Eilat and the Negev Travel Guide

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With its stark mountains, dramatic wadis, archaeological treasures, colorful Bedouin encampments, and the spectacular Ramon Crater, the Negev—a word meaning "dry" in Hebrew—is much more than simply "a desert." The Negev contains Israel's most dramatic natural scenery, with its rugged highlands, as well as Eilat, a resort town set on the Red Sea, with luxury hotels, good restaurants and bars, and duty-free shopping. There's even a growing winery scene here that will intrigue oenophiles.

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Eilat and the Negev Hotels

Hotels in sunny Eilat run from family-style to huge, lush, and luxurious. Pleasure comes first: business facilities on a modest scale are available in larger...read more

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Eilat and the Negev Restaurants

Although Eilat is nestled at the southern tip of a desert, there are all sorts of cuisines to choose from when you're dining out: Italian, Indian, French...read more

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Things To Do in Eilat and the Negev

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.

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Eilat and the Negev Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    Coral Reserve, Eilat: Put on a snorkel and marvel at the brilliant-colored fish and entrancing corals at one of the world's finest protected coral... Read more

  • Bedouin Culture

    Bedu, the Arabic word from which the name Bedouin derives, simply means "inhabitant of the desert." Some 160,000 Bedouin, seminomadic Arab tribesmen... Read more

  • Kids in the Negev

    Think of the Negev as a huge sandbox for kids. There's lots to do and enjoy: alpaca rides, camel trips, Jeep excursions, dolphin rides snorkeling... Read more

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