With world-famous diving 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.
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.
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.
Uncover the mysteries of Egypt with once in a lifetime day trips from Sharm El Sheikh. Explore the ancient pyramids in nearby Cairo or take to the waters of the Nile. The resort is also ideally located next to the Sinai desert, perfect for thrilling jeep safaris.
The popular glass-bottomed boat trips offer a fascinating insight into the wonders of the area's marine life. From intricate coral to tropical fish, the boat trip allows you to see it all, and from the comfort of your own seat. Trips leave daily and are easily bookable through your hotel.
The resort is a shopper’s paradise with everything from designer outlets to traditional shops. Head to the local bazaars and markets to haggle for a bargain; local goods include rugs, jewellery and leather textiles. For a truly authentic experience, Dahab, to the north, is bursting with stalls and has a laid-back atmosphere.
The resort and surrounding area is perfect for those wanting to explore Egypt’s culture and heritage. Aside from the jaw-dropping Pyramids, St. Catherine’s Greek Orthodox Monastery at the foot of Mount Sinai is well worth a visit during a holiday in Sharm El Sheikh, as is Old Sharm in the centre.
With pristine beaches and safe shallow waters, Sharm El Sheikh family holidays are perfect for all ages. The warm, calm Red Sea is ideal for little ones and parents can relax while children play in designated beachside play areas. The beaches are well maintained and clean and many beach activities can be arranged for children.
Many Sharm El Sheikh hotels offer great all-inclusive family packages, making holidays to this Egyptian paradise completely hassle free. Many of the area's hotels have children’s pools as well as play areas and designated kids' clubs. There are also babysitting services available and family sections in hotel restaurants. A great hotel to check out is the Hilton Sharm Waterfalls, a luxury hotel with an abundance of activities, vast restaurant choices and numerous pools and other facilities that the whole family will love.
Things to Do
With group dive packages available and fun-filled excursions for all the family, holidays in Sharm El Sheikh are perfect for all ages. For those not old enough to dive, glass-bottomed boats provide a fun and safe alternative. Many day trips can be tailor-made to suit different ages including Nile and Cairo tours.
There are plenty of family friendly hotels available within Sharm El Sheikh, not many better than the Rehana Resort found at the beautiful Nabq Bay. With plenty of amenities and facilities on hand, it's sure to make a relaxing and entertaining stay for your family holiday.
Attractions for Couples
Sharm El Sheikh couples holidays are full of sun-soaked days and warm, balmy nights. The area’s secluded beaches and spectacular sunsets make the region extra special for honeymooners. With outstanding scenery and great opportunities to star gaze, Sharm El Sheikh is one of the most romantic places on earth.
Sharm El Sheikh’s hotels are famous for being the utmost in luxury and decadence. Couples will enjoy fantastic double rooms, many of which have private balconies with outstanding views. Hotel staff can help make trips extra special by organising couples' massages, private dining and tailor-made pyramid excursions.
With fine restaurants, which serve everything from local delicacies to European and Asian fare, couples can enjoy intimate meals that will suit every taste. The market in Old Sharm is also a great place for a romantic stroll and sells everything from hot drinks to fresh fruit.
Na’ama Bay’s thriving nightlife scene is perfect for couples or newlyweds to dance the night away in style. Alternatively climb aboard the Pacha party boat or visit the ever-popular Hard Rock Café. There are also casinos, pubs as well as intimate music clubs, where you’ll be serenaded by traditional Egyptian music.