Top areas in Eilat
Eilat is known is known as Israel's leading beach resort. Rows of grand-scale international hotels line the waterfront, presiding over a beach and manmade lagoon known for its calm water and coral reefs. This is a city embraced as a place where cultural differences and disagreements melt away.
Most of the accommodation in Eilat is on North Beach, a high-energy stretch of sand that hosts shops, restaurants, and high-octane night clubs. Hatmarim Boulevard is an exciting place to be with a host of activities. A quieter alternative is Coral Beach. It joins Coral World Underwater Observatory and Marine Park, where an immersive aquarium puts visitors at the center of a rich marine environment.
All manners of water sports are on offer. Given the clear waters and abundant coral reefs, snorkeling, snuba, and scuba diving are favorite pastimes. Yachting in the lagoon and Coral Island are fun daytrip activities. The best swimming is at Dolphin Reef, a shaded beach where snorkeling inevitably includes interacting with dolphins.
Eilat Airport is centrally located in the city center, within easy walking distance of most hotels in Eilat. This is a small facility not equipped to receive large aircraft, which are routed to Ovda Airport to the north.