Scuba dive around a coral reef and party it up in a coastal nightclub – holidays to Sharm El Sheikh have you covered.
Plenty more than pyramids
The thought of Egypt likely conjures up pyramids and sphinx, but there’s much more to explore in this sun-drench African country. Sharm El Sheikh has a main strip packed with designer shopping centres, international cuisine and a nightlife that keeps you dancing ‘til the early hours. Sharm – as the locals call it – is also home to some world-famous diving sites, too. Shark Reef lets thrill-seekers safely swim with hammerheads sharks and barracudas, while Yolanda Reef is home to a sunken cargo ship full of treasure, including bathtubs and old cars.
Life’s a beach
There’s over 35 kilometres of coastline to play with here. There are plenty of sunbeds dotted along the beaches if you want to do, well, not a lot on your getaway. Many of the area’s hotels are lucky enough to have their own private patches, too, for the ultimate in sandy luxury. Speaking of which, you’ll find accommodation to suit any style and budget right along the seafront.
Away from the sea, there’s plenty to do on dry land. Book onto
a desert safari or scenic hike and take in the 480-square-kilometre Ras Mohammed Nature Reserve. You could also book a day trip to Luxor (usually with flights included) to get a selfie in front of the Sphinx.