If you’re a diver, this is a reef worth exploring. The ecosystem beneath the waves is quite unique, and is home to a vast array of aquatic life. If diving isn’t your thing, then slip on a snorkel mask and marvel at the myriad species that inhabit the reef below, or head out on the water for a day of windsurfing or kitesurfing. You can alternate with a visit inland to see some of Egypt’s most spectacular archaeological treasures. Close by, Luxor and Karnak are home to some of the treasures of ancient Egypt, while Alexandria and Marsa Alam are just a day trip away.