Sharm El Sheikh, the pearl of the Sinai, is the ideal visiting spot for sea lovers, amateur and professional divers, golfers and all those that love to be pampered in top quality hotels. The city is living proof of what modern Egypt has to offer. It successfully fights the stereotypes of Egypt as a destination for archaeological tourism, offering natural beauties and contemporary Egyptian culture.
Geographically, Sharm El Sheikh has a rugged coastline with a series of bays: Naama Bay, Shark’s Bay, Nabq Bay, Sharm el Maya, Ras Um El Seid, etc. The Nama Bay (English: “The Kind Bay”) is the shopping and nightlife center of the city with numerous stores, restaurants and clubs pairing the most urban European tourist centers.
The underwater beauties of Sharm El Sheikh are widely recognized and are comparable to the Great Coral Reef as a diving destination. They feature crystal clear water filled with large schools of tropical fish among intricate coral fields glistening in rainbow-like colors. An obligatory stop point for all divers!
Ras Muhhamad, on the southernmost tip of the peninsula, is a national park that combines the ground and underwater beauties of the area, spanning 480 km². All building and fishing activities are banned in this area but it is possible for divers to visit.
Sharm El Sheikh also features an exclusive golf terrain, unique because of its contrasting mount Sinai on one side and the Red Sea on the other. It is an eighteen hole course with over a thousand planted trees, with a nearby eighteen natural lakes – home to numerous bird species, some endemic and endangered. Sharm El Sheikh is often included in all inclusive holidays.
Besides of its natural beauties, Sharm El Sheikh serves as a tourist hub, allowing trips both to Africa (Cairo) and the Middle East (Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia), most often combining visits to the pyramids.