Sharm El-Sheikh, Sinai (Egypt)
The simplicity of sun, sea and sand. The luxury of five-star hotels, water sports, shopping and entertainment. This is Sharm El-Sheikh, one of the most accessible and developed tourist resort communities on the Sinai peninsula. All around are Bedouins, colorful tents, mountains and sea.
There are small, intimate hotels with modern designs, as well as larger hotel complexes belonging to International chains, plus about all the amenities one could expect of a tourist center, including casinos, discos and nightclubs, golf courses and health facilities.
In fact, with scuba diving and snorkeling, windsurfing and other water sports, horses and camel riding, desert safaris, and great nearby antiquities attractions, it is almost impossible for a visitor not to relax and enjoy.
The many surrounding cultural attractions offer the ideal opportunity for forays into the desert in four-wheel drive jeeps. Dine under the stars in a Bedouin tent and savor the majesty of the mountains as they come alive with strategically placed lighting. Barbequed lamb and other Egyptian delicacies are served to the backdrop of an exciting Rababa show.
Naama Beach, the center of tourist activities is 6 km to the south standing on a cliff overlooking the port, and is a great view. This area is developing into a resort town of its own. Most hotels at Naama Bay have their own, private beaches with comfortable amenities such as chairs, shades and even bars.
For those who love to shop, the Sharm El-Sheikh mall provides shops with both foreign and local products, including jewelry, leather goods, clothing, pottery and books.