Family Fun Times in Sharm El Shiekh
Situated around the Sinai Peninsula, Sharm El Sheikh is one of the most perfect family orientated destinations in all of Egypt. Because it has a variety of activities available to children, parents won’t need to worry about keeping children busy. Sharm El Sheikh has nearly 35 km of coastline available, with a variety of different family activities available in the form of local attractions are easy day trips. Read on to learn more about the best family-oriented areas of this beautiful destination.
With nearly 35 km of coastline, it’s easy to find a stretch of beach that you can relax on. The coastline of the Sinai Peninsula is known for its beauty and soft sand. Near to the more populated areas and resorts, you’ll find loungers, chairs, and tables, as well as umbrella covered locations to get out of the sun. This can help when you are visiting the area during the hottest months of the year. The coastline is also dotted with reefs, shallow lagoons, ragged and rocky inlets, and small coves. It’s a great place to get a view of the natural ocean life that presents itself in the area.
Where to Stay
Parents will find a variety of different hotels available to them in the area. Most of these hotels are well practiced at serving children, although some certainly have an advantage over others. The Holiday Village Red Sea is one of the most popular hotels providing access to activities and child oriented areas. Parents can even read rooms with an attached children’s den for playtime. This is a great way to ensure that you aren’t cramped into a small hotel room if the need to stay indoors arises. Coral Sea Water World is built like a water park, but parents and their little ones can stay right in the hotel while there. Tropicana Grand Azure doesn’t have a full water park, but it does include elements of one, making it an ideal choice for families.
What to Do
Even the hotels themselves in this area are enough for some families, but there’s plenty to do if you decide to wander out of the resort or hotel. For children over the age of five, snorkelling is available and is highly recommended. Colourful fish are very common in many of the coastline areas, and guides can be hired to help children and adults to learn how to snorkel effectively. Those who don’t mind travelling a short distance can check out horse rides at Nabq Park. Mt. Sinai is also very close, and provides a unique outdoor experience for energetic families. Don’t miss Aqua Blue Water Park when you visit, either; it’s one of the biggest and best aqua parks in the area.
When to Go
Temperatures remain quite nice in Sharm El Sheikh all throughout the year; the area really only has two true seasons, winter and summer. When travelling with children, you should avoid high summer. This is largely because high summer can be extremely hot. This may not be as much of an issue for older children as it is for younger children. The best time of year to visit Sharm El Sheikh is between the months of September and November if you have children in tow. It’s warm enough to swim and enjoy all of the usual activities, without being so hot that it may cause illness.