Enjoy glorious days in Eilat on a warm sandy beach with an occasional dip in water that entices you to stay longer. Israel’s southernmost city averages only six days of rain for an entire year. This desert city seems to induce relaxation with its warm, dry winds that blow across the Sinai Desert.

Although Eilat’s coast is a major attraction, there is also much to do on land. Include a desert eco tour to Timna Park 19 miles (30 kilometers) north of the city for hiking, cliff rappelling, jeep tours and camel rides. This area of biblical importance is linked to King Solomon and Solomon’s Pillars. Look for a rock formation known as The Mushroom.

Go on a photo-gathering expedition at Yotvata Hai-Bar Nature Reserve, 9 miles (15 kilometers) farther north, to see elusive and endangered species such as leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, gazelles and ostriches. West of Timna Park is Red Canyon, featuring a short, child-friendly trail with breathtaking sandstone walls displaying a kaleidoscope of soft, pastel colors. Return to the modern city of Eilat for varied cuisine.

The Red Sea is never far away and provides its own attractions on a backdrop of distant hills in neighboring Jordan. Play with dolphins in their natural habitat at Dolphin Reef or follow underwater trails at Coral Beach Nature Reserve.

View marine life below the surface without getting wet at the Underwater Observatory Marine Park. Wander through Eilat Marina with its elegant yachts and motor vessels, as well as a large variety of stores and restaurants. Be sure to experience lively beaches in the Hotels Zone, where something always seems to be happening. Waterskiing, swimming and even ice-skating are available here.

Fly to Eilat on the Gulf of Aqaba in less than 1 hour from Tel Aviv. Tailor your vacation to enjoy sun, sea and sand. You’ll leave feeling refreshed and fulfilled.

Known for

Beach, Snorkelling and Sea

Top Hotels in Eilat

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Isrotel Lagoona - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
North Beach, Eilat
CA $408/night
Sep 12 - Sep 13
4.2/5Very Good! (110 reviews)

This family-friendly Eilat hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Mifrats Beach and Harbor Bridge. Dolphin Reef is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) away.

4.2/5Very Good! (110 reviews)

"Was so nice, food was good, staff was very nice. Definetly recommended"…"

Reviewed on May 16, 2019

Isrotel Lagoona - All Inclusive
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Isrotel Royal Garden Hotel
5 out of 5
North Beach, Eilat
CA $287/night
Sep 1 - Sep 2
4.3/5Excellent! (201 reviews)

This family-friendly Eilat hotel is located near the beach, within a 5-minute walk of Mifrats Beach and Harbor Bridge. Dolphin Reef is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) away.

4.3/5Excellent! (201 reviews)

"The hotel was perfect for families with kids. The pools are great and the breakfast buffet is delicious. The location is amazing, walking distance to almost anywhere you’d like to go."…"

Reviewed on Apr. 27, 2019

Isrotel Royal Garden Hotel
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Isrotel Riviera Club
3.5 out of 5
North Beach 2, Eilat
CA $102/night
Sep 7 - Sep 8
3.8/5Good! (213 reviews)

This family-friendly Eilat apartment building is located near the beach, within a 10-minute walk of Mifrats Beach, Spiral Park, and Green Beach. Dolphin Reef ...

3.8/5Good! (213 reviews)

"Good one. I will come next time. Great for family stay."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 26, 2019

Isrotel Riviera Club

Popular things to do in Eilat

Dolphin Reef
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Dolphin Reef

Seeing animals in their habitat can leave a strong impression for all age groups. Interact with dolphins in a unique way at this marine attraction.

Eilat Marina
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Eilat Marina

For an interesting water-based experience on dry land in Eilat, survey the sterns of visiting watercraft to determine their origins.

Coral World Underwater Observatory
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Coral World Underwater Observatory

Spend a day underwater without getting wet. Walk out to this observation point located in the middle of a coral reef teeming with life.

Top activities in Eilat

Petra from Eilat 1 Day Tour
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Petra from Eilat 1 Day Tour

CA $265

A one day tour to Petra from Eilat. Pick up from your hotel or the airport will be at 08:15. The ancient city of Petra – the “treasure of Jordan” – is one of the seven wonders of the world. It is located about a 2-hour drive north of Aqaba.

Vacation Photographer in Eilat
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Vacation Photographer in Eilat

CA $42

Book a private professional photographer for a family trip, destination wedding, secret proposal or just a great day. Prices start at 8.

Petra and Wadi Rum 2 Day Tour from Eilat
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Petra and Wadi Rum 2 Day Tour from Eilat

CA $413

Petra is the most famous tourist site in Jordan today. Becoming one of the seven wonders of the world made Petra known to the world and a most desired place to visit. Petra was once occupied by the Nabateans, most everything in Petra was constrcted by them.

Petra 2 Day Tour from Eilat
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Petra 2 Day Tour from Eilat

CA $416

Entering Petra, through the Siq, you will arrive at the famous Treasury. One of the reasons, Petra is one of the seven wonders of the world, is The Treasury - the most famous facade in Petra.

Private day tour to Petra and Wadi Rum from Aqaba
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Private day tour to Petra and Wadi Rum from Aqaba

CA $338

Your English speaking driver will meet you on the dock and transfer 1.5 hours to Petra, then you will meet your professional speaking guide at Petra – Tour starts with your English speaking guide walk through the 1.

Petra 1 Day Tour from Aqaba
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Petra 1 Day Tour from Aqaba

CA $253

Tour Petra, the amazing site, that is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Travel with our professional drivers and guides. Enter Petra through the Siq to get to the famous Treasury. Also see the tombs, the temples, the theater and more.

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