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Relax in paradise in Sharm el Sheikh

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With miles of parasol-dotted beaches, some of the most spectacular diving and snorkelling in the country, plus bars, restaurants and a huge dose of old world charm, there is plenty to keep the boredom at bay in Sharm.

Why go?

Whether you want to flop on the beach, explore world-class diving sites or get immersed in culture and history, you won't be disappointed in Sharm el Sheikh...

Sharm el Sheikh holidays begin when you step into that familiar wall of heat as you get off your plane at Sharm el Sheikh International Airport (SSH). From there it's onwards to either Sharm itself or one of a handful of popular resorts served by the airport.

Nabq Bay, Sharks Bay, Naama Bay and Om El Seid Hill are just four of the fabulous seaside resorts dotted along this stretch of coast at the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula.

The chance to take part in watersports draws tourists here, as does the underwater world that floats around the spectacular coral reefs in this part of the Red Sea. A kaleidoscope of colour awaits divers, and dolphins are known to put in regular appearances. Even if you don't want to dive, the door to the underwater world is open via a snorkel and mask off one of the many lovely beaches. Clear and warm waters make this a fantastic place to dive or snorkel, regardless of your level of experience.

The hotels in this part of Egypt have such incredible facilities that many holidaymakers choose to base themselves in the hotel grounds for the duration of the holiday. There really is no need to leave.

Those looking to see more of the resort, the Sinai Peninsula and Egypt are spoiled for choice though. Sharm el Maya is Sharm's old town and there are plenty of cafés and stalls to thrill the senses of tourists. SOHO Square entertainment centre is in Sharm's downtown area and offers family entertainment in the form of a bowling alley, an ice-skating rink (yes, really) and family-friendly eateries. There are bars, casinos and nightclubs for the adults. St Catherine's Monastery in the Sinai Desert is a worthwhile day trip, while longer excursions to Egypt's famous treasures, such as the Great Pyramids of Giza, can be organised in the resorts.

Holidays in Sharm el Sheikh are a great option for families, groups and couples, with hotels and attractions catering for everyone. Start your Sharm story today and use TravelSupermarket's price checker to search for your holiday. 

When to go?

Summers in Sharm are absolutely baking which many will love, but a lot of holidaymakers choose to visit in the cooler months. Find out the best time to go for you...

The summer months are hot, hot, hot and temperatures can reach 40C during June, July and August. Many holidaymakers choose to take holidays in Sharm el Sheikh during the relatively cooler months in spring and autumn. Expect averages of 25C in April and November. It never gets cold.

What's on?

From camel competitions to cultural festivals, Sharm el Sheikh has plenty of events to keep you busy. Find out what's going on when you visit...

International Camel Competition; April: See the crowning of the fastest camel in the whole of Sinai.

International Shopping and Tourism Festival; July: Yes, it's as brazen as it sounds. Tourism bosses in the resort organise super discounts at a range of outlets, including hotels. You might be able to take advantage and bag a bargain.

International Diving Competition; October: Egypt is renowned for its world-class diving sites and this competition showcases swimmers and divers from across the globe.

What to do?

From racing through the desert in a dune buggy to diving in the Red Sea, Sharm El Sheikh has numerous adventures awaiting you...

Romance: Cosy up in a dune buggy and experience an exhilarating ride across the desert. Excursions often take you to a traditional Bedouin camp where you will be able to experience a different side to Egypt and even sleep under the stars.

Kids & teens: All the family will find a variety of entertainment options under one roof in SOHO Square. Ice skating, a play zone and a kids' arcade are just some of the activities on offer for children, while mums and dads can enjoy the shopping, restaurants and bowling.

Active types: Discover the secrets of the Red Sea on an organised dive. Enjoy the vivid colours of coral reefs, exotic fish and unusual marine life.

Shopping: Experience the bustling Old Market where you can get everything from jewellery and handbags, to shoes and clothes. Just be prepared to haggle!

Nightlife: You won't have to look far for nightlife in Sharm El Sheikh as bars, casinos, restaurants and clubs will all be competing for your custom.