Despite the political upheaval in Egypt earlier this year, which fortunately barely affected resorts like Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh, Sharm is back on top as one of the most popular scuba diving resorts according to figures from Cheapflights.co.uk.
Hilton Grand Vacations, Marriott and other top timeshare brands have hotels in the region which has become a firm new favourite in recent years among British holidaymakers in particular.
Famous for its stunningly colourful underwater sealife, Sharm El Sheikh’s deep sea residents include clownfish, sea eels, and blacktip reef sharks. It’s a fascinating region, steeped in history and culture, and warm winter temperatures make it a consistent draw as a top winter sunshine getaway, with warm waters and almost constant blue skies.
Camel rides on the beach, desert safaris and excursions to major landmarks are some of the delights of daytime, and nightlife is vibrant.
“In the current economy where budget and keeping ground costs low remain a top priority, the Red Sea is a perfect diving and holiday spot. Marine life aside, Sharm boasts some of the best wreck diving in the world. For example, diving the Thistlegorm, which was a military supply ship, offers the surreal experience of swimming past motorbikes, jeeps and even wellington boots that are still lined up perfectly as though they were on their way to their next port of call,” says Nadine Hallak, Travel Expert for Cheapflights.co.uk.
Hilton Sharm Dreams Vacation Club offers 95 vacation homes from fully-equipped studios to three-bedroom villas. Exchange holidays at this resort are available through RCI Exchange, and Hilton Grand Vacations Club members can also use their ClubPoints to arrange an RCI exchange to this resort in the same manner as for any other RCI affiliated resort.
For information on the Sharm El Sheikh and other Hilton Vacation Club Resorts, in the Algarve and Scotland, please visit www.higvc.co.uk