Sharm el-Sheikh is one of the most popular destinations for tourists in Egypt. Located on the very tip of the Sinai Peninsular, this port town is well known for its resort hotels and beaches as well as being, quite literally, a diving hot spot. The backdrop to the town is a rocky mountain range fronted by a small desert and this makes for great views. Incredibly this bustling tourist resort was a tiny village only forty years ago. Much has changed since then. These days the area offers everything a modern traveller would wish for including restaurants, promenades and high end hotels. Visitors can enjoy the historic views of Sharm Old Town as well as camel treks into the desert and visits to Bedouin camps. The diving facilities are second to none and the surrounding reefs are packed with colourful sea life. The climate in the region is very comfortable and this also provides warm waters for diving.
Hotels in the region cater most often for package tourists and there is a good mix of mid-range hotels including popular chain hotels in the Na'ama Bay area. There are also a number of high end options with luxury facilities available. As with most beach resorts, budget options are further away from the beach.
Arrival to the region is usually by air and arriving into Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport (SSH). Once there getting around is predominantly by bus and taxi. Taxis can be costly so always best to organise this in advance with your hotel and agree a price. Buses are a cheaper option and the service around the resort is relatively regular and easy to navigate.