Sharm el Sheikh
Sharm el Sheikh Holidays
Sharm el Sheikh is a beach lover’s paradise of sun-drenched sands and busy bars. Sharm el Sheikh holidays also offer enough history and exciting excursions to satisfy any culture vulture.
Things to Do in Sharm el Sheikh
- Explore the underwater world of the Red Sea at the Ras Mohammed National Park. Boasting tropical fish, shark reefs, and the wreck of the Dunraven – these crystal waters are a diver’s dream.
- Spend a day touring the local religious buildings. Our top picks are the Coptic Church, the Al Mustafa Mosque, and the Heavenly Cathedral.
- Shop for Egyptian cotton and hand-blown glass goods in the Old Market Square.
- Go trekking in Mount Sinai. Hike to the mountain where Moses is believed to have received the Ten Commandments – be warned, it’s 4000 steps to the top!
Best Time to Visit
Apr-May/Oct-Nov: The weather is warm and dry all year, but the summer can get quite difficult to handle. Having your Sharm el Sheikh holidays during these months will let you enjoy daytime temperatures reaching 30° but averaging at about 26°.
The best time to visit Sharm el Sheikh depends on how hot you like your beaches. June to September can get too hot with daytime temperatures reaching up to 40°. December to February is much cooler at about 19°.
Visit early January for the colourful parades, live music concerts, and religious theatre taking place for Coptic Christmas.
Why We Love It
[GoHop Team] “Sharm el Sheikh is a great destination for sun-worshipers. There are golden beaches galore. Terrazzina Beach is absolutely beautiful.”