Budgeting your family holiday might seem like a drag; taking hours to work out all those facts and figures on where to go and what to see. Alas no more! Currently in Hurghada, the second biggest city in Egypt, there’s a melody of amazing experiences just waiting for you. Not to mention, it’ll fit in your budget by a mile. So if you’re looking for a holiday to a beautiful region on a budget, make sure you visit this travel website and get a great deal to Hurghada today.

Finding good affordable accommodation is often the hardest part of booking your holiday. However at the Marriot Beach Resort on the red-sea coast, a double room for 2 adults, 2 children is £492 with breakfast included for 11 nights if you pay when you book. Yet it’s still affordable at £615 for the same length and rooms, if you choose to pay later with booking.com. All of their rooms have a breath taking red sea view. There is a multitude of different restaurants around the resort you can indulge in, and also a health club where you can work out and not put on those holiday pounds. The resort is also surrounded by loads more water sports and beautiful mountains radiating colour. Hurghada also offers a desert safari experience. The desert safari experience consists of hiring a buggy or a jeep, and then a range of activities according to your vehicle, such as camel riding and visiting small villages.

Desert Buggy

Many people believe that booking holidays nearer the time of departure makes it cheaper and helps you to save money. Whilst in some cases this is true, in others it most definitely is not. The booking late causes you to have less time to book hotels and activities, and it’s a good idea to NOT book those before the flight in case you can’t get one at the right date and time. You also may have to make huge compromises on the quality of hotel.

The Paradise hill apartments are also great for kids. With rooms from just £27 a night, making it £263 for two adults and two children, this is amazing value. The hotel apartments are equipped with mini kitchens including appliances and dinnerware, there’s also a small television in the living area. The complex also offers Wi-Fi. There are two pools intertwined; the adult pool which is deeper, and the kid’s pool, obviously shallower. Both are in good condition and all reviews state they are clean. The pool area also has sun loungers and parasols. The only issues with the hotel are that there is no wheelchair access and may not be suitable for elderly due to steps leading to elevators. You also must pay for your stay upfront on arrival.

snorkelling at Mahmaya-Giftun

There are many activities in Hurghada perfect for adults and children alike; such as snorkelling at Mahmaya-Giftun. At £35 for adults, £26 for children 12-18 and £17 for children 11 and under, you get taken to and from your hotel, a red sea cruise to Mahmaya- Giftun Island and lunch. They also provide equipment if you do not have your own. You will be picked up at around 8:30 pm (confirmation will be made whilst in Hurghada), and the experience will last 7-8 hours until you are taken back to your hotel. The whole experience is well worth it.

Before you go it is essential you have travel insurance covered, if you injure yourself whilst out there it could cost thousands to get you repaired again. It would also cause a lot of aggravation for yourself and you’d have to dig deep in your pockets if you are a victim of theft. Make sure that’s covered, browse for a decent price, and don’t ever just go for the first option. Chances are there’ll be a cheaper one further in. It is also a good idea to get your money exchanged at a bank here in Britain before you go. Airports will likely charge you much more than they should for money exchanges. Keep an eye on the exchange rates too just to be sure you’re in the know.

Jungle Aqua Park Hurghada, Egypt

If you’re thinking of going all-inclusive for your Egyptian trip, then Jungle Aqua Park would be perfect. The resort is a big one with entertainment every night, kids clubs and pools complete with slides and more watery fun things than you can ever dream of. The food there has been reviewed as ‘excellent’, as have the majority of other aspects. If not excellent then it’s been very good the vast majority of the time. The park is just outside Hurghada, but with its turrets and elephants outside the gate, it’s definitely not hard to miss. With friendly staff and tremendous facilities for both adults and kids, the resort is a definite must if you believe all inclusive is the way forward with prices as low as £269. They also accept British money within the resort.

 Whilst in Hurghada taxi travel is likely the best way to get around. It’s affordable (once price is agreed with the driver), safer and quicker than any other forms of transport. You may also be chauffeured around by a micro bus. These cost around 2 Egyptian pounds, however these are not advised for young women, therefore taxis are the best option unless you’re bringing your car too.