Sharm el Sheikh Holidays

Sharm el Sheikh Travel

Close to Ras Mohammed National Marine Park on the Sinai Peninsular, Sharm is one of the world’s premier diving destinations and one of Egypt’s top Sinai resort towns.

Before 1967, Sharm el-Sheikh was little more than an occasional operations base for local fishermen. Commercial development of the area began during the Israeli presence in the area. The Israelis built the town of Ofira overlooking Sharm el-Maya Bay, and the Nesima area, and opened the first tourist-oriented establishments in the area six kilometres north at Naama Bay. After the Sinai was restored to Egypt in 1982, the Egyptian government embarked on an initiative to encourage continued development of the city.

Today, combined with hotels that cater for every whim, the naturally dramatic surrounding landscape, year-round dry and temperate climate and long stretches of calm beaches, Sharm is a Mecca for the sun lover in search of recreation.

Scuba diving and snorkeling offers a spectacular and dazzling time for divers, whilst aqua pursuits such as banana boating, windsurfing and kayaking are offered by most hotels. There’s good nightlife and restaurants aplenty, and one can even play a top round of golf, have a flutter at the casino or get in touch with the surrounding Bedouin communities on a hired camel or horse.

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