Sharm El SheikhEgypt

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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

El Hadaba, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
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El Hadaba

4/5Very Good!(6 area reviews)

Travellers come to El Hadaba for its seaside views, and you can see top attractions like Naama Bay and Aqua Blue Water Park while you're in town.

El Hadaba

Top hotels in Sharm El Sheikh

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Jaz Mirabel Resort
Jaz Mirabel Resort
5 out of 5
Nabaq Bay, P.O. Box 377, Sharm el Sheikh, South Sinai Governorate
Rs6,110
per night
Mar 25 - Mar 26

Nestled on the beach, this Sharm El Sheikh resort is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Nabq Bay and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Nabq Protected Area. Shark's Bay and Rehana Beach ...

4.3/5Excellent! (153 reviews)
Highly Reccommended

"Our stary at Maribel Beach was amazing. The staff were so helpful, we originally had a room at the back of the hotel, when we approached reception to change they (shakuk and Peter) organised this the same day. The staff at the buffet hall (Mina and Amr) were great. They brought us drinks immediately ..."…"

Reviewed on 13 May 2019

Jaz Mirabel Resort
Four Seasons Resort Sharm EL Sheikh
Four Seasons Resort Sharm EL Sheikh
5 out of 5
1 Four Seasons Blvd, Sharm el Sheikh, South Sinai Governorate
Rs19,349
per night
Feb 28 - Feb 29

Nestled on the beach, this Sharm El Sheikh hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Shark's Bay and SOHO Square. Montazah Beach and Shark's Bay Beach are also within ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (172 reviews)

"The staff at the Four Seasons was absolutely outstanding. Every staff member went out of their way to ensure that my needs were taken care of and that my stay was a comfortable one. They were tremendous."…"

Reviewed on 25 Nov 2019

Four Seasons Resort Sharm EL Sheikh
Hyatt Regency Sharm El Sheikh
Hyatt Regency Sharm El Sheikh
5 out of 5
The Gardens Bay, Sharm el Sheikh, South Sinai Governorate
Rs5,644
per night
Feb 28 - Feb 29

Situated in Sharm El Sheikh, this luxury hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Naama Bay, Naama Bay Beach and Shark's Bay. Hollywood Sharm El Sheikh and Naama Bay ...

4.3/5Excellent! (186 reviews)

"It was beautiful and the staff were very helpful. It was a pitty the men’s spa facilities were broken when we stayed"…"

Reviewed on 23 Feb 2020

Hyatt Regency Sharm El Sheikh

Popular things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Naama Bay
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Naama Bay

3.5/5(9 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Naama Bay, a popular spot to commune with nature in Sharm El Sheikh. Stroll along the beautiful beaches or experience the entertainment choices in this relaxing area.

Nabq Bay
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Nabq Bay

4/5(2 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Nabq Bay, a popular spot to commune with nature in Sharm El Sheikh. Wander the beautiful beaches in this relaxing area.

Shark's Bay
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Shark's Bay

4/5(8 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Shark's Bay, a popular spot to commune with nature in Sharm El Sheikh. Amble around this relaxing area's beautiful beaches or experience its entertainment choices.

Reviews of Sharm El Sheikh

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Verified traveller

Jan 4, 2020

I would visit sharm during better weather and definitely not the same resort we went to

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Jul 29, 2019

I never was served better in a Hotel than in the Fayrouz before. Very, very friendly staff and a great thank you to Mr. Mohamed Salah of the Fayrouz Resort.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

May 11, 2019

Ive been going to Sharm for the past 7 years, twice a year and will keep going back because its now like my second home. There is never any trouble and its totally safe.

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