London, UK (PRWEB UK) 16 September 2009
As autumn approaches, Egypt's popular holiday destination Sharm el Sheikh is getting ready to enter its peak tourist season. This highly developed tourist resort has been accused of saturation in recent years, but for those who know how to find them the original charms of Sharm are still very much alive. Choosing the right hotel is key, according to world-wide hotels specialist Hotels4u.com. There are plenty to pick from - over 80 Sharm el Sheikh hotels on the Hotels4u.com site alone - so the company has compiled some top tips for making the decision:
Be clear about holiday priorities
Sharm el Sheikh is a place of massive contradictions. Whether seeking action or relaxation, water or desert activities, luxury or affordability, there'll be a wide selection on offer - and at varying standards and prices. It's easy to get overwhelmed, so work out top holiday priorities to stay on track.
Choose Na'ama Bay for beaches and diving
Much of the action in Sharm revolves around Na'ama Bay, where the beaches and diving are at their best. It won't necessarily offer privacy and seclusion, but it will offer sunshine, underwater excitement and Las Vegas style thrills at night.
Get out of town for peace and quiet
Sharm isn't generally a quiet holiday option, but time away from the crowds is more likely to be found on the outskirts. Sharm el Sheikh's El Hadaba district offers a more laid back alternative, as does the town of Dahab to the north.
Head into the desert to explore Sharm's Bedouin roots
There isn't much left of the sleepy Bedouin village that was once Sharm el Sheikh, but tourists can still get a taste of the old ways with a camel trek into the desert and a meal with the locals under the stars.
Check reviews online before booking a hotel
With so many Sharm el Sheikh hotels to choose from standards understandably vary. A good way to narrow down the selection is through user reviews. Holiday-makers can get a true feel for a place and see if it fits with expectations by having a look at what recent guests have said.
Compare prices for a good deal
Travellers will quickly be able to see how their preferred hotels stack up against the competition by using an agent's website to compare prices for hotels online. Some sites will have the facility to search by hotel name or using best price filters.
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