The resorts of the Red Sea provide the perfect blend of ingredients for a beach holiday and are a must for diving and snorkeling enthusiasts. Although each area has its own unique character, every one offers crystal clear waters, spectacular coral reefs teeming with marine life and a fantastic climate. Sharm el Sheikh invites you to find a special souvenir at the bazaar or relax in a friendly bar before you set off on a desert adventure, whilst the western coastline at Hurghada, Makadi Bay and El Gouna boasts some of the best dive sites in the world. Add to this the emerging area of Marsa Alam in the south with its peaceful, picturesque setting and you have everything under the sun.
Sharm el Sheikh
Set on the Sinai Peninsula, Sharm el Sheikh comprises a number of different resort areas, all spread out along the coastline and each with their own unique atmosphere. The most popular area is Naama Bay with its host of modern amenities, shops, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Central Naama Bay backs onto the beachfront where many hotels have a private section of the coarse, desert sand beach. Water sport centres are located here and at the marina, whilst jetties are dotted along the coastline, protecting the coral reefs and providing access to the sea for swimming. 10km to the north of Naama Bay and only a short shuttle bus or taxi away lies the Al Pasha coast and Sharks Bay.
Days in this beautiful area are generally spent exploring the coral reefs, abundant with stunning marine life, or just relaxing in this peaceful, tranquil and remote environment. Further up the coast, the town of El Quseir offers a selection of shops, a bustling port and an old fort to be explored.