sinai Peninsula. From Suez, go to Ain Sukhna which is 47 kilometres away. It's a pleasant fishing village and a nice seaside break. Then visit the St Anthony and St Paul Coptic monasteries in the Arabic desert. They are Egypt's, and Christianity's, oldest monasteries. I advise you to visit the cave of St Anthony which is at an altitude of 300 metres. It was in this cave that St Anthony spent the last 40 years of his life.
I recommend that you then continue your journey towards the old Mons Porphyrites, for the violet and white flecked porphyrite stones. From there you can leave for Hurghada. I really liked this seaside resort which is very popular for its water sports and amazing coral reefs. If you want to travel on to the Sinai Peninsula, take a boat from Hurghada for Sharm-el-Sheikh.