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You’ll experience a medley of attractions when you embark on Marsa Matruh holidays, spanning stunning beaches, engaging culture and engrossing historical attractions –the entire Egyptian package on the country’s Mediterranean coast. Whether you're looking for an action-packed adventure or a relaxing beach break, you’ll find your ideal escape in this corner of Egypt, with the resort’s vibrant ethos keeping you captivated throughout your stay.
Famous for its choice of white sand beaches and its fabled connections to Cleopatra, this magical area is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxed beach holiday away from the crowds of some of the bigger Red Sea resorts. Here you can relax on quiet, pristine beaches, swim in crystal-clear waters or just lie back and top up your tan during your holidays to Marsa Matruh, while simultaneously enjoying easy access to other destinations, such as Cairo, if you fancy a change of scenery.
Beach Indulgence in Egypt
For those who like their holidays to be more active, the resorts along the coast offer a choice of exciting water sports, with the offshore diving and snorkelling considered among the more alluring adventures awaiting your indulgence. Further along the coast, in El Alamein, you can enjoy even more water sports opportunities, as well as the chance to explore some of the key WWII battle sites in North Africa.
Many will spend their holidays in Marsa Matruh embracing the wonderful array of beaches found around the resort, allowing relaxation and rejuvenation in the sunshine, as well as undoubtedly topping up your tan in the process. For a change of pace, you can enjoy some cultural and historical exploration during your time in the area, with a number of ruined temples and palaces dotted around Marsa Matruh, transporting holidaymakers back in time.