Travel Blogs from Eilat
Well today was a vast improvement over yesterday! We had a nice continental breakfast, and one of the girls suggested to make sandwiches for later so we wouldn't want to buy lunch. It was a great suggestion. After breakfast, we went down to the beach of the Red Sea. Damn was it beautiful. I have no idea why it's called the Red Sea, because damn if that wasn't the bluest ocean I have ever seen. The water was impossibly clear, water a royal blue, and it was a ...
... took us about 45 minutes of gentle cruising to get to the dive site. On the way we saw several big tankers and car transporter ships docked and the beach along the southern shore which is the recommended one for tourists. We then geared up and jumped in for our first dive at a spot called Rainbow Reef. The sea is alive with interesting corals and beautifully coloured fish. The dive master lead us to an area with an underwater pipe system that carries gas from Egypt to ...
... sand dune!! Now I’ve seen sand dunes before. I used to go to Ainsdale with my dad. We stopped for about 10 minutes and were given the opportunity to climb the sand dune if we wished. It was like nothing we’d seen before. Primarily because it was attached to a mountain!!! We climbed about 20 or 30 feet where I turned and faced the open desert.
"It looks like the tides out and by the look of it, it ain’t coming back??’ I shouted across to ...
... to fit everything in. We decided to check the hostels to see if there was any vacancies but due to the holidays we were once again out of luck. We then decided to spend a short amount of time in Engedi - this is an oasis in the desert - the kids were hoping to swim, but the place was absolutely crowded and it was really hard to walk up due to the crowds of people. The kids only got a few minutes to swim and then we had to move on to Masada - like I said it was ...
... his girlfriend Zala arrived in town. Together with them I've rented a car for 2 weeks to get us through the country and see the main sites.
Eilat is quite a nice town and the main beach-town for Israel in the gulf of Aqaba. The whole town revolves around tourism and the hotels and boulevards are omnipresent. Also the fact that the airport is slap bang in the middle of the town, right on the beach, seems ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service