Sharm el Sheikh, located on the Sinai Peninsula, is a top destination for Red Sea visitors. This vibrant resort is one of the most extraordinary diving destinations in the world. For example, the underwater reserve in Ras Mohammed National Park has warm, pure waters that are ideal for divers and snorkelers to view marine life.
For this reason, families, honeymooners and pensioners book holidays to Sharm el Sheikh to explore the Red Sea. Simply click on the dates to start planning your holiday to Egypt, and don’t forget to pack your snorkel.
Sharm el Sheikh has a good reputation among beginner divers due to its ideal conditions: hot climate, warm water and a range of colourful reefs that are located conveniently near the city. There are also a large number of shore entry dives and the city’s dive centres are well-equipped for divers of every level of experience.
Although there are numerous dive sites all along the Red Sea Riviera, popular locations near Sharm el Sheikh include Ras Ghamila, Ras Nasrani, Ras Bob, White Knight and The Gardens. One particular appeal for experienced divers is the iconic wrecks, including the British wreck, SS Thistlegorm, which sunk in 1941 carrying war cargo. The Thistlegorm is said to provide one of the best dive experiences in the world as it resembles an undersea museum.
Taking a break from diving, tourists can enjoy a day trip to the panoramic St Catherine’s Monastery (Santa Katarina), which is situated at the foot of Mount Sinai. This Christian monastery (said to have been built between 527 and 565 AD) houses impressive ancient religious relics and icons.
Come nightfall, Naama Bay, one of the Sharm el Sheikh’s five main centres, buzzes as the shops, restaurants, bars and 'sheesha' (water pipe) cafes come to life. Tourists can stroll along the boulevard, stopping in at the popular Tam Tam Oriental Café or continuing down Peace Road at the edge of the desert to enjoy the warm evening air.
Sharm El Sheikh is an ideal destination whether you go in the scorching summer or cool winter; it’s still great for sunbathing on white sandy beaches and snorkelling in the clear Red Sea. Choose your destination or resort and start planning your holidays to Sharm el Sheikh; one of the most spectacular cities on the Red Sea Riviera.