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Sharm El Sheikh

Travel Guide
Sharm El Sheikh

Excellent diving, long beaches, a fabulous climate and an intriguing ancient history are the things that make Sharm El Sheikh an enticing option for so many holidaymakers.

The Red Sea around Sharm El Sheikh has a well-deserved reputation as one of the snorkelling and scuba hotspots of the world. The colourful and diverse sea life and reefs along Sharm’s 60 kilometres of coastline endlessly impress. Come here and learn to dive, or just let loose if you're a more experienced diver. People who don’t fancy getting in among the fish will appreciate the clear waters as they admire the sea from the white sand beach.

The Old Market in Sharm El Sheikh is a good place to pick up some local trinkets and souvenirs. This bazaar is crammed full of stalls selling glass, pottery and leather and has a wonderfully local feel to it. Don’t forget to barter though - it’s part of the fun. You can sample traditional local food at the Old Market, too, try the Egyptian soup molokhia, or koshary for an authentic taste of this part of Egypt.

After a day of sunbathing, snorkelling and shopping, the enormous nightlife of the town along a classic tourist strip of Na’ama Bay with its lively bars and nightclubs is tempting for some. Alternatively, make your way out to the waterfront for a lower-key evening with the gently lapping waves as your soundtrack instead. Many of the hotels in Sharm El Sheikh are packed with facilities, restaurants and entertainment of their own, so you won't have to go far at all if you don’t want to.

A holiday to Egypt wouldn’t be complete without visiting some of its most illustrious and celebrated sights in Cairo. The Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx and the Egyptian Museum are all found here. There are plenty of tour operators running excursions to the pyramids, taking care of the driving for you, although this involves a six to seven hour journey and you should bear this in mind when planning your holiday. You don't want to miss these sights.

For something extra special, visit Luxor by air for the day to visit the Valley of the Kings.

Where to stay in Sharm El Sheikh

Savoy Sharm
Savoy Sharm
5 out of 5
Soho Square, Sharm el Sheikh, South Sinai Governorate
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs6,091 per night from 23 Aug to 23 Aug
Located in Sharm El Sheikh, this beachfront hotel is connected to a shopping centre and within a 10-minute walk of SOHO Square and Shark's Bay. Shark's Bay Beach ...
4.1/5Very Good! (199 reviews)
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Reviewed on 1 May 2021

Savoy Sharm
SUNRISE Arabian Beach Resort - Grand Select
SUNRISE Arabian Beach Resort - Grand Select
5 out of 5
Sharks Bay, entrance of Convention Cntr, 86 - Pyramisa road, Sharm el Sheikh, South Sinai Governorate
The price is Rs10,259 per night from 2 Aug to 2 Aug
Nestled on the beach, this Sharm El Sheikh resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Shark's Bay, SOHO Square and Shark's Bay Beach. Shark Bay and Sharm El Sheikh Golf ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (715 reviews)
"Beautiful property with lots of variety. They had bith6 kid friendly pools and Adult Pools. The food was excellent along with the friendly service"

Reviewed on 8 Jul 2021

SUNRISE Arabian Beach Resort - Grand Select
SUNRISE Montemare Resort -Grand Select-
SUNRISE Montemare Resort -Grand Select-
5 out of 5
El Fanar Street, Hadebt Om El Sed, Sharm el Sheikh, South Sinai Governorate
The price is Rs9,006 per night from 29 Jul to 29 Jul
Nestled on the beach, this El Hadaba hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Hadaba Beach, Sharm Old Town and Naama Bay. Naama Bay Beach and Hollywood Sharm El Sheikh ...
4.3/5Excellent! (146 reviews)
"It is one of the best hotels ever"

Reviewed on 8 Jul 2021

SUNRISE Montemare Resort -Grand Select-
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Sea front Chalet- Romance
Sea front Chalet- Romance
2.5 out of 5
Romance Resort, El Sokhna Hurghada Road, Chalet b10, Ataqah
The price is Rs6,697 per night from 28 Jul to 28 Jul
Located in Ataqah, this beachfront holiday home is in the historical district, 11.6 mi (18.6 km) from Dome Marina, and 11.6 mi (18.6 km) from Porto Sokhna ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
"It's really a good place to relax with the sea view right in front of you. The communication with the owner was excellent. Lovely experience overall."

Reviewed on 20 Sep 2019

Sea front Chalet- Romance
Mr. Soof - By TLV2GO
Mr. Soof - By TLV2GO
The price is Rs23,203 per night from 4 Aug to 4 Aug
Situated in Eilat, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Eilat Museum and Art Gallery, Musical Fountain Eilat and Mall Hayam. Papaya Beach and ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (5 reviews)
Un super séjour
"Nous avons passé 4 jours en famille dans cet établissent. Décoration moderne dans appartements, mobilier et terrasse formidable. Nous avions choisi l’appartement avec une grande terrasse sans regret. Vue formidable ! L’appartement est certes un peu petit mais c’est compensé largement par la terrasse ..."

Reviewed on 30 Mar 2021

Mr. Soof - By TLV2GO
La Villa Eilat
La Villa Eilat
Mishol Habushim 1, Eilat
The price is Rs53,447 per night from 25 Jul to 25 Jul
Situated near the beach, this villa is within 2 miles (3 km) of Papaya Beach, Mall Hayam and Eilat Museum and Art Gallery. Musical Fountain Eilat and Green Beach ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (32 reviews)
A gem in the desert
"Amazing place. Better than most exclusive places in Eilat"

Reviewed on 7 May 2019

La Villa Eilat
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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