Giftun Islands
Giftun Islands
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Laura G
Newport Pagnell, UK1,129 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Family
Boat trip to the actual island was nice and good views across to the mosque.
The actually island is just a big sand mound with a massive wooden structure built on it. It is a tourist trap with everything having to be paid for even the toilet
The beach is too shallow to swim in merely for a paddle.
The swings and hammocks are nice for photos but there is nothing else to do there. 1.5 hours there is more than enough .
Written February 20, 2022
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teacher006
Chester, UK367 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
It's a beautiful location, with long shallow waters to paddle in and to take some memorable pics.
However, it's an utter tourist trap - two scoops of ice cream costing an equivalent of nearly 8 GB pounds! I've not looked at the cost of their bar drinks...
Written February 28, 2024
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Football Foodie
Bolton, UK362 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
I came here, to Paradise Island, last year as part of a diving trip. It's very stunning, though overrun with tourists, including myself. Last year I made the mistake of coming on a day where is was 20 degrees and windy, making for a not so good experience. It was OK last year, but I always wanted to come back on a much nicer day.
Today, it was 25 degrees, and not windy, apart from a pleasant sea breeze. We also went to a spot further along than Paradise Island which was nice. Last year so many people were walking past and around, making it less relaxing.
I did a bit of snorkeling, which was OK, but not tonnes of fish. Maybe I've been snorkeling too much and my expectations were a bit high. Still good though. I had a nice walk around, and a bit of time lazying on the beach. We were only there an hour as it was part of a snorkeling trip, and was very much enjoyed.
Probably won't be back again, as I'm off to Sharm El Sheikh next year, but if I was, I may go to Orange Bay-part of the same Island, but even more quieter. Very much worth a visit though.
Written February 7, 2020
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CorinaNitu
Bucharest, Romania271 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Couples
Wonderful island with large beach and turqoaise clean water.
Giftung island are surely the perfect place to relax, swimming, spend quality time in vacation and best memories & photos.
The entrance on Paradise beach from Giftun island in February 2021: 5 €uro / person.
The prices from a beach bar are normaly (not economic, not expensive).
We have a best memories from this beautiful place. I highly recommended! 👍🏻👍🏻
Written February 23, 2021
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Fairycakes
Bristol77 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
We went on a boat trip to Orange Bay with snorkeling. Whilst the snorkeling was fun and we did see some beautiful fish the coral reef is bleached and dead. I can only imagine what it was once like and it's very sad to see it like this.

Orange bay is supposed to be a paradise Island. It really isn't. There must have been 15 boats at least bringing people to the bay. You get herded to marked off areas and the guaranteed sun loungers are set out in rows of two with an isle in the middle and are more like bean bags on the floor. The sea is nice but not really any different from the beach at our hotel. If you want a picture on the swing you will need to queue for ages, we didn't bother.

Drinks are very expensive and there was one waiter for our section so the service was slow. 2hrs here was ample.

Written August 23, 2022
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koolman3
Leeds, UK2,001 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Crystal-clear water and good views. Basically you get taken to this island as part of an excursion. You get a designated area to sit and then you can walk around or swim in the clear shallow water. There is a photo-genic swing but there are long queues for this. There is food available but we did not try it. There are toilet facilities available. There is a wooden structure which you can go to the top and get a good view.
Apart from the crystal-clear water there is not much of an attraction. Still you can laze around for an hour or two.
Written November 28, 2021
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Sharif
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The island is beautiful and very close from Hurghada.

Just quick tip, pay attention to what you book. There are tours that include launch, snorkel and other activities. Those tours will take you to the Island for a very quick and short visit (only one hour).
There are other boats that take you exclusively to the island so you can spend the entire day there. This is more attractive (at least to me).
I think those boats go out from the Marina.
Written March 5, 2020
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Rafael_Camacho
Sao Paulo, SP301 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
Orange Bay is a very paradisiac beach, beatiful water, so many colors of blue.
When you get there, there is lots of tents for the tourists, but by the time we were there (around 1PM) there werent many peopple around, which made the visit very pleasant.
But I suppose (by the number of tents available) it can get crowded.
Anyways it is a must see in Urghada, so much more beautiful than Urghada beaches (which are beautiful). It took around 1 hour by boat to get there.
Written April 30, 2022
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Maurizio3030
Cairo, Egypt1,544 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Couples
We took a boat from our hotel. The trip was amazing as we saw a school of dolphins. The snorkeling off of paradise island was amazing. Moray Eels, and some many tropical fish. Clear blue water that are warm and teeming with fish. It was so nice.
Written November 12, 2020
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Lesley N
Jaipur, India47 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
Be aware it can be very cold on the boat and at the island. No swimming or snorkelling this trip as windy and freezing. Good boat ride and lunch. 40 euros no more. Orange bay looked more sheltered. All islands are all just sand and gravel. No vegetation. Beautiful water tho.
Written January 11, 2020
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