Mountains of Sharm El Sheikh. Egypt.

Sharm el-Sheikh

An idyllic location on the banks of the Red Sea that’s just as steeped in history as it is natural splendour, Sharm el-Sheikh has long been a favoured destination to get a little R&R. Without a doubt it is the jewel of Egypt’s beach holiday hotspots. The city has everything you could want from a seaside getaway, from gentle, warm seas lapping at your feet to unmissable bars overlooking the long stretches of sand, where you can enjoy a cocktail or four.
If you’re more of an active holiday maker, you’re going to find a Sharm el-Sheikh trip fulfils all your needs too. From day excursions into Egypt’s mountainous interior, where you can discover some challenging hiking trails and watch sand dunes shift, to the plethora of water sports on offer around the beaches, you can spend your days working up a sweat to make that evening beer taste even more refreshing than you thought possible. And, of course, like most major cities in Egypt there are some great historical sites and museums to explore, where you can learn about the Pharaohs and Sheikh’s who ruled this land.

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The ultimate guide to diving in Sharm el-Sheikh

Sharm el-Sheikh is a scuba diving and snorkelling hotspot. Home to a vast number of dive sites that are suitable for all levels, as well as some of the most vibrant coral in the world, it’s seen as one of the best places in the world to get certified thanks to its great infrastructure. The sea is warm all year around and although currents do get strong in parts, it’s almost always got favourable conditions, another reason why those in the know love it so much. If you’re keen to find out about the best dive sites in Sharm el-Sheikh, as well as everything else you need to know about scuba in this city, then read ahead for Orbzii’s ultimate guide to scuba diving in Sharm el-Sheikh.

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The top 8 things to do in Sharm el-Sheikh

Sharm el-Sheikh is a touristic wonderland, meaning there’s an endless slew of activities to indulge in and experiences to enjoy. It doesn’t matter if you prefer digging your toes into soft, bone-white sand, or hiking through the Sinai Mountain range while spotting rare wildlife and being wowed by panoramic views, the sparkling city by the sea has it all. If anything, it can even be a bit overwhelming to decide how to spend your time. If you’re planning on visiting but still deliberating on your itinerary, and want to make sure you choose well, then read ahead for Orbzii’s guide to things to do in Sharm el-Sheikh.

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The best excursions in Sharm el-Sheikh

Thankfully, Sharm el-Sheikh excursions allow you the chance to get out from the dreamlike bubble of the resort town and see the best of what else Egypt has to offer, from astounding ecological highlights to awe-inspiring architecture – and we’re not only talking about the pyramids. If you’re excited to explore everything else Egypt has to offer, read ahead for Orbzii’s guide to the best Sharm el-Sheikh excursions.

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Breakfast, lunch and dinner in Sharm el-Sheikh 

With all sorts of incredible venues dishing out cuisine from all corners of the world, a Sharm el-Sheikh getaway isn’t just ideal for sunseekers, but is also the perfect place to take your tastebuds exploring. Whether you’re looking for a great morning coffee spot or a high-end restaurant for a special evening the coastal city has you covered, but even among all the culinary highlights there are some spots that we think shine brighter than the rest. If you’re the type of person who plans their meals months in advance, or just want to see what the best of what the resorts and restaurants of Sharm el-Sheikh have to offer, read ahead for our guide to breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the city.

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The best hotels and resorts in Sharm el-Sheikh

Sharm el-Sheikh does accommodation right. With a wide range of places to lay your head, from private villas to all-inclusive hotels that make you feel like the royalty the city is named for, there’s something for every kind of holidaymaker and budget. With so much choice, it can be hard to make a decision about the place you stay, but thankfully our guide to the best hotels in Sharm el-Sheikh will give you the lowdown on where to get a room that’s perfect for your holiday needs.