Naama Bay is a city within the city limits Sharm el-Sheikh with its new well-appointed resorts and sandy beaches overlooking the Straights of Tiran at the mouth of the Gulf of Arabia, Naama Bay with is beach activities, restaurants and discos has become a popular tourist spot on the map of Egypt. In response new hotels and resorts with international quality are being built to meet that need.
The nearest international Airport is the Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport is located only 12km north from the city center. There is a good bus and taxi service that will get you quickly to your hotel of resort.
With its location you can expect the subtropical arid climate with very little rain. Summer is considered to be May to October with average temperatures highs of 35⁰C and lows of 25⁰C, August is the hottest month. The winter lows can drop to just 15⁰C.
Things To Do
Naama Bay claims to be the heart of Sharm el-Sheikh city, by day or by night. The beach front has many diving and snorkeling centers together with all the expected beach side water entertainment. The boardwalk gives access to the colourful shopping experience of this part of the world and easy access to both restaurants and the beach.
The sandy beach and palm covered sun shades, the hotels and resorts all define this as a top European holiday destination. It has been a prime holiday destination since the 1980’s.
The hotels and resorts of Naama Bay with their pools and ankle deep waters off stunning beaches are here to make you stay one that you will not forget. The number of hotel rooms is growing as more new luxury hotels and resorts ate being built to meet the growing tourist demands.
There is a wide variety of restaurants within easy walking distance or short taxi ride of the Naama Bay hotels and resorts. The area has fine dining restaurants, Bedouin-style and modern restaurants, cafés and shops with unending choices of eating alternatives.
Whether you want quick food in a relaxed atmosphere or you are ready for an evening out. Food is available to meet every dietary and budget criteria. You can also get KFC, Pizza Hut or McDonalds.
The Naama Bay town center can be found to the west of the bay just one block back from the beach and has become a lively entertainment district at night. The main street has limited traffic in favor of pedestrians allowing easy access for shopping, eating and bars.
Live music and the sound of DJ’s fills the heavily spice scented air. It is a display of light and sound designed to enhance that all day party sensation. As with the other Sham El Sheik vacation destinations the Naama Bay region has developed its own unique feel and charm.
Our Top Tips:
• The beach, sand, sun and water together with all the watersports both on and under the water can be booked from booths on the Boardwalk. Coral reefs, hundreds of fish rays and sharks this is scuba diving in the Red Sea.
Organized boat trips to know dive sights are the way to go. Take normal precautions and pay attention to your experienced guide to ensure that you have the full enjoyment of the areas dives.
• St Catherine’s Monastery. Built in the 6th century by the Christian Byzantine Emperor, Justinian I, at the location were Moses is believed to have experienced God in the burning bush. The active Monastery is operated as part of the Greek Orthodox Church but is considered a holy place for Jews, Christians and Muslims.
Mohammad personally signed a document granting this monastery giving this non-Muslim religious building the freedom of religious beliefs. Visit by bus or car rental or as part of a multi-location tour group.
• Ras Mohammed national Park is just south of the Naama Bay area. This is a very popular snorkeling and dive location and makes for a great day out.
• The Nabq National Park north of the city for a look into the way in which Egypt is preserving the exceptional mangrove area desert meeting the salt waters of the gulf
• Sinai Casino. A value for money air-conditioned experience during the day or night. Eat good food, drink and gamble or just people watch it’s a fun and cool experience after a few very hot days.
• Quad biking tour groups into the desert is pure fun. They target the early morning or late afternoons to avoid the heat of the day and to enable you to see the incredible sun rise or sun sets that the area has to show you.
• An evening walk is safe and entertaining in the Naama Bay area. At night, the flickering lights of Arab and modern restaurants strive to catch your eye, bars and restaurants try to get your custom.
The ‘Bazaars’ sparkle with craftsman’s products and the shops are there to sell you anything that you need. This is Arabia of your dreams.
One for the list definitely.