Egypt's Red Sea
Sharm el Sheikh
Sharm el Sheikh
Sharm el Sheikh
Holidays in Sharm el Sheikh
Sharm el Sheikh lies at the southern tip of the Sinai peninsula, and is Egypt's biggest and most popular Red Sea resort.
With a range of hotels to suit every taste and budget, an exciting variety of activities in the water and on land, and some of the region's best nightlife, holidays in Sharm el Sheikh can be as peaceful or as active as you choose.
Divers are attracted to Sharm el Sheikh's variety and sheer number of dive sites, including Ras Mohamed National Park and the nearby wreck of the S/S Thistlegorm.
Plentiful reefs also make for great snorkelling - and many hotels feature their own house reef (see individual hotel pages for details).
For a complete Egypt experience, twin your Sharm el Sheikh holiday with a stay in Cairo or Luxor or a Nile Cruise, or visit some of the region's unmissable sights, including Petra and Jerusalem, on an excursion.
Resorts in Sharm el Sheikh
If you want to be at the centre of the action, Naama Bay is the place to stay.
- Naama Bay is Sharm el Sheikh's main centre, with hotels and dive centres overlooking sandy, gently shelving beaches.
- an array of shops, cafés, bars and restaurants are located on and behind the main promenade.
- many dive centres, including Red Sea Diving College, operate from Sharm el Sheikh's marina
- there's a variety of shopping options from the old souk in downtown Sharm el Sheikh to the gold and silver sellers located in the modern shopping mall in the heart of Naama Bay.
Garden Reef Bay
Ideal for those looking for a holiday in a peaceful setting, within close proximity to the conveniences of Naama Bay.
- Garden Reef Bay is home to the renowned Gardens dive site, offering spectacular diving and snorkelling opportunities
- a variety of fish and coral heads make the area particularly good for snorkelling.
El Pasha & Um Marikha Bay
Ideal for relaxing holidays by the pool or on the beach.
- a quiet and peaceful area
- approximately a 10 minute drive from Naama Bay, Sharm el Sheikh's busy centre.
Ras Nasrani, Sharks Bay, White Knight Bay & Nabq Bay (Northers Sharm el Sheikh)
Sharm el Sheikh's fast-growing second centre, and a great alternative to Naama Bay.
- this area is seeing massive growth and is set to become Sharm el Sheikh's second major centre.
- near the airport
- home to The Soho Square entertainment centre (near The Savoy), rapidly becoming a hotspot, with a range fo restaurants, ice rink, bowling alley, nightclub, ice bar and more
- this area is home to some of Sharm el Sheikh's most upmarket hotels
- the reefs are in very good condition in this area, making it a favourite with divers and snorkellers.
Ras Um Sid
Great views over Sharm el Sheikh and the Red Sea, near the National Park.
- Ras Um Sid is close to Sharm el Sheikh's old souk
- also close to Ras Mohamed National Park, with its stunning coral formations and abundance of underwater life.
- Ras Um Sid is set on a rocky headland with spectacular views of the Red Sea and reefs.
We offer holidays to Sharm el Sheikh year round from both Gatwick and Manchester. We can also tailormake a holiday to Sharm el Sheikh from several regional airports - please call us for further information.
All our flights are direct to Sharm el Sheikh airport and include 20kg luggage allowance and taxes. In flight meals/snacks can be purchased on board.
In an idyllic location between the crystal clear waters of the Red Sea and the staggering mountain backdrop of the Sinai, what was once a small dive town and Egypt’s best-kept secret has grown to be a cosmopolitan, Mediterranean style resort.
Sharm’s versatility means it is ideal for any type of holidaymaker.
Families can enjoy the gently shelving beaches in Naama Bay with only a short walk along the picturesque promenade into the bustling town centre.
For those preferring a quieter holiday there are many larger resort-style hotels within a short drive that offer amenities on a par with International standards of excellence. Most of these have a fabulous house reef and an abundance of fish.
Whether you are an experienced diver or just trying snorkelling you cannot fail to be amazed by the flora, fauna and colourful species that inhabit the Red Sea.
The balmy evening air makes enjoying alfresco dining and entertaining so much more pleasurable. You can opt for worldwide standard haute cuisine and unrivalled views in one of the hotels or sample locally sourced fish and seafood from one of the many reasonably priced pavement and beach restaurants.
With such a phenomenal cultural heritage, Egypt has plentiful and varied sights to see. In addition to Cairo, Luxor, Jerusalem and Petra only being a short flight away, a relaxing day cruising the Red Sea or an evening under the stars in the desert are just a few of the ways to fully appreciate the full beauty of the Sinai. Enquiries and booking can be made prior to arrival through the Sharm resort office.
The amount of guests that return time and time again to Sharm speaks for itself but I defy anyone to not find something that suits them in Sharm!
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