Peaking out into the Red Sea at the top of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, Sharm El Sheik's blissful beaches are a haven for heat seekers and underwater explorers. Affectionately known as Sharm, this large resort is really a collection of smaller resorts, each with their own flavour but all sharing in the year-round warmth and rare rainfall that draw visitors from near and far. Choose a holiday to Sharm El Sheik for a vast stretch of sun-warmed coastline, incredible reefs and unique National Parks.
Sharm El Sheikh began life as a simple fishing settlement but today it's Egypt's premier beach resort. The long stretches of soft golden sands are home to a plethora of fabulous hotel complexes and schools of dive shops which bring snorkellers and divers out to explore the area's incredible underwater landscape. No less 250 different coral reefs and 1000 species of fish thrive in these waters. The resorts cater to an international crowd with global cuisine, lively bars and famous clubs but you can also find a slice of culture at local restaurants serving Egyptian specialities, authentic old markets, beautiful mosques and Coptic churches.