Travel to Eilat, Israel's beautiful resort city

  • Located on the banks of the Red Sea in the extreme south of the country, Eilat is one of the most popular seaside resorts in Israel. Surrounded on both sides by the crimson mountains of the desert, in a breathtaking view, the city has rapidly grown within a few decades without any real architectural cohesion. The airport, located in the city centre, testifies to this somewhat anarchic urbanisation. ...
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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Israel

Located on the banks of the Red Sea in the extreme south of the country, Eilat is one of the most popular seaside resorts in Israel. Surrounded on both sides by the crimson mountains of the desert, in a breathtaking view, the city has rapidly grown within a few decades without any real architectural cohesion. The airport, located in the city centre, testifies to this somewhat anarchic urbanisation. Nevertheless, Eilat has many tourist attractions.
To begin with, there is the Red Sea and its rich sea beds, which make it a destination of choice for diving enthusiasts and those who like beach resorts. Then there is the desert, which stretches from the gates of the city and offers a guaranteed change of scenery for the few adventurers who are willing to explore the area by jeep, on camel back or by foot. Eilat is also a very lively city, frequented by young people seeking entertainment and festivities and its trendy bars and chic nightclubs have nothing to envy of the big international cities.
As for hotels, the seaside town also offers a diverse choice which includes the palaces of the seaside holiday clubs and their 'all inclusive' services and rental apartments, etc. The choice is indeed broad enough to satisfy all demands. As for the lack of charm of these sometimes imposing buildings, this is largely compensated for by the fact that the hotels are well-equipped, particularly for families, with a very good level of comfort.
Finally, Eilat has the advantage of being able to welcome holidaymakers all year round, as the destination is known to have an exceptional amount of sunshine with only four days of rain per year!

Eilat: what to do?

Eilat is the seaside resort of the country, and it is here that you can practise all different types of water sports. Diving in the Red Sea and on the barrier reef is a real delight. Trips out to sea on board a sailing boat, a motor boat or even a glass bottom boat and mini-cruises to Coral Island off the coast of Egypt are also available from the marina.

  • The hotels are comfortable and well equipped
  • The young and festive atmosphere
  • The multitude of sports and leisure activities
  • The noisy and rocky beaches
  • The airport in the city centre
  • The city's lack of charm

Eilat: what to visit?

Coasts

To avoid

Avoid visiting religious places scantily dressed.

Eilat: what to eat?

In Eilat, you will find many small restaurants serving fish and seafood specialities, but you will also be able to sample truly oriental cuisine, like falafel, houmous etc.

Eilat Reviewedhotels
  • 8.4 /10
    Rated by Easyvoyage
    Royal Beach
    Eilat - Israel
    Hotel Hotel 3 Etoile(s)

    Set up on the oceanfront, the Royal Beach is one of the nicest ...

  • 8.35 /10
    Rated by Easyvoyage
    Herod's Palace
    Eilat - Israel
    Hotel Hotel 4 Etoile(s)

    From the four palaces of Eilat, the Herods is the nicest due ...

  • 8.3 /10
    Rated by Easyvoyage
    Orchid Resort
    Eilat - Israel
    Hotel Hotel 5 Etoile(s)

    Watch out, you're about to fall in love! This hotel, the most ...

  • 8.2 /10
    Rated by Easyvoyage
    Dan Eilat
    Eilat - Israel
    Hotel Hotel 2 Etoile(s)

    Located on the seafront and with a very modern setting, this ...

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