With world-class scuba diving, desert hills above, reliable sunshine and almost no rain – Sharm el-Sheik has become one of the world’s top beach destinations. It’s a package holiday nightmare, but you can escape to smaller towns nearby.
Travel bucket list idea:
Have a hammam in Sharm el-Sheik
Sharm el-Sheik, Sinai Peninsula, Egypt
Hammams, or Turkish Baths, are an authentic and traditional Middle Eastern experience and there are several places to try it in Sharm (ask your hotel for recommendations).
It starts in a heated room, promoting perspiration, followed by a full body wash, exfoliation and deep cleansing, and massage. Options usually range between 1 and 2 hour treatments.
Known for their relaxing and rejuvenating properties, these baths are great for skin health and overall well-being, as well as a chance for some welcome cultural immersion.
Getting there & doing it
There are several local hammams in th4 Sharm area, or your hotel may also offer an in-house version. Local hammams will often pick you up from any Sharm hotel (and drop you off after).
When to do it
Hammams open all year round, seven days a week.
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