Madinat Makadi Travel Guide

General Information About Madinat Makadi

Madinat Makadi is a thriving holiday Egypt destination with an impressive variety of hotels and family resorts that provide something for everyone.

Makadi Bay has a long beach with a spectacular house reef and is the ideal setting for pure relaxation. Madinat Makadi offers the magnificent Red Sea and stunning beaches, majestic desert and surrounding mountains with breathtaking views.

Located just 30 km away from Hurghada International Airport, Madinat Makadi covers 617 acres of four and five-star hotels  located directly on the beach along with essential services and entertainment venues including numerous Spas, a Championship Golf Course and Academy  and a Tennis Academy under development.

Diving in Madinat Makadi

There are many wonderful reefs and wrecks all over the Red Sea which means no matter where you decide to go diving, you won’t be disappointed. Madinat Makadi/ Hurghada is suitable for all levels of ability or experience and is a genuine all year round diving destination. Makadi Bay itself features a spectacular house reef and the resort is not too far from the diving Mecca of Hurghada (just 30 kms from Hurghada airport) so some of the best dive sites in Hurghada are equally accessible from Madinat Makadi. The only difference lies in the nature of the accommodation and the travel time to reach some of the sites.

Top dives include Small Giftun Island and Erg Somaya while star wrecks include the El Minya, the Colona IV and the Excalibur

Madinat Makadi Beaches & Water Sports

Most Madinat Makadi hotels have their own private beaches exclusively available to hotel guests.  Long stretches of natural sand beaches and a year-round dry and temperate climate make this area an ideal destination for sun seekers and water sports enthusiasts.  The water of Makadi Bay  are clear and calm for most of the year and are popular for watersports such as scuba-diving and snorkelling, windsurfing, sailing and deep-sea fishing. 

Other water sports including water skiing, pedalo hire are available on the doorstep and you can also learn to surf and windsurf.  Nearby Hurghada is the top Red Sea destination for both Scuba diving and wind and kite surfing with many international competitions held there every year.  Madinat Makadi’s hotels can also offer a large choice of other more relaxed and fun water sports, from banana rides to excursions to the awesome marine park of Giftun Island and parasailing.  

Souk Makadi in Madinat Makadi

Souk Makadi is at the heart of Madinat Makadi, in close proximity to all hotels. The vibrant Souk consists of a variety entertaining venues to amuse you, night spots, plenty of shops, wellness treats, and much more on offer just to ensure you have such an unforgettable stay! Savour a fusion of world’s exquisite flavours at one of our various impressive restaurants. 

Exceptional international cuisines, regional specialties and traditional flavours with a touch of creativity to make sure you enjoy a unique dining experience. This beautifully designed Souk meets all your holiday shopping requirements. 

With more than 145 outlets, from gold jewellery to pure perfume oils to high quality cotton clothing, there is always something for everyone. 

To meet everyone's basic needs, there is a pharmacy, bank and supermarket; in addition to a hospital, hospitality institute and a school, all currently under construction. 

Restaurants and Bars 

Madinat Makadi hosts a number of specialty restaurants featuring the world's most popular and sumptuous cuisines located in Souk Makadi, as well as within the hotel properties; in addition to several bars and nightclubs giving guests a variety of dining and clubbing options

Golf Academy in Madinat Makadi

The Driving Range (dog leg- both sides usable) offers about 80 t-boxes and contains target greens and bunkers. 

On three separate complete challenging practice holes (Par 3/4/5) beginners and also advanced golfers can improve their play without going on the golf course. 

The Nine Hole Par 3 Executive course is another challenge for all categories of golfers who enjoy the short game in about 90 minutes play time. 

The golf academy has a reception, class rooms, changing rooms, a bistro bar and a sun terrace. Whether you are a professional player or you just want to have fun, our PGA professional coaches and instructors from the Golf Academy are at hand to assist you in anything you may require. 

Additionally, a fully stocked Pro Shop is available for you offering a wide range of up-to-date golf accessories, so you can purchase all your necessary equipment should you be missing any; and other services include daily rental sets, club cars, trolleys or a caddy.

Jaz Makadi Star & Spa Madinat Makadi, Egypt

Jaz Makadi Star & Spa is a real oasis on the Red Sea. Located in Madinat Makadi, 30 Km from Hurghada Airport, Jaz Makadi Star & Spa offers all the ingredients for a perfect relaxing holiday in Egypt.

Iberotel Makadi Beach Madinat Makadi, Egypt

Iberotel Makadi Beach is a premium five-star Egypt holiday resort in the beautiful Madinat Makadi area. This extensive, new and thriving holiday Egypt destination boasts an impressive variety of five-star hotels...

Iberotel Makadi Oasis Resort Madinat Makadi, Egypt

Iberotel Makadi Oasis Resort is built in the style of an Arabian village and is directly opposite the Iberotel Makadi Beach. This four-star "all-inclusive" resort makes a holiday in Egypt simply more enjoyable with easy access to sand...

Jaz Makadi Saraya Resort Madinat Makadi, Egypt

Jaz Makadi Saraya Resort offers superior five-star holidays in the heart of Madinat Makadi only 300 - 700 meters from the beach. This new and vibrant holiday destination provides something for everyone.

Sol Y Mar Makadi Sun Madinat Makadi, Egypt

Sol Y Mar Makadi Sun is a real retreat for sun and fun lovers and within easy walking distance of Souk Makadi.

Sensimar Makadi Hotel Madinat Makadi, Egypt

Sensimar Makadi Hotel is an attractive Nubian/ Moroccan style resort built to make sure your holiday is as memorable as possible

Steigenberger Makadi Hotel Madinat Makadi, Egypt

Steigenberger Makadi Hotel is nestled on the picturesque shores of Madinat Makadi and in the heart of the magnificent Makadi Golf Course and the entire Madinat Makadi resort.

Iberotel Makadi Oasis Club Madinat Makadi, Egypt

Iberotel Makadi Oasis Club is designed for families, friends and couples. This four-star "all-inclusive" resort lies directly on Makadi Bay, 250 meters from the private beach within the Madinat Makadi resort complex and about 35 km from Hurghada.

Jaz Makadi Saraya Palms Madinat Makadi, Egypt

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Jaz Makadina Madinat Makadi, Egypt

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Jaz Aquaviva Madinat Makadi, Egypt

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Madinat Makadi Attractions

Madinat Makadi Holidays

Around Egypt in 15 Days - 14 Nights Luxor, Cairo, Alexandria, Hurghada

15 Days / 14 Nights

Let us take you on a journey across beautiful Egypt to experience the diversity it has to offer. From cruising the Nile from Luxor to Aswan, followed by a visit to Cairo and Alexandria; to unwinding by the Red Sea, under the shining sun in Hurghada.

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The Best of the Red Sea Golf - 7 Nights Abu Soma, Hurghada, Madinat Makadi

8 Days / 7 Nights

No need to journey alone in search of the Red Sea Golf courses, because we will take you to three of the best, for an unparalleled experience.

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A Golf Retreat - 7 Nights Hurghada, Madinat Makadi

8 Days / 7 Nights

Leave everything behind and escape to the green fields of Madinat Makadi Golf Resort for eight consecutive days of playing your favorite sport, on an 18-hole golf course.

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The Best of Both Worlds – 14 Nights Cairo, Aswan, Luxor, Hurghada

15 Days / 14 Nights

Get to experience the best of what Egypt has to offer, the best of two worlds; between the historical outstanding culture and the tranquility of its beaches and nature.

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The Best of Three – 14 Nights Cairo, Luxor, Hurghada, Aswan

15 Days / 14 Nights

Start off at Luxor and cruise down the Nile to Aswan for a preview of cultural grandness, followed by a stop at Cairo, the heart of Egypt, and then relax in Hurghada and enjoy the sun.

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Scuba Diving in Madinat Makadi, the Red Sea

There are many wonderful reefs and wrecks all over the Red Sea which means no matter where you decide to go diving, you won’t be disappointed. Madinat Makadi/ Hurghada is suitable for all levels of ability or experience and is a genuine all year round diving destination. Makadi Bay itself features a spectacular house reef and the resort is not too far from the diving Mecca of Hurghada (just 30 kms from Hurghada airport) so some of the best dive sites in Hurghada are equally accessible from Madinat Makadi. The only difference lies in the nature of the accommodation and the travel time to reach some of the sites. Most hotels in the Madinat Makadi resort have diving schools in-house or linked to the properties. Some may even offer discounts exclusively for hotel guests. Top dives include Small Giftun Island and Erg Somaya while star wrecks include the El Minya, the Colona IV and the Excalibur

Erg Somaya

Situated on the east side of Giftun Soraya with the tower of the Giftun police station on the south. The east side of the reef slopes steeply down to depths between 15 -24 meters to a sandy seabed than drops off to over 50 meters. Two pinnacles are situated on the ledge, one at 10 meters where a mooring buoy is attached and one around 18 meters. Another pyramid shaped pinnacle lies to the north between 12 - 20 meters.

Gota Abu Ramada

commonly known as 'the Aquarium' due to its wealth of marine life. There is an abundance of hard and soft coral and schools of butterfly fish, banner fish, snappers and goatfish are found swimming around the mountains of coral gardens. Diving at Gota feels like you are swimming in a huge natural fish tank!

Shab El Erg

Horseshoe shaped reef offering many dive sites on all sides. The north point can be home to Mantas in season. The lagoon is dotted with ergs and is renowned for sightings of the resident dolphins.

Small Giftun

a magnificent wall, where you can 'fly over' stretches of large fan corals and if you look out into the blue it's not uncommon to see large tunas. The dive leads to a sandy plateau dotted with numerous coral formations and it’s common to see turtles, moray eels, crocodilefish and spotted stingrays. Often done as a drift dive but can also be done as a normal dive where the boat is moored up.

Umm Gammar

Offshore Island surrounded by good diving on all sides, especially the south end which is ideal for novices. The east and west side have awesome drift dives and the northern tip or "halg" has a magnificent coral garden but is only accessible in very good weather.

Wrecks

El Minya was an Egyptian minesweeper sunk by Israeli fighters. The wreck is only 70m long so you can take your time to explore. The Excalibur (or Suzanna) and the Colona IV were live-aboard vessels that both sank. The Excalibur is a relatively young wreck but soft coral coverage has already begun. The Colona IV lies in about 70 metres of water and is perfect for a nitrox dive.

Shopping and Leisure in Madinat Makadi

Madinat Makadi Nightlife

Pacha

Pacha is situated in the of Naama bay , and is the premier party place in Sharm El Sheikh that embodies the essence of the Pacha spirit with a twist of mystical Arabia added for pure indulgence.

Little Buddha

Little Buddha is located in the heart of Naama Bay , and being one of the hottest venues in Sharm El Sheikh, it provides its clientele with the finest dining experience, an eclectic atmosphere, sublime surroundings, and the latest sounds from around the globe.

Hard Rock Cafe

When in Egypt, knock the Sinai sand from your sandals and settle into the Hard Rock Cafe Sharm El Sheikh for a tall cool drink to quench your parched throat. The restaurant's huge guitar and sky dome act as an oasis beckoning every desert denizen to a good time. It provides a fascinating atmosphere and mouthwatering dishes.

Camel Bar

It is a two-storey restaurant/bar that offers both indoor and outdoor areas. The lower floor is an ideal venue for those willing to indulge in a drink along with lively music, while the top floor overlooks Naama Bay and offers a more relaxing atmosphere with number of sumptuous international dishes and shisha.