12 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Hurghada
For easygoing days at the beach, the long stretch of Hurghada's coastline reigns supreme. This is Egypt's most popular bastion of all-inclusive beach resorts, completely dedicated to relaxed vacations that focus purely on sun, sand, and sea.
November to February is high season here, when northern European families flock here for a dose of winter sunshine, though spring and fall are also excellent times to beeline to this slice of Red Sea coastline. Whatever time of year you come, remember a Red Sea vacation can be about much more than just getting a tan. The scuba diving here is first-rate.
These all-inclusive resorts offer diving excursions, making it easy for guests to experience the Red Sea's renowned coral reefs and fish life, as well as enjoy the beach. No matter what you like to do, plan your trip with our list of the best all-inclusive resorts in Hurghada.
1. The Oberoi Beach Resort Sahl Hasheesh
The Oberoi Beach Resort has snaffled one of the most exclusive addresses along the Hurghada area's coastline. The soft white-sand bay of Sahl Hasheesh sits 27 kilometers south of Hurghada town, guaranteeing you a stay that's all about relaxation. In a prime position on the bay, the Oberoi stretches across 48 acres, with its central 43-meter infinity pool overlooking the Red Sea beyond.
The 102 suites, which all come with ocean-view terraces or courtyards, effortlessly marry traditional Arabic artistry with classic European design. Make the most of your stay and upgrade yourself to a Grand or Royal suite to bag your own private pool.
If you can manage to drag yourself out of your suite, the resort offers a swag of amenities to enhance your beachside relaxation bliss, from treating yourself to the signature massage at the Oberoi Spa, to heading out on a sailing trip for a day of swimming and snorkeling around the Red Sea's coral-reef-rimmed islands.
For an added dash of romance, couples shouldn't miss booking the resort's private dinner experience, where you dine at the tip of the pier, under the stars.
Address: Sahl Hasheesh, Hurghada
Accommodation: The Oberoi Beach Resort Sahl Hasheesh
2. Steigenberger Aldau Beach Hotel
This very popular resort on Hurghada's southern shoreline, 14 kilometers south of Hurghada town, offers five-star Red Sea views, as well as five-star service. Families flock here to dose up on Egypt's winter sun and are very well catered for with a kids-stay-free policy, kids' club and child-friendly activities, plentiful evening entertainment focused on the family's younger members, and a babysitting service.
Meanwhile, the massive swimming pool area, which covers 5,000 square meters, and the lazy river surrounded by bountiful manicured gardens, which trail down to a 500-meter private beach, will be enough to keep visitors of all ages occupied.
If you do like to get off your sun lounger once in a while, though, the resort's water sports operator can easily pack your day out with adventure activities, from diving the Red Sea's famed reefs to windsurfing and parasailing. Back on land, the resort has its own nine-hole golf course, lit at night so you can tee off under the stars.
Address: Yussif Afifi Road, Hurghada
Accommodation: Steigenberger Aldau Beach Hotel
3. Premier Le Reve Hotel & Spa
A favorite with honeymooners and couples looking for a romantic break, the Premier Le Reve Hotel & Spa is an exclusive adults only resort, where you'll experience a Red Sea vacation that pampers you with impeccable service. The resort's private beach here on Sahl Hasheesh Bay (27 kilometers south of Hurghada town) swoops for one kilometer down the seafront and is lined by cabanas for when you need to laze in the shade.
Foodies will be particularly happy at this resort, as six restaurants provide plenty of dining choice every evening with their specialist cuisines ranging from Japanese to Italian. Rooms here eschew the Arabic design accents of many of Egypt's resorts to instead focus on a modern, comfortable style. All come with balconies to make the most of the view, though you'll have to upgrade to directly overlook the sea.
The Swan Spa here is a favorite activity, offering guests a large choice of treatments, from seaweed massages and a traditional hammam (Turkish bath) experience to VIP treatments for couples.
If all the relaxation and sunbathing gets too much, though, and you're itching for something more adventurous, the water sports office can arrange scuba diving and snorkeling trips, as well as parasailing.
Address: Sahl Hasheesh, Hurghada
Accommodation: Premier Le Reve Hotel & Spa
4. Sheraton Miramar Resort El Gouna
Designed by acclaimed architect Michael Graves, the Sheraton Miramar Resort's 338 coral-colored, domed rooms swoop over a series of nine interlinked islands upon the Red Sea shoreline in El Gouna, 28 kilometers north of Hurghada town.
The spacious rooms exude easy, breezy beach style, with their blue accents and classic furnishings, and all come with ample balconies, so you can make the most out of the water views.
A fantastic choice catering for every type of traveler, the resort has lazy sun lounging days wrapped up with a large main swimming pool area and one of the best white-sand beaches in the El Gouna area, plus the Planet Spa for when you want to relax with an Ayurvedic massage.
Scuba diving, yachting trips on the Red Sea, and horse riding are on offer for the more active, and El Gouna's 18-hole championship golf course is only two kilometers away.
Address: El Gouna, Hurghada
Accommodation: Sheraton Miramar Resort El Gouna
5. Iberotel Makadi Beach
This resort is a family favorite, particularly with German families who beeline here for a week of sun during the northern European winter for good reason. The Iberotel Makadi Beach, 39 kilometers south of Hurghada town, delivers all the bells and whistles you need for an easygoing week of sandy fun.
Situated on Makadi Bay's long curve of golden sand (38 kilometers south of Hurghada town) this resort has 313 classically decorated rooms with views across sprawling palm tree gardens and out to the beach beyond.
Families are the resort's main priority, with children of all ages well looked after. The children's pool area is the prime base for active kids, with multiple waterslides and a play area all based on a pirate theme. There are also regular daytime activities and evening entertainment provided to keep younger family members busy.
Address: Madinat Makadi Safaga Road, Makadi Bay, Hurghada
Accommodation: Iberotel Makadi Beach
6. Jaz Makadi Saraya Resort
Makadi Bay, 38 kilometers south of Hurghada town, is known for its family-friendly resorts and the Jaz Makadi Saraya is another great choice on this stretch of sand. Families love it for good-value vacations, particularly because of the resort's kids-stay-free policy.
The terra-cotta-colored, domed rooms tip their hat to traditional Arabic architecture, and inside are decked out in calm and soothing neutrals. All come with small balconies, most overlooking the vast pool area and gardens.
Off the beach there are plenty of things to do for active family members, with tennis courts and a water sports operator offering scuba diving trips out to the Red Sea's reefs.
Kids are kept busy with the extensive water park (with slides to suit all ages from tots to teens), playground equipment, an indoor play area, and bags of daily activities that the resort offers them.
Address: Safaga Road, Makadi Bay, Hurghada
Accommodation: Jaz Makadi Saraya Resort
7. Sunrise Crystal Bay Resort Grand Select
This 364-room mega-resort has plenty of repeat customers who return every winter for a dose of sun and sea. For many guests, the outstanding customer service is what sets this resort apart, but the good-value packages, vast pool area, and huge amount of activities on offer are further attractions for those looking for easygoing vacations. Set within the main Hurghada resort strip, it's 19 kilometers from Hurghada town.
The resort's rooms, all with balconies overlooking the pool or the sea, are focused on clean lines and a simple but comfortable modern style. The beach is a good-sized strip of golden sand, backed by cabanas, while the swimming pool area acts as the hotel's central feature.
There are plentiful family-friendly features, including a playground area, swimming pool dedicated to kids, and evening entertainment plus a range of changing daytime activities catering to younger guests.
Five restaurants keep dining options varied during your vacation allowing you to graze, from Egyptian cooking to refined European-style cuisine, and the on-site water sports operator offers opportunities to get off the beach and check out the Red Sea's diving.
Address: Kilometer 19 Village Road, Hurghada
Accommodation: Sunrise Crystal Bay Resort Grand Select
8. Sentido Mamlouk Palace Resort
The Sentido Mamlouk Palace Resort incorporates traditional Arabic design into its architecture at every turn, offering guests a beach vacation amid the palatial style of the Mamluk era. It's located on Hurghada's resort strip, just 19.5 kilometers from Hurghada town.
The resort is home to five restaurants, so there's something for every style of diner, with a selection ranging from Spanish seafood classics to steak and grill favorites on offer. Guests here can also access the dining options (and all the other facilities) of the neighboring Sunrise Garden Beach Resort if they need further variety.
There's archery and water sports for active travelers, though many are here simply to sloth on the crescent-shaped beach that fronts the resort. Traveling families are also well catered for. There is a water park, playground equipment, kids' club, and a variety of activities catering directly for kids.
Address: Kilometer 20, Safaga Road, Hurghada
Accommodation: Sentido Mamlouk Palace Resort
9. Desert Rose Resort
If you're looking for a beach, then look no further. The Desert Rose Resort, in Hurghada's main resort strip, 20 kilometers south of Hurghada town, has a one-kilometer strip of soft white sand all to itself. The seafront here wraps around a natural lagoon, so it's more sheltered than other parts of the coast, great for families who want to get into the water.
Rooms here may not be as grand as at other Hurghada resorts, but the range of facilities are top notch.
Families are the resort's main focus, with a kids-stay-free policy; a separate children's outdoor park with a swimming pool, waterslides, and a good range of playground equipment; a kids' club; and bundles of activities and entertainment throughout the day and evening with a family-friendly theme.
Adults, too, have a lot more to do than just lay on the beach. Windsurfing, tennis, horse riding, scuba diving, kayaking, and boating are all available for the more active.
Address: Kilometer 16, Safaga Road, Hurghada
Accommodation: Desert Rose Resort
10. Baron Palace Sahl Hasheesh
Managing to cater both for romantic breakers and family vacationers is a tough deal, but the Baron Palace on Sahl Hasheesh bay (27 kilometers south of Hurghada town) has managed this tight wire trick with aplomb.
Within the resort, various suites and rooms are dedicated as adult-only zones, as are portions of the beach and much of the spa, where there is a full range of facials, body treatments, and massages.
Their family-friendly credentials are still top of the range, though. The resort offers a kids-stay-free policy, plenty of activities focused on children, a babysitting service, and indoor play area for tots.
With the central swimming pool area, manicured gardens, and large swath of beach, this resort allows both couples seeking peaceful Red Sea breaks and families looking for relaxed fun-in-the-sun, to make the most of their time here.
Address: Sahl Hasheesh, Hurghada
Accommodation: Baron Palace Sahl Hasheesh
11. TUI Blue Makadi Gardens
For a slightly more intimate all-inclusive experience, the TUI Blue Makadi Gardens at Makadi Bay, 38 kilometers south of Hurghada town, is a solid option.
Unlike most of the 300-plus roomed mega-resorts that line the Hurghada coastline, this resort only has 147 rooms, all with good-sized balconies and designed in a contemporary, clean-lined style that uses lashings of white.
Obviously, with the smaller footprint of the hotel, the swimming pool area and slice of beach is smaller, too, but both make up for their size by being beautifully conceived, with sunbed platforms floating on the pool surface and beach cabanas on the sand.
Activities here are just as good as other resorts, with all the water sports available plus mini golf on-site and a golf course nearby.
Address: Safaga Road, Makadi Bay, Hurghada
Accommodation: TUI Blue Makadi Gardens
12. Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay
With 7,000 square meters of grounds, the Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay (59 kilometers south of Hurghada town) is an all-inclusive with something for every kind of vacation.
All the 325 rooms mix modern European style with Arabic design accents and views that either look out onto the manmade lagoon or out onto the sea.
Poolside bliss is easy to come by here with a lazy river, lagoon, waterfalls, and mammoth swimming pool all set within manicured gardens that lead down to the 400-meter strip of sand.
There are four restaurants on site, offering a globe-trotting menu that ranges from pan-Asian cuisine to classic European cooking - enough to keep even serious gourmands happy.
Active guests can choose from playing a round at the nearby (off-site) Cascades Championship Golf Course, diving the Red Sea, windsurfing, or kitesurfing. An extra bonus here is that many of the water sports operators offer complimentary introductory lessons.
Address: Soma Bay, Hurghada
Accommodation: Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay