el-Sheikh has become one of Egypt's best known and most visited beach
resorts. In fact, in recent years, the Egyptian government has worked
hard to spread around the Beach vacationers by developing or encouraging
the development of many other beach resorts, but Sharm remains the
leading tourist spot in the Sinai.
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 amenities one could expect of a tourist center.
In fact, with 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 to ever suffer from
el-Sheikh also offers the beauty of the Sinai, with its majestic
mountains and valleys, a number of national parks, as well as some well
known nearby tourist attractions such as St. Catherine's Monastery.
is more to Sharm, however, than the beaches, sea and landscape. It is a
well developed area that almost seems more like a European resort than
Egyptian, with refined facilities and amenities, including these days,
some more budget oriented accommodations as well as five star hotels
equal to most any in the world. And, while one is capable of spending
most any budget at their disposal here, for most Europeans, it remains a
relatively inexpensive alternative to more costly beach resort
Beach is one of the centers of the tourist activities. Located just
north of Sharm, this area is developing into a resort town of its own.
Most hotels at Na'ama Bay have their own, private beaches with
comfortable amenities such as chairs, shades and even bars.
el-Sheikh is often called the "City of Peace", because of the various
peace conferences held in the city and attended by world leaders, but it
is also a "world resort", popular among and visited by people from all
over Europe, because of its affordability, but also by those from much
more distant lands, because it is fun.