Sharm el Sheikh


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About Sharm el Sheikh

Crystal blue waters, coral reefs 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. The best places to stay in Sharm El Sheikh include five star resorts and a small diving club that offers fantastic access to waterports.

Things not to miss

  • Na’ama Bay and Sharm al-Maya Bay are home to incredible tropical fish and offer some of the best snorkelling and scuba diving around.
  • Take a day trip to walk up the world famous Mount Sinai. Renowned for religious significance, it offers staggering views from top. For an even better view, climb to the top for sunrise!
  • Tie in a trip to Mt. Sinai with a visit to Saint Catherine's Monastery. Built in the sixth century, this is one of the oldest Christian monasteries in the world, and is reputedly the site where Moses saw the burning bush.
  • Just a few miles down the coast, the stunning Ras Muhammad National Park is definitely worth a visit..

The town is a busy year round destination for both sunseekers and keen divers. So if you want to guarantee a room in one of the best places to stay in Sharm el Sheikh you'll need to book well ahead.

The best places to stay in Sharm el Sheikh

For Luxury on the beach

  • The Royal Savoy combines five-star luxury with traditional Egyptian style. Boasting fabulous private villas with private pools and ocean views as well as a selection of superb restaurants. This hotel is at the top of its game.
  • Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh - a private white sand beach, lagoon-style swimming pool, Mediterranean, Arabic, and Italian fine dining.

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.

For a private apartment or beach house

  • For people looking for somewhere all to themselves, we recommend visiting our online partner Booking.com.

Travel Information

  • The surrounding area is serviced by Sharm el Sheikh Airport.
  • For those interested in hiring a car, we recommend you visit our online partner Rentalcars.
  • It's best to avoid June to August when the temperatures are unbearable. We recommend visiting in either Spring or Autumn for more pleasant climes.

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Best Hotels in Sharm el Sheikh

  • Oonas Dive Club Hotel Sharm el Sheikh (South Sinai) 14 rooms from £39

    Value chic
    Active Holiday
    Diving  -  Good diving nearby.
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    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. See More

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  • Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh Sharm el Sheikh (South Sinai) 200 rooms from £176

    Foodies  -  Six stylish restaurants.
    Families  -  Kids club.
    Beach Life
    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
    Air conditioningSpaRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenViewsParking

    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. See More

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  • The Royal Savoy Sharm el Sheikh (Sharm El Sheikh) 80 rooms from £235

    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
    Air conditioningTennisRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenViewsParkingNo pets

    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. See More

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