Eilat (Hebrew:אֵילַת), the southernmost city of Israel, is a unique oasis on the coast of the Red Sea. Eilat is blessed with everything that makes a perfect vacation – beautiful mirror-like sea, lively beaches, seafront bars and restaurants, first-rate hotels, all kinds of water sports, spectacular underwater world and coral reefs, diving clubs, desert treks, camel tours and even swimming with dolphins.
Home to 46,600 people, the city is part of the Southern Negev Desert, at the southern end of the Arava. The city is adjacent to the Egyptian village of Taba to the south, the Jordanian port city of Aqaba to the east, and within sight of Saudi Arabia to the south-east, across the gulf. Eilat’s arid desert climate is moderated by proximity to a warm sea. Temperatures often exceed 40°C (104 °F) in summer, and 21°C (70 °F) in winter, while water temperatures range between 20 and 26°C (68 and 79 °F).
The city’s beaches, nightlife and desert landscapes make it a popular destination for domestic and international tourism.
Eilat lives by the rhythm of the sun, the desert, but mostly the sea. The waters of the Red Sea hide a delightful surprise – breathtakingly beautiful Coral Reefs and an enchanted underwater world, featuring thousands of varieties of fish and other marine life forms. The astonishing fish and corals of the temperate gulf waters are unique in their color and variety, and Eilat boasts the northernmost coral reef in the world.
If you are travelling in Israel, don’t miss Eilat!