Things To Do In Sharm el-Sheikh

Looking for top diving destinations in the world? Look no further, I have the perfect thing for you. Introducing Sharm el-Sheikh, Sinai Peninsula’s major tourism centre. The diving and snorkelling opportunities over here attract thousands here every year. This is also one of those locations in Egypt when you just want to relax and chill out. Though most people are under the misconception that the only attraction in Egypt is the pyramids, the truth is quite the opposite and the Sharm el-Sheikh is a proof of that. Here the 7 things you can do in Sharm el-Sheikh:

Ras Mohammed National Park:

If Sharm el-Sheikh is on the map, its due to this place. Surrounded by some of the world’s most incredible dive sites, this peninsula is home to glorious beaches with excellent snorkelling just offshore, the world’s second most northerly mangrove forest, and a saltwater lake. A trip here is a must-do for anyone staying in Sharm el-Sheikh. The best beaches are Old Quay Beach and Aqaba Beach.

Ras Mohammed National Park

Naama Bay:

Surrounded by the white sandy beach and swaying palm trees in the wind, Naama Bay is the focal point of Sharm el-Shiekh’s resort life. There are tons of restaurants, cafes, and souvenir stress if you get bored of the beach. But its because of the beach, the sun and sand that this place is famous. For those looking for a holiday full of sloth-like sunbathing, Naama Bay is one of Egypt’s top choices.

Naama Bay

Shark’s Bay:

Want to experience luxury and the five-star lifestyle? Look no further, Shark’s Bay is the place to be. Just north of Naama Bay, the Shark’s Bay is home to the most luxurious five-star resorts and hotels. This is where you head if you want total tranquillity on your holiday. The recent Soho Square Centre in the area means you don’t have to miss out on the buzz if you choose to stay here either. This is where you’ll find the top dining restaurants.

Shark’s Bay

Jackson Reef:

Looking to go scuba diving? Want to know which is the best diving site and where to find it? Look no further, Jackson Reef is the place to be. Over here not only can you see reefs, but also masses of large pelagic fish. If you’re lucky you can catch the sight of a hammerhead shark or two. The reef is also home to the wreck of the Lara, and exploring this freighter ship wreckage adds an extra element to this dive if the reef and hammerhead sharks weren’t exciting enough.

Shark’s Bay

Sharm Old Market:

Like most of the destinations you’ll visit, you’ll find an old market where local goods, souvenirs and antiques can be found. Presenting the Sharm Old Market, where one can find twinkling Arabic lamps, traditional shisha pipes and finely engraved woodwork, which can be found in abundance. Best to come here at sunset or later, unless you want to catch the searing heat. Along with the goods, you’ll find cheap and cheerful restaurants and café, so it’s a wholesome activity. The market is imbued with a much more higgledy-piggledy local atmosphere than the rest of the city.

Sharm Old Market

Gardens Reefs:

As mentioned earlier, the Sharm is best known for its dive sites and this is one of them. Introducing the Gardens Reefs, located at the northern end of Naama Bay. This reef system is actually three different snorkelling and diving sites called Near Garden, Middle Garden, and Far Garden that can be accessed by both the shore and by boat. For snorkelling only, Near Garden is your place. It’s also the easiest to access and has amazing coral pinnacles with plenty of flitting clownfish and butterfly fish over there.

Gardens Reefs

Nabq Protectorate:

Want more versatility in your attractions? I have just the thing, with the Nabq Protectorate. It is a coastal desert landscape of arid beauty and home to the world’s most northernly mangrove forest. You will find wide vistas of sand dunes, lonely beaches and arak bushes. It is also one of the country’s most important protected wilderness sites with a huge amount of birdlife. As like the attractions before it, there are also excellent snorkelling opportunities offshore from the beaches there.