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Holidays in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt

Posted January 9, 2011 by BookingBuddy

A tourist destination since the early 1980s, Sharm el Sheikh lures travellers longing for a few days in the sun. The region is well known for its beaches, relaxation at all-inclusive resorts, and diving and snorkeling among the Red Sea coral reefs. In recent years, the city's dining and nightlife scenes have grown substantially, so if the goal for your holiday is to relax by day and party by night, you've come to the right place.



Sample traditional Egyptian cuisine with a dinner at Abou El Sid. The appetizers are substantial, and many travellers claim a satisfying meal can be ordered just from starters. The main courses, highlighting mixed grill meats, vegetables, and stews, come in large portions to ensure you won't leave hungry. Service is known to be leisurely, so sit back and make a night of it.



The Iberotel Palace caters to divers, families, and couples seeking rest and rejuvenation. Hotel facilities include several pools, tennis courts, a billiard room, and a salon. Other services include complimentary boat transfers to a nearby coral reef for snorkeling and diving, as well as nightly entertainment. Choose from all-inclusive or half-board dining options; nightly rates start at £62.



Naama Bay Centre is known for its high concentration of shops and restaurants, so if you want to find some souvenirs for your Sharm el Sheikh holiday, this is the place to go. Know, however, that the area is filled with both commercial and unlicensed vendors, so exercise a discerning eye when browsing. If you like to bargain, you'll find plenty of opportunities here.

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Hottest Hotel Deals - Edition #4 – September

Posted September 1, 2010 by BookingBuddy

If you’d like to take a break but are wary of crowds, then September is the perfect time for a getaway! The school holidays are over, and most people are probably back at work after their summer trips, so you’re likely to have the whole place to yourself, wherever you are. Here are some enticing deals for you to consider.


16% off at Jasper Hotel, Melbourne

Jasper Hotel is just a stone’s throw from Queen Victoria Market and Melbourne Central, so you won’t have far to walk when your arms are laden down with shopping bags. Book early and save 16% off your bill – you’ll be able to spend more on shopping! (Found on Check availability.)


10% off at Park & Suites Village Six-Fours-les-Plages, Toulon

Extend your summer this year with a stay at this laidback resort in sunny Six-Fours-les-Plages, in southern France. Enjoy the warm weather, as well as 10% off your bill. (Found on Check availability.)


30% off at Maritim Jolie Ville Royal Peninsula Hotel, Sharm el-Sheikh

Relax in style at this luxurious hotel, only 15 minutes away from popular Naama Bay. The hotel also provides a complimentary shuttle service to the town centre. Save 30% off your bill. (Found on Check availability.)


40% off at Hotel Maya, Alicante

Soak in some sun on your private balcony at this hotel, or take a short stroll to the beach to enjoy a dip in the sea. You’ll relax knowing you’ve saved 40% off your stay here. (Found on Check availability.)


50% off at Shinagawa Prince Hotel, Tokyo

Located in the bustling, central district of Shinagawa, the Shinagawa Prince Hotel is close to popular attractions such as the Tsukiji Fish Market, Shibuya, and Tokyo Tower. Tokyo is an expensive city, so cut down on expenses by enjoying 50% off at this hotel. (Found on Check availability.)





Breaks In Sharm el Sheikh – Sharm el Sheikh Hotels

Posted June 3, 2010 by BookingBuddy

Deals-To-Sharm-El-Sheikh-activities-sharm-el-sheikh  Sharm el-Sheikh is rapidly rising in popularity as a holiday destination, and it’s not hard to see why. It has crystal clear blue waters, beautiful scenery, and leafy promenades. So if you’re craving a dose of sunshine later this summer, why not grab yourself a cheap flight there to top up your tan? Sign up with a diving club to explore the area’s famed coral reefs, or take some time up to soak up the sun on the golden sands. You’ll find a wealth of dining options, from local and Bedouin-inspired cuisine, to cosmopolitan offerings such as sushi bars, and even a Hard Rock Cafe.



Ras Mohammed National Park – Take a day trip out to this sprawling National Park, just 12km south of Sharm el-Sheikh. The park boundaries enclose a diverse variety of habitats, from dried out wadis (valleys or riverbeds), to mangrove swamps and jewel-coloured coral reefs. Take a hike through the park to explore these habitats, or dive in Shark Reef, a popular dive spot.


Oriental Rivoli Hotel – Situated on the bustling stretch of Naama Bay, the Oriental Rivoli is conveniently near a beach, and has many shops and restaurants on its doorstep. The hotel is sumptuously decorated, with luxurious fabrics, jewel-toned walls and ornate pierced metal lamps. After a tiring day diving or exploring the area, recharge your batteries by indulging in a massage, or enjoying a steam bath in the hotel’s spa. There is also a private beach for guests to enjoy, with loungers available for rent. Room rates start from £60.



Sinai Star –This crowded restaurant, decorated like a Disneyfied underwater grotto, is often bustling with customers hungry for some of the best seafood in Sharm el-Sheikh. Come with a large group of friends and a huge appetite, order a couple of seafood platters and tuck in with your hands. The foil-wrapped platters are laden with huge quantities of fresh fish and seafood, with some citrus fruits thrown on top to act as garnishes. 

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Breaks In Sharm el-Sheikh – Sharm el-Sheikh Hotels

Posted February 4, 2010 by BookingBuddy


With many airlines offering cheap flights to Sharm el-Sheikh, why not book yourself a ticket there to escape the last days of winter? This former port is now famous for its stunning underwater scenery and warm, crystal clear waters, making it a popular destination for scuba divers.


Hilton Sharm el-Sheikh Fayrouz Resort – This family-friendly branch of the Hilton offers great value for money, and a wonderful location smack in the middle of Na’ama Bay. The resort’s private beach leads into the turquoise waters of the Red Sea – perfect for exploring its famed coral reefs. Diving novices can benefit from world-class instructors at the Gold Palm Dive Centre, or pay a visit to the watersports centre and lark about in a kayak. The hotel also offers guests a wide range of dining choices, with several bars and restaurants on-site. Rates start from about £90. 


Sharm el-Maya – The original old town of Sharm rests in a picturesque natural harbour about 15 minutes away from the more popular Na’ama Bay. While not as developed as Na’ama, it is a great place for a scenic stroll around, with a pretty, sandy beach and plenty of cute little boats resting in the harbour. The market here also offers lower prices than many of the shops at the more popular areas of Sharm el-Sheikh. 


Kan Zaman Restaurant – You’ll be treated to great food as well as unforgettable hospitality at this Bedouin-styled restaurant. The inside is laid out like a Bedouin settlement, with guests resting on large, comfortable cushions while enjoying their meal. Most items on the menu are perfect for sharing, with dishes ranging from pasta and fresh seafood, to mouth-watering platters of grilled meat.

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