Short guide to Sharm El Sheikh
The bright sun, two of the warmest seas, beautiful coral reefs, extraordinary underwater flora, relaxation for every taste … You can list to infinity the charms of one of the most famous resorts in Egypt. Sharm El Sheikh will make your vacation full, boring and full of bright emotions!
Sharm el Sheikh – what is the beauty of the resort?
Sharm El Sheikh is located on the Sinai Peninsula. The resort area extends along Aqab Bay for 30 km and is divided into separate areas. Naama Bay is the oldest and most developed part of the coast in several rows built up by hotel complexes. This place is also called Egyptian Las Vegas.
The Sinai Mountains surround Sharm El Sheikh from the northwest. This arrangement favorably affects the temperature of water and air. Therefore, it is always warmer here than at resorts in the western part of Egypt. With a tropical desert climate in Sharm, precipitation practically does not fall. The hottest period is July and August, when the air warms up to + 36 ° C.
Water in the Red Sea warms up to + 30 ° C in summer, in winter this indicator drops to + 22 ° C. Humidity is in the range of 40-50%. In such weather conditions, it is easier to tolerate desert heat. A good time to relax is May-November.
Sharm el-Sheikh is a combination of all types of entertainment: from passive relaxation on the beach to informative excursions and crazy night parties. There is a large selection of water parks, attractions, restaurants, bars and discos. Warm water creates favorable conditions for snorkeling and diving, even in winter. A duty-free store in Nabq Bay allows you to purchase souvenirs and clothes at reasonable prices.
The best beaches of Sharm El Sheikh
– Naama Bay. The only beach in Sharm El Sheikh with a sandy beach and the same bottom. The best part of it belongs to the Fayrouz Resort Sharm El Sheikh. The length of the sandy coastline exceeds 650 m with minimal sections of coral reefs. The beach is suitable for families with children.
– Reef. This sandy beach is considered wild, although there is also a snack bar and a rental center for snorkeling equipment. You cannot find a more suitable diving spot in Sharm. An ideal place for privacy with nature.
– Diamond. Gorgeous beach area, divided into several parts. Belongs to the cleanest beaches of the coast. On its territory is a bewitching coral reef. You can find free sunbeds here at any time. From the airport to the beach – 15 minutes drive.
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The best hotels of Sharm El Sheikh
Parrotel Beach Resort 5 * – a luxury villa included in the Radisson Blue chain, has the whole family to relax. A densely landscaped area with an incredible number of beautiful plants attracts attention. The complex is equipped with three outdoor pools. All conditions for children’s leisure are created: animators, a game zone, a special menu in the restaurant, slides, a children’s buffet.
Stella Di Mare Beach Hotel & Spa 5 * is a luxury hotel with its own beach at the entrance to the picturesque Naama Bay. The large windows of the rooms in full beauty overlook the Red Sea. The romantic atmosphere on the open-air restaurant of the hotel restaurants, where Mediterranean dishes are served by candlelight, gives inspiration.
Verginia Sharm Resort 4 * – is a 12-minute walk from the beach. The suites feature palm trees and a pool. For vacationers there is everything necessary for relaxation: a hot tub, sauna, hammam. The diving center allows guests to safely explore the underwater landscape of the Red Sea with its magnificent fauna. The Ras Mohammed Coral National Reserve is 65 km away.
What to see in Sharm El Sheikh and how to spend time
Equipped clean beaches, colorful marine life and fauna are the main trump cards of Sharm Bay, but this is not the end of the variety of fascinating pastimes.
The first place after the beach to visit is the Albatross Aqua water park. There are a lot of impressive slides, and in a special pool you can swim in the waves on a boat with oars. Then, without leaving Hadaba, take a walk along the “Italian” street in Egypt Il Mercato, and be sure to take a couple of pictures near the fabulous complex “1001 Nights.”
Under the refreshing spray of singing fountains, a walk along the small Soho street will be pleasant in the midst of the heat. Talented music bands are also enticing here. There are many merry-go-rounds for children, and interesting shops for adults. But the main attraction of this place is the skating rink! And do not forget to visit the Old Town, where tourists will get to the largest bazaar. You can buy absolutely everything here: from fragrant spices to hookahs and carpets.