Is Sharm el-Sheikh Worth Visiting for Solo Female Travelers?

Nestled at the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, Sharm el-Sheikh is an exquisite holiday destination known for its spectacular natural beauty and luxury resorts. It is uniquely located between the desert of the Sinai Peninsula and the Red Sea, making it a haven for lovers of underwater adventures with some of the most fascinating coral reefs in the world. The city's sun-kissed beaches, vibrant night-life, exciting water sports, and exotic wildlife make it an enthralling spot for every traveler. Sharm el-Sheikh is also home to the stunningly scenic national park of Ras Mohammed, which is renowned for its unspoiled beaches and rich marine life, including rare species of fish and colourful coral formations.

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Overall rating

3.7 /5

based on 3 experiences

Rating summary

Things to do

3/5

Safety

3.7/5

Food

2.6/5

Budget-friendly

2.6/5

Solo travel experience

Sharm is a great place but it takes some time to adjust to the plethora of men. One thing I noticed is that there are no Egyptian natives that are female and mainly men. So just get used to a bit of light harassment if that makes sense. Also haggle! Honestly though as an Arab/African British Woman my radar was probably much higher as I have been dealing with this for much of my life. One thing I can say was using get your guide and going on the ATV/star gazing tour was absolutely phenomenal and I would highly recommend. I came here purely for diving and that’s like what you’ll be doing here. Night life isn’t exactly something I would partake in alone. As it’s off season it’s been quite hard to meet people so be ok with being alone most of the time when not doing a tour. I felt safe just a little bit more hyper vigilant than usual.

Posted: February 11, 2024Experienced: February, 2024
Things to do: 3/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 4/5
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I felt safer alone in Sharm El Sheikh than in my hometown (London). I've been there 3 times. The aggressive trade annoyed me, but I simply ignored it. I dressed conservatively there because it was just easier and I wore a ring.

Posted: July 15, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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