A beach of soft, white sand with warm turquoise water lapping at its shore is just one of the ingredients that makes a holiday in Makadi Bay, Egypt from The Co-operative Travel a perfect getaway.
Add to that almost year-round sunshine, superb watersports facilities, and a rugged backdrop of dunes and mountains, and you have a resort which doesn't hold back on the drama.
Makadi Bay is a select development of three-star or better hotels and holiday apartments which has also added all the facilities you'll need to get maximum enjoyment from your stay, whether on a package holiday or all-inclusive holiday.
The diving around Makadi Bay is considered some of the best anywhere, with a riot of colourful coral gardens to be explored, and the clear water also populated by equally vividly coloured fish.
The hotels in Makadi Bay also offer a variety of sporting facilities, which might include tennis, volleyball or a gym, and many also have their own spa, perfect for cleansing sun-baked, sand-weathered skin.
A base in Makadi Bay is also ideal for venturing further afield to some of Egypt's true treasures, such as the pyramids and the Valley of the Kings or, further north, right on the Nile Delta, the ancient city of Alexandria.
The centre of Makadi Bay is largely pedestrianised, so you can wander at leisure among the many shops and restaurants, while a short trip to the larger resort of Hurghada will give you the chance to barter to your heart's content at the various markets and wander through the characterful old town.
Eating on your Makadi Bay holiday is likely to be largely hotel-based, but a mix of restaurants offering a spread of international cuisine or Egyptian specialities is becoming established as the resort continues to broaden its range of facilities.
Hunting for souvenirs and bargains can be a great diversion on your Makadi Bay holiday, and you'll have a wide choice of souvenirs to take your pick from. Bartering is almost expected, so test out your skills and see how much you can save.
Modern facilities, with the accent on luxury, and a magical coastal resort in a superb setting await you on a Makadi Bay, Egypt holiday. See The Co-operative Travel for our late deals and last minute holidays, which could save you a shekel or two (or several more).