Sharm el Sheikh
'Coastal waters so rich in marine life, are rivalled only by Australia's Great Barrier Reef for
offering some of the finest dive sites anywhere in the world.'
El Sheikh lies at the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula. The views from here across the Gulf of Aqaba to the Saudi Mountains
are breathtaking and the Red Sea is renowned the world over for its coral reefs. Also worth a trip is St. Catherine's Monastery,
dating back to the 4th century and situated at the foot of Mt Sinai, from the top of which Moses received the Ten Commandments.
The main area for hotels in Sharm el Sheikh is Na'ama Bay (a central area), with the majority of them directly on the beach.
They offer a wide selection of restaurants along the bay and this gives the area a very cosmopolitan and social atmosphere,
particularly in the evenings, when strolling along the bay is a favourite pastime.
In addition to the trip at St Catherine's Monastery, it is also possible to explore the desert
and visit the Bedouins on a jeep safari. Needless to say, watersports are a great attraction of Sharm el Sheikh and are easily