Sharm El Sheikh

Sharm El Sheikh

Are you looking for an exciting destination for a getaway break? Do what we did, hop on a plane and visit Sharm El Sheikh for a really fab holiday. Here are a few suggestions on why visiting Sharm El Sheikh is a great idea; we tried them and were thrilled to have a most enjoyable holiday.

1. Water babies need to head to the area that lies between the Ras Mohammed National Park and Tiran Island. The most breath-taking underwater scenery is to be found in the crystal blue waters with its enormous range of exotic fish, colourful corals and rare reefs.

2. Ras Mohammad National Park is a protected area marine reserve filled with some of the most amazing bounties of nature’s goodness. We were blown away by the stunning flora of mangrove forests and sea-grass; fauna that boasts over 200 coral species, in excess of 1000 varieties of fish and a large number of star fish, sea urchins, molluscs and crustacean species.

3. Na’ama Bay is the place to be if you want to go where the action is, but only at night time. When the sun begins to set, the people here come out to play. There are plenty of shops, outdoor shisha bars, casinos, clubs, restaurants and souvenir stores to browse. We took in the belly dancing show at Pasha, the largest club available, but it was quite expensive.

4. There are public and private beaches where you can kick back and relax; have a dip in the ocean and then relax some more. Sharm El Sheikh is a popular tourist attraction and the beaches in Na’ama Bay and Shark Bay are popular. Watch out or you may have to pay to use the beach even if you don’t want to sit on the chairs provided.

5. Marketplace bargains are best in the old town of Sharm El Sheikh. A great way to experience the local side of the place while getting those bargains. In fact, bargaining in the Arab world is a way of life that the locals enjoy.

6. Try a Bedouin adventure; we found it’s the best way to experience traditional Arabic hospitality smack in the middle of the Sinai Desert. The evening begins on a grand note – candlelit Egyptian feast in a tent followed by a relaxing shisha pipe and topped with a nightcap of herbal tea.