Sharm el Sheikh
Sharm el Sheikh is Egypt’s most popular resort and is located at the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula. Thousands of European tourists arrive here every day to enjoy the excellent weather and fantastic scuba diving at the local reefs, Ras Mohammed National Park and the Straits of Tiran.
Over the years, Sharm has grown and continues to do so. Although the resort can’t develop to the south due to Ras Mohammed National Park, building work continues further inland and to the north of the airport. Sharm el Sheikh really does offer something for everyone.
Na’ama Bay is the lively centre of Sharm el Sheikh with is bright lights, bars, shops, restaurants and discos. A full range of hotel options are available in Na’ama Bay although only a handful offer all inclusive. However, that is not really an issue as holiday makers are spoilt for choice for places to eat and drink in Na’ama Bay. While hotels are cheap, visitor can also rent apartments in Sharm in places like Delta Sharm. There are also plenty of shops and supermarkets for those who are self-catering.
Close to Sharm el Sheikh airport is Sharks Bay. The area is much quieter than Na’ama Bay and a number of excellent, all-inclusive hotels can be found here including the highly recommended Hilton Sharks Bay. There is a small section of beach which is popular with local dive centres who come here on a daily basis. There are a couple of shops, internet cafe and a beach bar/food outlet although most of the hotels in Sharks Bay are self contained with their own facilities and private beaches.
Situated 10 minutes north of Sharm el Sheikh airport, Nabq Bay is a developing area of Sharm. It overlooks the Straits of Tiran and the areas 5* hotels line the sea front. 3* and 4* hotels can also available in Nabq Bay but these do tend to be located away from the sea front. The area has a number of shops, bars and restaurants, more of which are opening all the time.
Sharm el Sheikh airport has direct flights from a large number of airports all across the UK with all the UK’s leading holiday companies. There is a wide range of accommodation available with impressive 5* hotels or budget self-catering accommodation.
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