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Mahmya Island

Discover the tropical paradise of Mahmya Island in Hurghada, Egypt, known for its crystal-clear waters, sandy beaches, and exceptional snorkeling experiences.

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  • Mahmya Island is a picturesque escape from daily life, offering pristine waters, powdery sands, and vibrant marine life, making it a unique adventure destination in Hurghada.
  • Located just 25 km from Hurghada on Giftun Island, Mahmya Island can be reached by a 45-minute boat ride or a 15-minute seaplane ride, offering stunning coastal views.
  • The island's tropical climate with mild winters and hot summers is ideal for a visit in the fall or spring, offering an entertaining tropical vacation.
  • Mahmya Island provides diverse accommodation options, including the luxurious Mahmya Island Resort, beachfront Mahmya Island Bungalows, and budget-friendly Mahmya Island Camping.
  • Visitors can enjoy swimming, snorkeling, and dolphin sightings during boat trips to Mahmya Island, followed by a meal at one of the island's seafront restaurants. Additionally, glass-bottomed boat rentals allow for underwater exploration without getting wet, making it an unforgettable destination for nature and water enthusiasts.

Mahmya Island is a paradisiacal oasis, offering an escape from the hustle of daily life. Crystal-clear waters, powdery sands, and vibrant marine life make it the ultimate retreat. A trip to Mahmya Island in Hurghada is without a doubt a truly unique adventure trip. It is famous for being the most chosen spot for arranging the best snorkeling excursions in Hurghada. It is a must-visited place in Hurghada and you can leave the city without spending a day tour in that majestic snorkeling spot.

The magnificent Mahmya is a golden wonder that is filled with a number of marvelous umbrellas, sunbeds, showers, and epic facilities of bars and restaurants. Mahmya Beach welcomes visitors daily from 9:00 AM until sunset, from this blissful beach is the chance to enjoy the ultimate rejuvenation sensation, culinary delights, swimming trips, and marine journeys in the divine Red Sea which include snorkeling, diving, and banana boat rides. The Mahmya beach holds a marvelous space for the children's play area. It offers the chance to enjoy the most incredible settings while being on the golden beach of Mahyma.

Location and How to Get Mahmya Island

The beautiful Mahmya Island is a magical piece of land found in the heart of the miraculous Red Sea, just 25 km away from Hurghada coast on the Giftun Island which gained renowned fame due to its magnificent crystal-clear waters, sand beaches, and coral reefs. The best way to reach the mesmerizing Mahmya Island is through a boat ride from Hurghada or any of the close resorts which is about 45 minutes.

There is also another way to reach the Island through a seaplane rise from Hurghada or any of its close resorts which will take about 15 minutes and provide the most enchanting views of the celestial & colorful coastal waters of the Red Sea in Hurghada. 

Mahmya Island Weather Along the Year

Mahmya Island Weather Along the Year - Egypt Tours Portal
Mahmya Island Weather Along the Year - Egypt Tours Portal

The climate of Mahmya island is very tropical with mild winters and hot summers at around 30 degrees Celsius, and an average temperature in the winter of around 20 degrees Celsius. The best time to visit the Island is during the fall and the spring when the climate is at its best where everyone will get to enjoy the most ideal and entertaining tropical vacation.

Month Average Temperature (°C) Average Temperature (°F)
January 25°C 77°F
February 26°C 79°F
March 28°C 82°F
April 30°C 86°F
May 32°C 90°F
June 34°C 93°F
July 35°C 95°F
August 35°C 95°F
September 33°C 91°F
October 31°C 88°F
November 29°C 84°F
December 27°C 81°F

Hotels on Mahmya Island to Stay

Hotels on Mahmya Island to Stay - Egypt Tours Portal
Hotels on Mahmya Island to Stay - Egypt Tours Portal

Mahmya Island contains diverse accommodation options where everyone can pick from a collection of amazing accommodations, some of the best include the following:

  • Mahmya Island Resort is a renowned luxurious getaway on this magical island which is filled with a wealth of amenities, including a private beach, swimming pool, rejuvenating spa, and a range of dining options at its restaurants and bars.
  • Mahmya Island Bungalows is found on the rightful beach which provides captivating views of the Red Sea that shed light on the island's natural splendor.
  • Mahmya Island Camping is the ideal spot for all budget-conscious travelers and nature enthusiasts who can get up close and personal with the island's untouched beauty, wild desert nature, and heavenly starry skies.

Things to Do in Mahmya Island

Things to Do in Mahmya Island  - Egypt Tours Portal
Things to Do in Mahmya Island - Egypt Tours Portal

Mahmya Island is famous for its magical crystal waters and white sandy beaches where visitors can enjoy the best swimming & snorkeling tours. In order to start an unforgettable trip, you need to get on a Mahmya sailing boat and it takes usually one hour to reach the amazing Mahmya Island. You have the best chance to see the most charming dolphins on your way to the Mahmya and upon your arrival; you will be absolutely free to enjoy the incredible Mahmya music while doing some swimming, snorkeling, or just enjoying a free day on your own doing the water activities you love the most just like sand soccer.

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The lunch meal is usually served in the open air in one of the fantastic sea restaurants in the area that serve tens of oriental & European dishes which suit all of the family members from children to elders. The word "Mahmya" means "A Protected Area" and the site we have today should definitely be a protected area for the incredible Coral Reefs, types of fish, and dolphins, and for swimming & snorkeling spots it contains. You will also be able while being there to rent glass-bottomed boats to explore the beautiful underwater world without even getting wet, is there anything in the world more fantastic than that??

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Get From Hurghada to Mahmya Island?

Boat Ride is the most common to head from Hurghada or nearby resorts to this beautiful island. This scenic journey takes approximately 45 minutes which offers the chance to soak in the beauty of the Red Sea along the way.

What Are the Finest Destinations to Visit in Egypt?

The entire country of Egypt deserve to be explored with its every heavenly detail but there are places that must be seen before any other such as the breathtaking Hurghada's red sea, The wonders of Cairo the pyramids of Giza, the great sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, Khan El Khalili Bazaar, the wonders of Luxor like Valley of the Kings, Karnak & Hatshepsut temple and the wonders of Aswan such as Abu Simbel temples, Philea temple, Unfinished obelisk and The Wonders of Alexandria like Qaitbat Citadel, Pompey's Pillar and Alexandria Library. Read more about the best places to visit in Egypt.

What Are Egypt's Visa Requirements?

If you want to apply for a Visa On Arrival that lasts for 30 days then you should be one of the eligible countries, have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining and pay 25$ USD in cash, as for the E-Visa for 30 day you should have a valid passport for at least 8 months, complete the online application, pay the e-visa fee then print the e-visa to later be presented to the airport border guard. You could also be one of the lucky ones who can obtain a free visa for 90 days. Read more about Egypt travel visa.

What Is the Top Traditional Egyptian Food?

Egypt has a variety of delicious cuisines but we recommend “Ful & Ta’meya (Fava Beans and Falafel)”, Mulukhiya, “Koshary”, a traditional Egyptian pasta dish, and Kebab & Kofta, the Egyptian traditional meat dish.

What is the Best Time to Visit Egypt?

The best time to travel to Egypt is during the winter from September to April as the climate becomes a little tropical accompanied by a magical atmosphere of warm weather with a winter breeze. You will be notified in the week of your trip if the Climate is unsafe and if any changes have been made.

What to Pack for Your Egypt Tour?

You should pack everything you could ever need in a small bag so you could move easily between your destinations.

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We have been creating the finest vacations for more than 20 years around the most majestic destinations in Egypt. Our staff consists of the best operators, guides and drivers who dedicate all of their time & effort to make you have the perfect vacation. All of our tours are customized by Travel, Financial & Time consultants to fit your every possible need during your vacation. It doesn't go without saying that your safety and comfort are our main priority and all of our resources will be directed to provide the finest atmosphere until you return home.

Is it Safe to Travel to Egypt?

You will feel safe in Egypt as the current atmosphere of the country is quite peaceful after the government took powerful measures like restructuring the entire tourist police to include all the important and tourist attractions in Egypt. Read more about is it safe to travel to Egypt.

What to Wear While in Egypt?

Wear whatever feels right and comfortable. It is advised to wear something light and comfortable footwear like a closed-toe shoe to sustain the terrain of Egypt. Put on sun block during your time in Egypt in the summer to protect yourself from the sun.

What are the Best Activities to Do in Egypt?

The best activity is by far boarding a Nile Cruise between Luxor and Aswan or Vise Versa. Witness the beauty of Egypt from a hot balloon or a plane and try all the delicious Egyptian cuisines and drinks plus shopping in old Cairo. Explore the allure and wonders of the red sea in the magical city resorts of Egypt like Hurghada and many more by diving and snorkeling in the marine life or Hurghada. Behold the mesmerizing western desert by a safari trip under the heavenly Egyptian skies.

What are Egypt Festival and Public Holidays?

There are a lot of public holidays in Egypt too many to count either religious or nation, the most important festivals are the holy month of Ramadan which ends with Eid Al Fitr, Christmas and new years eve. Read more about festivals & publich holidays in Egypt.

What are Special Advice for Foreign Women in Egypt?

Egypt is considered to be one of the most liberal Islamic countries but it has become a little bit conservative in the last couple of decades so it is advised to avoid showing your chest, shoulders or legs below the knees.

What are the Official Languages of Egypt?

Arabic is the official language and Most Egyptians, who live in the cities, speak or understand English or at least some English words or phrases. Fewer Egyptians can speak French, Italian, Spanish, and German. Professional tour guides, who work in the tourism sector, are equipped to handle visitors who cannot speak Arabic and they will speak enough English and other languages to fulfill the needs of all our clients.

What is the Transportation in Egypt?

The fastest way is a car, of course, a taxi. If you are in Cairo ride a white taxi to move faster or you could board the fastest way of transportation in Egypt metro if the roads are in rush hour.

What is the Weather is Like?

The temperature in Egypt ranges from 37c to 14 c. Summer in Egypt is somehow hot but sometimes it becomes cold at night and winter is cool and mild. The average of low temperatures vary from 9.5 °C in the wintertime to 23 °C in the summertime and the average high temperatures vary from 17 °C in the wintertime to 32 °C in the summertime. The temperature is moderate all along the coasts.

What are the Reasons That Make You Visit Egypt?

It is the home of everything a traveler might be looking for from amazing historical sites dating to more than 4000 years to enchanting city resorts & beaches. You will live the vacation you deserve as Egypt has everything you could possibly imagine.

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