Sharm el Sheikh – An Alternative Holiday Destination

When thinking of going on holiday, we usually long to escape the sometimes dreary English weather for some fun in the sun. What happens when you get tired of popping over to Spain or Cyprus though? Known as a Mecca for divers, Sharm el Sheikh is seldom viewed as anything else. The truth is that the diving is divine.

Diving off Sharm el Sheik will leave you captivated. With more than two hundred species of coral and hundreds of species of fish this bio-diverse underwater universe will enthrall you. Far away from the hustle and bustle of modern living, experience the serenity at the bottom of the ocean.

Many wrecks bare silent testament to the power of the sea and the coral that grows on them shows that nature is resilient. The waters are as clear as the Caribbean and just as warm. What a lot of people do not know, however, is that the reefs off Sharm el Sheikh form part of the Ras Mohamed National Park.

The park itself is home to a wide variety of bird life and animal life and you can arrange safari tours of the mountains of the park. Of course, if you are just looking for some fun in the sun, there are plenty of resorts in this little resort town that can offer you just that – sunny beaches; pampered service and complete relaxation.

For those with a mind to fully experience everything Sharm el Sheikh has to offer, you can visit Old Sharm and haggle away for that great souvenir. Remember the basic guideline – halve the asking price and start from there.

Take a ride on a camel – a not to be missed experience or just relax around the camp fire as the Bedouin recite poetry, play music or dance. You can even go stargazing with the Bedouin – there are few places with a clearer view of the Milky Way than Sharm el Sheikh. As a holiday destination, the resorts range from basic tourist accommodation to five star. Sharm el Sheikh offers a blend of the exotic with a touch of the natural worlds.

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