Make the most of the hot sunshine and Red Sea waters on this day trip to the island of Mahmya. Just a 45-minute boat ride away, this untouched gem is a desert island dream of talcum powder sands, thatched sunshades and very little else. What’s more, its waters are home to some of the area’s most spectacular coral reefs. First, relax on deck as your cruise boat slices through the turquoise seas. Catch the rays, watch for dolphins and just bask in your beautiful surroundings - it’s pure bliss. Then it’s time for some snorkelling at one of Mahmya’s reefs, with a guide pointing out all the best places. Next tuck into a buffet lunch on deck before enjoying two hours’ free on Mahmya’s beach, soaking up the sun or swimming and snorkelling some more. Then it’s back on the boat again for your relaxing ride back. It’s the ultimate unwinding day.
• You need to take a copy of your passport with you