For year round sun and endless fun, Sharm el Sheik is the place to be. Situated on the southern tip of Egypt’s magnificent Sinai Peninsula, this world-class resort offers activities that are sure to delight families, couples and even solo travellers. Sharm el Sheik holidays are usually inexpensive, hassle-free and only a short haul flight away from the UK.
While travellers will have no trouble filling their days in this stunning resort, there are plenty of activities and day trips for all types of visitors.
Sharm el Sheik lies on the shores of the Red Sea, one of the most spectacular dive sites in the world. With abundant marine life and vibrant coral reefs, visitors can easily access this underwater wonderland as a diving or snorkelling day trip, or even witness the splendour from the safety of a glass-bottomed boat.
Families staying in the area can also make a day trip excursion to the Aqua-Park. Sure to be a full day of fun, tour operators arrange hotel pickups and drop offs to and from this massive amusement park. Spend your day on one of 32 water slides, a range of splash pads, water playgrounds or floating in any number of heated swimming pools: the Aqua Park is the perfect way to cool down in the desert heat.
For a truly unique and memorable day trip in Sharm el Sheik, visitors can also swim with dolphins, with trips organised by local tour operators. These incredibly intelligent animals spend half an hour splashing, playing and swimming with visitors making for a natural experience that you’ll never forget. Visitors can also take in a dolphin show during this day trip and marvel at these incredible animals as they leap from the water and perform all sorts of impressive tricks.Bottlenose Dolphins. Photo Credit: Rob
Water sports are very popular in Sharm el Sheik and visitors can arrange day excursions to windsurf, parasail, banana boat, water ski or even kayak. Whether beginner or advanced, there are water excursions for all skill levels: you can take lessons, source a guide or venture out onto the crystal clear waters on their own for a day of sun and fun.
This unique corner of the Red Sea can become action packed in no time at all so it’s important to slow down and really relax while on holiday. One of the best ways to unwind is to indulge in a spa experience. Hotel pick-ups are included in this pampering excursion in which visitors are delivered to a Turkish bath or Hamam for a day of total relaxation. Facilities feature hot steam baths, cold rinses, full body scrubs, cleansing facials and even massages that are sure to exfoliate, moisturise and revitalise body and soul.
No matter how you fill your days on holiday, Sharm el Sheik is sure to be a memorable resort experience. In the land of ancient Pharaohs, Egyptians know better than anyone how to treat guests like kings. From family fun at a water park to the tranquil pampering of a Turkish spa, Sharm el Sheik has something for everyone and is sure to be a one of a kind holiday in 2014.
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Shauna Philips is a passionate travel blogger who usually writes about his adventures at sea. Being a swim and surf instructor in Greece, she surely know more about the deep blue seas than most people out there.