Egypt may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19.

Find out moreOpens in new tab or window

Sharm El SheikhEgypt

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, South Sinai Governorate, Egypt

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 Hadaba Beach while you're in town.

El Hadaba

Top hotels in Sharm El Sheikh

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Baron Resort Sharm El Sheikh
Baron Resort Sharm El Sheikh
5 out of 5
Ras Nosrani Bay, Sharm el Sheikh, South Sinai Governorate
The price is Rs4,574 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Sharm El Sheikh hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Shark's Bay and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from SOHO Square. Montazah Beach and Jackson Reef are ...

4.2/5Very Good! (19 reviews)

"More than a 5 stars, hight quality services, personal advices from the manager Mostafa Gamal, meals and drinks make you feell healty. Very i had the best trip ever. Virginie le cavalier"…"

Reviewed on 26 Mar 2020

Baron Resort Sharm El Sheikh
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
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs5,884 per night

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. Montazah Beach and Sharm El Sheikh ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (672 reviews)

"I enjoyed my stay Small things need to be reviewed."…"

Reviewed on 21 Jul 2020

SUNRISE Arabian Beach Resort - Grand Select
Hyatt Regency Sharm El Sheikh
Hyatt Regency Sharm El Sheikh
5 out of 5
The Gardens Bay, Sharm el Sheikh, South Sinai Governorate

Nestled on the beach, this Sharm El Sheikh hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Naama Bay, Shark's Bay and Naama Bay Beach. Hollywood Sharm El Sheikh and Domina Coral ...

4.3/5Excellent! (191 reviews)

"It’s amazing hotel, fantastic view, excellent atmosphere, one of the best hotel ever, I just feel in love with everything."…"

Reviewed on 6 Mar 2020

Hyatt Regency Sharm El Sheikh

Popular places to visit in Sharm El Sheikh

Naama Bay
Image for Naama Bay

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
Image for Nabq Bay

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
Image for Shark's Bay

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

4.4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
9
5 - Excellent 52.94117647058823%
4 - Good
5
4 - Good 29.41176470588235%
3 - Okay
3
3 - Okay 17.647058823529413%
2 - Disappointing
0
2 - Disappointing 0%
1 - Terrible
0
1 - Terrible 0%

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.

Cities near Sharm El Sheikh