Sharm El-Sheikh travel guide with information on hotels, restaurants and much more

Laid down at the mouth of the Gulf of Aqaba, on a peninsula that overlooks the Straits of Tiran, Sharm el-Sheik is the perfect Egyptian resort where you can get away from all the fuss of the worldly wise life.

Emerald green waters, spectacular landscapes, dry temperatures and amazing natural beaches seem to be the basic secret ingredients that make Sharm el-Sheikh’s foreign and domestic tourism thrive. Hence, if you fancy yourself as a renowned marine archaeologist set off to explore time forgotten shipwrecks, or just want to enjoy the warm waters of theSharm El-Sheikh spectacular reefs neighboring the Red Sea, and dive among the frightful cold-blooded sharks luring in the dark waters of Shark Bay, Sharm el-Sheikh is the town resort that enables you all that.

Every morning Shark Bay seems to be yet the house of the sun rising from the mystifying grip between the masculine rocky mountains and the feminine glittering sea. It is within this engulfing scenery that 5 star hotels and resorts peak against the turquoise skyline which is seemingly embroidered by the golden coastline.

Forget yourself and enter the labyrinth of the Old Market where narrow streets are forever interlacing past and present, tempting you into buying all sorts of colorful Bedouin souvenirs that you would have never thought to be handcrafted. And so, should you be addicted to shopping or should you just want to dig up for a keepsake that reminds you of the good old days spent in here, do not forget to make a stop at the mall or at the local traditional bazaars or souks where you are sure to have the unique experience of your lifetime.

At the end of this shopping marathon you’ll probably feel out of breath and your feet will no longer listen to your brain commands, that is why, when this happens, know that there is an never-ending choice of restaurants and coffee shops where you can always stop and enjoy a long earned break.

Sharm el-Sheik is but one single place. Hadaba, Naama Bay, or Montaza are just as much part of the resort as is the town that borrows its name to the whole vacation spot.

While Hadaba is a calm, sun flooded resort at the outskirts of Sharm el Sheikh, Naama Bay, Sharm’s main resort, seems to strike a balance between past and present, old and new buildings that are cramming on an eye-catching esplanade along the sandy coastline, just 2.5 km away from Naama Bay and no more than 7 km away from Sharm El Sheikh Airport.

Farther on, within just 10 km from Naama Bay, there is the fashionable and chic Montaza boasts luxurious though a bit pricey residential and privately owned compounds that provide tourists and locals alike with accommodation, from studios to large beach access villas with and evergreen gardens that give out to Tiran Island.

You wouldn’t be wrong to assume that Sharm el-Sheik is the genuine melting pot of shops and restaurants, of small and affordable or of large and pricey hotels, just as it is the seventh heaven of windsurfing and parasailing, of boating and canoeing, or of scuba-diving, not to mention the attractions of the many international nightclubs to be found here.

There are two ways of getting here, by air and by water. The former, Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport which is the second busiest airport in Egypt operates charter flights to Europe and the United Kingdom, as well as some domestic and international scheduled services. The latter, is Sharm s marina which has a passenger terminal for cruise ships and scheduled ferry services.

The warm temperature of the emerald waters cramming with all sorts of fishes, the breathtaking marine sceneries, the matchless coral reefs and the spectacular landscapes, the amazing natural beaches are just few of the basic secret ingredients blended in to make Sharm el-Sheikh’s foreign and domestic tourism thrive.

Hotels in Sharm El-Sheikh

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Coral Hills

Coral Hills

Coral Hills is a four stars relaxing resort reflecting the high quality of hospitality located on the top of Um El­Sid Cliff in Sharm El­Sheikh. ( The Famous National Park…

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Coral Beach Rotana Resort Tiran

Coral Beach Rotana Resort Tiran

Coral Beach Rotana Resort­Tiran, an enchanting and unique blend of traditional Arabian hospitality with international standards and luxury of a leading resort. This Rotana Sharm…

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Rivoli

Rivoli

Oriental Rivoli is a new 4 star hotel, recently opened in Sharm El Sheikh.It is Ideally situated in a tranquil area of Naama Bay, but still only a few minutes away from the buzzing…

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Sharming Inn

Sharming Inn

Sharming Inn is situated in an ideal location on the cliff of Ras Om el Sid in Sharm el Sheikh. The area is renowned for its outstanding marine life and rich coral reefs, with their…

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Creative Mexicana Sharm Resort

Creative Mexicana Sharm Resort

Creative Mexicana Sharm is a first class hotel located on “Om el Seid Hill”, approximately 15 km from Sharm­El­Sheikh international airport, 6 km from Neema Bay and 2…

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Sol

Sol

The Sol Sharm hotel is located in the area of Montazah, in Sharm El Sheikh, to the south of the Sinai peninsula. A region of the Red Sea at the entrance to the Gulf of Aquaba with…

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St George Three Corners Resort

St George Three Corners Resort

An architecture of two stages encircles gracefully the two freshwater swimming pools and only one separate children's pool. All are heated in winter. Enjoy also the many terraces,…

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Sol Verginia

Sol Verginia

The Sol Verginia hotel (opening date: July 2005) is located in Sharm el Sheikh on the southern tip of Sinai peninsula. Just 5 minutes from the beach by shuttle bus, close to the Ras­Om…

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Residences in Sharm El-Sheikh


Iberotel Club Fanara

Iberotel Club Fanara

The family−friendly Iberotel Club Fanara & Residence overlooks the fabulous bay of Ras Om El Sid. This is where active holidays are restful − this complex combines a wide−ranging…

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