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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

Top hotels in 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
The price is £70 per night from 4 Feb to 5 Feb

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! (696 reviews)

"Good hotel, friendly staff unfortunately the dive centre has moved to the neighbouring beach"…"

Reviewed on 25 Oct 2020

SUNRISE Arabian Beach Resort - Grand Select
Naama Bay Promenade Beach Resort
Naama Bay Promenade Beach Resort
5 out of 5
El Salam Road, Naama Bay, Sharm El Sheikh, South Sinai Governorate
The price is £44 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan

Situated in Sharm El Sheikh, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Naama Bay and Naama Bay Beach. Shark's Bay is 3.1 mi (5 km) away.

4.3/5Excellent! (10 reviews)

"friendly staff very clean a service recomended will come back again"…"

Reviewed on 27 Oct 2020

Naama Bay Promenade Beach Resort
Stella Di Mare Beach Hotel & Spa
Stella Di Mare Beach Hotel & Spa
5 out of 5
Neama Bay, Sharm el Sheikh, South Sinai Governorate
The price is £59 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan

Located in Sharm El Sheikh, this beachfront resort is in the city centre, 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Naama Bay Beach and 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Naama Bay. Ras um Sid ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (462 reviews)

"Great hotel. Very accommodating a d friendly staff. Food is great, locations is good. I’d go back again."…"

Reviewed on 4 Jan 2021

Stella Di Mare Beach Hotel & Spa
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

Private Beach with Private Swimming Pool Villa
Private Beach with Private Swimming Pool Villa
1 Ritz-Carlton Avenue, Nearby The Ritz-Carlton hotel, Sharm el Sheikh, South Sinai Governorate
The price is £355 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan

This family-friendly Sharm El Sheikh resort is located on the waterfront, within 3 mi (5 km) of Hadaba Beach, Naama Bay and Sharm Old Town. Sharm Old Market ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Perfect

"This place is great and the staff is wonderful. The pictures are accurate, but the villa is even nicer in real life. Beautiful, breathtaking views of the Red Sea are unmatched. The accommodations are also great and the amenities are very good. What you can't see in the pictures is the part that made ..."…"

Reviewed on 4 May 2018

Private Beach with Private Swimming Pool Villa
Sharm Holidays Real Estate
Sharm Holidays Real Estate
3 out of 5
128 Delta Sharm Resort, Sharm el Sheikh, South Sinai Governorate

This family-friendly aparthotel is located in the city centre, within 3 mi (5 km) of Sharm Old Town, Naama Bay and Naama Bay Beach. Ras um Sid is 3 mi (4.9 km) ...

1/5 (1 review)

"I did not get the apartment that I booked, was promised to move but that never happened. I booked a 1bedroom and paid for a 1bedroom but was put in a studio instead. I called Orbitz call center twice to try and help me but no luck. I was very unhappy with the service from Orbitz and Sharm Holidays. ..."…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2019

Sharm Holidays Real Estate
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 £218 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan

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
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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