dealchecker's guide to Sharm el Sheikh

Sharm el Sheikh sits on the Red Sea coast of Egypt and boasts amazingly clear waters making it an essential stop for diving enthusiasts. When looking for accommodation you have a choice of luxury five-star hotels and small intimate hotels. Sharm el Sheikh hotels offer all the amenities you'd expect in a well-developed resort, including casinos, nightclubs, golf courses, water sports, shopping and health facilities.

When to go
People looking for cheap hotels in Sharm el Sheikh should avoid Christmas and mid-April when prices are higher and availability can be difficult. You're most likely to find cheap Sharm el Sheikh hotels in the off-season months of January, February and March, when hotel rates are less and the weather is cooler. It may also be possible to find cheap hotels during the hot summer months of June, July and August but be warned it will be seriously hot!

It's the same story for flights but if you use dealchecker's flight search we should be able to find you a cheap flight to Sharm el Sheik no matter what time of year you want to go.

What to do
With its guaranteed sunshine, unbeatable diving and glorious beaches, a holiday in Sharm el Sheikh is a great way to unwind. With numerous water sports, horse and camel riding, desert safaris and great antiquities attractions, it's almost impossible to suffer from boredom. And diving sites abound along the 10-mile beach between Sharm el Sheikh and Ras Nusrani. For those who live to shop, the Sharm el Sheikh mall provides shops with both foreign and local products, including jewellery, leather goods, clothing, pottery and books. Find details of all dealchecker's Egypt holiday deals on our Egypt holidays page.

If you're feeling adventurous and want to explore the surrounding area at your own pace and to your own itinerary then you could hire a car. After booking your holiday have a look at our Sharm el Sheikh car hire deals to ensure that you get the best possible price.

Where to stay
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Sharm el Sheikh provides 5-star luxury whilst the mid range Hilton Hotel Sharm El Sheikh Fayrouz Resort is more affordable but still offers quality service. The Three Corners Saint George is a more budget conscious hotel that receives very good reviews.

If you are not entirely sure what you are looking for then take a look at dealchecker’s holiday deals in Sharm el Sheik for some inspiration and to see some really great prices.

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