Sharm El Sheikh

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Sharm El Sheikh

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.

 Domina Coral Bay Resort, Diving , Spa & Casino
Domina Coral Bay Resort, Diving , Spa & Casino
5 out of 5
Marsa El Dekhela, Sharm El Sheikh, South Sinai Governorate, 46619
The price is £69 per night from 28 May to 29 May
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Sharm El Sheikh. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a private beach. Popular attractions Naama Bay and SOHO Square are located ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (40 reviews)
"The place is beautiful and has amazing energy and location on the Red Sea the beach and the coral I can’t describe the beauty . Staff and management are fantastic and very pleasant Heated pool with lot of activities and amazing night show . Hussen the house keeper has done the most beautiful job ..."

Reviewed on 11 Feb 2022

Domina Coral Bay Resort, Diving , Spa & Casino
SUNRISE Arabian Beach Resort
SUNRISE Arabian Beach Resort
5 out of 5
Sharks Bay, entrance of Convention Cntr, 86 - Pyramisa road, Sharm El Sheikh, South Sinai Governorate
The price is £120 per night from 18 May to 19 May
Stay at this 5-star luxury resort in Sharm El Sheikh. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (785 reviews)
"Amazing Hotel and friendly staff I highly recommend it we had a great time !"

Reviewed on 12 May 2022

SUNRISE Arabian Beach Resort
Savoy Sharm
Savoy Sharm
5 out of 5
Soho Square, Sharm El Sheikh, South Sinai Governorate
The price is £72 per night from 5 Jun to 6 Jun
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Sharm El Sheikh. Enjoy free breakfast, free parking and 5 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (226 reviews)
"This place was absolutely beautiful. They keep the property very well maintained and everyone is super friendly and accommodating. This is a must stay if you're visiting Sharm!"

Reviewed on 8 Apr 2022

Savoy Sharm
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.
Sultan Apartments Hadaba Near Farsha
Sultan Apartments Hadaba Near Farsha
3.5 out of 5
Villa 91 C Umm Sid Hadaba, 46119, Sharm El Sheikh, South Sinai Governorate, 46119
The price is £70 per night from 1 Jun to 2 Jun
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Sharm El Sheikh. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an airport shuttle. Popular attractions Naama Bay and Hadaba Beach are ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
"Fabulous Stay Highly Recommended Super Clean Facility in a nice and safe neighborhood 5 minutes walk from Famous Farsha Beach Shops and Restaurants are 10 minutes walk or 2 minutes by taxi or bus The owner is very communicative and readily helpful if needed The Apartment is cozy and fully equipped ..."

Reviewed on 28 Jan 2020

Sultan Apartments Hadaba Near Farsha
Amazing 4 Bedroom Villa
Amazing 4 Bedroom Villa
3 out of 5
1 Ritz Carlton Avenue, Hadaba Um El Sid, Sharm El Sheikh, South Sinai Governorate
The price is £571 per night from 17 May to 18 May
Stay at this 3-star beach villa in Sharm El Sheikh. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and private pools. Popular attractions Naama Bay and Hadaba Beach are located ...
Amazing 4 Bedroom Villa
Villa 16 at Hyatt Sharm El Sheikh
Villa 16 at Hyatt Sharm El Sheikh
4.5 out of 5
Hyatt Regency Sharm El Sheikh, Gardens Bay, Sharm El Sheikh, South Sinai Governorate
The price is £1,305 per night from 17 May to 18 May
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury villa in Sharm El Sheikh. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a marina. Popular attractions Naama Bay and SOHO Square are located ...
Villa 16 at Hyatt Sharm El Sheikh
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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