Luxury resort along the pristine beach of Sharm el Sheikh

Sharm el Sheikh Holidays

About Sharm el Sheikh

Blessed with golden sandy beaches and warm, clear water, Sharm el Sheikh is one of the top locations in the world for snorkelling and scuba diving. The perfect visibility combined with the vast array of colourful marine life that inhabits these waters makes the experience second to none and one you are sure to remember for the rest of your life. Those who would rather experience the wonders of Sharm el Sheikh without getting wet should consider hopping on a quad bike and exploring the surrounding Sinai desert. If you're lucky you might even get to witness a sunrise or sunset while you're at it.

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For the ultimate day of fun in the sun, travellers should definitely head to the Aqua Blue Water Park. Complete with dozens of slides, rapids and pools this action packed park is perfect for the whole family. Alternatively, for those who prefer something a little quieter, Na'ama Bay is an idyllic stretch of beach, perfect for kicking back and watching all of your problems evaporate in the fierce Egyptian heat. There is also the Old Market, which is worth exploring by those in search of knick knacks to take home with them.

While Sharm el Sheikh might not seem like a hotbed of culture, travellers will be surprised by what is on offer here. Spend the night gazing at the stars at a Bedouin dinner or take a trip to the beautiful Al-Mustafa Mosque for a glimpse at traditional local culture. The Heavenly Cathedral also makes for some pretty impressive viewing and was voted one of the most beautiful churches in the world. Please note that international flights are not currently servicing the Sharm el Sheikh area but we hope the tourism industry will be back to normal by the end of the year.

Sharm el Sheikh Hotels

If you are planning a Sharm el Sheikh holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

Baron Resort Sharm el Sheikh

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Deluxe Hotel

The Baron resort is a luxurious and stylish resort set in landscaped gardens, with waterfalls and walkways. The rooms are spacious, decorated with plush furnishings and well equipped with a range of modern amenities such as air conditioning, a fridge and a satellite TV. Baron Resort Sharm El Sheikh is perfectly located in the heart of the Sinai Peninsula, overlooking the National Marine Park and has over 600 metres of private sandy beach.

Concorde el Salaam Sharm el Sheikh

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Overlooking the Gulf of Aqaba, the luxurious Concorde El Salam has been beautifully designed. Luxurious rooms and suites are situated in modern two-story buildings spread around the resort, many with sea views from private balconies or terraces. There are five swimming pools, two beauty centres, two health clubs and a fully equipped sports centre along with the only ice skating centre in Sharm El Sheikh. The hotel is on a long stretch of private beach.

Coral Beach Rotana Tiran Sharm el Sheikh

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The Coral Beach Rotana Resort-Tiran is an enchanting and unique blend of traditional Arabian hospitality with international standards. The elegantly appointed rooms and suites all have stunning sea or garden views and offer a full range of quality amenities. Located on Shark’s Bay, Sharm El Sheikh's most beautiful beach, the hotel is just minutes from the commercial and shopping centre of Na'ama Bay, which is only 8 km away from the Sharm El Sheikh International Airport.

Maritim Jolie Ville Resort Sharm el Sheikh

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

The Maritim Jolie Ville Resort & Casino offers a wide range of elegant rooms and suites, comprehensive sporting and relaxation facilities including a private beach, and diverse range of restaurants and bars. The hotel is located right on Na'ama Bay’s promenade and sandy beaches within business, cultural, shopping and entertainment areas. It is set amidst lush landscaped gardens, which wind down onto the Red Sea.

Sonesta Club Hotel Sharm el Sheikh

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Nubian style, the Sonesta Club is a traditional, attractive hotel set in landscaped gardens. The hotel has one of the largest aqua parks in Sharm El Sheikh; in addition, it has two great main pools divided into seven pools and a diving centre. There are several onsite dining options including the Nubian Dining Room, which serves international buffets at breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Sonesta Club is located on Na'ama Bay, overlooking the Red Sea and the South Sinai's desert and mountains.

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