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Sharm El Sheikh

Sharm El Sheikh: the Resort Town of a Lifetime

Sharm el-Sheikh is a small town of approximately 73,000 residents found upon the Sinai Peninsula and embracing the Red Sea. While once a quiet fishing village, this once-lazy town has now been transformed into one of the most popular resort towns throughout Northern Africa. This is largely due to its luxury accommodations as well as its proximity to amazingly inviting waters. Another convenient fact is that arriving here is notably easy due to an airport found only moments away from the centre of the town itself. Let's go ahead and look at this aspect in a bit more detail before listing some of the primary attractions that are never to be passed by.

Airports and Flight Information

As the name suggests, Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport is the main hub which serves this region (as well as one of the largest airports in Egypt). There are currently two terminals although a third is planned for the near future. The airport serves a number of disparate carriers including (but certainly not limited to):

  • EgyptAir
  • Air Berlin
  • Scandinavian Airlines
  • Royal Jordanian
  • Niki Airlines (Austria)

You have likely notices that carriers from the United Kingdom such as British Airways are not mentioned here. For this reason, you are advised to arrive at other locations such as Cairo International Airport and to thereafter take a connecting flight. It is unclear as to whether British Airways will service Sharm el-Sheikh in the future.

Hotels and Beaches

One interesting fact of Sharm el-Sheikh is that there is only one named beach here; aptly named Sharm el-Sheikh Beach. It is easier to define the portions of land by the luxury hotels which are found nearby. It cannot be overstated that the properties here are some of the most sought-after and luxurious in the world. Examples can include the Hotel Sheraton Sharm Resort, Stella di Mare Beach Hotel & Spa and Sultan Gardens Resort. Regardless of where you plan on staying, be prepared to enjoy the lap of luxury as well as inviting waters which appear as if they were fashioned from the mind of a painter.

Other Attractions

Many of the other sights here are natural in their origin. They are nonetheless beautiful in their own right. A few notable locations to plan within your itinerary are Ras Muhammad National Park, Mount Sinai (perhaps the most well-known location on the peninsula), Naama Bay and a protected natural area known as Nabq Beach. A short ferry trip will enable you to arrive at Pharaoh's Island; offering an even greater sense of peace and tranquillity.

This location can become extremely busy during the height of the tourist season and as a result, the prices of tickets as well as accommodations can rise immensely. We therefore advise you to book your holidays during the off season between late autumn and early spring. The weather will be just as inviting as the nearby turquoise waters!