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The Egyptian city of Sharm El-Sheikh welcomes you to sandy shores, dazzling blue beaches and palm-lined streets. Situated at the tip of the Sinai peninsula, the city is one of the top diving destinations in the world.

Sharm El-Sheikh offers numerous dive areas, like the wreckage site of Dunraven, which is now a regular hangout spot for goatfish, cardinalfish and more. The Jackson Reef, frequented by hammerhead sharks and manta rays, is one of the top choices for divers. The Jolanda Reef is another point famous for colourful corals and an array of marine life such as turtles, moray eels and barracudas. You can also dive at Thistlegorm, an underwater wreckage site featuring a ship packed with cargo that was sunk during World War II by bombers.

The Ras Mohammed National Park is a prime attraction in Sharm El-Sheikh. At this park, you can drift dive at Jackfish Alley, or visit Magic Lake to view its mesmerising shades of blue. Head to the Shark Observatory cliff top for panoramic views of the Red Sea.

Colourful lamps along with the aroma of spices wafting into the buzzing streets, the Old Market of Sharm is a treat for all five senses. The road is lined with souvenir stores, traditional coffee shops and some of the most affordable food joints in Sharm El-Shaikh. Away from the usual crowd, the back alleys of the souq offer some excellent places to shop that allow you to put your bargaining skills to test.

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From $22 per night

This weekend

From $60 per night

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From $58 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency USD
Language Arabic
Average weekend price $120 per night
Average weekday price $121 per night
Average stay 3 nights

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10

Sheltered sandy beaches, clear waters and coral reefs.

August 14, 2022

Sheltered sandy beaches, clear waters and coral reefs. Naama Bay, with a palm tree-lined promenade, is filled with bars and restaurants. Ras Muhammad National Park is a major diving destination, with marine life around the Shark and Yolanda reefs and the Thistle Orm wreck. in addition it have other activities safari, diving, snorkeling.

Ayman
Ayman Saudi Arabia
4.0

Poor hygiene, all people get sick because of the water or...

August 2, 2022

Poor hygiene, all people get sick because of the water or the food. Everything is more expensive than in Europe, but not the same quality. Pretty beaches and sea, but poor mentality people. Scary place for a single woman with a kid.

Mairin
Mairin Belgium
8.0

Sharm generally is a built in desert.

July 25, 2022

Sharm generally is a built in desert. It was very hot in July. The beach where our hotel was, is rocky/corally so no sandy beach to enjoy a swim or a paddle. However there was opportunities for snorkelling and diving if you’re brave enough. That was the only thing that took away from fully enjoying our stay I think. So if you want a sandy a beach apparently you need to stay somewhere in Alnema rather than Al hadaba I’ve been told, though from what I’ve seen hotels at Al hadaba which is where Renaissance is are much much nicer. Nevertheless the sea is stunning! Blue blue waters and so very clear you can see fish swimming from the shore. The other thing is if you want to get around Sharm it’s super expensive.

Azza
Azza United Kingdom
10

Sharm el sheikh is a vibrant resort city, with very...

July 18, 2022

Sharm el sheikh is a vibrant resort city, with very prominent oriental authentic features. The bazaars, the fact that you can argue the price in the markets, the vibes are totally awesome. I’ll recommend for travelers 3 must to visit places: 1) Soho square 2)Naama bay 3) The old market The best time is by night. Also there are a lot of sea sports attractions like banana, or parachute. And of course diving or snorkeling. (But beware of the presence of Sharks).

Oksana
Oksana
10

I wanted to stay a little longer, but I had to leave for a...

July 17, 2022

I wanted to stay a little longer, but I had to leave for a family situation. The next visit will be in the winter, and I will plan a longer stay :) Sharm Elsheikh is very safe, beautiful, and quiet. No traffic hassle and no pollution.

Naser
Naser United States of America
8.0

it was our second trip to Sharm after 21 years, it is a nice...

July 11, 2022

it was our second trip to Sharm after 21 years, it is a nice place to go and relax after a hard year, better to go end of May beginning of June, or October/ November, as it can be very hot. transportation was easy, specially when you have an Egyptian sim card, which it facilitate communication, i advise Vodaphone sim, it has a great coverage, even on the boat trip i was connected. we did not go out of the hotels as we were looking for relaxation, but the the boat trip we did was good value for money, and enjoyable.

RHAYEK
RHAYEK Lebanon

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