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Bucket-list adventures: from desert quad safaris to scuba-diving shipwrecks, Sharm El Sheikh’s most unforgettable experiences

Bucket-list adventures: from desert quad safaris to scuba-diving shipwrecks, Sharm El Sheikh’s most unforgettable experiences

Renowned for its incredible marine life, ancient history, thrilling watersports and luxurious resorts, Egypt’s Sharm El Sheikh is a diverse destination, perfect whether you’re seeking relaxation, exploration or adventure – or a mix of all three.

Set on the coastal strip along the Red Sea, its mix of beautiful beaches, crystalline waters, stunning reefs and dramatic deserts combined with consistent warm temperatures make for incredible outdoor experiences, all year round.

You can now fly direct to Sharm El Sheikh with British Airways from London Gatwick on a newly-launched route. To ensure your Egyptian adventure goes even more seamlessly, when you book with British Airways Holidays, you can enjoy great value breaks, with the quality and peace of mind you expect from British Airways. ATOL-protected, keeping you and your money safe, you can enjoy flexible payment options with deposits from just £75 per person*, as well as 23 kg baggage allowance per person and 24-hour dedicated support helpline during your trip. Meaning from the day you book, you can focus on planning and enjoying your adventures, for a truly enriching and memorable stay.

The perfect stay

Hop off your flight and head to the Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh, a stunning five-star hotel, reminiscent of an Arabian palace. Rest and relaxation are guaranteed with a stay at this premium resort, situated just northeast of Ras Mohamed National Park, famed for its multicoloured coral reefs, coastal mangroves and rich underwater biodiversity.

The hotel houses 60 sprawling fountains surrounded by over 3000 palm trees and beautiful bougainvillaea blooms. Expect views of the neighbouring Red Sea and your own private coral reef, easily reachable from the hotel’s two jetties – pop on a snorkel and keep your eyes peeled for lionfish, sharks, turtles and more.

Less than a mile away, at SOHO Square, an award-winning entertainment centre, you can wine, dine and dance into the early morning hours. Or for something more traditional, head to the Old Market, also nearby. Dating back to ancient times, it’s dotted with stalls and boutiques selling everything from pottery and antiques to local produce and more.

Wild wonders

For those looking to embrace the natural wonders of Sharm El Sheikh, Ras Mohamed National Park, on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, is where you’ll find some of the best beaches in the world. It’s bordered by dense mangrove forests, diverse mountainous landscapes and…

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