Myself and my boyfriend have just returned from an 11 night stay in Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt.
Where is Sharm
Sharm el-Sheikh is probably one of the most popular places for people to visit in Egypt and it is certainly the most developed tourist resort
. It is situated on the SinaiPeninsula
How Long Does It Take To Get To Sharm?
The flight to Sharm takes just over 5 hours from any of the London Airports which isn’t too bad.
We were told before we went on holiday that Sharm airport is really manic but we didn’t find that at all, this could be due to that fact that they had a new terminal open earlier this year.
The airport is fairly small, especially considering that I am comparing it to the London Airports.
Avoid the local men with the trollies for your luggage
, they will try and charge you £2 for using it so we made sure we carried our own luggage!!
Cost Of Holiday To Sharm El Sheikh
Our holiday cost us £575 per person for 11 nights at the Hilton Sharks Bayhotel
staying on an all inclusive basis. Considering that we were all inclusive so in theory you have no need to spend any money once you are there, I thought the price was very reasonable.Weather In Sharm
It’s absolutely baking hot in Sharm. We have just got back (end of May) and it was in the 40’s for most of our stay and these sort of temperatures continue throughout June, July and August. The sky is so clear and it a beautiful shade of blue with no a cloud in sight.
You will need to be very careful that you do not burn, my skin is fairly used to the sun but I used so much sun cream
while we were out there as you can literally feel the sun burning your skin if you don’t reapply the sun cream.
You especially need to be careful when sunbathing near the beach as it doesn’t feel so hot due to the fact that there is a breeze so you need to remember to put your sun cream on!
Currency In Sharm
In Sharm the currency is the Egyptian pound and currently the exchange rate is 11 Egyptian Pounds to one English pound.
Nightlife in Sharm
We tended to spend most of our evening in the hotel because we staying on an all inclusive basis and wanted to take advantage of the free food and drinks. However, on the couple of occasions we ventured into town, we found that Sharm has quite a lively night scene. We spoke to various people staying in our hotel who informed us that the nightlife was great but things didn’t tend to liven up until midnight.
There are plenty of bars to have a drink in and there is also the nightclub Pasha where quite a few famous DJ’s have played over the years. They quite often hold themed nights at Pasha and people in the street hand out flyers.
The Egyptian people are a lovely race of people, so friendly and willing to help. The staff at our hotel was brilliant and would go out of their way to help you.
Some of the locals in town, and especially the taxi driver’s could be a little too pushy for my liking but as long as you remain firm and tell them that you are not interested in what they are selling then they will go away – at the end of the day, they are just trying to make some money.