Set on the Red Sea, Sharm el Sheikh holidays have been drawing in tourists for decades. There's plenty to do and see from shopping and nightlife to watersports. Alternatively, if you prefer to take it easy you can always go snorkelling in the transparent sea or relax on its beaches and make the most of the warm climate.
The Sharm el Sheikh region of Egypt is an area of contrasts. Aside from its hotels, tourist development and nightlife around Naama Bay, the region also has a quieter side with Nabq Bay and Sharks Bay forming part of this beautiful peninsula.
Whether you're looking for an action-packed break or a relaxed package holiday to Sharm el Sheikh that lets you get up close and personal with nature, this region has options to suit all holiday tastes.
This relaxed seaside resort retains a traditional Egyptian feel with its charming old town and market. With long sandy beaches and calm water perfect for paddling, it's ideal for families, couples and groups of friends. Maya Bay is also a top spot for diving and snorkelling with a bustling nightlife to enjoy too.
Naama Bay is an energetic, family-friendly seaside resort with a superb sandy beach and an abundance of exotic sea life darting around its coral reefs. This is the top clubbing destination in the Sharm el Sheikh region with its exciting nightlife and big clubs including Space Sharm and Pacha.
Tiny in size, this little resort is famed across this hunk of the Red Sea for its diving conditions, stacked with coral reefs that house a collection of fish species. It's also within close proximity to Naama Bay and the Ras Mohamed National Park, and readily cashes in on its neighbours' amenities.
Sharks Bay is an attractive resort with clear water perfect for snorkelling and diving. It has Soho Square for restaurants, cocktails bars and on-trend shopping, plus a bazaar for authentic buys. Alternatively, if you're looking for something a little more traditional, you can always ride a camel in the desert or visit an ancient church on the mountain.