Egypt has long drawn the curious and tourist intrigued by its fascinating history, scorching heat and the romanticism of journeys along the Nile. While much of this attraction has historically focused around Giza and Cairo this is not where development or tourism investment has necessarily been most prominent in recent years, yet they remain immensely popular destinations.
The developments near Sinai around artificial lagoons are the jewel in Egypt’s tourism crown these days. El Gouna and Sharm El Sheikh offer modern waterside accommodation and facilities, some in resort settings at reasonable prices. In some ways these parts of Egypt are off the beaten track and yet draw the crowds.
Despite recent unrest in the country, these resorts, some 9 hours from Cairo, remain untouched and mostly unharmed commercially. If you like it hot – and the tourists do – it’s not a bad investment option.