Nuweiba is the ideal place for excursions where you can take a jeep for a day excursion in the desert to visit the colored canyon or the beautiful oasis of Ain Um Ahmad, Ain Hudra which is a fascinating oasis for tourists as well as geologists. And Nawamis which is a burial chamber that dates back to 800 years. point to start your safari into the magnificent Sinai desert. The mountains are only a stone throw away.
Safari trips from Nuweiba to Serabit El Khadem to visit the Hathor temple and the Pharoanic turquoise mines. And Wadi Mukattab between Serabit Kadem and St. Catherine one can view the rock inscriptions all over Sinai depicting scenes of early life as well as messages on the rocks from Romans and Byzanines across the Pilgrim’s road.
From Nuweiba it takes about 3 days to visit the Colored Canyon. A 10 day trek leads from St. Catherine to Nuweiba. However, a camel trek is an unforgettable adventure of a lifetime - an experience of simplicity of life and the warm hospitality of the Bedouins.
Nuweiba is a perfect destination for those seeking a quite resort to enjoy the fabulous golden beaches and the sparkling sea water. the coastline of Nuweiba offers a wide variety of water sports such as windsurf, canoeing, banana boat, parasailing and off course on top of these activities diving and snorkeling.
Nuweiba has a beautiful coast with coral heads scattered just off the shore. In some places there is a fringing reef, or coastal barrier reef, accessible either from land, through dedicated jetties jutting off to the outer part of the reef, or from the boat. A place worth visiting by boat is Pharaoh’s Island, near Taba, with easy access from the boat. In Nuweiba the sea tends to be calm, but some times there is some current, so stay always close to the barrier reef.
Some of the nicest spots for snorkelling in Nuweiba are:
Devil's Head, north of Nuweiba, has a nice fringing reef teeming with life. Be aware there is some current occasionally, so keep always close to the reef.
Ma’agana is another nice spot for snorkeling along the coast.
The Hilton Beach, south of town, has also some great snorkeling.
In all hotels and most camps you will find water sport centers hiring snorkeling equipment, and organizing guided and non-guided snorkeling trips to the best places in the area. They also cater to the tiny ones, with professional guides teaching your kids how to use snorkel, mask and fins, for an experience they will never forget.
Another way to have some great snorkeling is joining one of the scuba diving boats, going out on daily basis for half day or full day trips to the best sites in the area.
Restaurants in Nuweiba offer a variety of choices. Oriental food consisting of delicious Felafel or Tamiya, dark beans fried in oil or the obligatory Foul with olive oil and lemon or garlic as a snack - Kebab (grilled) or Kufta (meat balls) as a main dish together with a vegetable dish and a choice of oriental salads like the Tehina (sesame paste) can be found in almost every restaurant and hotel.
Fresh fish is served grilled or fried with rice, and pitta bread (aish). Some specialized restaurants offer different kind of fish to choose from, shrimps, calamari, lobster, seasonal oyster and crabs.
Pizza, Pasta and Far Eastern cuisine add the international flair to the choices of restaurants in Nuweiba