Hurghada is also the city where you can find some great new hotels, restaurants and other facilities. Actually this is a busy section of the Red Sea in general. Safaga is just south of Hurghada, and Soma Bay with its beautiful Sheraton is even closer to the South. To the North is El Gouna, a highly organized resort community. Together, these communities and resort areas offer just about everything a visitor might wish for, from raucous parties to isolated scuba diving, with golf, bowling and fishing in between.
Today, Hurghada is known as a party town, particularly among Europeans. Locals and others will tell you that life begins at night in Hurghada, with the many, many clubs. One may often find a rousing party centered around the visitors from a tour group taking over the action of a particular bar. They are easy to find along the main street, along with loads of inexpensive and expensive hotels.
Islands near Hurghada offer all kinds of fun and excitement. You can take a day trip to Giftun Island for snorkeling and a fish barbecue, or view the Red Sea from a submarine. You can also shop in the boutiques, relax as you bask in the Egyptian sun at one of the glorious Red sea resorts or visit the Roman Mons Porphyrites (mountain of porphyry) remains at nearby Gebel Abu Dukhan.
Within Hurghada City, You can enjoy Day-trips or safaris to explore the Red Sea Mountains by camel or jeep are also available. Other nearby islands and destinations include the Shadwan Island, Shaab Abu Shiban, Shaab el-Erg, Shasb Saghir, Abu Ramada Island, Shaab Abu Ramada, Dishet el-Dhaba, Shaab Abu Hashish, Sharm el-Arab and Abu Minqar Island, where you can enjoy diving, snorkeling, swimming and many other activities.