Sharm El Sheikh - Home to Egypt's most spectacular beaches
Sharm El Sheikh

Sharm El Sheikh

From humble origins as a tiny fishing village on the Red Sea, the coastal city of Sharm El Sheikh has become a popular tourist destination with beautiful beaches, crystal-clear sea and luxury hotels.

Sharm El Sheikh is a city located on the Sinai Peninsula, on the coast of the Red Sea. From humble beginnings as a tiny fishing village, to a major port and Egyptian naval base, Sharm, as it is often nicknamed, has been a massive centre for tourism since the 1980s.

What to do in Sharm El Sheikh?

Sharm El Sheikh's popularity lies predominantly in its glorious year-round climate and beautiful natural beaches. Calm, crystal-clear waters and diverse marine life make the city a haven for scuba diving and snorkelling; there is an aqua park resort, and many hotels have their own watersports clubs.

The liveliest area of the city is Naama Bay, where a number of international resorts and world-renowned restaurants are located. This area is also home to much of the city's nightlife, which includes a branch of the ever-popular Pacha nightclub for those who want to party until dawn.

Other daytime activities include quad bike tours, go-karting and traditional camel rides around the dramatic desert that surrounds Sharm El Sheikh.

English guided tours

Make the most of your stay in Sharm El Sheikh, filling your trip with great activities: