Sandy beaches, shipwreck dives and traditional bazaars.
Come face-to-face with tropical fish or just laze on the beach on a last-minute holiday to Sharm El Sheikh.
If you still haven’t booked a getaway, a last-minute holiday to Sharm El Sheikh might be just the ticket. In no time at all you could be visiting world-famous dive sites and first-rate beaches. Here are our top 5 reasons to visit…
Sharm El Sheikh’s beaches
The coastline here offers sensational beaches, with your pick of watersports, snorkelling and diving. Reefs run right up to the sands so you’re never too far away from the tropical sea life that calls these waters home. The most popular stretch is Nabq Bay – it’s a busy spot where the resort began in the Sixties, and today serves up plenty of beach bars and row after of row of parasols.
For the best dive sites off the coast of Sharm El Sheikh you’ll need to hop on a boat. It only takes an hour to head across the water to the world-famous sites around the Straits of Tiran and Ras Mohamed National Park. Thistlegorm is one of the highlights – here you can dive down and get up close to a shipwreck. You’ll find plenty of scuba diving schools on the beaches and in the hotels.
Activities for the family
It’s not all about diving and beaches here – there are plenty of family activities to be had on dry land, too. In Soho Square’s entertainment centre you’ll find ice skating and bowling. There’s also the chance to hire quad bikes and set off on a desert adventure.
Egyptian food in the Old Market
For some traditional Egyptian fare, head to Sharm El Sheikh’s Old Market. Here you’ll find stalls selling kebabs, meatballs and a fragrant soup called molokhia. There are plenty of restaurants up the side streets, too, if you’d rather have a sit-down meal.
Haggling in the Bedouin bazaar
The Old Market is also the place to go for souvenirs. In the maze of stalls, there’s a great mix of jewellery, slippers, glass perfume bottles, cotton bed linen, pottery and leather goods. You’ll find it cheaper than the shops by the beach at Na’ama Bay – but always be ready to haggle for the best deals.
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