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Sharm El Sheikh Holidays 2016

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Sunshine and Style in Sharm El Sheikh

Considered one of the premier diving locations in the whole world, as well as functioning as an idyllic escape for those in search of resort indulgence, Sharm El Sheikh holidays will expose you to far more than just the sun, sand and sea. Whether you delve into the depths of the Red Sea or not, you’ll still find countless things to do in and around Sharm, from venturing into the surrounding deserts to dining on the delectable cuisine of Egypt amid wonderful eateries.

Action, adventure and discovery are the primary themes for those descending on Sharm, perfectly-suited to those in search of action and adventure, though culture vultures will also find themselves mesmerised by the authentic way of life which is also accessible for those on their holidays to Sharm El Sheikh. Relaxation is also the name of the game, enjoyed within the spas and pampering facilities of the countless hotels and resorts that populate the area, ensuring style and sophistication sits alongside rejuvenation and exploration.

Discovery in the Red Sea

The magical underwater adventure scene is one of the primary draws of Sharm El Sheikh, with the diving and snorkelling amid the Red Sea considered among the best sites in the world for such activities, allowing you to get up close to a variety of colourful and intriguing species. Countless diving schools will allow visitors to learn the skills required to head out on a scuba diving trip or two, while those already experienced will find their Sharm El Sheikh holidays punctuated by immense dive opportunities.

Rays, turtles, sharks and shipwrecks are among the most sought-after sights beneath the waves, while those who prefer to snorkel will also find themselves spotting remarkable species of the Red Sea. Other nearby resorts such as bustling Hurghada and the more tranquil El Gouna are alternatives if the water sports scene in Sharm is a little crowded and it is tranquillity in the water that you’re after. Beyond the snorkelling and diving, you can also enjoy windsurfing, parasailing and water-skiing across the coastal scene of the Red Sea.

Relaxing and Exploring

If you need a break from the action, adventure and exploration during your holidays in Sharm El Sheikh, you won’t have to look far to embrace rejuvenation given the range of comforting and luxurious avenues you can venture down around the resort. The infrastructure is second to none, allowing you to base yourself amid style and luxury in a range of all inclusive, resort hotels, many boasting wonderful spa facilities where you can sooth your aching muscles or creaking joints. If the spa treatments aren’t enough, you can laze by a cooling pool or wine and dine at a number of top restaurants as the sun sets on another laid-back day in Sharm. The soft sand can also help in this respect, perfect if you’ve brought some good books along and want to catch up on your tan and beauty sleep in the sunshine.

If you fancy delving into the identity of Egypt during your holidays to Sharm El Sheikh, you’ll find ample opportunity to do so. Within the resort’s Old Town area you’ll discover an authentic market, allowing visitors to discover the traditional routine of everyday life for the locals, removing yourself from the typical ‘resort bubble’. Heading into the desert will also allow a greater impression of the surrounding area, accessed by camel trek or 4X4, these remarkable landscapes are best enjoyed in the incredible Mohammed National Park. Those that fancy taking some daytrips to other fascinating destinations in Egypt will have a number of tantalising options, from the peace and tranquillity of beautiful Makadi Bay, to the history, culture and ancient fascination that defines the incredible city of Luxor.

Important Information

Travel Information
Language: Arabic (French and English widely spoken)
Currency: Egyptian Pound (EGP)
Local time: GMT/BST +2 hours
Local airport: Sharm El Sheikh
Flight time: 5 hours 45 minutes

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Scuba Diving

With world-famous diving locations and spectacular marine life, holidays to Sharm El Sheikh are ideal for both beginners and advanced scuba divers. Tuition and classes are available on a group and one on one basis and visitors will enjoy diving into the turquoise waters to swim with the multi-coloured fish beneath.

Water Sports

From jet skiing to banana boats, Sharm El Sheikh will keep every kind of thrill seeker occupied. The Red Sea is such a huge part of the region’s atmosphere and many events are based around the water. Suitable for all ages, activities are easily booked through local tour guide offices and dive schools.

Quiet Spots

For visitors seeking a relaxed holiday in Sharm El Sheikh, there are many quiet spots nearby. Beautiful Shark's Bay, located four kilometres outside the town, offers a chance to get away from it all and for golf fans the Jolie Ville Championship course near the beach is a great way to spend a sunny afternoon.


With some beautiful beaches, Sharm El Sheikh is a sun worshipper’s paradise. Soak up some rays while crystal-clear waters lap at your feet, or enjoy a cocktail delivered to your beach lounger. Situated at the end of the Sinai Peninsula, the beaches benefit from year-round sunshine.