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Sharm El Sheikh holidays 2019 / 2020

Sharm El Sheikh in Sinai, Egypt, is considered one of the premier diving locations in the world, as well as functioning as an idyllic escape for sun worshippers.

What type of holiday does Sharm El Sheikh offer?

Whether you delve into the depths of the Red Sea or Naama Bay, you’ll still find countless things to do in and around during your Sharm 2019 / 2020 summer holidays. From venturing into the surrounding deserts, to dining on the delectable cuisine of Egypt amid wonderful eateries.

Action, adventure and discovery are the primary themes for those descending on Sharm, perfectly-suited holidays to those in search of action and adventure, though you’ll also find yourself mesmerised by the authentic way of life which is also accessible for those on their holidays to Sharm El Sheikh. 

Sharm El Sheikh is great for:

  • All inclusive holidays - Sharm El Sheikh all inclusive holidays provide ample opportunity to enjoy luxurious resorts in the Egyptian heat. The Royal Albatros Moderna is a beachfront stunner!
  • Family holidays - resorts in Sharm El Sheikh have some beautiful pools, and with a good package deal, they’re an ideal escape for a family with active kids. Some offer kid’s clubs, creches and daily entertainment.
  • Cheap holidays - Sharm El Sheikh is a great destination for a cheap summer holiday. You can eat incredibly well on a budget, so make sure you try some local cuisine including Ful Medammes for breakfast and some tasty authentic falafel.

Most popular hotels in Sharm el Sheikh

Concorde El Salam Hotel Sharm El Sheikh
Concorde El Salam Hotel Sharm El Sheikh
Concorde El Salam Hotel Sharm El Sheikh

Sharm el Sheikh, Red Sea

from £528 pp
Royal Albatros Moderna
Royal Albatros Moderna
Royal Albatros Moderna

Sharm el Sheikh, Red Sea

from £546 pp

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5 things you need to know about Sharm el-Sheikh

Sharm el-Sheikh is undoubtedly one of the jewels in the crown of the Egyptian coast with thousands of holidaymakers flocking there every year.

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  • Average flight time: 11h 15m

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Top attractions

Top attractions

Sun, sand, and sea: these are the main Sharm el-Sheikh holidays attractions, and for good reason. The greatest attraction is probably the consistent sunshine and choice of all inclusive hotels, as the lowest average temperature is around 22C in January and December, getting up to around 36C in July and August. This Egyptian resort town is host to a wide array of attractions and activities to cater for a variety of tastes. People also flock here for the superior diving that affords you the most amazing views of the aquatic wildlife in the stunning Red Sea. You can also visit the nearby national park at Ras Mohammed that is home to stunning coral reefs as well as a well-preserved coastline that is full of wildlife.

Great things to do in Sharm el Sheikh include: 

  • Naama Bay
  • Ras Muhammad National Park
  • Mount Sinai
  • Saint Catherine's Monastery 
  • Tiran Island
  • Sinai Grand Casino
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Eating out

Eating out

The all inclusive resort hotels all have their own restaurants and bars, as well as there being many local eateries in the area serving a variety of food. Egyptian and Lebanese food, like koshari and falafel, abounds throughout Sharm el-Sheikh, as well as other types of Middle Eastern fare. The Blue Fountain is becoming increasingly popular with visitors to Sharm el-Sheikh, serving a wide range of seafood, traditional European and speciality nights such as African and curry-themed events. If you fancy a taste of Western food, Sharm el-Sheikh also has all the old favourites such as McDonalds, KFC and TGI Friday.

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There are also many things to do in Sharm el-Sheikh for families; the main all inclusive hotels have excellent pool facilities, though the beaches in this area have extensive shallows that are perfect for the little ones to paddle in and even spot a whole host of exotic fish species. For couples and families there is always the opportunity to take a trip to Giza and see the world-famous pyramid, making a hotel in Sharm a great spot to base yourself whilst exploring Egypt over your holidays.

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Action & Adventure

Action & Adventure

The magical underwater adventure scene is one of the primary draws of Sharm El Sheikh, with the diving and snorkelling amid the Red Sea considered among the best sites in the world for such activities. Countless diving schools will allow visitors to learn the skills required to head out on a scuba diving trip or two, while those already experienced will find their Sharm El Sheikh holidays punctuated by dive opportunities.

Other nearby resorts such as bustling Hurghada and the more tranquil El Gouna are alternatives if the water sports scene in Sharm is a little crowded. Beyond the snorkelling and diving, you can also enjoy windsurfing, parasailing and water-skiing across the coastal scene of the Red Sea.

There are many other action packed things to do in Sharm el-Sheikh. Take a desert safari, accompanied by some local Bedouins who will escort you through the sand either on foot, by jeep or for the adventurous, by camel! Another big action activity here is quad biking and there are many operators who will rent you one for a day, though it is advisable to take your trip late afternoon due to the temperature. If you’re struggling to choose an activity, or don’t know where to start, ask the concierge at the desk of your all inclusive hotel and they’ll help you find an activity that’s just right for you.

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If you need a break from the action, adventure and exploration during your 2018 holidays in Sharm El Sheikh, you won’t have to look far to embrace rejuvenation given the range of luxurious avenues you can venture down around the resort or hotel. Some all inclusive hotels have their own private beachfront. The infrastructure is second to none, allowing you to base yourself amid style and luxury in a range of all inclusive resort hotels, many with spa facilities where you can sooth your aching muscles. If the spa treatments aren’t enough, you can laze by a cooling pool or wine and dine at top restaurants as the sun sets on another laid-back day in Sharm. The soft sand can also help in this respect, perfect if you’ve brought some good books along and want to spend your holidays catching up on your tan and beauty sleep in the sunshine.

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Sharm el-Sheikh is full of places to go after dark and it is often a very lively resort at night. With the right choice of hotel, all inclusive or otherwise, you can be moments from the action. You can choose from a wide selection of pubs, clubs, casinos and bars here and there are even a few party boats for those wanting an extra dimension of evening fun! Pacha is a huge club in Sharm el-Sheikh, complete with its very own pool and is regularly played by big name DJs from all over Europe. The Hard Rock Café is also a popular place to go for food, drink and a good selection of cocktails. Bus Stop is a very cool bar that is shaped like a double decker bus and is a well-used pre-club bar in the area.


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Sharm el-Sheikh is ideal a holiday for couples as well as a great place to take the family. For couples, there is always the restful option of simply finding yourself a spot on the beach and lapping up the sunshine, with the occasional dip in the clear blue waters. After all that lying down, you can take an evening walk as the sun sets and find yourself a spot in one of the fine places to eat. For the ultimate relaxation, book an all inclusive hotel and let your worries slip away. We’ve got you covered!

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If you fancy delving into the identity of Egypt during your holidays to Sharm El Sheikh, you’ll find ample opportunity to do so. Within the resort’s Old Town area, you’ll discover an authentic market, allowing visitors to discover the traditional routine of everyday life for the locals, removing yourself from the typical ‘resort bubble’. Heading into the desert will also allow a greater impression of the surrounding area, accessed by camel trek or 4X4, these remarkable landscapes are best enjoyed in the incredible Mohammed National Park. Those that fancy taking some daytrips to other fascinating destinations in Egypt will have tantalising options, from the peace and tranquillity of Makadi Bay, to the history, culture and ancient fascination that defines the city of Luxor. Once again, if you don’t know where to start, the concierge at your all inclusive hotel will be able to help.

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