A visit to the land of the pyramids, Egypt would be incomplete without a visit to the city of Sharm el Sheik. The entire region is divided into three prime areas with Naama bay and the old town being the most popular tourist destinations in the region. While the old town provides a taste of ancient Egyptian lifestyle with local shops and bazaars, Naama bay is world famous for its diving centers. Sharks Bay in the East also provides a wonderful location for swimming with sharks and stingrays or snorkeling around spectacular reefs.
If you are planning a visit to this adventurous land, it is recommended that you choose the best possible accommodation available in the area. For cheaper accommodations tend to be less comfortable and may end up spoiling your holiday. Go in for 4 star or 5 star hotels, even if it means shelling out some extra money, because once you’ re there and back, you will know the holiday was worth every penny that you spent.
Here are some of the most prized hotels in Sharm el Sheik. Each of them has its own specialty and has got wonderful reviews from tourists who have stayed there.
Iberotel Palace Hotel:- This hotel is aptly called the Jewel on the Crown among all other hotels in Sharm el Sheik and has a superb beachfront location right beside it’s very own private beach. The beach is also touted to be the longest stretch of golden sea front in the region. Whether it’s for meetings, honeymoons or family holidays, the Iberotel Palace is the first choice among travelers.
Enjoy a relaxing day by the beach or indulge in some smashing water activities. Jump onto the Hotel’s private boat and travel to a secluded coral beach for some quality snorkeling time. The old town which is famous for its bazaars and shops is just a 10 minutes’ walk away.
Concorde El Salam Sharm El Sheikh:- Situated by the sea, this luxurious accommodation is recognized as one of the best dive locations in the world. The building comprises of a two storey building which provides spacious rooms with private balconies or terraces facing the sea. The hotel also services various world class restaurants and bars in addition to housing 2 beauty centers, 5 swimming pools, an ice skating rink, a sports complex, 2 health clubs, tennis, squash and football courts, which are all spread across the lavish gardens.
Oonas Dive Club:- Located in Naama Bay, this beach side hotel is a diver’s paradise and draws hordes of tourists from around the world. Spacious suites and standard rooms with private balconies await you in this hotel which also boasts of a professional diving center, 2 restaurants for local and international cuisines, a snorkeling and scuba diving center for novices, and guided excursions to Mount Sinai, various national parks in the region, and even around the resort. The vibrant nightlife and shopping district of Naama bay is just a 10 minute drive away if you want to visit it.
Hyatt Regency Sharm El Sheikh:- Also situated in Naama Bay, the resort stretches over an astounding 85 acres of The Gardens, which is touted to be one of the best natural dive sites in the world. In addition to spacious rooms and impeccable service, the hotel provides travelers, access to a health club, an outdoor pool, hot tub facilities, a jogging track, an outdoor tennis court, a golf course and a diving center among others, which are scattered across the resort, also filled with lagoons, ponds, streams and little cascades.
The Ritz-Carlton:- Another hotel that is a must stay in would be the Ritz Carlton. The hotel is located between Mount Sinai and the Red Sea and is comfortably positioned at the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula. With spectacular views of the aqua colored sea, the hotel consists of a scuba diving center, a health club, an international spa, various beach activities and sports which the visitor can avail for free (All Inclusive option) or at an extra cost.
Hilton Sharm Waterfalls Resort:- The sight of this hotel is bound to take your breath away. Situated on the edge of the Ras Um El Sid plateau, the hotel is built into the mountainside and descends down to the beach below. Some of the hotel’s highlights include a small train that carries passengers from the lobby area to the beach and vice versa with numerous small waterfalls and streams surrounding the tracks on both sides, an enormous pool by the beach, a separate pool for families and kids, a kids club, a business center and numerous shops within the premises.
In addition to all this, there is also a health club, with steam and sauna facilities, an outdoor pool, hot tubs, and many restaurants catering to different international cuisines. All rooms come equipped with private balconies overlooking the Red Sea or the gardens.
The Novotel:- A 5 star hotel accommodation, The Novotel is an ideal place to stay in as it has a commanding position over the Naama Bay. The hotel has its own private beach and guests can enjoy the heated swimming pools, kids club, a children’s pool, 3 restaurants and a choice of bars, an oriental spa, conference facilities, and the various recreational activities of scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, boating, water skiing, cycling and horseback riding.
Four Seasons Resort:- The charm of this hillside village will surely captivate you and the beach front location is an added advantage. Popular with families, the Four Seasons Hotel has world class facilities coupled with excellent service. The hotel houses a swimming pool, a spa, a fitness center, scuba diving centers, tennis courts, and a separate pool for children. Business travelers can also avail the facilities provided with the conference hall and families can avail the baby sitting service provided by the hotel to take care of toddlers.
Sofitel Hotel:- If you want to stay near the airport, then Sofitel has all you need in terms of luxury accommodations, world class facilities and unmatched service. Situated right by its own private beach in Naama Bay, the hotel is just minutes from the airport.
Guests can enjoy a plethora of facilities spread across the entire hotel which include: 4 unique restaurants, a conference room, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a fitness center, spa, scuba diving center, tennis courts and hot tubs. The list of activities never ends and your family can enjoy the vacation of a lifetime with snorkeling, water skiing, game rooms, boating, sailing, horseback riding, nature excursions, and bicycling activities around the area.
Iberotel Lido Hotel:- Preferred by couples and families who want a quiet and yet fun filled holiday, the Iberotel Lido Hotel is just where you would want to stay to enjoy some privacy. The hotel lives up to its reputation of being called a Boutique Hotel by making guests feel at home and tailoring each holiday according to the likes and dislikes of the individual visitor.
Enjoy the sunny days by the pool on the roof top which is heated up during winter or revel in some fascinating sports activities by the beach and within the hotel complex. And if you tend to get bored, enjoy a shopping spree in the bazaars of the Old Town which is just a walk away.