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Marsa Matruh Holidays 2016



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Majestic Marsa Matruh

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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.

Important Information

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.