When I was living and studying in London, I was constantly complaining about the weather and about how much I was missing the sea and the warm sun, so one day my friend and I decided to book a last minute getaway to Egypt for my birthday week. Instead of choosing the popular Sharm El Sheik, we decided to discover another part: Hurghada and the natural reserve of Giftun Island.
The reason why we chose this destination was that, after some research, we realized how insanely beautiful Giftun Island would be and so we had to go! From Hurghada is very close to reach the natural reserve, but there are private tours only few days a week. It’s always better to check the schedule before.
This day trip is perfect for snorkeling because of the famous coral reef, very colorful and full of fish! The sand is so white and clear, the water is pristine and warm.
When we reached Mahmya Beach we got totally astonished by the beauty of this place: clear-water beach, white sand, not many people and a perfect sunny day!