"Its Egypt, kind of." Top 5 Page for this destination Sharm El Sheikh by mr.small

Sharm El Sheikh Travel Guide: 1,311 reviews and 2,480 photos

A cultural oddity.

There are many sides to Sharm,but authentic Egyptian is not one of them.In sharm you can do things that would not be allowed in the most other parts of the country.You can drink alcohol,go topless and never have to pay a bribe.If you want good hotels,OK facilities and a coastline and sea to kill for,go to sharm.If you want peace and quite,or hustle and bustle,then you can find both there aswell.If you want the real Egypt,look elsewhere.

Eagle ray

Whilst snorkelling off the beach at the Tropicana oasis hotel out near the airport I was lucky enough to come across this beautiful eagle ray. I am just glad I had the U/W camera with me.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Lovely sea,guaranteed weather,cheap & nice people
  • Cons:Rip off taxi drivers.
  • In a nutshell:Go there.
  • Last visit to Sharm El Sheikh: Apr 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Nov 30, 2011 at 1:23 AM

    Really helpful info.Thank you. If you are interested in travelling then go to http://www.skroutzholidays.com and book your flight or hotel room.Unbeatable prices and great service indeed.

  • Gillybob's Profile Photo
    Jan 5, 2008 at 5:09 AM

    Great page - considering a trip to Egypt in March. Maybe Sharm or Taba. Gillybob greetings

  • sunsearcher's Profile Photo
    Oct 17, 2007 at 6:12 AM

    thanks for the tip, i had a similar experience in Hurghada last year, they can get quite ugly.BFN. Sunsearcher

  • PeteG's Profile Photo
    Mar 12, 2007 at 7:46 AM

    Good Sharm pages Mr Small

  • Homanded's Profile Photo
    Jul 26, 2006 at 1:59 PM

    God tips on your Egypt pages! Thanks for sharing.

  • Jan 23, 2006 at 6:22 PM

    Is there a local scotch whisky in Egypt called 'John Warder' which looks like a Johnny Walker take-off? If so, how difficult would it be to acquire a bottle of it in Australia and what would be the cost? Thanks. Dave Dellit

  • NC_Ziggy's Profile Photo
    Dec 5, 2005 at 8:11 AM

    Hey Stu! Really great job in your tips of where to go, what to do, and how much to pay for it! I think you're a natural at this! :-)

  • giampiero6's Profile Photo
    Aug 9, 2005 at 10:11 AM

    Hi..if you're just going to add photos, you should add travelogues not tips.

  • tashka's Profile Photo
    Apr 7, 2005 at 1:42 PM

    Great underwater pics! The ones I took in Sharm las time I was there were to bad to display them...

  • XenoHumph's Profile Photo
    Mar 11, 2005 at 11:55 AM

    Great tips, great picts!

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