is a working port with several tourist villages specializing
in diving holidays, a handful of hotels and some excellent
fish restaurants. It is free of pollution and its highly saline
water and black sand dunes have distinguished curative properties.
The unspoiled beaches and stiff breezes make it an ideal venue
for windsurfing. Day trips to Tobia Island or Mons Claudianus
in the Red Sea Mountains can be arranged with local guides.