There are two very distinct sides to Egypt. Along the coast, sweeping sandy beaches give way to the warm waters of the Red Sea, which are filled with colourful corals and creatures. Inland, meanwhile, royal tombs, golden pyramids and ancient temples rise up out of the desert.
The seaside resort of Sharm el Sheikh is the ideal jumping-off point to explore the underwater world. Palatial hotels are dotted along the coastline, often with private beaches and jetties for snorkellers. Divers can head out by boat to explore shipwrecks, coral gardens and the famous Ras Mohamed National Park.
It's easy to head into the desert from Sharm, too. Explore via 4x4 or quad bike, or go traditional with a camel trek. You can also watch sunset over the dunes before having an authentic Bedouin dinner beneath a star-filled sky.
Excursions to Cairo open the door to amazing sights like the Sphinx and the pyramids at Giza, while a trip to Luxor gives you the chance to tour the Valley of the Kings and the impressive Temple of Karnack.
Hotels in Egypt
You'll find many of Egypt's best hotels in Sharm el Sheikh, on the edge of the Sinai Peninsula. They include the Hyatt Regency Sharm el Sheikh, which lines up tropical gardens, terraced pools and elaborate water features, and the Four Seasons Resort, home to four pools, a handful of restaurants and a swanky spa.
Take a look at all of our luxury hotels in Egypt.
The Sovereign Standard
To help you choose your perfect holiday we have rated all of our hotels using our own system.
Classical Sovereign hotels are more modest hotels offering charm and character, or an exceptional location. Many of these hotels have been firm favourites with Sovereign customers for countless years and offer great value for money.
Luxury Collection hotels offer everything you would expect to go hand in hand with a luxury holiday. They offer high standards of service and attention to all those important little details.
Exclusive Collection hotels provide the ultimate luxury; they are the finest, most opulent hotels offering superlative service and excellent facilities, which will satisfy the needs of even the most discerning traveller.
Family Collection hotels are some of the finest family-friendly resorts and offer a wide range of facilities for both children and parents. Families can enjoy a whole host of amenities including fun kid's clubs, a dedicated children's pool and spacious accommodation.