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Snorkeling in Eilat: What You Need to Know

Go snorkeling in Eilat with Isrotel’s quick guide. Find the best places to go snorkeling, plan your visit and stay at an Isrotel Eilat location.

Eilat, Israel’s southernmost city, is a paradise for those looking to explore the underwater wonders of the Red Sea. The city's crystal-clear waters, vibrant coral reefs, and diverse marine life make it a premier destination for both snorkeling and diving enthusiasts alike. 

Here’s our rundown of the best snorkeling in Eilat.

The Beauty of Eilat’s Underwater World

Eilat’s underwater world is a kaleidoscope of colors and movements. The clear, tranquil waters of the Red Sea are home to a huge range of fish species, including the vibrant surgeonfish, the uniquely shaped parrotfish, and the playful clownfish, each adding a splash of color to the underwater canvas. 

The coral reefs, teeming with life, are the underwater gardens of Eilat, where each coral formation is a habitat, a shelter, and a feeding ground for the marine creatures. The visibility in these pristine waters is exceptional, allowing snorkelers to witness the intricate dance of marine life in its full glory, making every snorkeling adventure a journey into a mesmerizing aquatic realm.

photo: Dafna Tal

Coral Beach Nature Reserve

The beauty of Eilat’s coral reefs is a fragile treasure, and conservation efforts are crucial in preserving this underwater paradise. The reserve is dedicated to protecting the local dolphin inhabitants as well as the reefs and ensuring their regeneration. Snorkelers are urged to be mindful of the guidelines, to stay within the designated areas, and to avoid touching the corals. Respecting the roped-off areas and marine life is not just a rule but a responsibility, a commitment to allowing future generations to experience the wonder of Eilat’s underwater world.

Planning Your Eilat Snorkeling Visit with Isrotel

Isrotel offers a range of Eilat-based hotels for every type of traveler and need! Check out the range of locations and hotel types available, from hotels with diving complexes on-site, to luxury all-inclusive hotels, hotels right on the beach, and those with children-friendly activities.

photo: Dafna Tal

Isrotel Yam Suf Hotel

Isrotel Yam Suf Hotel, located by Eilat's South Coral Beach, is a tranquil getaway away from the city bustle, ideal for families and sea lovers. The hotel is conveniently close to the underwater observatory and the Coral Beach Nature Reserve, offering guests a plethora of sea activities and extreme sports. It features a large pool complex and the Manta Isrotel Diving Center, allowing guests to explore the magical underwater world of Eilat Bay and the Red Sea. With its spacious, luxuriously decorated rooms arranged around beautiful pools and gardens, and a range of activities for children, Isrotel Yam Suf ensures a memorable and relaxing stay for the whole family.

Isrotel Agamim Hotel

The Isrotel Agamim Hotel in Eilat is a paradise for those seeking a chillout vacation, ideal for young people, couples, and friends. Located in a serene tropical oasis, the hotel features a lagoon-style swimming pool and unique "On the Water" rooms with direct pool access, offering guests an experience of absolute relaxation. The hotel's design, with all rooms enjoying beautiful pool views, and the international vibe of the Jasper 08 megabar, make for an exciting vacation!

Isrotel King Solomon Hotel

The Isrotel King Solomon Hotel is a haven of fun and laughter, ideally located on the shores of Eilat's North Beach Lagoon. Designed to provide the ultimate family holiday, the hotel features a magical Kids' Kingdom, a new Ninja assault course, and a huge swimming pool with brand-new water slides to delight all ages. Guests can enjoy balconies with wonderful views and exclusive benefits on the newly renovated "King's Floors." The energetic King's Wharf at the foot of the hotel offers leisure, shopping, and watersports activities, making it a perfect choice for families looking to experience the best of Eilat.

Isrotel Royal Garden Hotel

The Isrotel Royal Garden Hotel is like an enchanted island full of surprises, voted as one of the best hotels in the city. It's the go-to suite hotel for both families and friends, featuring a tropical garden, various pools with waterpark slides, a real beach-like pool, and a shopping boulevard with high-end designer shops. Guests can savor the best of Mediterranean grill cuisine at the hotel’s Israelit restaurant and enjoy spectacular shows at the Isrotel Theater, including WOW Vegas.

Royal Beach Hotel

The Royal Beach Hotel, part of Isrotel's Exclusive Collection, stands majestically by the idyllic North shores of the Red Sea, offering a luxury vacation experience in Eilat. The hotel is renowned for its prestigious Carmel Forest Spa, where guests can indulge in over 70 outstanding body, health, and beauty treatments. The culinary journey is equally impressive, with restaurants like Vista, Ranch House, and La Cuccina serving a medley of delicious Mediterranean and international cuisines. The hotel’s private beach and bustling promenade offer a world of entertainment, shopping, and dining options, including the celebrated Three Monkeys Pub. With 364 rooms and suites overlooking the hotel's blue pools and the spectacular Red Sea, Royal Beach Hotel is a luxurious sanctuary for those seeking an unforgettable stay in Eilat.

Isrotel Lagoona Hotel

The Isrotel Lagoona Hotel is an all-inclusive paradise located on Eilat's vibrant North Beach promenade, making it the perfect vacation option for families with children. The hotel is just a 2-minute walk from the city's top shopping, entertainment destinations, and the beach. Guests at Lagoona enjoy unlimited delicious meals, snacks, and a wide variety of refreshing drinks in a safe family-oriented environment, allowing parents to relax and soak in the wonderful vacation atmosphere. The hotel's proximity to sandy beaches, turquoise waves, and the bustling streets of Eilat, coupled with its fantastic location and all-inclusive convenience, make it a popular choice with families and couples alike.

The Best Snorkeling in Eilat, Israel

Eilat is undoubtedly the best place to go snorkeling in Israel, and with Isrotel’s range of hotels in Eilat, you can be certain to have the most memorable vacation. 

Plan your memorable snorkeling in Eilat Israel trip today!