- 7 Nights,
03 Sep 2015
- All Inclusive
- London Gatwick
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Located on the tip of the Sinai Peninsula, this vibrant resort is one of the most extraordinary diving destinations in Red Sea, Egypt.
The Red Sea is one of the most extraordinary diving destinations in the world. The first people to descend on Sharm's shores were divers looking to explore the nearby underwater treasures, and the success of the resort today is a testament to how good the diving really is. With 250 reefs and over 1,000 species of marine life, it's a vibrant underwater paradise unrivalled by anywhere else in the Northern Hemisphere.
Popular spots to take the plunge are Ras Mohammed and Ras Ghamila. Experienced divers flap their flippers in excitement at the prospect of exploring the underwater museum of SS Thistlegrom, a British wreck that sank in 1941 whilst carrying cargo. If you're a complete novice, you can find your fins at one of Sharm's dive schools. Plenty of places offer PADI training courses so you'll be swimming with the sharks in no time. If you prefer to splash around on the surface, there are lots of colourful lagoons and rocky inlets for you to explore. Kids can have fun finding Nemo in the warm, shallow waters at Shark's Bay. Just don't forget to pack your snorkel!
But don't be thinking Sharm el Sheikh is a one trick camel. You'll never be lost for something to do. Kids will love taking a camel ride along the beach, or dolphin spotting at Ras Mohammed National Park just offshore. For a dose of Egyptian culture how about taking a jeep safari into the Sinai Desert? Or having a candle-lit dinner under the stars in a Bedouin village? Or hiking from St Catherine's Monastery to the top of Mount Sinai to watch the sunset? Sharm is just three hours from the capital of Cairo, and it's possible to take a day trip to marvel at the pyramids and the mighty Sphinx. After all, it would be rude to travel all this way and not visit the Valley of the Kings.