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Why You Should Visit Sharm El Sheikh

16 December 2010 5 Comments

Sharm El Sheikh is a popular resort town as well as port in Sinai, Egypt. What was once a small fishing village of the Arab world has now turned into a highly sought after vacation destination and with good reason. Now it is possible to take direct charter flights to Sharm El Sheikh straight from anywhere Europe. The perfect place to lie on the beach and soak up the sun, Sharm El Sheikh Holidays have more than enough to offer to anyone who visits this small town. While the number of tourists hitting its beach has doubled in that last few years, this is one of the best places in the world to go diving, snorkelling or just swimming in the vast open ocean.


Sharm Grand Plaza at the side of the beautiful beach (Image: Siuloon)

What makes Sharm El Sheikh an amazing tourist destination is that it is one of the best diving locations in the world, thanks to its clear waters and the amazing aquatic life that graces these waters. Also, any vacation plan is incomplete without a trip to the beautiful desert range which offers gorgeous views of incredible mountains and the brilliantly clear sea. This incredible sight will make you believe that you have walked on to a completely different planet with a breath-taking natural beauty.


Sharm El Sheikh is truly paradise for underwater diving adventure (Image: Werner)

The beaches of Sharm El Sheikh offer its tourists an opportunity to try various beach sports like parasailing, wind gliding, wind surfing, canoeing and scuba diving. Though the waters must be approached with caution as it has witnessed a few shark attacks in the past, the authorities now ensure that the beaches are always safe and are a haven for experienced divers. You can expect to find coral groupers, angelfish and butterfish along with a lot more aquatic life. The beaches are beautiful with coral reefs and white sands that make for an amazing Sharm El Sheikh Holidays experience.


Lionfish off the pontoon at the Hilton Shark’s Bay Sharm El Sheikh (Image: James)

Beyond the beach, Sharm El Sheikh Holidays offers visitors some world class hotels, casinos, spas and restaurants. The luxury hotels and resorts that line the beach offer their guests a great staying experience. They offer various amenities like indoor swimming pools, spas, health clubs, discos, tennis courts and even lessons for horse riding as well as camel riding. Sharm El Sheikh is a shopper’s paradise as well, with its beautiful markets filled with exquisite jewellery, leather goods, spices and Turkish handicrafts. For the food lovers, there are endless options that will offer you a fine dining experience and a chance to sample Arabic food in all its glory. The quaint little cafes stay open till quite late, allowing you to enjoy the evening walking on the beach and then sample some delicious cuisines from this part of the world.

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