Marsa Matruh holidays



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Marsa Matruh holidays

With its gorgeous beach, vibrant culture and historical attractions, Marsa Matruh is the perfect destination for those who want to get away from it all and experience a true taste of Egypt. Whether you're looking for an action-packed adventure or a relaxing beach break, holidays in Marsa Matruh have something for everyone.

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Famous for its choice of white sand beaches and its fabled connections to Cleopatra, this magical part of Egypt 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. For those who like their holidays to be more active, the resorts along the coast offer a choice of exciting water sports, while the offshore diving is among the best around. Away from the beach, holidays to Marsa Matruh have plenty to offer too. You can learn about the area's military past at the Rommel Museum, explore ruined temples and palaces or go hunting for bargains in the lively souks. Further afield, Marsa Matruh holidays are great for exploring everything this part of Egypt has to offer. Why not take a trip to the amazing city of Cairo, or visit the famous desert oasis at Siwa? You can even visit the Pyramids of Giza or the ancient city of Alexandria in one day and be back to enjoy dinner in the comfort of your hotel. However you decide to spend your holiday, you're sure to remember it for years to come.

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Travel Information
Language: Arabic (French and English widely spoken)
Currency: Egyptian Pound (EGP)
Local time: GMT/BST +2 hours
Local airport: Alexandria
Flight time: 4 hours 40 minutes


For a resort bathed in glorious sunshine where warm waters lap an unspoilt coastline, look no further than Marsa Matruh. Unlike the tourist traps nearby, here you can find plenty of space to stretch out and relax, while being close enough to all of the area’s popular attractions.

Water Sports

While Marsa Matruh is a relatively quiet spot on the Red Sea, there is still no lack of opportunity to make the most of the water sports for which its waters are ideal. Make and break waves with windsurfing and jet skis, or escape reality by plunging deep into the reefs with scuba diving.

Quiet Spots

Seeking out a quiet spot is no chore in Marsa Matruh; the whole area has a pleasant tranquillity and a laid-back atmosphere that is infectious to its visitors. Take a walk along the stunning beach and find yourself a scenic seat in the sands where you can unwind in peace.