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Sharm Vs Taba (And best hotel?)

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Sharm Vs Taba (And best hotel?)

Hey guys, I posted i the Taba forum but didn't get any replies lol! Just want to know which resort is better for good beaches with good watersports, good resorts and providing good excursons?

What can you do in Sharm? Is there a town/village/market? Nightlife?

Is Sharm really FULL of loud tourists and kids?

Any can anyone recommend a lovely hotel with a big lazy pool preferably (like the sound of thesethings), quad bike excursions, clan rooms and fantastic beach(s)??

I appreciate all replies, thanks guys.

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1. Re: Sharm Vs Taba (And best hotel?)

Basically you are talking about two completely different destinations. Sharm is a huge international resort with over 200 hotels of all shapes and sizes whilst Taba is a small resort stretching over 20 odd km and with not even a dozen resort hotels though all large, international type establishments.

If you need nightlife and shopping in the eveings, as well as a lively atmosphere then it has to be Sharm.

If you want quiet, large internation resorts then Taba.

Both have similar water sports.

If you want a very relaxing peaceful resort then head for Nuweiba, which also has excellent beaches and snorkelling and is very central to all the main sights.

If you like widnsurfing, diving and a very cosy, quaint atmosphere in the evenings then head for Dahab.

Really, I guess the choice depends on what type of person you are !

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2. Re: Sharm Vs Taba (And best hotel?)

I don't want to be in a place where I can't do many excursions such as the quad biking and camel riding and desert adventures, but at the same time, I don't wish to be swamped by millions of tourists. I also want really nice beaches..

Which resort has the best beaches in your opinion?

And thanks so much for your reply, I thought no one was going to reply..

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3. Re: Sharm Vs Taba (And best hotel?)

Nuweiba for beaches, snorkelling, shore diving, camel rides, excursions ( St Catherine, Coloured Canyon, White Canyon, Pharaohs Island, Ras Mamleh etc etc ), but very peaceful.

Sharm for movement, animation, quad bikes, paragliding, large hotels, shops, casinos, clubs, restaurants, bars, good snorkelling, boat dives etc etc

Taba half and half.

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4. Re: Sharm Vs Taba (And best hotel?)

Thanks, that's probably the most useful piece of information I've had and is very helpful!

Just to confirm though: Nuweiba does not have any quad bike excursions (particularly the Hilton Nuweiba?).

And a more direct question (sorry for these questions!), can you recommend a small-medium sized hotel with a nice beach in Sharm??

Again, sorry for the Q's as I suppose you get asked these all the time!!

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5. Re: Sharm Vs Taba (And best hotel?)

The Nuweiba Hilton is a lovely hotel. The Longwood rep there organizes quad biking trips for his guests, I think he sends them up to a place near Taba heights some 50 km away ( that may sound far but bear in mind that Sharm stretches for almost 40 km along the southern tip of the Sinai ). Personally I d rather be out snorkelling than quad biking but that is me.

In Sharm I was always fascinated by the Iberotel Lido - small, cosy, excellent views, and nice location - just off the centre of Naama Bay in Sharm.

Just run through the hotel reviews for Egypt or Red Sea and Sinai( click on the links at the top of this page ).

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