Ain Sukhna can be translated as "hot spring" and the name originates from sulfur springs in Gebal Ataqa, a nearby Eastern Desert mountain.
The closest form of paradise from Cairo, Ain Sukhna offers the pleasure of the red sea along with the convenience of being 120 km only away from Cairo. Ain Sukhna is like the infant red sea destination with the natural beauty of the sea along with the quietness and peacefulness of an undiscovered paradise.
Whether you are after a quick diving experience, the relaxing red sea water, the tanning Egyptian sun, or just a quick getaway that adds to your city break itinerary, Ain Sukhna is an easy choice.
Ain Sukhna currently has over 10 hotels and 15 resorts and compounds, nightlife of bars and clubs, restaurants and cafeterias, golf courses, water sports at the hotels, safaris, as well as different interesting activities and games.
Ain Sukhna offers you not only the amazing Red Sea beach; it also holds one of the oldest and largest monasteries in Egypt. The Monastery of Saint Anthony located in Eastern desert, some 50km from the Red Sea. Also another interesting monastery that should be visited is StPaul's Monastery located in the Eastern desert, a little way off the main road linking Hurghada to Suez. The monastery was built to celebrate the life of St Paul of Thebes, not be confused with St Paul the Apostle, who at age sixteen was Egypt’s youngest known hermit. There are four churches on the site including the cave church of St Paul at its center. It is there that St Paul’s remains are kept.