Mesmerising Moments in Sharm el Sheikh.
I have an insatiable lust to see places that I’ve only dreamed of. Slowly but, surely I am making them a reality. My goal is to visit the most exotic and beautiful places of the world. One of them is Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt. Environed by the deep waters of the Red Sea, dusted by rolling sandy beaches and rising into spectacular mountains like Sinai, Sharm el Sheikh is an Egyptian resort characterized by its unique geography and unrivaled diving facilities. Persistently popular with tourists, Sharm el Sheikh also offers once in a lifetime moments for families. Here are five of the best.
Take in the sunrise on Sinai
For those that can make the 4000 step ascent to Sinai’s summit, the payoff is profound, delivering panoramic views across the desert-scape, a wilderness of craggy rises and unearthly, glorious light. The best time for excursion is the small hours so you can be at the summit at sunup. Wrap little ones up warm, and make use of the many stalls selling hot coffee on the foothills to get warm before the trek.
Find wonder underwater.
Sharm el Sheikh is all about the snorkeling, and there’s no better place to dive in than Ras Mohammed National Park. Its bio diverse waters are home to sea turtles, over 1000 species of darting reef fish and colorful corals, while across its sands scurry cute desert foxes.
Let them entertain you.
Soho Square lights up the night in a bright display of fountains and fire in Sharm’s shopping district, with street entertainment, shops, bars and cafes to while away the cooler evening hours.
Have a need for speed.
Zipping across the dunes on a quad bike might not be the safest option for families with young children, but there is a go-karting raceway for adventure-seekers who want to hit the tarmac and still battle it out for supremacy.
Skim the surface.
Just as there’s beauty below the surface of Sharm el Sheikh’s dazzling Red Sea, there’s adventure above, with paragliding, banana boat rides and water-skiing as standard. For a more sedate outing, there are also glass-bottom boat tours, canoeing and windsurfing, meaning there’s a water-sport for any age in Sharm.
There are so many other opportunities for fun and adventure in Sharm el Sheikh. It is also worth exploring the day excursions into Luxor, the Valley of the Kings and Nile cruises; or the evening adventures to be had in the desert, whether star-gazing or Bedouin glamping (that’s glamourous camping!). As with any great destination, Sharm el Sheikh is what you make of it. I look forward to making my way here soon, I want to check it off my bucket list!
Do you have exotic destinations on your bucket list?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist and editor of lifestyle blog Whispered Inspirations. A social media junkie, a travel-lover with insatiable wanderlust and an aficionado for fun gadgets, good eats, and entertainment. You can find her on Instagram and everywhere else under @WhispersInspire.