Best Hotels in Sharm El sheikh
Sharm el-Sheikh is a well-known port and resort town at the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, popular with package holiday makers and divers. About 9,000 English tourists are in Sharm on any given day. Numbers have doubled in the last 3 years and seem set to continue to rise despite the worldwide economic situation.
Sharm el-Sheikh is sometimes called the “City of Peace”, referring to the large number of international peace conferences that have been held there.
Sharm el-Sheikh is the Sinai Peninsula’s major tourism center and one of the world’s top diving destinations.
It was the underwater tourist attractions of the Red Sea – particularly the waters of the Ras Mohammed Marine Park just south of town – that put “Sharm” center-stage on Sinai’s tourism map in the first place, and for anyone planning an Egypt diving holiday, this is one of the best places to visit in the country.
This is also one of Egypt’s best destinations if you just want to chill out on the beach. Non-divers will find plenty of land-based things to do, as Sharm is day-tripping distance to many of the Sinai Peninsula’s historic and natural attractions.
Royal Savoy Hotels
If the personal touch counts, you’ll feel thoroughly indulged at the Royal Savoy. Part of The Savoy resort, this hotel pampers guests with a limo pick up at the airport, welcome flowers and a fruit basket, a private beach and an exclusive lounge area offering afternoon tea and a complimentary happy hour. The resort’s Soho Square is also on the doorstep and offers restaurants, ice skating, bowling, cultural exhibitions and its popular dancing fountains.
Don’t waste a moment of your precious holiday trekking from the airport. This five-star resort in Nabq Bay is less than ten-minutes from Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport – so you can start unwinding on the private beach in no time. No need to worry about your wallet either: the generous all-inclusive package includes minibar soft drinks, ice cream hours, tea time cakes, patisserie delicacies and five à la carte restaurants including the upscale Italian, Limonin.
Rixos Premium Seagate
Despite remaining uninhabited throughout most of history, this fishing village turned strategic naval port saw tempestuous political times in the last century. Now reimagined as an enticing holiday destination and named as a city of peace, the restaurants, nightclubs, reefs, warm waters – and superb hotels – attract flocks of year-round visitors. Here’s where to stay.
Rixos Premium Seagate
With its own protected coral reef, the Rixos Premium Seagate is a wonderland for divers. Discover the exclusive marine world at the foot of lush landscaped gardens and beachfront, or get active within the complex by partaking in the activities program and playing sports. Drop the children at the kids’ club, then take it easy with a Turkish bath – there’s a ladies-only area in the spa too – followed by a meal at one of the 11 eateries.
Despite housing 357 rooms, the built-up area of this resort only accounts for 18 percent of its total footprint. The remaining area is laid to lush garden land, with meandering walkways and outdoor facilities including a Roman amphitheater, playgrounds and pools with commanding views. Visitors can choose from bed and breakfast, full, board, half board, or all-inclusive. An optional Bedouin dinner night with native food, drink, music and costume is also available.