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From little more than a tiny police station over 65 years ago, this area has grown to be a major sunny vacation destination. 

Enjoy glorious days in Eilat on a warm sandy beach with an occasional dip in water that entices you to stay longer. Israel’s southernmost city averages only six days of rain for an entire year. This desert city seems to induce relaxation with its warm, dry winds that blow across the Sinai Desert.

Although Eilat’s coast is a major attraction, there is also much to do on land. Include a desert eco tour to Timna Park 19 miles (30 kilometers) north of the city for hiking, cliff rappelling, jeep tours and camel rides. This area of biblical importance is linked to King Solomon and Solomon’s Pillars. Look for a rock formation known as The Mushroom.

Go on a photo-gathering expedition at Yotvata Hai-Bar Nature Reserve, 9 miles (15 kilometers) farther north, to see elusive and endangered species such as leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, gazelles and ostriches. West of Timna Park is Red Canyon, featuring a short, child-friendly trail with breathtaking sandstone walls displaying a kaleidoscope of soft, pastel colors. Return to the modern city of Eilat for varied cuisine.

The Red Sea is never far away and provides its own attractions on a backdrop of distant hills in neighboring Jordan. Play with dolphins in their natural habitat at Dolphin Reef or follow underwater trails at Coral Beach Nature Reserve.

View marine life below the surface without getting wet at the Underwater Observatory Marine Park. Wander through Eilat Marina with its elegant yachts and motor vessels, as well as a large variety of stores and restaurants. Be sure to experience lively beaches in the Hotels Zone, where something always seems to be happening. Waterskiing, swimming and even ice-skating are available here.

Fly to Eilat on the Gulf of Aqaba in less than 1 hour from Tel Aviv. Tailor your vacation to enjoy sun, sea and sand. You’ll leave feeling refreshed and fulfilled.

Top hotels in Eilat

Royal Beach Eilat
Royal Beach Eilat
5 out of 5
North Beach, Eilat
The price is £155 per night from 13 Feb to 14 Feb

Nestled on the beach, this Eilat hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Mifrats Beach, Harbor Bridge and Spiral Park. Green Beach and Papaya Beach are also within ...

4.1/5Very Good! (142 reviews)

"The cleaning services was very good, they clean twice a day."…"

Reviewed on 18 Sep 2020

Royal Beach Eilat
Queen of Sheba Eilat Hotel
Queen of Sheba Eilat Hotel
5 out of 5
8 Antib Road, North Shore, Eilat
The price is £113 per night from 14 Feb to 15 Feb

This family-friendly Eilat hotel is located on the boardwalk, just steps away from Mifrats Beach and Harbor Bridge. Green Beach and Spiral Park are also within ...

4.2/5Excellent! (697 reviews)
Great hotel for a great vacation

"Great accommodation Large and clean rooms Excellent service We really enjoyed"…"

Reviewed on 12 Sep 2020

Queen of Sheba Eilat Hotel
Leonardo Club Hotel Eilat - All Inclusive
Leonardo Club Hotel Eilat - All Inclusive
Northern Shore, Eilat
The price is £176 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb

This family-friendly Eilat resort is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Eilat Marina, Ice Mall and Harbor Bridge. Spiral Park and Musical Fountain ...

4/5Very Good! (79 reviews)
Low quality hotel

"The status of the hotel is very old. The only thing that was in good condition in the number is the toilet room and the bed. The room itself is old and dark. The worst thing in the hotel is the food. The food is not of a great quality, not tasty and not made well. In the summer there weren't even ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Sep 2020

Leonardo Club Hotel Eilat - All Inclusive
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 Eilat

Isrotel Riviera Club
Isrotel Riviera Club
3.5 out of 5
North Beach 2, Eilat
The price is £42 per night from 8 Feb to 9 Feb

This family-friendly Eilat apartment building is located near the beach, within a 10-minute walk of Mifrats Beach, Spiral Park and Green Beach. Dolphin Reef ...

4/5Very Good! (337 reviews)
apartment hotel in great location

"The holiday was good and a good hotel for families"…"

Reviewed on 17 Sep 2020

Isrotel Riviera Club
Dayos Unique Suites
Dayos Unique Suites
shahaf 7, Eilat

Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Eilat Museum and Art Gallery and Mall Hayam. Dolphin Reef and Coral Beach Nature Reserve ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (9 reviews)
ozy and clean property with an amazing view

"Had an amazing stay. The property was clean and cozy. It was also walking distance to the water front where shops, restaurants, and several beaches are located. Will be a repeat customer if I ever make it back to Eilat. Thank you!"…"

Reviewed on 13 Mar 2020

Dayos Unique Suites
City Apartments Eilat
City Apartments Eilat
Tzofit Street 6, Eilat
The price is £47 per night from 6 Feb to 7 Feb

Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Eilat Museum and Art Gallery and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Dolphin Reef. Musical Fountain Eilat ...

3.7/5Good! (60 reviews)

"good location great communication"…"

Reviewed on 21 Jul 2020

City Apartments Eilat
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 Eilat


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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

23 Jan 2020

Great to visit out of season, though busy in-season. No direct flights from the UK which is a pain so it takes longer than it should to get there. Close to some beautiful scenery and a day trip to the Dead Sea is a must.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

6 Jan 2020

Timna park is definitely worth a visit.

5/5 - Excellent

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12 Dec 2019

Ckimate, sea sun, paradise

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

29 Apr 2019

I love Eilat

5/5 - Excellent


19 Apr 2019

Fantastic place to explore and snorkel. We spent two days on the reefs at the coral nature reserve and princess beach. Loved it

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

30 Mar 2019

The restaurant staff locally were very pleasant. The whole area around the beaches was very clean and tidy.

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