Weather Averages for Hurghada in March
Averages for Hurghada in March
Known as the ‘Venice of Egypt’, Hurghada, Egypt’s second largest city, draws crowds of tourists each year due its prime Red Sea coastal location, sunny weather, and clear warm waters.
March temperatures in Hurghada are warm and pleasant, ranging from 14 to 24 degrees celsius. The area’s subtropical desert climate ensures rainfall is low - just 1mm over 1 day on average during the month.
You can expect to enjoy 9 hours of sunshine a day, and the sea water temperature meanwhile is an inviting 21 degrees.
Dates for the diary
The Egypt Yoga Festival takes place in March, and is celebrated throughout Hurghada. During the first week of the month, yoga experts from around the world, most notably Britain and India, descend on Hurghada to provide breathing, posture and meditation lessons to beginners and experts alike. The annual event is held in various Hurghada hotels, so convenient accommodation is usually not a problem - just be sure to book well in advance.
Things to do
If you want to get out and about for a bit exploring, head over to Mahmaya Island. Offering a much quieter atmosphere than the hustle and bustle of Hurghada, this island can be reached by a 30 minute boat trip from the port at the resort. Here you can relax on the sandy beach or take to the waters to dive or snorkel where you’ll see plenty of colourful marine life. There is a small bar-restaurant on the island which serves affordable food and drink throughout the day, although it doesn’t sell any form of alcohol, so make sure you bring your own if you fancy a drink.
Based in Makadi Bay, Diving Ocean is a top diving school suitable for experienced divers and first timers alike. Here you’ll find a wide variety of courses and trips on offer, with everything from beginner courses perfect for children up to advanced courses which will help you earn a career as an instructor. There are various dive sites along Hurghada, each offering a different depth and point of interest, such as reef, island or wreck. If you’d rather snorkel than dive, Diving Ocean also offers several full-day and half-day tours which visit top snorkelling destinations at nearby islands.
Where to eat & drink
Samos is a traditional Greek tavern found in the popular Sheraton Road area of Hurghada. A haven for carnivores, this eatery serves a number of grilled meat dishes, kebabs and flaming platters which are always sure to amaze. If you’re dining with people who aren’t in the mood for hearty meat-based dishes, they can choose from a number of lighter options, including plenty of seafood and vegetarian options, ensuring something for everyone.
Families and couples who want to sample Hurghada’s seafood should spend an evening at Starfish Restaurant. One of the best restaurants in the resort, Starfish Restaurant offers diners a vast array of options, including salads, soups, Red Sea fresh fish, Mediterranean fresh fish, shrimp and calamari. Those dining with little ones will be happy to hear that there is also a varied children’s menu available upon request.
Situated within Dahar, Cacao Bar is a mixture of Italian pub, restaurant and pizzeria which is always a hit with families. Open 24 hours a day, this venue has plenty to keep the children amused, including free WiFi access, dart boards and table football, whilst the adults enjoy the live band which performs each week and major football matches which are shown on a giant screen. The English-speaking staff are very friendly and will go out of their way to make sure you have a brilliant time.
Where to stay
Situated within Sahl Hasheesh, Premier Romance Boutique Hotel overlooks the sea and is the ideal place for families and couples to stay during their holiday in Hurghada. Here you can choose from a selection of superior units, deluxe rooms and royal suites, each of which is spacious and comfortable. Onsite facilities are numerous and include bars, restaurants, swimming pool, private beach, shops, parking and all-inclusive option.
The Grand Makadi is the ideal hotel for couples and families searching for all-inclusive accommodation in Hurghada. Situated on the northern side of Makadi Bay, this hotel provides guests staying on an all-inclusive basis access to an international buffet restaurant, three a la carte restaurants, two snack bars and two bars with table service, as well as access to the eateries at the nearby Makadi Palace Hotel. Additional facilities include swimming pool, kids’ club, playground, mini disco, water sports and activities, WiFi access and shuttle bus.