Sharm El Sheikh

 

Sharm  El Sheikh

 

Sharm  El Sheikh considers itself and indeed is the seaside resort in Sinai. Large  numbers of visitors come for a holiday here every year. The long beaches of fine sand already attract visitors and since the small town has grown rapidly, there  are more and more tourists enjoying the charms of the place.

Sharm el Sheikh , or ’Sharm’ to the locals, is Sinai’s illustrious main town spreading some 20 kilometers across the southern tip of Sinai Peninsula. Sharm is very cosmopolitan with an array of exceptional bays, a concentration of luxurious hotels, restaurants, golf courses, conference facilities, banks, nightlife, shopping facilities, and above of all, unprecedented coral reefs and marine life.

Guests can soak up the sun, snorkel, take a scuba diving course or participate in a range of activities including fishing, banana boat racing, paragliding, sailing, windsurfing, and water skiing. Watersports enthusiasts will never tire of discovering the variety of fish and breathing corals from the many thousand of Red Sea species.

At Sunset, groups can be transported 25 kilometers from Sharm El Sheikh in specially prepared 4X4 jeeps to Wadi Madar, where they may be greeted by fire eaters, folkloric entertainment and enjoy specially prepared oriental culinary delights for evening celebrations, tents are positioned a little way into the desert  and if selected theme is less formal, groups can arrive by quad-bike, on horseback,or by camel.

Returning  to Sharm need not mean that the fun is over, as groups can then hit the central town area of Naama Bay, with its European style and nightlife, which is without doubt Sharm’s liveliest area. Spoilt for choice, Naama Bay offers a large selection of restaurants to satisfy any gourmet’s preferences, along with clubs, discos, and casinos. Wherever decide to go , Sharm’s glitzy nightlife will entertain until dawn.

Sharm EL Sheikh offers unlimited options for day excursions attract everyone including the desert and underwater novice. A short flight can be taken from Sharm el Sheikh Airport for a day trip to Cairo, Luxor, Aswan or a short relaxed boat ride across the Red Sea to Hurghada. Due to its central location, Sharm alone has a wide range of exciting adventure opportunities.

Ras Mohamed is Egypt’s most frequented protected national park, especially noted for being an underwater paradise. Established in 1983 and spanning  across 480 Square kilometers, it’s the country’s first and largest national Marine Park. Ras Mohammed also is known for its salt marshes, seagrass beds, mountain peaks and mangrove trees. Winter season brings in a variety of migrating birds including the white stork Ciconia. Many endangered underwater species live in the deep waters including the Hawksbill Turtle and green Turtle; while terrestrial wildlife animal such as Gazelle and Nubian Ibex can also found in Ras Mohammed.


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