When one thinks about Egypt, our mind quickly conjures up images of the mighty pyramids and rustic desert. Well, of course, they are an inseparable part of Egypt’s heritage and culture, but it has so much more to offer to insatiable travelers.
Sharm El Sheikh, a peninsular part of Egypt is blessed with a gorgeous coast, thanks to the magnificent Red Sea. If you are craving for that lovely sandy beaches and the sun, Sharm El Sheikh should definitely be on your bucket list. An ideal weekend getaway for many middle-eastern countries, Sharm El Sheikh is slowly gathering popularity amongst the travel enthusiasts. Do you want to know the reasons why? Read on.
Top 7 things-to-do in Sharm El Sheikh
Ras Muhammed National Park
Ras Mohamed National Park is perched on the southern tip of the Sinai peninsula and overlooks the Gulf of Suez and Gulf of Aqaba. Apart from the breathtaking scenery here, you will be fall in love with the coral reefs here. Don’t miss out on snorkeling amidst over thousand species of fishes, 150 variety of crustaceans, and colorful coral reefs.
If you are looking forward to just relaxing your day away at the beach, Na’ama Bay is where you should head. This area is lined with beautiful cafes, restaurants, and eateries. Just carry your favorite book and experience the vibrant Mediterranean vibes and sunbathe all-day.
The Old town of Sharm, popular as Old Market is a must-visit place for shopaholics. The locals’ favorite spot is always bustling with activities and is filled with colors, various aromas, and sounds. Wander around to soak the amazing atmosphere and to stock up some aromatic herbs and spices.
The Sharm El Sheikh is touted at the Mecca of watersports in Egypt. The gorgeous turquoise waters are home to diverse marine life hence the best bet to indulge in scuba diving, snorkeling, and even glass-bottomed boat trips. You can also venture into waterskiing, kite surfing, and windsurfing.
Dolphinella is one of the unique experiences one can experience at Sharm El Sheikh. You can get up close with beautiful dolphins to an extent that you can swim and play with them. It is a well-organized tour that includes pick up and drop and guarantees an unforgettable experience.
The Heavenly Cathedral
Voted as one of the world’s 10 most beautiful churches, the Heavenly Cathedral is a gigantic cathedral perched on a hilltop. It is particularly famous for its elegant architecture and twin rectangular twin towers that dominate the skyline. Its interiors are beautifully decorated with intricate frescos and murals. And, the impressive view from the hilltop only elevates the experience to the next level.
Stargazing in Sharm El Sheikh is a highly recommended experience. Camp out in a desert, and feast on the scrumptious Egyptian cuisine in a candlelit tent as you gaze in the night sky to view gazillion stars.