With such a large range of destinations within easy reach of the United Kingdom, it almost becomes difficult to choose just one place for you annual summer holiday. The magical mix we are all looking for incorporates elements such as sea, sand and sunshine, with areas of added extras dependant on age bracket and also who we are due to travel with.
Yet there is a place only a few hours by plane from the UK that can cater to the requirements of many different groups of traveller, so it is safe to say that your need would likely be met there too. The resort in question is Sharm el-Sheikh, which is located in Egypt on the Red Sea.
Of course, you will need to know a bit more about the resort to consider it for your next sunshine getaway, so here are a few highlights about what you could expect from your holiday to Sharm el-Sheikh.
Lots of sunshine
With 13 hours of sunlight every day in August, and only 13mm of rain each year, you won’t be tempting fate when you wish for a summer holiday with gorgeous weather. The best time of year to travel for the ultimate tanning session is July and August as this is when you can expect the finest conditions, as well as pleasing water temperatures in the sea.
A warm and sunny holiday will always be savoured more as it allows you the opportunity to eat outdoors, go swimming in the sea, and enjoy plenty of ice creams.
A plethora of activities
Sharm el-Sheikh is brilliant for families and young groups of friends alike. There are some excellent theme parks and attractions in the area, including Aqua Blue, Dolphina, and Cleo Park. These places are sure to induce plenty of laughs and giggles, and are ideal for creating memories that will last a lifetime.
However the star of the show has to be the sea where there is so much to discover. Scuba diving and snorkelling are the order of the day for many visitors who are taking luxury Sharm el-Sheikh holidays, so it isn’t surprising that there are a number of places where you can go to learn how to do these activities safely and properly.
Those who are so inclined may also appreciate the nightlife on offer in Sharm el-Sheikh. There are lots of pubs, bars and clubs that stay open until the early hours; these cater perfectly to those in the 18-30 crowd. If going out at night is high up on your holiday itinerary, consider booking your accommodation close to the hotspots so you are only a short stumble to your room.
Of course, there are plenty of other great things to do in Sharm el-Sheikh. There are many places to grab a quick bite to eat, but there are also restaurants that will serve you delectable dishes when you are in the mood to splash the cash. You can also spend some of your travel money on shopping trips in the area; there are many leather items available, alongside tempting discounts on other products too.