Facts About Giftun Island
The Giftun Island is a part of a wider archipelago, including three islands. Abu Monqar , El Giftun El Kabeer, and El Giftun El Sagheer.
Highlight on the top 6 facts about Giftun in Hurghada:
- There are two Islands, one in the west Big Gifrun and the other one in the Eastside Small Giftun
- The water of the Island Red Sea here is teeming with aquatic life, colorful fish, and beautiful corals, all ready for you to explore.
- For those who aren’t scuba diving fans, the easily reached coral reefs in the area surrounding the island beach are an extraordinary touch of the Red Sea’s beauty.
- Known for its rare coral reefs, colorful fish, and extraordinary birds.
- It combines over 196 kinds of solid coral reefs, which show about 80% of the biodiversity of the coral reefs in the Red Sea.
- In addition, over 800 species of coral reef fish.
-Where is Giftun Island’s location?
- The Island is 45 minutes sailing or about 11 km from the east side of Hurghada beach. It is the most famous island in the Red Sea.
-What’s Makes Giftun Island Unique?
- The Island is the best-beloved Area in terms of snorkeling and diving activities.
- It’s the only island among the 39 islands authorized to carry out marine activities on its beach.
- The Island Excellent snorkeling spot for hard and soft coral. Snorkeling among Napoleon wrasse, and parrotfishes.
- The Giftun beaches are the best. Therefore, it’s the most attractive for tours and activities from Hurghada, offering snorkeling, diving, and sunbathing.
- Close to the shore, the coral reef snorkeling is magnificent. In the sea, the reefs boast impressive underwater caves.
- The plateau is a coral garden. with its colors, we can call it a national unique park.
Waether on Giftun Island?
- The Island is rarely has a strong current. it’s may happen in the wintertime for just one or two days it’s highly recommended to snorkel close to the beach at these times. However, most of the year times are perfect for snorkeling and diving
What kind Of fish you can watch on your snorkeling trip to the Island?
Turtles hover over the coral forest at the Island, as well as napoleon wrasse. The Island is also the spot of moray eels cruising the wall.
How to go to Giftun Island?
Reach The Island By Boat Tour private or share, you can easily book a boat trip to discover the island.
Are orange bay- Paradise- Mahmya deferent then Giftun Island?
All of these beaches are in the same area, so when you book a trip to Orange -Paradies or Mahmya you are going to the main area Giftun.
Until What time you can stay on the Island?
- Stay there at any time between 09.00 till 16.00
Shall I book the island tour from Hurghada only?
Meanwhile, You may book the trip from the following destinations: Safaga, Soma Bay, Makadi Bay, Sahl Hasheesh, and El Gouna