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Sharm El Sheikh
Travel Guide

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

Top hotels in Sharm El Sheikh

Rixos Premium Seagate Sharm El Sheikh
Rixos Premium Seagate Sharm El Sheikh
5 out of 5
Nabq bay, Sharm el Sheikh, South Sinai Governorate
The price is Rs18,637 per night from 7 Mar to 8 Mar

Nestled on the beach, this Sharm El Sheikh hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Nabq Bay, Rehana Beach and Jackson Reef. Shark's Bay and Montazah Beach are also within ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (113 reviews)
Great and Perfect

"Overall are nice"…"

Reviewed on 19 Aug 2020

Rixos Premium Seagate Sharm El Sheikh
Savoy Sharm
Savoy Sharm
5 out of 5
Soho Square, Sharm el Sheikh, South Sinai Governorate
The price is Rs6,599 per night from 1 Apr to 2 Apr

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! (193 reviews)
Good but relatively very expansive

"nice experience a little bit expansive compared to another hotel in Savoy group called Seirra, and if you are Egyptian better to reserve directly with the hotel its almost half the price!!"…"

Reviewed on 23 Jan 2020

Savoy Sharm
Baron Palms Resort Sharm El Sheikh ( Adults Only)
Baron Palms Resort Sharm El Sheikh ( Adults Only)
5 out of 5
Ras Nasrani, South Sinai, Sharm el Sheikh, South Sinai Governorate
The price is Rs6,890 per night from 3 Mar to 4 Mar

Situated in Sharm El Sheikh, this all-inclusive resort is within 3 miles (5 km) of Shark's Bay, Montazah Beach and Jackson Reef. Nabq Bay and Rehana Beach are ...

4.2/5Very Good! (204 reviews)

"I had a really pleasant stay for work and then extended my stay because I did like the place and the energy there. I have had few incidents happening but, I wouldn't complain. As all of them were handled and taken care of accordingly. I would like highlight the outstanding hospitality and the great ..."…"

Reviewed on 12 Feb 2021

Baron Palms Resort Sharm El Sheikh ( Adults Only)
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.

Top Holiday Rentals in Sharm El Sheikh

Studio in Sharm El Sheikh Resort, With Wonderful sea View, Shared Pool, Enclosed Garden - 200 m From the Beach
Studio in Sharm El Sheikh Resort, With Wonderful sea View, Shared Pool, Enclosed Garden - 200 m From the Beach
3 out of 5
Domina Coral Bay Oasi, Sharm el Sheikh, South Sinai Governorate
The price is Rs34,331 per night from 5 Mar to 6 Mar

Situated in Sharm El Sheikh, this golf apartment building is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Shark's Bay and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Naama Bay. Hollywood Sharm El Sheikh and ...

Studio in Sharm El Sheikh Resort, With Wonderful sea View, Shared Pool, Enclosed Garden - 200 m From the Beach
Carlton Luxury Resort
Carlton Luxury Resort
4 out of 5
Ritz Carlton Avenue - Um El Sid Hadaba, Sharm el Sheikh, South Sinai Governorate
The price is Rs18,791 per night from 6 Mar to 7 Mar

This family-friendly Sharm El Sheikh apartment building is located by the sea, within 3 mi (5 km) of Hadaba Beach, Naama Bay and Sharm Old Town. Terrazzina Beach ...

Carlton Luxury Resort
Amazing 4 Bedroom Villa
Amazing 4 Bedroom Villa
3 out of 5
1 Ritz Carlton Avenue, Hadaba Um El Sid, Sharm el Sheikh, South Sinai Governorate
The price is Rs44,715 per night from 3 Mar to 4 Mar

Nestled on the beach, this El Hadaba villa is within 3 mi (5 km) of Hadaba Beach, Naama Bay and Sharm Old Town. Terrazzina Beach and Sharm Old Market are also ...

Amazing 4 Bedroom Villa
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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Reviews of Sharm El Sheikh

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Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

25 Mar 2020

Sharm is very good for Diving, it’s fairly quiet and i felt safe, it’s clean, easy to get around, close to the airport.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

4 Jan 2020

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

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

29 Jul 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

11 May 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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