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“Mass tourism in a beautiful setting”
Review of Giftun Islands

Giftun Islands
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Full-Day Snorkeling Trip to Giftun Island from Hurghada
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Full-Day Snorkeling Trip at Giftun Island from Hurghada
Ranked #3 of 20 Nature & Parks in Hurghada
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Enjoy Giftun Island Tours in Hurghada, Snorkeling tours into the charming beauty of the underwater world in the Red Sea, Have a chance to try one of our variety of Hurghada tours and snorkeling in different spots in Hurghada like Giftun island and amuse yourself with the colorful corals and many different water activities, enjoy amazing day trip to Giftun Island by boat, enjoy Swimming, Snorkeling to discover the coral reefs at the Red Sea, Diving available as well, or relaxing on the beach under the sun.
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Mass tourism in a beautiful setting”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

We stopped at the Giftun Island as part of our snorkeling trip. Although the water around the island is beautiful and clear the snorkeling itself is nothing special especially if you have already experience in snorkeling and/ or diving. Furthermore, this island is frequently visited by every travel agency around Hurghada so it will be crowded and completely overrun with other tourist groups (which will bring trash and noise to those surroundings). Additionally, I can confirm other reviews that you will not find any shaded areas so be prepared with sunscreen/ umbrella. Furthermore, bring some additional water because purchasing some might be either expensive or not possible at all.

Most of time this stop will be included in your snorkeling trip anyway, so if you don't mind this mass tourism and the feeling of being in an over-crowded swimming-pool you might enjoy the stay.
Otherwise, I would not recommend planning a trip solely to visit Giftun Island.

Visited July 2013
Thank Vladimir S
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Edmond, Oklahoma, Usa
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2013

We had a snorkeling cruise to this island. It was beautiful. My kids loved it, saw many fish in the coral area. Perfect day!

Visited June 2013
Thank Tina W
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County Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Really great majestic sea”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

You have to visit giftun if you are in red sea
You will do snorkelling and diving and you gonna have a fantastic time with views underwater

Visited June 2013
Thank Radwa K
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Fleet, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2013

We stopped here as part of a snorkel trip. Which in itself was great. We stopped here for 1.5hrs at around 2pm. Not the best idea on the planet. You have to transfer from your boat to another boat (that can shore) to the public beach. The beach is clean but there is NO SHADE! Absolutely NON! When you moor up, you get to see the nicely shaded areas and beach bit, but you get escorted to the Public (free beach) which has no shaded areas. The public loos are the other side of the beach (so a wee treck) Snorkelling off this beach is nothing like the previous snorkelling areas and the beach is quite busy. Overall disappointed and burnt! Don't forget your umbrella and suncream.... you WILL need it

Visited June 2013
1 Thank Clare R
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Alexandria, Al Iskandariyah, Egypt
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“it was nice ;D”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

it was really nice the beach there was really good we had 3 stops one on the main island the the others in the middle of the sea ... it was really good not alot of fish to see but it was good

Visited June 2013
Thank Mirette H
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