Sudan Red Sea Resort

Resort in Port Sudan

Friendly, low-key and peaceful are good descriptions of the day-to-day atmosphere that prevails in this compact resort perched only a metre or so from the sea. Don’t get too excited, though: swimming is not that tempting here due to shallow (and sometimes murky) waters. The attached restaurant (mains S£50 to S£80) is a winner. The resort is in a secluded spot about 20km north of Port Sudan.

The 20 bungalows are simply furnished and without frills; the cheaper ones share bathroom facilities (cold water) and don't have air-con. Even if you don't sleep here, it's a great place to spend the day (S£10). Get there by taxi (S£150, 30 minutes).