Eilat is wedged between Jordan and Egypt, at Israel’s southernmost point on the shore of the Red Sea. This city has everything you need for a perfect beach vacation with vibrant nightlife, and endless shopping opportunities (tax-free!). Swim with dolphins at Dolphin Reef, where dolphins come and go between a large enclosure and the open sea. Rent a snorkel and explore the Coral Reef Nature Reserve. Take a diving course, a sunset cruise, rent a motorboat, water ski, wakeboard, or canoe.
Eilat is more than just fun on the beach, there is a musical fountain, an underwater observatory marine park, and a botanical garden. Head into the desert to visit Timna Park, home to archaeological remains, and weird rock formations. Take a jeep excursion or camel ride into the desert. Visit Hai-Bar Yotvata Nature Reserve, home to desert wildlife.
When the sun goes down in Eilat, bars, restaurants, and clubs keep going until it’s time for a morning dip in the sea. Popular nightspots include Bardak, the Beatles Dance Bar, Gabi’s Pub, Shama Shama, and Plugin Eilat. There are also family-friendly evening activities like the 3D cinema, Isrotel Theater where you can see Vegas-like spectaculars, and ice skating at the Ice Mall. If you want even more from your visit to Eilat, why not take a side tour to Petra, in Jordan.