|Sharm El Sheikh, south of Sinai on the Red Sea coast, is the perfect destination for those who love to dive, snorkel, sail, relax on golden sands beneath the warmth and serenity of the Egyptian sunshine or take advantage of the impressive golf course overlooking Naama Bay.
This mountainous resort is now a major tourism destination and offers an extensive array of 5* hotels providing the highest standards of comfort and service for the most discerning guests.
For those visitors with a limited budget there is also a wide choice of 4* hotels and the town centre has a generous selection of bars and a wide variety of cafes and restaurants for dining and shoppers will find the shopping mall, local shops and the market are all crammed with bargains.
Popular tours include Naqb and Abu Galum, which are managed resource protected areas attracting a fascinating array of birds, fauna and flora and Ras Mohammed, an area of outstanding natural beauty, which is only 52kms away from Sharm El Sheikh, was declared a national park in 1983. It has one of the world’s most beautiful coral reefs and a wonderful diving site, providing the perfect spot to view the extensive varieties of tropical fish and marine life.
A visit to St Catherine’s Monastery, which has stood in the heart of Sinai for over 1400 years and is famous for its icon gallery displaying exhibits of immense spiritual, artistic and historic value, is highly recommended. St Catherine’s is a sacred Biblical site and the sight of the Burning Bush, as mentioned in the Bible, is overwhelming.
Mount Sinai towers over St Catherine’s and is a popular place to visit. It is revered as the place where Moses received God’s Ten Commandments. It is relatively easy to climb (for those who opt for the gentle camel trail) or you may choose to tackle the 3000 Steps of Repentance, which were carved out by a monk. This can take 2-3 hours and most people climb up to reach the summit for sunrise.
|Other popular resorts include Dahab, which is 85km north of Sharm El Sheikh and also offers golden sandy beaches but on a smaller and more intimate scale.
Hurghada, another popular beach resort can be reached by ferry, sailing daily from Sharm El Sheikh.
Nuweiba, a beach and port town is 87kms north of Dahab and for those seeking a new adventure, daily ferries depart for Aqaba on the Jordanian coast.
Another popular excursion you may wish to consider is a boat trip to the For those who wish to relax in tranquil surroundings, to explore the area and marvel at the abundance of stunning flora and fauna and the extensive and eclectic species of birds, this is the perfect spot.
For those who seek outstanding landscapes Taba, which encompasses unique resources not found elsewhere in Egypt, is a very popular destination. Taba is also a popular beach resort with all the facilities that visitors demand.
Egypt’s Red Sea Riviera has much to offer and remains one of the most popular destinations for visitors from the United Kingdom. Should you require any further information regarding Sharm El Sheikh our representatives at Soliman Travel would be delighted to hear from you.
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