Cheap Holidays to Sharm El Sheikh
Sharm El Sheikh Overview
A Red Sea adventure
Enjoy your Sharm el Sheikh holiday in this well-developed Egyptian holiday destination on the Sinai Peninsula. The resort sits between the mountains and the crystal clear Red Sea. Sharm el Sheikh has slowly developed over the last 40 years. Originally a tiny Bedouin fishing village, the resort has now blossomed into one of the main dive centres in the world.
Dive into your holiday
Diving, whether you scuba or snorkel, is the real draw. Holidays in Sharm el Sheikh tend to focus on the beautiful reef and colourful coral. The world renowned diving brings tourists from across Europe hoping to spend time deep beneath the Red Sea exploring the many dive sites.
Explore the resort
Families favour all-inclusive holidays in Sharm el Sheikh. Most hotels offer impressive facilities including private beaches and great dining and entertainment options. The resort itself offers lively nightlife and good day time shopping for non-divers. Away from the resort, a day trip into the desert is a great away to explore the Sinai Peninsula.
Things to do in Sharm el Sheikh
On the beach in Sharm el Sheikh
Most of the popular beaches in Sharm el Sheikh are actually quite rocky. Access to the sea is usually via a jetty or pontoon whether swimming or diving. It is possible to snorkel directly from the beach with Naama Bay probably the most popular beach. Other beaches to try – Sharks Bay and Nabq Bay.
Explore the Red Sea via a boat trip. Local excursions will guide you through the local reefs with opportunities to dive along the way.
Eat and drink in Sharm el Sheikh
All-inclusive holidays in Sharm el Sheikh are the most popular option with incredible, well located resort hotels offering visitors the very best in dining options. This does not need to stop you from sampling the best of the local restaurants and bars. The area around Naama Bay is extremely popular with both local and international tastes well catered for.
Sharm el Sheikh nightlife
Expect a lot of hotel based action with most beach front hotels offering great happy hour deals to get your evening started. The main hub for late night fun is Naama Bay with a good mix of bars and larger clubs. Soho Square is becoming a popular alternative to Naama Bay with several bars and plenty of live music and entertainment for all the family.
Shopping in Sharm el Sheikh
Choose your shopping destination carefully. Head to the Old Market and be prepared to engage in some lively haggling. For a more sedate, family friendly alternative try out the local shops surrounding Soho Square.
Beware cheap imitations and fake goods. Under pressure in a local market it may be hard to resist a ‘too good to be true’ offer.
Things to see in Sharm el Sheikh
Visit the Ras Mohammad National Park. Situated only 12 kilometres outside Sharm el Sheikh, this beautiful area of protected park stretches for over 480 square kilometres. Take a day to explore the mangroves, sand dunes and coastal waterways. The huge expanse of coral reef is home to a wide range of fish and sea life including turtles.
A dive excursion is the best way to explore the offshore islands of the park.
The Blue Fountain
The Blue Fountain is a firm favourite with visitors to Sharm el Sheikh. The food is reasonably priced, the outdoor terrace is a great spot to people watch and the cocktails are freshly mixed.
The Camel Bar
Whether you take your drinks on the roof, the terrace or indoors, the Camel Bar will keep you refreshed and entertained. Open late seven days a week this popular venue is perfect for dinner, drinks and even a spot of live sport on the big screen.
International Shopping & Tourism Festival
Thus event is held in August each year and is specifically aimed at visitors to the resort. Make the most of heavy discounts on local goods as well as reduced rates in the hotels, restaurants and bars.
· Currency – EUR
· Time Zone – GMT + (2)
· Travel Time – Sharm el Sheikh International Airport (SSH) - 7 hours 30 minutes (London)
· Transfer Time – 20 minutes (Taxi)