Egypt is home to an eclectic mix of attractions, activities and excursions that are available to all its guests. For sea lovers there are diving courses, cruise trips and kite surfing, and for those who would prefer to stay in land, there are jeep safari tours into the desert, markets, and professional standard golf courses. Below are just a few of the things you can expect to enjoy on Egypt holidays.
With the Red Sea's clear waters and abundant sea life, it is one of the world's finest diving sites. There is something for every level, from beginners to advance divers. There is an impressive amount of beauty underneath the waters of the Red Sea, diving classes and courses allow tourists to look in awe at the stunning natural wonders. Shark's Bay is just north of Na'ama Bay near Sharm El Sheikh, and is a popular destination for amateur divers. The soft coral covers an underwater canyon, which is occupied by many interesting species including eagle rays, grouper, parrot fish, lyre-tail coral fish, and sometimes sharks in the deer waters. Egypt holidays are not complete without having a go at diving.
Egypt's first ever marine national park is Ras Mohammed, located on the tip of Sinai Peninsula. With over 1000 species of colorful fish that populate the clear waters, it's no wonder that Ras Mohammed is one of the best places for diving and snorkelling in the world. Here you can see exotic sealife including barracuda, reef sharks, turtles and manta rays. As well as the incredible reefs dotted around, you can admire the brilliant corals and sponges, which create a beautiful underwater scene.
Soma Bay is in the perfect location for the ideal kite surfing weather conditions, with the close proximity of the mountains to the sea, which accelerates the wind forces. The bay here has flat-water conditions and beautiful sandy beaches, with the perfect side shore winds, making it a beautiful spot to kite surf in. The 7BFT kite surf center offers the complete package in kite surfing, with top equipment for hire, and teaching lessons to improve your skills.
The top resort for golf with an 18-hole PGA championship course has to be the five star Jolie Ville Maritim Golf and Resort situated in the peaceful and scenic area of Um Marikha Bay. This amazing course has a double-ended driving range, practice area, and clubhouse with an amazing restaurant. Both the European PGA Seniors Tour and the European Challenge Tour event are hosted here because of its perfect golfing conditions.
Bazaars are a popular attraction as the magical market trading of Sharm's back streets provides a fun and different type of shopping. Sharm El Sheik has some excellent stalls selling jewelery, gold and hand crafted ornaments. Visiting the bazaars during your Sharm el Sheikh holidays are a unique experience, and it's important to remember that prices are not fixed so customers are expected to barter and haggle.