A resort town and bustling port on the edge of a desert, Eilat lies at Israel’s southernmost tip. Just under 5 hours from London, or 60 minutes by plane from Tel Aviv, Eilat enjoys the wonderful scenery of the Edom Mountains and the pleasures of the Red Sea.
Eilat – Hotels in Israel
Eilat is also a paradise for water sports fans with diving, water skiing, swimming and boating. The Red Sea’s clear blue water is enticingly warm – even in mid-winter the average daytime water temperature stays above 68F° (20 C°). There are also luxury hotels, fine restaurants, bars, pubs, nightclubs, an international airport and VAT-free shopping (the city is a free trade zone).
Climate, Sun & Sports
Eilat has the perfect climate where the sun always shines. It almost never rains here – a mere half dozen days a year. Average daytime temperatures rarely dip below 21 C (70F), even in winter. The Red Sea beckons with irresistible appeal. The clear water is enticingly warm – even in mid-winter the average daytime water temperature stays above 20 C (68F). The calm surface of the sea is also ideal for boating activities: pedals, rowboats, kayaks and self-drive motor boats. You can take self-drive motor boats. You can take a one-hour or full day cruise abroad one of the yachts that depart regularly from the Marina.
Few sights can compare with the reefs seen through a snorkeling mask or from a glass-bottomed boat. Eilat is famous as a superb diving location. Total novices, with expert instruction available in snorkeling and scuba diving, can also enjoy the magic of the coral world. Action fun is not restricted to watersports. There is Tennis, squash, volleyball, racquetball and bicycling. Many hotels have well-equipped gyms.
The desert is also a pleasure park. There is rappelling on craggy cliffs or mountain biking, whilst the Elot District offers awe-inspiring mountains, wild landscapes and canyons of breathtaking beauty.