Picture this: long swathes of perfect golden sand, a cloudless sky and crystal-clear water. Whether a family getaway or adventurous week with friends, there’s a reason this Red Sea resort in Egypt never ceases to be popular.
Shallow waters and sand lapped by gentle waves make family holidays here blissfully easy – if you're planning on building castles, paddling or snorkelling to see the colourful coral and fish, kids will be kept entertained for hours.
Adults also have their choice of fun: Sharm’s location, between Tiran Island and Ras Muhammad National Park, has earned it the reputation as one of the world’s best scuba-diving resorts. Newbies can take their Padi in one of the town’s schools while pros can join dives heading to see underwater shipwrecks, or rays, turtles and coral at the Ras Mohamed Nature Reserve.
Come evening, Sharm’s restaurants make fine spots for refreshing sundowners and feasts of Egyptian cuisine. Sip cocktails until late or hit the hay for that early morning dive – in Sharm you choose how you relax.