Egypt's spa hotels are ranking high on our travel hit list right now…

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Looking for a sun-drenched pampering holiday? We've found Red Sea resorts with irresistibly sumptuous spas

Holidays that restore wellbeing and vitality are top of everyone's wishlist, and Egypt's stunning Red Sea resorts boast lavish hotels and resorts that are perfect for anyone who wants to relax, revive and refresh in sublime surroundings.

Where to stay and spa…

The resort of Soma Bay in Egypt is ideal for anyone seeking a little luxury and the spectacular spa and thalasso centre, Cascades Spa & Thalasso – where the focus is on the health properties of mineral-rich seawater and seaweed – is vying for the top spot on our spa hotel hit list.

Or why not head to the capital of the Red Sea Riviera, Hurghada and stay at the perfectly positioned Steigenberger Al Dau Beach Hotel (above) for a five-star spa stay? Wake up in bright, spacious rooms, chill out on the pristine private beach or by the gigantic swimming pool and plan your meals to fit around your treatments. Take your pick from a steam bath, jacuzzi, sauna or spa bath, before placing yourself in expert hands for a therapeutic massage that'll leave you feeling totally zen.

Near Hurghada, El Gouna is another popular resort, which is known for its lagoons, coral reefs and sandy beaches. Head to the Mövenpick Resort and Spa (top), the biggest five-star hotel in the area, which boasts two swimming pools and its own private beach and dedicated spa. Ask therapists for the signature Angsana massage to send you straight into holiday mode.

Fancy a cruise?

Cruise ships and restored ornate steamers have become as much a part of the Egypt scene as the Pyramids. And if you want to combine a cruise with a spa holiday, you're in luck because you can do both with a cruise and spa package.

The best thing about a cruise? Everything is sorted for you – so there's no need to work out transport or accommodation because your accommodation is your transport. It's an unforgettable way to travel and explore the captivating country of Egypt. All you need to do is get on board and relax…

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What else is there to do?

The Red Sea coast is teeming with things to do if you’re in the mood for a more active holiday. Venture south of bustling Hurghada and you’ll find world-class diving spots where, if you're lucky, you'll spot sea turtles and dolphins as you explore some of the most colourful coral reefs.

If you prefer to stay on land, visits to its unmissable ancient sites and famous desert monasteries can easily be arranged as excursions from your hotel.

Things you need to know…

Tourists need a visa to visit Egypt which are granted on arrival and valid for a maximum of 30 days. You can also apply for an e-visa before your departure.

The currency in Egypt is the Egyptian pound. You will find that places also accept dollars and sterling.

Egypt is a warm country for most of the year and temperatures can reach up to 30°C in high summer.

Always check Foreign Office advice before travelling.