Sharm El Sheikh

Posted on: 14 July 2008 by Gareth Hargreaves

When it comes to sun, sea and sand there are few alternatives to rival Sharm el Sheikh.


Its growing popularity with the British holiday maker lies in its abundance of beautiful weather, stunning beaches and clear blue waters, alongside the home comforts associated with traditional destinations like southern Spain.

The hotels here offer excellent value for money, particularly now that the increase in the cost of the Euro is forcing many who traditionally head to continental Europe to reconsider.

Sharm El Sheikh Overview video

Things To Do

While the beaches and nightlife are definitely big attractions here, the star of the show has to go to life just under the ocean waves.

Just offshore lie miles of coral reef, perfect for snorkelling thanks to its colourful and diverse marine life which you can enjoy close up in its natural habitat.

If you've never consider Scuba diving on a holiday before, this is one of the best places in the world to learn. Many of the hotels offer lessons and some even have their own dive schools.

Diving in Egypt video

Learn more about Scuba diving here.

Sharm El Sheikh #2 - Photo by Colin Berwick

Photography by Colin Berwick

Back on shore and Sharm el Sheikh boasts long stretches of beach for you to relax and soak up the sun on, with many hotels owning their own private stretch of sand, for added intimacy.

Perhaps its greatest asset though, is its beautiful climate.  Nothing beats waking to brilliant sun and in Sharm el Sheikh it shines all year round, so no need to worry about the weather with temperatures that of a warm English summer even in winter.

The friendly local population will make sure you are looked after in style in this luxurious resort, so you can relax and enjoy the fantastic attractions on offer.

Best of all, the attractions of the rest of Egypt are also within reach - everything from a jaunt to the Valley of the Kings to a photo opportunity at the Pyramids of Giza.

Want To Know More About Egypt?

Sharm El Sheikh #3 - Photo by Colin Berwick

Photography by Colin Berwick

See more things to do in Sharm el Sheik and the vicinity by visiting Sky Travel's Egypt destination guide.

If you visit travel.sky.com/watchTravel/show you can watch Sky Travel's latest Egyptian holiday programme or tune into Sky channel 659.

Plus, there are hundreds of great value Egyptian holiday deals to be found in the Sky Travel offers and deals pages: travel.sky.com/deals

Why Choose Sky Travel?

Sky Travel is the place to go to watch in-depth television programmes specialising in travel, you can find it at Sky channel 659.  Sky Travel sell a full range of holidays from beach getaways, to city breaks, tailor-made escapes and cruises. Sky Travel's presenters go out to experience the destinations for themselves, giving you a real insight into the holidays that are available.  The Sky Travel website www.sky.com/travel is packed full of really useful information on getting away and includes editorials, online videos, fast facts and comprehensive destination guides.

Sky Travel logoIMPORTANT MESSAGE: Sky Travel is currently on channel 659 but as of Monday 21st July Sky Travel can be found on Sky channel 669.

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