Sharm El Sheikh which gave the Red Sea an international reputation as one of the world’s most extraordinary diving destinations in the Red Sea, Egypt.
Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt Holidays
Sharm-El-Sheikh, popularly only “Sharm”, is located at the southern tip of Sinai Peninsula, Egypt. It is situated on a narrow coastal strip between the Red Sea and Mount Sinai where the Reef meets the mountains and Desert compliments the Red Sea.
Sharm-El-Sheikh enjoys year round dry and bracing climate; the average temperature ranges from 80˚F high to 69˚F low. Due to its enchanting landscape, temperate climate and stretches of long natural beaches along the clear, calm water, Sharm-El-Sheikh has become a very popular tourist destination. The 250 different coral reefs and 1000 species of fish among other marine life are unmatched anywhere in the world and they offer a thrilling and challenging time to divers. Various watersports, particularly recreational scuba diving and snorkeling available here are considered to be among the best in the world.
Sharm-El-Sheikh, is easily approached from the Sharm-El-Sheikh International Airport, has become one of the most famous, yet expensive tourist destinations. There are many tourist attractions here.
Na?ama Bay is the most popular resort in Sharm-El-Sheikh and offers numerous activities, live entertainment, restaurants, caf?s, bars, dive shops, casinos, shopping, underwater photography and other attractions. From here make a visit to the Sinai Desert and enjoy excellent Bedouin cuisine.
Om El Seed Hill has a spectacular beach with sea reefs ideal for relaxing and swimming.
Ras Mohammed, located south of Sharm-El-Sheikh, is an underwater National park. Experienced divers find delight in the amazing reefs. The Red Sea offers opportunities for snorkeling and if you don’t snorkel or dive, take a tour in a glass-bottomed boat to get a glimpse of the Red Sea coral reefs & marine life. There are beautiful reefs in Shark’s Bay and Ras Um Sid, located next to the lighthouse and the beach here attracts a lot of crowd. A visit to the Aqualand waterpark, built as a replica of the famous Abu Simble Temple with pharonic statues, is an experience you must not miss.
From the resort, approximately a 3-hour drive away, is Mt. Saint Catherine Monastery built in 542 AD. You must visit Mt. Moses, ?Moses? Well? and the burning bush. You can book a full-day excursion of 157 km drive to discover the awe-inspiring Colored Canyons.
Nightlife here is quite attractive with numerous bars, restaurants, nightclubs and discos that remain open year-round. If you love shopping, Sharm-El-Sheikh mall offers both local and foreign products. The Bedouin Market or ?Souk” offers handmade items including garments, jewelry, embroidered bags, camel leather shoes and pottery. Most tourists pay 5-10 inflated prices; however, Old Market can be cheaper, if you bargain.
The resort is dotted with many small and 5-star hotels. The well known Hilton Sharks Bay Resort is only a 10 minutes drive from Sharm-El-Sheikh Airport. It provides excellent air-conditioned well appointed accommodation and in-house facilities such as poolside bar, swimming pool, fitness centre, playground and games centre, hair salon, concierge assistance, valet laundry service, and onsite shopping. Separate children’s pool and childcare centre are provided to take care of the children. Since it is set on a private beach in Sharks Bay, guests can enjoy snorkeling, scuba diving and an Arabian experience in the Bedouin tent with shisha pipes, Oriental tea and authentic cuisines. All the surrounding excursion sites are easily accessible from here and the friendly hotel staff willingly makes all necessary arrangements for the excursions.