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Holidays in Sharm El Sheikh

One of Egypt’s oldest and most popular holiday resorts, Sharm El Sheikh wins fans for its breathtaking location on the Sinai Peninsula. The Red Sea coast provides white-sand beaches and some of the finest diving in the world, with crystalline waters teeming with underwater life, wrecks and coral reefs. As well as the diving, Sharm El Sheikh is the ideal place for desert safaris, where you can ride camels through the dunes and camp out under the stars.

33 °C

April and May for slightly cooler temperatures. Winter temperatures are more mild with temperatures of 23°C in November being the high and 18°C in January and February being the low.

5 hours

Sharm El Sheikh International Airport (SSH).

Book a Thomas Cook holiday to Sharm El Sheikh to dive into the crystal clear depths of the Red Sea, race across the desert on a camel or lie back on the powdery, white sand.

Recommended offers in Sharm El Sheikh Resort

Xperience Kiroseiz Parkland

Naama Bay, Sharm el Sheikh

  • Short walk to Naama Bay

     

  • Private beach
  • Airtours Kids Club (May-Oct)

What is included?

from

£410

Xperience St George Homestay

Um El Sid, Sharm el Sheikh

  • Watersports on the beach

     

  • Short trip to private beach
  • Popular and friendly

What is included?

from

£350

Royal Holiday Resort

Naama Bay, Sharm el Sheikh

  • Indulgent spa
  • Thomas Cook Kids Club Â
  • Fabulous range of waterslides   Â

What is included?

from

£420

Baron Resort

Sharks Bay, Sharm el Sheikh

  • Five a la carte restaurants for dinner
  • 30 min anti-stress back massage included
  • 24-hour All Inclusive

What is included?

from

£612

Reef Oasis Beach Resort

Um El Sid, Sharm el Sheikh

  • 24-hour All Inclusive
  • Tranquil spa centre
  • Waterpark with excellent kids area

What is included?

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£418

Grand Rotana Resort & Spa

Sharks Bay, Sharm el Sheikh

  • Plenty for the kids to do
  • Beachfront setting and sea views
  • Spacious landscaped grounds

What is included?

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£480

SENTIDO Reef Oasis Senses Resort

Um El Sid, Sharm el Sheikh

  • Waterpark included with excellent kids area
  • Set on the finest reef in Sharm
  • 24-hour All Inclusive

What is included?

from

£509

Melia Sharm

Sharks Bay, Sharm el Sheikh

  • Heated outdoor pool
  • Daily activity programme
  • 24-hour All Inclusive

What is included?

from

£427

Baron Palms

Sharks Bay, Sharm el Sheikh

  • Adult-only hotel
  • Choice of restaurants
  • Two large pools

What is included?

from

£550

Xperience Sea Breeze Resort

Sharks Bay, Sharm el Sheikh

  • Beautiful beach setting
  • Adult only
  • Three heated pools

What is included?

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£390

Start your romance with Sharm El Sheikh on the coast, where the miles of white sand are at your disposal for soaking up the sun, getting stuck into water sports or swimming in the warm sea. Diving excursions are a must, as the Red Sea is one of the finest diving destinations in the world. If you’re away with kids, spend the day at the local water park, which has a staggering 44 water slides and lots of swimming pools to enjoy. Explore the bustling souls in Sharm El Sheikh’s old town to pick up unique Bedouin souvenirs, or plan an excursion through the desert by camelback. 

Sharm El Sheikh’s beaches are some of the most idyllic on the Red Sea coast, with swathes of pristine sand and smooth, white pebbles curving around the clear, blue-tinted waters. Speckled with palm trees and set against rolling, dramatic scenery, the beaches enjoy one of the prettiest spots in the country. The sand is dotted with shady, thatched umbrellas and loungers, with a good choice of places to eat and drink nearby. The water sports activities in Sharm El Sheikh are superb –learn to parasail, windsurf or canoe in the beautifully warm water.

The spectacular diving opportunities off the Red Sea coast are the biggest attractions in Sharm El Sheikh. The calm, clear waters hide a mesmerising world of coral reefs, brightly coloured marine life and fascinating wrecks. There are plenty of places to dive for all ability levels, with the pros getting to experience the likes of Shark Reef and Jackson Reef. There’s plenty of adventure to be had back on dry land, too, with the region’s spectacular desert inviting exploration. Take a jeep safari through the dunes or zip around on a quad bike, or else take an authentic trek on a camel and spend the night in a real Bedouin camp.

Sharm El Sheikh’s old town is a great place to experience a little Egyptian culture. The old market is filled with bustling stalls selling Bedouin handicrafts, silver jewellery and leather goods. It’s also the best place in Sharm El Sheikh to try some tasty Egyptian street food like koshari, a mix of rice, lentils and tomato sauce. If you’re on holiday with family, kids of all ages will enjoy a day out at Aqua Blu Water Park. Situated at a local hotel but open to non-guests, the park has over 40 fantastic water slides and nine swimming pools, including the high-octane Kamikaze and special areas for little kids.

Recommended offers in Sharm El Sheikh Resort

Rixos Sharm el Sheikh

Sharm El Sheikh Resort, Sharm el Sheikh

  • Located on private beach
  • Luxurious accommodation
  • Choice of ten restaurants

What is included?

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£620

Royal Grand Sharm

Sharm El Sheikh Resort, Sharm El Sheikh Area

The Royal Grand Sharm faces the ancient and magnificent Red Sea, offering you 5* luxury, a perfect base from which you can sample and enjoy all of the delights the Sharm El Sheikh area has to offer. The private 50m beach is safe and clean with access to diving and snorkelling among the most outstanding Coral reefs from the hotel's floating jetty. Guests are invited to participate in as many or as few of the hotels extensive activities or facilities as they wish to.

 

Situated only 3km Sharm El Sheikh bustling centre resplendent with cafes, bars and shopping to suit every taste the hotel runs a shuttle bus to the centre and Naama Bay. The airport is only 18km away.

 

Please note: Rates and conditions are not valid for Egyptian passport holders.

FACILITIES:

Food, drink and entertainment: main restaurant serves main meals with snacks and drinks available at various times throughout the day from the lobby bar, the snack bar, the fun pub and the swimming pool bar. An a la carte restaurant is also available to book, in the evening the hotel runs a full entertainment programme including dancing, disco, shows and folklore. The hotel has a dress code policy.

 

Sports, games and activities: Within the extensive garden complex there is a freshwater pool, large spacious sun terrace with ample sun loungers and parasols, a heated swimming pool, table tennis, flood lit tennis courts, darts , Boccia, putting green, billiards, diving, fitness room, aerobics, gymnastics, beach volleyball, snorkelling (for hire), sauna massage,, steam bath and Jacuzzi (local charges apply). For the kids; children's pool, mini-club.

 

Additional: 24 hour reception, souvenir shop, boutique, shisha corner, baby sitting service, laundry service, maid service, room service.

What is included?

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£320

Xperience St. George Homestay

Sharm El Sheikh Resort, Sharm El Sheikh Area

The 4-star Xperience St. George Homestay Hotel is situated at Hadaba on the Red Sea coastline of Sharm El Sheikh surrounded by lush gardens and conveniently placed for the spectacular coral reefs. Offering an All Inclusive option, the 262-room Xperience St. George Homestay delivers plenty of activities, fine dining and unparalleled service to satisfy all the family. A super choice of dining, bar venues, live entertainment shows complemented by sparkling pools, spa and fitness facilities, sports fun activities and town and beach fun within easy reach. Escape to the warmth and hospitality of the 4-star Xperience St. George Homestay Hotel at Hadaba, Egypt, and enjoy a memorable holiday on the Red Sea coast.

 

Getting to the hotel: 17km from Sharm El Sheikh International Airport.

 

Local tips: The hotel is just 5 minutes from the diving marina, 2 km from Sharm El Sheikh's Old City, and only 5km from the chic nightspots of Naama Bay with its varied selection of bars, restaurants, cafes, bazaars and nightclubs.

 

Please note: Rates and conditions are not valid for Egyptian passport holders.

FACILITIES:

Food, drink and entertainment: 2 main buffet restaurants for all-day dining; Nathan's a la carte restaurant; a beach restaurant; 5 bars; poolside bar/cafe serving light lunches and snacks and an internet cafe. Evening entertainment programme includes professional live shows, a disco and dancing. Please wear proper attire in the restaurants: including shirts and footwear. For dinner swimming suites are not permitted.

 

Sport, games and activities: 2 outdoor swimming pools, spacious sun terraces with ample loungers and parasols; a SPA and Wellness Centre includes a sauna, steam bath, Jacuzzi and massage services, and a fitness centre (local charge); activities include water gymnastics, aerobics, table tennis, volleyball, water polo, darts, and ches. Naama Bay is 2km away and a free shuttle is provided.

 

For the kids: Kids Club from 4 to 12 years old (open from 10:30 til 12:00 ad from 15:30 til 17:00).

 

Additional: 24 hour Reception Services, housekeeping, currency exchange, WiFi internet access in public areas (charge), laundry service, bilingual staff, safe boxes, lifts, beauty salon, hairdresser, souvenir and gift shop and parking available.

 

What is included?

from

£324

SHARM EL SHEIKH RESORT IS BEST FOR...

Beach lovers: A real beach lover’s paradise, Sharm El Sheikh has sweeping beaches of white sand and clear waters, dotted with rippling palm trees.

Divers: One of the best places in the world for scuba diving, keen divers can spend days exploring the hidden wrecks and colourful reefs.

Families: Sharm El Sheikh is ideal for families, with modern hotel resorts, gorgeous beaches and a popular water park on your doorstep.


FAST FACTS

Language: The language spoken in Sharm El Sheikh is Arabic

Currency: The currency used in Sharm El Sheikh is the Egyptian pound

Local time: Sharm El Sheikh is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time

Fly to: Sharm El Sheikh International Airport (SSH) 

Flight time from UK: Approximately 5 hours

Tourist Information: Further Sharm El Sheikh tourist information can be found at http://en.egypt.travel/city/index/sharm-el-sheikh

Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/egypt for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Sharm El Sheikh


WEATHER AND CLIMATE

Temperature: Summer average of 33°C.

Best time to visit: April and May for slightly cooler temperatures. Winter temperatures are more mild with temperatures of 23°C in November being the high and 18°C in January and February being the low.

Sharm El Sheikh’s hot summers begin in April, with the high temperatures lasting all the way to October. July and August experience an average of 13 hours of sunshine a day, as well as the hottest average temperatures of around 33°C, although the mercury often hits the high 30s.


GETTING AROUND

By taxi: Taxis are the easiest way to get around in Sharm El Sheikh.  Licensed taxis are blue and white and there are a number of official taxi ranks in the resort. Many taxis will have a meter, although it’s best to check the price before you get in.

By mini bus: The mini buses in Sharm El Sheikh run very frequently all over the resort. They do not serve routes, and instead will stop where you want and can be flagged down from everywhere. Mini buses are the cheapest method of transport.

By bus: A more traditional bus services makes longer journeys to nearby cities and resorts, making them a good and affordable way to make day trips.


EVENTS

Diving competition: Sharm El Sheikh is one of the world’s finest diving destinations, and in October, the International Diving Competition comes to town. The event attractions diving enthusiasts from all over the world to compete in the crystal clear waters of the Red Sea.

Camel competition: In April, it’s a different kind of the race. Sharm El Sheikh hosts the South Sinai Camel Festival, where camel riders and breeders bring their finest mounts to race in the desert and compete for the title of fastest camel in Sinai.


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