Diving in the Red Sea at Sharm el Sheikh

Sharm El Sheikh

One of the Red Sea's most cosmopolitan resorts, Sharm el Sheikh is located at the south end of the Sinai Peninsula, between the Gulf of Suez and Gulf of Aqaba. It is the perfect holiday destination for year-round sunshine and pristine beaches, and the huge choice of All Inclusive hotels means it's easy to have a cheap Sharm el Sheikh holiday, too, with all your food, drink and entertainment all taken care of.

Visitors to Sharm el Sheikh will find it is a beautiful place to explore – from its breath-taking mountain backdrop to the picture perfect views and crystal clear seas. Sharm el Sheikh's warm water and amazing coral reefs are home to myriad brightly coloured fish, making this a top destination for snorkelling and diving. Beginners needn't feel left out – there are plenty of dive schools offering cheap lessons from starter dives, to full PADI qualifications.

Naama Bay
With its lively atmosphere, hotels and dive centres overlooking gently shelving beaches, and a vast choice of restaurants, bars, cafes, shops, and nightclubs, Naama Bay provides a place to unwind by day and live it up by night.

Hadaba/Ras Um Sid
Just 10 minutes from Naama Bay, Hadaba is a quiet resort atop the rocky cliffs of the Ras Um Sid headland, with its spectacular views. El Fanar Beach is a popular snorkelling spot and there are plenty of malls, cafes and entertainment nearby.

Sharks Bay
The beautiful cove of Sharks Bay is ringed by hotels and offer plenty of bars, cafes and restaurants, plus the famous Soho Square mall. Directly opposite stunning Tiran Island, it’s also a favourite for divers and snorkellers.

Nabq Bay
Ideal for a quieter holiday, Nabq’s hotels hug the coast towards the pristine Nabq underwater reserve. The narrow beaches at the southern end soon give way to the gently sloping sands and shallow waters of the lagoon to the north.

Nearby Resorts
Around an hour away from Sharm el Sheikh, Dahab is a laid back resort with pretty beaches and great scenery, that is popular with windsurfers and water sports enthusiasts.


Sharm El Sheikh hotels

The Grand Hotel Sharm el Sheikh red sea hotel

The Grand Hotel, Sharm el Sheikh

  • All Inclusive
  • 5 Star

Five star quality and facilities in a stunning clifftop location are a hallmark of this stylish hotel. Set in beautiful gardens and making the most... more

Hilton Sharm Waterfalls Resort, Sharm el Sheikh

Hilton Sharm Waterfalls Resort

  • All Inclusive
  • 4 Star

In a great cliff-top location, with views across to Tiran Island, the Sharm Waterfall Resort offers the quality and attention to detail you would... more

The Three Corners St George Resort, Sharm el Sheikh

Xperience St George Homestay

  • All Inclusive
  • 3 1/2 Star

A great all-rounder, the Xperience St George is ideal for adults looking for a calm ambiance but equally welcoming to families. Its popular pool area... more

Sharm Plaza red sea hotel

Sharm Plaza Hotel

  • All Inclusive
  • 4 1/2 Star

Boasting a unique layout that gives the hotel a village-like feel, the Sharm Plaza's array of restaurants and facilities offer a lots of choices for... more

Sharm Resort Hotel, Sharm el Sheikh red sea hotel

Sharm Resort Hotel

  • All Inclusive
  • 4 Star

If your family just loves messing about with water, the Sharm Resort is for you! There’s a wide range of family friendly features like swimming... more

Ghazala Gardens Hotel, Sharm el Sheikh red sea hotel

Ghazala Gardens Hotel

  • All Inclusive
  • 4 1/2 Star

A tranquil oasis of calm in the very heart of Naama Bay, the Ghazala Gardens Hotel offers the very best of everything, from service and facilities to... more

Ghazala Beach Hotel, Sharm el Sheikh red sea hotel

Ghazala Beach Hotel

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • 4 Star

For the young, and young at heart, the Ghazala Beach’s bustling atmosphere comes from its extensive range of activities and its proximity to... more

Hilton Sharm Dreams Resort, Naama Bay, Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt

Hilton Sharm Dreams Resort

  • All Inclusive
  • 4 Star

Dreamy by name and a dream in reality, this modern stylish family-focused hotel offers no less than 9 swimming pools, a range of sports and... more

Hilton Fayrouz Resort, Sharm el Sheikh

Hilton Fayrouz Resort

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • 4 Star

Sitting on one of the longest stretches of beach in Naama Bay, in beautiful landscaped gardens, the Hilton Fayrouz caters to diverse tastes. Boasting... more

M�venpick Resort, Sharm el Sheikh

Mövenpick Resort

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • 5 Star

The Mövenpick Resort enjoys a beautiful, peaceful location yet is within walking distance of Naama Bay's vibrant nightlife. The accommodation and... more

Baron Palms Resort - swimming pool

Baron Palms Resort

  • All Inclusive
  • 5 Star

This deluxe boutique-style resort boasts lush tropical gardens, free form swimming pools with an array of waterfalls and cascades, and a long, golden... more

Savita Resort & Spa, Sharm el Sheikh red sea hotel

Siva Sharm Resort & Spa

  • All Inclusive
  • 4 Star

New to the Red Sea Hotels family, Siva Sharm Resort & Spa (formerly Savita Resort) has built a great reputation on its friendly, professional... more

Sierra Sharm el Sheikh Hotel

Sierra Sharm el Sheikh Hotel

  • All Inclusive
  • 4 Star

Located in White Knight Bay you are well placed to enjoy the very best of the Red Sea Riviera when you stay at the Sierra. A warm and friendly... more

Aqua Blu Resort

  • All Inclusive
  • 4 1/2 Star

Situated above the cliffs of Ras Um El Sid, the hotel is set in beautifully landscaped gardens and has its own water park plus a promenade with... more

Meila Sharm Resort & Spa, Sharm el Sheikh

Melia Sharm Resort & Spa

  • All Inclusive
  • 5 Star

This charming hotel is in the Ras Nasrani area of Shark's Bay, and offers¿a prime seafront location with excellent views across to Tiran. The hotel... more

Hilton Sharks Bay Resort, Sharm el Sheikh

Hilton Sharks Bay Resort

  • All Inclusive
  • 4 Star

Ideal for a relaxing holiday in superb beachfront location, set amidst well-tended, colourful gardens and overlooking the clear blue waters of the... more

Xperience Sea Breeze Resort, Sharm el Sheikh

Xperience Sea Breeze Resort

  • All Inclusive
  • 5 Star

The Xperience Sea Breeze Resort’s modern contemporary design, comfortable accommodation and fine dining gives it a boutique feel. Built on a... more

The Cleopatra Luxury Resort, Nabq Bay, Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt

Cleopatra Luxury Resort

  • All Inclusive
  • 5 Star

This new beachfront hotel, with its views across the Straits of Tiran can be found in in Nabq resort, a more peaceful alternative to staying in... more

Rixos Sharm el Sheikh Hotel

Rixos Sharm el Sheikh Hotel

  • All Inclusive
  • 5 Star

Formerly the Royal Gand Azure, the Rixos offers a slice of 5 star service in the peaceful and scenic Nabq Bay area. From its spacious and elegant... more

Park Inn Resort, Sharm el Sheikh

Park Inn Sharm el Sheikh Resort

  • All Inclusive
  • 4 Star

The Park Inn Sharm El Sheikh Resort is just steps away from the beautiful, white sandy beaches of the protected Nabq area. The resort's extensive... more

Iberotel Il Mercato Resort & Spa, Sharm el Sheikh

Iberotel Il Mercato Hotel

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • 5 Star

The Iberotel IL Mercato is located on the Il Mercato Promenade in the Hadaba / Ras Um Sid area. The Promenade offers quality shopping and lively... more

Royal Albatros Moderna Hotel, Sharm el Sheikh

Royal Albatros Moderna Hotel

  • All Inclusive
  • 5 Star

A family orientated hotel with a real village feel, the Royal Albatross Moderna sits in beautiful landscaped gardens extending to a golden sandy... more

Iberotel Dahabeya, Dahab

Iberotel Dahabeya

  • All Inclusive
  • 4 Star

This Moorish-styled hotel offers a relaxing retreat in a stunning location between the Sinai mountains and the golden sands of Dahab. White-washed... more

Le Meridien Dahab Resort, Dahab, Sinai, Egypt

Le Meridien Dahab Resort

  • Half Board
  • 5 Star

Ideal for nature lovers intent on experiencing the beauty of Sinai as well as those seeking luxury, this hotel is a crisp elegant Gallic take on... more

Red Sea Saver

Red Sea Saver: 4 Sun, Sharm el Sheikh

  • All Inclusive
  • 4 Star

Red Sea Savers are holidays where your hotel is allocated when you arrive in the resort. They are a great value option if you are looking for a... more

Aurora Oriental Resort

  • All Inclusive
  • 5 Star

... more

Rixos Seagate Sharm

  • All Inclusive
  • 5 Star

... more

Stella Di Mare Hotel

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • 5 Star

... more



Facts at a glance

Fly to: Sharm el Sheikh (SSH)
Flight time: Around 5 hours 15 minutes
Transfer Time: 30-45 minutes
Time difference: +2 hours
Local language: Arabic
Average Temp: 26 °C
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