Why fly to Marsa Alam?
Get away from it all at Marsa Alam, Egypt’s up-and-coming Red Sea destination. The most southern of Egypt’s resorts, divers have been coming to this far-flung spot for years for the unbelievable coral worlds just under the sea – but it’s only just appearing on more mainstream travellers’ radars. This is the sweet spot of travel: it’s not totally dead, nor is it teeming with tourists or soullessly over-developed. Though to be fair, the beaches here will sweeten any trip, regardless of crowds. The sand is powdery white, the seas brilliantly blue, and the sun’s always shining.