The Elat area incorporates the very southern tip of the country of Israel. This is a very short coastline on the Red Sea and just a few miles from Egypt to the west and the country of Jordan to the east. Holidays in Elat area are reputed to offer some of the best opportunities for scuba diving in the entire world and the self catering accommodation is what you would expect from the highly developed nation of Israel.
Your holidays in Elat area are never going to be dull; in fact, far from it. The Red Sea offers all tourists a wealth of activities and the one that must rank at the top of this list is diving. The tropical flora and fauna, under the sea, simply has to be seen to be believed and promises to be a dive like none other you would experience anywhere else. If you’re very lucky, you may even be able to organise a dive and swim with man’s biggest friend of the oceans: dolphins.
Elat area holidays also offer visitors very safe swimming opportunities, paragliding, jet skiing, family favourite banana boat riding and there is even the chance to partake in freefall parachuting in the area. Being a desert region, you can take a ride on a camel and there is a great chance to bird watch at The International Birding and Research Centre.
While you are enjoying your holidays in Elat area, you will always find it best to stick within the boundaries of Israel. Never fear, though, as there is plenty to keep you occupied and thoroughly entertained here. For a real family treat, head for the Coral World Underwater Observatory. This is perfect for those that feel a little shy of taking a scuba diving session and allows visitors to come up close and personal with creatures of the deep such as stingrays, turtles and sharks. Also take time to visit the interesting Hai-Bar Yotvata Nature Reserve which sets out to protect the indigenous flora and fauna of the area.
Whilst enjoying your holidays Elat Area you can expect a truly hot and sunny climate. Even during the winter, temperatures are still likely to be well into the twenties degrees Celsius. Summers can be a bit of a shock and can actually venture well into the forties degrees Celsius: so do be sensible in this heat. Rainfall is very low and only hits around a few inches per year.
Your holidays in Elat area will commence by your arrival at Elat Airport (ETH). There are a number of mainly charter airlines that provide frequent and cheap flights to this popular resort and these include Monarch, Thomson Airways and Thomas Cook Airlines. Depart the UK from several different airports, some examples include Bristol (BRS), East Midlands (EMA), Birmingham (BHX) and Stansted (STN).