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.