Mahmya Island

Mahmya Island, Hurghada: Hours, Address, Mahmya Island Reviews: 4.5/5

Mahmya Island
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Totally inspired from its natural surroundings, Mahmya is an eco-tourism haven bordered by virgin blue waters awaiting exploration and a white sandy beach inviting relaxation. Accompanied with fine food, great music and a fun crowd, Mahmya’s an exotic escape that will change your idea of the perfect day in the Red Sea and give you memories that will last forever!
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4.5
2,609 reviews
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1,765
Very good
491
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224
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63
Terrible
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Jennifer_pz
New York City, NY63 contributions
I had an excellent experience from check-in until return. It was a fun and beautiful boat ride out to Mahmya with a nice clean boat and arrived to the most beautiful location with crystal blue waters and a wonderful set up. Because of Covid lunch was a la carte which i preferred because the cabana was so close to the water i enjoyed eating while right at the water. The set up is lovely with stairs to take you up to the restaurant and bathroom area so you could appreciate the view down below. Swimming area was deep enough and they had a nice platform in the center for sunbathing. Overall a great day and would highly recommend.
Written November 4, 2020
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Stuart M
Gatehouse of Fleet, UK64 contributions
Family
Very enjoyable day snorkelling and chilling at Mahmya on Big Giftun Island. Pick up on time, transferred by large boat then an hour snorkelling on some small coral reefs at the beach, then off to the big coral by boat - wow amazing! Back to the beach for lunch, a little R&R time the return with a beautiful sunset to finish the day off. Well organised and enjoyable day.
Written January 31, 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback; we are happy to know that you enjoyed your day with us on Mahmya.
Written February 9, 2020
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Ecaterina Borsova
Bucharest, Romania3,799 contributions
Solo
November, and my nostalgic part took over my rational side.
I ve needed a break, so i ve booked Mahmya during my 11 days trip în hurghada. Twice.

The trip îs a beautiful escape from reality, Once you did it you need more, and that s why i ve enjoyed every single second of my stay on The island.
The price îs fix, they don t bargue. It s 50 euro or 900 egyptian pounds food included, or 33 euro without food. I advice you to eat on The island, their food îs delicious.
For me The booking was made by Mr Eslam Salah, my friend i know șince 3 years, as he runs the trips în Orange bay.
All was perfect and you know me:after 6 or 7 Times on The island, i will return, and that s soon, very soon.
After the trip i ve made a short stop în old city, and during my stay in Hurghada my hotel was Jaz aquamarine, as usually.
But more about this tomorrow, now i need to sleep....
A song, well on our way back from island, i ve listened to dream it possible -
Jane Zhang, and I ve felt butterflies în my stomac.
Written December 12, 2020
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Lucy
Pilsen, Czech Republic5 contributions
At first we really pondered if we should go snorkelling at Mahmya, but in the end we agreed that it was definitely worth it. The beach is so magnificent and beautiful, we really enjoyed it. The life under the sea is so vivid and colorful, it's really breathtaking. Also the food in the restaurant was great, various and tasty.
Written September 7, 2021
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Louise
Stockport, UK14 contributions
Couples
We booked the mahmya island cruise through our TUI rep. I must say it was absolutely fantastic from start to finish.
The boats was separated into languages so English together, polish together, french together etc. We had an English tour guide MO who was so lovely and friendly. He explained the itinerary and what was going to happen through out the day. We got to see some dolphins which was just amazing, once on the island we went snorkelling (hire the equipment for free) and it was fantastic. There was an option to go back onto the boat and do some deep sea snorkelling but we didn’t fancy that. Buffet dinner was served on the island and it was lovely all the staff were very friendly and helpful. Young children was on board and joined in so when we come back with the kids we will definitely be doing this again.
Written January 8, 2020
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Thank you for your nice review; we are pleased you enjoyed your experience on Mahmya and look forward to welcoming you back in the future!
Written January 12, 2020
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Tirza G
5 contributions
Couples
Mahmya Island is quite nice in itself, a great beach, the restaurant is good, the bar has a great iced coffee.

I was there 5 years ago, there were already too many people for me back then, it would have been enough for me to stay on the boat completely.

This year we went for a walk on the beach and as soon as you leave the tourist beach, you can also see that a lot of garbage is left behind and washed up there, we would not have booked a second time. We were just unlucky that day and heavy oil was washed up, which the majority had to wash off our hands and feet with gasoline, we could throw away our swimwear and shoes the same day.

Regardless of the oil, we would not visit this island again, it is very touristy, the snorkeling was nicer.
Written April 24, 2022
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Shaun W
4 contributions
Friends
TUI excursion what a rip off.
Looks better in the pictures.
Nothing special just rows of sunbeds and umbrellas. Food disgusting and cold. Soft drinks included are poor quality. If you going to do this trip make sure you do it through someone as cheap as possible its not good at all. Plus side toilets are clean.
Written February 2, 2020
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Written February 9, 2020
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Alexandra S
Romania9 contributions
Couples
We took a day trip from Hurgada to Mahmya island/ beach.

They provide snorkeling equipment on the island, including life jackets for beginners.
The beach itself is fabulos, the only downside is the limited time there… wish we could have stayed longer.

They also take you on a trip to snorkeling locations.
Due to limited time on the beach and being a beginner, I did not go on the trip but I was super impressed with the corals and marine life around the beach 🤩🌊

The beach is teriffic with super clear waters.
Written February 6, 2022
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markbham74
Birmingham, UK22 contributions
Friends
We had thought of doing this trip last year but didn't but we felt that we should this time round. Arranged through Tui, transfers by bus were efficient, boat trip across was about 50 minutes which was pleasant. The island provides snorkeling equipment, beach mattresses, straw parasols and excellent toilet facilities. We also had the lunch provided on excursion, nice varied choice and non alcoholic drinks included. The main selling point though is the beach, golden sand, aquamarine sea, warm and clear. Near to the beach might spot some fish, I did see coral on rocks. Free to walk along beach and enjoy the stunning view. Optional 45 minute boat ride for real snorkeling will allow you to see a tonne of fish and coral. Make sure you book the right island trip, this was a private beach with facilities, the rest of the island lacks toilets and places to get food and drink so come prepared.
Written January 26, 2020
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Thank you for your nice review; we are pleased you enjoyed your experience on Mahmya and look forward to welcoming you back in the future!
Written February 9, 2020
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Monica
Cairo, Egypt3 contributions
Family
The snorkeling trip at the middle of the red sea.
We took the Yakht awhile after we arrived to mahmeya and had a snorkeling trip was very nice.
The food was amazing we my son enjoyed the clear water and the trip in the yakht to the Island was his first trip in a boat and was a very well spent day.
Thank you mahmeya staff dor this wonderful experience definitely won't be our last time.
Written October 20, 2020
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