Egypt, as they say in Arabic, is the land of everything and its polar opposite. On the one hand, God forbid anybody comfortably wear a bikini in such a conservative country; on the other hand, have you ever tried going to a private beach resort wearing a burkini? While there’s no legal restriction about what you can/can’t wear while swimming – so long as you’re not wearing cotton in the water, for hygiene purposes – there’s a big difference between what you’re allowed to wear and what you can feel comfortable wearing. So, beyond the beaches of Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh, where can you comfortably wear your burkini so you can enjoy your vacation without being ogled?
Ain Sokhna via Ctrips
Every Cairene’s quick escape, Ain Sokhna is only 2 hours away from Cairo – less, depending on what type of driver you are – and boasts some stunning resorts off the Red Sea coast. Grab your burkini and get your swim on at Movenpick Resort, Palmera Beach Resort, and Red Carpet Resort.
Elsewhere along the coast of the Red Sea, Hurghada is bucket list material for anyone who likes to dive deep and explore the incredible world under the sea. Head to Al Mashrabiya Hotel, Bel Air Azur Resort, Continental Resort, and Grand Plaza Hotel and Resort.
Makadi Bay via Cluburlaub
Amid the tranquility of the palm trees and clear blue sea are Iberotel Makadi Beach, Iberotel Makadi Club Oasis and Family Resort, Jaz Makadi Golf Resort, and Sunrise Select Royal Makadi Resort where you can enjoy a comfortable swim in your burkini.
El Gounavia Maxi zajezdy
While Gouna doesn’t top the charts for being the most conservative-friendly community, there are plenty of stunning resorts like Panorama Bungalows Gouna, Mövenpick Resort, and Steigenberger ALDAU Beach Hotel where you can comfortably enjoy this little slice of Red Sea heaven.
Soma Bay via ATT Holydays
Sheraton Soma Bay Resort Between exploring the corals and learning how to kite surf, you can rest at and get the best relaxation time.
Sahl Hasheeshvia booking
With beach town vibes similar to that of Hurghada and Gouna, Hotel Old Palace Resort, Premier Romance Boutique Hotel, Tropitel Sahl Hasheesh, and Baron Palace are your go-to burkini beaches.
Sharm El Sheikhvia Ivona
An old family favourite, Sharm el Sheikh boasts plenty of hotels where you can get your burkini on, like Cleopatra Luxury Resort, Helnan Marina Sharm Hotel, Hyatt Regency Sharm El Sheikh, Iberotel Grand Sharm, and Queen Sharm Resort,.
Though we gathered all this information through various people’s personal experiences, we still recommend you call and check before you head over so you don’t end up with any surprises to ruin your vacation.