Mahmya – The Caribbean feeling in Egypt :)


Info about Mahmya

Heaven has pieces on the earth – You will definitely feel this if you visit Mahmya .

Mahmya Beach is on the southern shores of the Giftun Island National Park off the coast of Hurghada, Egypt. Mahmya in Arabic means “Protected Area”. To protect the coral reef and the marine life, the boats moor at buoys off the pristine bay, and you will be taken to the shore by smaller boats.

The Mahmya is a little paradise with white, sandy beach, crystal clear water, blue lagoons and spectacular coral reef.

The Mahmya is a well-maintained private area, a Mahmya excursion is a tour on luxury level.

Mahmya day tour

You can book a Mahmya tour by your tour operator. Ask your guide or the hotel reception for info!

You will be transported to the Mahmya with the private boots. The boots sail from the New Hurghada Marina at 9:00. If you book a tour, your transfer from your hotel to the Marina will be organized by your tour operator.


After a nice sailing your boat will arrive to the Mahmya around 10:00. On the island you could enjoy the stunning view, walking or just lying on the sandy beach, swimming and snorkeling in the shallow lagoon.

If it is too hot, there are enough big beach umbrellas on the beach to take some refresh in the shadow.

If you like sport activities, you can play beach volleyball or football. There is a trampoline available for kids.

There is Free WIFI in the Lounge Area.

In the early afternoon you could enjoy your lunch at the restaurant with seafood and Italien specialties. Kids Menu is also available ( chicken nuggets and french fries – favorites of all kids )

At the Beach Bar there is a wide selection of cocktails and local drinks.

Do not miss the extra Snorkel Trip to the Shaab Sabina Reef in the afternoon! This one hour snorkel tour is also part of your day excursion, join and explore the underwater life on guided tours or on your own!


The boots sail back to the New Marina around 3:00 in the afternoon. During your sailing you have a big chance to see dolphin groups, these funny animals visit usually this area.

Shaab Sabina Reef

The Shaab Sabina Reef is one of the most beautiful coral garden in Hurghada. This is a perfect snorkeling place, the water is not too deep, so the light conditions are very good.

You can see big table and brain corals here. The area is known for its beautiful coral landscape rather than its fish life, but turtles, eagle rays, morays, reef sharks also like this place !

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The Mahmya excursion ranked 1st of 55 things to do in Hurghada on the Tripadvisor !

Read on official Tripadvisor site reviews and info!

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