The Red Sea’s preeminent tourist destination has plenty of culture of its own, but should you wish to go and experience the Pyramids in Cairo, and Ancient Egypt, numerous excursions are available. Whether it’s sunbathing by the sea, diving amongst coral reef or enjoying the nightlife of Naama Bay, cheap Sharm el-Sheikh holidays can be moulded into whatever you want them to be.
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Sharm el-Sheikh is one of the best spots on Earth to go diving, not to mention one of the cheapest. With miles and miles of beautiful coral reef and innumerable exotic fish, Sharm’s underwater scenery is some of the best on the planet. The warm waters add to the activity’s popularity, while the relative newness of tourist diving in the region results in unspoilt vistas of the submerged gardens.
Soho Square is emerging as one of the best places to spend an evening outside of the luxury of your Sharm el-Sheikh hotel. Located at White Knights Bay, Soho Square is an entertainment centre designed to appease the whole family. There are restaurants, bars and clubs on offer for the adults, while kids can partake in bowling and ice skating (that’s right, ice skating in Africa!). Should you feel homesick on your trip, there’s even a British pub – minus the inclement weather!
Not too far from Sharm el-Sheikh is Sinai Mountain; the accepted identification of the Biblical Mount Sinai. In the Bible, Mount Sinai is the location in which Moses receives the Ten Commandments, nowadays it’s a historical destination for beautiful scenic views and, more recently, quad biking. Cheap Sharm el-Shiekh holidays offer countless beaches for relaxation, away from the luscious sands however are an abundance of activities; with historical significance, great views, hiking and riding, Sinai Mountain is a place to partake in a number of them.
To be referred to as the best beach in a resort filled with an idyllic, vast amount of them; there must be something special about El Fanar. Translating simply to “the lighthouse”, El Fanar is a beautiful golden beach with loungers and umbrellas included in the entry fee. Should you wish to get up from your sunbed, a snorkel is highly recommended because of the incredible sights below the shimmering azure surface.
The crystal clear skies experienced during the day on Egypt holidays carry over into the evening to afford you incredible astrological scenery. Regardless of if you’re looking up from your hotel grounds or from out in the desert on an excursion, you’re guaranteed an unforgettable memory should you dedicate a night of your trip to star gazing.
Currency: Egyptian pound
Visa: 1 month visa for UK citizens upon arrival
Vaccinations: Typhoid and Hepatitis A are recommended.
Dress code: Cover up arms and legs, especially in places of religious importance.
Important numbers: Embassy: 0207 499 2401, Tourist Office: 0207 493 5283
Other info: Upon arrival, amounts of £500 cash or foreign equivalent must be declared.