Sharm El Sheikh is a city located on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, in South Sinai Governorate, Egypt, on the coastal strip along the Red Sea.
It is also sometimes known as the City of Peace because of the vast number of international peace conferences that have been held there.
Sharm El Sheikh is the administrative hub for Egypt South Sinai Governorate which includes the smaller coastal towns of Dahab and Nuweiba as well as the mountainous interior, Saint Catherines Monastery and Mount Sinai.
Sharm El Sheikh is on a strategic point overlooking the Straits of Tiran at the mouth of the Gulf of Aqaba and has thus been transformed from a fishing village into a major port and naval base for the Egyptian Navy.
It was captured by Israel during the Suez Crisis of 1956 and restored to Egypt in 1957.
Sharm El Sheikh is also very famous for scuba diving as it is situated near to the Red Sea. People from all around the world come to enjoy the most stunning underwater scenery and the warm water making this an ideal place to dive.
Visitors to Sharm El Sheikh can experience a variety of water and activities such as diving, snorkelling, windsurfing, kitesurfing, para-sailing, boating and canoeing.
The climate only varies slightly during the year and therefore the water remains warm all year round. There is constant wind which makes sailing over the turquoise waters of the Red Sea the perfect get-away.
You can just lie down on the deck where you can relax and listen to the rush of the waves or gaze on the beautiful volcanic islands dotting the surface of the Red Sea.
The Red Sea has something to offer everybody depending on your plans, budget or preferences. Whether you are looking for a family holiday or you are a sailing enthusiasts you will never be bored.
Chartering a boat can make the experience even more special as you can sail the surrounding areas and also admire the wonderful marine life.