You can leave your warm clothes behind when visiting this beach mecca of the Middle East. Located on the southwest tip of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt and facing the Red Sea, Sharm el-Sheikh has built itself a reputation as a major world dive center. The warm waters provided by the Red Sea and the glistening golden sands of the shore make Sharm el-Sheikh a truly attractive place for a beach vacation. There are easy routes in courtesy of the resort’s own international airport and a range of competing resort hotels, making Sharm el-Sheikh a must-visit for all sun-seekers.
Hotels in Sharm el-Sheikh
There are literally dozens of hotels to choose from in Sharm el-Sheikh, all fronting the coast or at least a stone’s throw away. There are at least 30 five-star resorts and over 30 four-star hotels. In fact, there are so many places to stay that the accommodation here stretches for over 20 miles along the southwest coast.
For high-end extravagance and luxury, you could stay at the Hyatt Regency, which is within walking distance of downtown Sharm el-Sheikh and faces the beach. The Four Seasons Resort is the top place to stay in the area, while the Queen Sharm Beach Resort in Ras-Um-Sid provides a hassle-free, relaxing all-inclusive hospitality package.
Where to stay
Almost all of the hotels in Sharm el-Sheikh cater to the tourist market and were built with relaxation in mind. Many have on-site spa facilities, such as the Moevenpick Resort Sharm el-Sheik Naama Bay in Naama Bay, along with potential for frequent dive trips into the Red Sea.
A popular option in Shark’s Bay is the Xperience Sea Breeze Resort. As the name suggests, it provides an optimum coastal experience.
The Queen Sharm Beach Resort offers a luxurious all-inclusive stay, where you can leave your troubles at home for top-end pampering.
The Jaz Belvedere, famed for its quality service to guests, is the best hotel in the Ras Nasrani neighborhood.