Sharm El Sheikh: Introduction
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The incredible collection of resorts along the Sinai Peninsula is famous for its unique blend of blazing sun, azure sea and desert sand. From the ultra-modern Na'ama Bay to the world-class restaurants of Shark's Bay, and from cliff-top monasteries to the throbbing dancefloor of Pacha nightclub, Sharm El Sheikh holidays have everything you need for the ultimate sun-soaked escape.
Protected by the Sahara Desert and fed by the Indian Ocean, the Red Sea boasts some of the best diving sites in the world. Sharm El Sheikh's vast marine reserve, created in 1983, is brilliantly awash with 1,240 miles of coral up to 100m deep, and teems with turtles, manta rays, sharks and more than 1,200 species of fish. A huge number of cheap package holidays to Sharm El Sheikh can be tailored to include diving courses and equipment, leaving you to explore the underwater paradise and graveyard of shipwrecks in complete peace of mind. Those who prefer snorkelling can take advantage of one of the many boat trips available to marvel at the marine delights of the various shallow reefs. And if you'd prefer to keep your feet dry, there are a number of comfortable glass-bottomed tours departing regularly from Sharm El Sheikh.
Known as the land of perpetual sunshine, Sharm el Sheikh is also the perfect place for a relaxing beach break. The long crescent of golden sand is filled with comfortable sunloungers for hours of blissful repose, with the calm and clear waters of the Red Sea waiting nearby for a refreshing dip. Many of the resorts' excellent hotels feature spectacular cascading pools if you'd prefer a sand-free bathing experience, or thrill-seekers can try their hand at parasailing across the glittering ocean.
Cheap holidays to Sharm El Sheikh are also perfect for night owls. A never-ending supply of restaurants, bars, nightclubs and evening bazaars will keep you entertained until the early hours of the morning. Haggle over chic clothes and perfumed spices with the charming market traders, or dance the night away in one of the trendy nightclubs lining King of Bahrain Street. Stroll along the waterfront to choose from a vast array of excellent seafood restaurants, or head inland to sample local delicacies, such as the creamy spinach and chicken molokheya soup, at ridiculously low prices.
Intrepid travellers can escape the hustle and bustle of tourist life by heading into the Sinai desert, a land steeped in historical and religious significance. Explore the fortress-like St. Catherine's Monastery on camelback, which was built on the supposed spot of Moses' Burning Bush and remains the oldest working Christian monastery in the world. Discover the geographical marvel of the Coloured Canyon by quad bike, where tower rock walls sparkle in the sunlight with streaks of rosy pink and gold, and swirls of burgundy, green and yellow.
Check our Hot Offer holidays section for cheap Sharm El Sheikh holidays to start looking forward to a sun-soaked break to this vibrant destination now, or browse our range of Sharm El Sheikh hotels and flights to Sharm El Sheikh to tailor your own perfect getaway. See our full range of Egypt holidays.
Sharm El Sheikh holiday resorts
|Nabq Bay Holidays||8 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Naama Bay Holidays||7 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Sharks Bay Holidays||5 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Um el Sid Holidays||2 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Montazah Bay Holidays||1 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|