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Sharm el Sheikh

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About Sharm el Sheikh

Crystal blue waters, coral reef, and white sands draw tourists from around the world to Sharm El Sheikh. Add to that a hive of nightclubs, a liberal atmosphere, and a load of hotels offering cheap prices for the whole package. What you get is a highly popular tourist destination, which is why it's important to choose your hotel carefully if you're looking for something less touristy. The best places to stay in Sharm El Sheikh are the best Five Star resorts and a small diving club that offers fantastic access to waterports.

Na’ama Bay and Sharm al-Maya bays are host to incredible tropical fish and some of the best snorkelling and scuba diving. Unlike its underwater paradise, the coastline is decked with concrete resorts that have sprung up to cater to this European filled beach enclave.

If it's luxury you are after, then the Four Seasons Resort is what you should go for, but if you are travelling as a family and want something less expensive and diving oriented then Oonas Dive Club Hotel is a fantastic option.

It's best to avoid June to August when the temperatures are unbearable. If you're after sun and sea then this is a great choice, but bear in mind that this is the least cultured area of Egypt.

Sharm El Sheikh is what it is and it has critics on both sides, for those who see its beauty in its crystal shores then the best places to stay are Five Stars or a cheaper option that focuses on the diving opportunities.

Luxury beach resorts:

For waterports:

  • Oonas Dive Club Hotel on the Red Sea coastline – not only has a fully equipped dive school and daily yachts to charter, but has rock bottom prices for simple rooms with balconies.

Best Hotels in Sharm el Sheikh

  • Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh 200 rooms

    Sharm el Sheikh (South Sinai)

    A beautiful Five Star hotel with a private white sand beach. Six stylish restaurants serve Italian, Mediterranean, and Arabic cuisine. A state of the art spa has all natural treatments. Sumptuous rooms and suites all in cream and light wood with private balconies. Perfect for couple and families.

    Foodies  -  Six stylish restaurants.
    Families  -  Kids club.
    Beach Life
    Romantic Break
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  • Oonas Dive Club Hotel 14 rooms from $51

    Sharm el Sheikh (South Sinai)

    The ideal spot for a family holiday with emphasis on the water. Hotel boats to charter every day for diving and snorkelling, plus buffet lunches on board. Simple, excellent value rooms with private balconies and a good traditional restaurant.

    Diving  -  Good diving nearby.
    Value chic
    Active Holiday
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  • The Royal Savoy 80 rooms from $306

    Sharm el Sheikh (Sharm El Sheikh)

    The Royal Savoy enjoys a fabulous coastal location in Sharm El Sheikh. This 5* property offers luxurious accommodation furnished in a traditional Egyptian manner. Villas complete with private pools and gardens, are also available. Boasting a divine array of restaurants and bars! Simply superb.

    Beach Life  -  The Royal Savoy is located just six minutes from the beach, so you can easily spend your days lounging on the shore
    Total relaxation  -  Bask in the fresh sea air and make full use of their spa treatments- the perfect place to unwind
    Local exploring  -  This is an ideal base from which to get to know Sharm El Sheikh
    Great walks  -  Wander along the beautiful White Knight Beach at sunset and take in the incredible views
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