The Egyptians continued its development from a dusty Bedouin fishing village with fewer than a hundred occupants to a major resort with hundreds of hotels whose clients come to enjoy the beautiful beaches, stunning scenery and great diving opportunities.
The resort is built on a coastal plain backed by the rugged mountains of the Sinai and ringed by coral reefs which are home to millions of fish and other sea creatures. Most hotels offer diving packages whilst a glass bottomed boat gives non swimmers a taste of the underwater panorama. On land you can take jeep or quad bike tours into the desert where you can visit the desert nomadic tribes, spending time with them enjoying a meal and if you are fortunate, sleeping out under the desert sky looking at the myriad stars above you.
Other popular things to do in Sharm are to take a camel trek. This is best done late in the day when the sting has been taken out of the sun’s heat and you’ll be able to have your photo taken, Lawrence of Arabia style, on your camel against a fiery desert sunset.