Oh Autumn, where have you creeped up from? And I’m pretty sure that’s your cold, grey friend Winter just behind you. Flee our dreariest, chilliest months and head somewhere with beautiful blue sea, mystical desert mountains and hours upon hours of sunshine. Sharm El Sheikh is beckoning; it’s the perfect destination for beach lovers seeking year-round sunshine and lovely warm weather. See ya later frosty mornings, damp feet and drowned-rat hair!
Located on the Sinai Peninsula, Sharm (as it’s fondly known as) is Egypt’s most popular tourist resort. With soft, pale sand that stretches for mile after mile, crystal clear water and some of the best diving hotspots in the world, Sharm is a holiday-makers paradise. Entertainment wise, Sharm doesn’t disappoint – visit the popular strip in the centre of Sharm for lively bars and clubs or head out to the waterfront to relax in a more chilled out atmosphere.
There are shops, markets and bazaars galore in Sharm El Sheikh, selling everything from leather goods to jewellery. It’s also a great centre for excursion trips, meaning you can pay the great Pyramids of Giza a visit or explore the surrounding desert.
Here are our top five hotel recommendations for this beautiful winter sun destination…
Royal Albatross Moderna – from £25pppn All Inclusive!*
This beautiful 5* hotel is perfect for families looking for a luxurious and fun-filled break in Sharm. It’s right next to the beach with fab facilities such as mini golf and an aqua park. It also has an impressive collection of restaurants, bars and cafes including a sushi bar and an Irish pub!
Ibertol Il Mercuto – from £13pppn Bed and Breakfast!*
Another 5* delight, the award-winning Ibertol Il Mercuto is an elegant and welcoming hotel located on the exciting IL Mercato Promenade. It has 4 pools, a spa, first-class dining options and a free shuttle bus to the beach.
Tirana Aqua Park – from £22pppn All Inclusive!*
The Tirana Aqua Resort is one of the top family hotels in Sharm El Sheikh, boasting an impressive aqua park, a kids’ club and a private beach. Relax in the hotel spa where you can enjoy a massage, unwind in the sauna or spend the afternoon in the Turkish bath.
Xperience Sea Breeze – from £27pppn All Inclusive!*
This divine, adults-only hotel has a private beach and marina, 5 swimming pools and a great choice of restaurants and bars (including a rooftop restaurant!). With incredible views of the Red Sea and daily snorkelling and diving excursions from the marina, the Xperience Sea Breeze really is a beautiful Egyptian treat.
Rixos Sharm El Sheikh – from £56pppn All Inclusive!*
The Rixos Sharm El Sheikh is located in the heart of Sharm and is beautifully appointed with fantastic dining and entertainment facilities, luxurious rooms and a spa. Your little ones can enjoy themselves in the Rixy kids’ club whilst you enjoy a game of beach volley ball followed by a massage and a trip to the beauty centre.
Book now and start planning your Sharm El Sheikh escape to lovely warm temperatures, hours of sunshine and beautiful beaches.
*Based on 2 adults sharing from 1st – 8th December. Prices correct when checked on the 13th October 2014