The east coast has a number of beautiful nature reserves and one of the most magnificent of these is located only 20 km away: the Ras Muhammad National Park. Among other features, the area is home to over 150 types of coral and one of the world's largest oceanic reserves.
St. Catherine's Monastery
Visiting the centre of Sinai can be a biblical experience - as Moses can attest. According to the Old Testament, it was here on Mount Sinai that God gave him the Ten Commandments. At the base of the mountain lies the world's smallest diocese: the Greek Orthodox St. Catherine's Monastery. The labyrinth-like fortress and the icon collection within are well worth the trip.