12 Best Hotels in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt - May 2019
Sultan Gardens Resort
Hilton Sharm Waterfalls Resort
Royal Albatros Moderna
Reef Oasis Blue Bay Resort & Spa
Sunrise Diamond Beach Resort
Aqua Blu Sharm El Sheikh
Savoy Sharm El Sheikh
Renaissance Sharm El Sheikh Golden View Beach Resort
Coral Sea Waterworld Resort
Rixos Sharm El Sheikh - Ultra All Inclusive
Movenpick Resort Sharm El Sheikh
Sunrise Arabian Beach Resort
Your Travel Guide to Sharm el-Sheikh
Sharm El Sheikh - Your Small Paradise on Earth
The extraordinary "Pearl of Egypt", Sharm El Sheikh, is located in the southern part of the Sinai Peninsula and is one of the most popular resorts in Egypt. Sharm El Sheikh (literally "Sheikh Bay") lies between a national park and nature reserves. Up until 1968, it was nothing more than a quiet fishing community. But today, it is full of prestigious hotels, great restaurants, and recreational facilities. The weather is great all year round, and the water temperature never goes below 20 degrees Celsius. Here, you can admire amazing, picturesque bays, relax in the sun, experience the wonderful coral reefs, try parasailing, snorkeling, swimming with dolphins, or just spend time actively taking in the charm of the Red Sea or the city's possibilities.
Owing to favorable its weather and affordable prices, Sharm El Sheikh is popular all year round.
What are the Must-Do-s and See-s in Sharm El Sheikh?
Also known as the Old Town, it is the oldest district in Sharm El Sheikh. It is also the most iridescent, culturally-rich and enticing, with many attractions. It is full of colors, sounds, and scents.
If you are looking for fun and nightlife in Sharm El Sheikh, Naama Bay is the best place to find it. Naama Bay is famous for its cafés, restaurants, hotels, and bazaars, as well as several clubs. You will find the best Sharm El Sheikh hotels here, very close to where all the action is located.
This is a less-crowded area than the other districts, consisting mainly of hotels and beaches. The beach formation here is different. It consists of 1 kilometer of shallow, ankle-high water, followed by a sharp drop off. In 1992 the region of Nabq has been announced as a protected area. Now it is a part of the Ras Mohamed National Park’s territory.
SOHO Square is the entertainment epicenter of Sharm El Sheikh. It is perfect for guests of all ages. You can find here all kind of activities - from fitness to cinema, leisure activities, and performances. The most famous attractions of SOHO Square are: The Dancing Fountain, Culturama (a large panoramic cinema and the world’s first multi-screen interactive show about the rich history of Egypt), and the Kids’ Zone, where kids will have a lot of fun, while you can finally have finally some time for yourself to go shopping & see the bazaar. For guests searching for more active attractions, SOHO Square offers bowling, ice-skating, a ennis and squash centre, and billards.
Bucket List - All You Have To Experience in Sharm El Sheikh
Alf Leila Wa Leila Sharm El Sheikh
This is also known as “Arabian Nights”. It consists of presentations of stories and myths from Egyptian and Arabian history acted out with horses. Dinner is provided too.
Glass Bottom Boat Trip
You can discover the underwater world of the Red Sea without snorkeling or diving. During the trip, you will see beautiful coral reefs teeming with exotic fish, turtles, and eels.
Another breathtaking experience, full of adrenaline. Try flying above the water alone or with your friend.
Swimming with Dolphins
Ever dreamed of swimming with dolphins? In Sharm El Sheikh it is possible! You can personally interact with dolphins - play volleyball with them, swim across the pool, and even get a kiss.
Snorkeling and Diving
Going underwater in the Red Sea will provide a lot of unforgettable memories. Swim using a snorkel, or dive in the most beautiful coral reefs in Egipt. Many places supply equipment--and sometimes they also provide transportation and lunch as well.
Quad Runner Bike Adventure
Experience a quad race in the desert, flying through the sand dunes and seeing a breathtaking sunrise or sunset in an amazing area of the desert. Sometimes you can also find trips on camels, horses or bikes.
Where to Stay in Sharm El Sheikh? How to find the Right Hotel for your stay?
Sharm El Sheikh is full of luxury hotels. Consider which district where you would like to spend your holidays: Close to the beach, or maybe near pubs and restaurants, or a little bit away from the bustle? Most hotels are at a very high standard and also quite expensive, but you can also find some good quality hotels for a lower price.
When to Visit Sharm El Sheikh?
Spring and fall are warm, and tourism is fairly slow then. It’s a good time for those looking for a good deal.
Summer is hot and is the busiest tourist season. The area is full of people, but also full of fun. And winter is the second-busiest period in Sharm El Sheikh.
How to Get to Sharm El Sheikh
Sharm El-Sheikh Airport is the largest international airport on the Sinai Peninsula; after the most recent expansion of the terminal, it has become quite modern and comfortable.
Sharm el-Sheikh Seaport
Ship routes are limited to regular lines to Hurghada (approximately 2 hours), as well as excursions and tourist routes organized in generalby large tourist offices.
Sharm El-Sheikh Bus Station
The bus terminal here allows you to make connections with buses to Cairo, Suez, Ismailia, Luxor, Alexandria, and many more important Sinai towns.
Getting Around in Sharm El Sheikh
Taxis are plentiful in Sharm El Sheikh. Since the city is not big, you should not have to pay more than 300 Egyptian Pounds for the ride. It is recommended to use the hotel’s taxi service since they are usually safe, clean, on time and have air conditioning.
Registered street taxis are white and blue with a “Taxi” sign on the hood. It is better to catch a taxi that is already in motion since the parked ones are waiting for tourists who will pay an exorbitant price. Always set a price before you get into the car, and make sure it is in the currency that you intend to use. Also, it is advisable not to pay before arriving at your destination.
Blue Service Buses
There are local minibuses that go all around the main roads in Sharm El Sheikh. They all start from the Old Market and go to two places: Hadaba and Nabq. They are very cheap, but the level of service is very low.