Located at the southern point of the Sinai Peninsula, Sharm El Sheik and Naama Bay in the neighboring bay are the premier beach spots in Egypt. They both have developed from nothing thirty year ago into booming beachfront hotspots that offer year round sun and booming nightlife. Organized on a single main road between the water and mountains behind, these resort areas offer countless accommodation options, cafes, restaurants, and bars. They are also near some incredible diving locations and every hotel organizes diving and snorkeling trips. European tourists flock here year-round, but especially in the fall, winter, and early spring before the summer heat gets too intense.
Just a few miles away if Ras Mohammed National Marine Park, a marine nature preserve that offers some of the most diverse and plentiful sea-life available to divers the world over. The number of boats allowed into the park is limited each day so that the environment is undisturbed and the water does not get too crowded. Every species of Red Sea sea-life is represented here. It is a must-do for anyone who is interested in what is going on underneath the water.
Sharm and Naama Bay also offer a wide array of other activities from sailing to windsurfing and glass bottom boat trips for those who want to see the wildlife on the reefs without getting wet. There are also excursion into Sinai’s interior, including desert safaris and trips to Mount Sinai and St. Catherine.
Sharm El Sheikh is service by an international airport that makes it easy to get in an out of Egypt, but also makes it possible to take short trips within the country. It is easy to organize day trips or longer excursions to Egypt’s other tourist attractions, such as the Giza Pyramids in Cairo or the ancient ruins of Luxor.