When people think of Egypt, the images that spring to mind are the Pyramids, the Sphinx, desert sands and a relaxing cruise along the River Nile. Nobody thinks of the beaches. This is where Sharm El Sheik steps in.
Sharm El Sheik is one of the most popular of the Red Sea resorts. It is a resort that lies at the Southern tip of the Sinai peninsular and is backed by desert sands and sun bleached mountains. The desert sands merge with the clear waters of the Red Sea which houses innumerable and extraordinary coral reefs. It is a resort that covers 10 miles and is made up of a number of bays. Naama Bay, Sharks Bay and Ras Nasrani.
This is a resort that offers plenty of sun, sea and sand. Sharm el Sheik, known popularly as Sharm, offers a wide array of hotel accommodation. The majority of the hotels are large complexes belonging to International hotel chains; however, there are still a few smaller intimate hotels to be found. Within the resort you will find casinos, discos and nightclubs. For the sport enthusiasts there are golf courses, diving centers, snorkeling, windsurfing, horse and camel riding, quad bike safari and 4 X 4 jeep safaris.
Just north of Sharm is Naama Bay. The beachfront promenade which runs the length of the bay is perfect for that evening stroll. Shops, cafes, bars and restaurants are behind the promenade. Here you will find hotels that lead onto private beaches. This area of Sharm has developed into a bustling cosmopolitan resort.
Further north you will find the area of Sharks Bay, a growing resort with several diving centers, followed by the smaller area of Ras Nasrani.
The two biggest attractions to Sharm El Sheik are the weather and diving. You are guaranteed sun all year round. Rain is never in the forecast. Wash away the winter blues by spending time lazing by the pool or sunbathing on the beach. Diving is the next biggest attraction. Sharm el Sheik offers excellent diving for everyone, from beginners to experts. The National Park Ras Mohamed to the south of the resort offers spectacular reefs and marine life, whilst the Straits of Tiran are home to rays, dolphins and sharks.
Why not take advantage of your trip to Egypt and visit Cairo or Luxor, or even consider a luxury cruise on the River Nile visiting Egypt’s ancient sites.