Are you looking for the best attractions in Eilat? The sunniest and warmest, as well as the most southern city in Israel has a lot to offer. Whether you want to spend the whole day on the beach or prefer an air-conditioned environment, Eilat has it all. Here are the best things to do when you travel to the Red Sea.
1. Skydive Eilat – סקיי דייב אילת
Are you ready to let the wind hit your face? Skydive Eilat offers the unique experience that you cannot get anywhere else on earth. Skydiving above the Gulf of Eilat doesn’t give you only a magical view of the mountains and the Red Sea. It is also the only place in the world where you can skydive above four different countries: Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, and of course – Israel. Once you arrive, the instructor will guide you through the process and will get you ready with gear. Now you’re ready to take off for a stunning flight which takes approximately 20 minutes.
Do you feel your heartbeat? It’s time to skydive! No worries, no one will push you out the airplane’s door. First, you’ll be safely connected to the instructor, and together you jump for a skydive. You’ll reach a speed of 230 km/h, and then the instructor deploys the parachute. Skydiving is one of the best attractions in Eilat and anyone can do it from the age of 12. The maximum weight is 95 kg for men and 85 kg for women. This attraction is offered 7 days a week, year-round.
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2. Extreme Water Sports – אקסטרים ספורט ימי
If you are looking for things to do in Eilat for the whole day, Extreme water sports club is the place for you. Located on Neviot beach, this place offers a full range of attractions and fun activities for adults and children. Whether you’re a family or a group of friends, at Extreme Water Sports, you’ll find something to get you wet – and smiling. The long list of attractions includes jet skis, water skiing, banana boats, tubing, parasailing, pedal boats, Ponton raft, and more. You can pay separately for each activity or purchase packages for a day full of attractions in Eilat.
3. Relaxation Pools – בריכות סתלבט על המים
The Dolphin Reef is a great beach where you can spend a whole day. One of the best attractions in Eilat is the relaxation pools. Here you can receive pampering treatments from the water team, listen to the trickling of waterfalls. While floating on the water, you can listen to calming underwater music. The ambiance provides the visitors with a uniquely amazing multi-sensory experience. The basic session costs 200 ILS and includes two hours in the pools site, use of the three pools, refreshments such as coffee, cookies, and wine, a personal towel, and a few minutes of sampling techniques for relaxation in the water by an instructor. The “one on one” session includes 30-45 minutes of techniques for relaxation in the water by a personal instructor. Prices are 280 ILS – 380 ILS. For 350-450 ILS, you can have both one-on-one treatment and two hours in the pools’ site.
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4. The Underwater Observatory Marine Park – המצפה התת ימי
One of the best things to do in Eilat is exploring the underwater life. Eilat has a very unique coral reef with an underwater marine observatory in its heart. Visitors have a rare opportunity to enter the natural kingdom of the Red Sea, a very recommended and unforgettable experience for both adults and children. There are over 800 species of fish, coral, sharks, mollusks, stingrays, turtles, and many other animals from the Gulf of Eilat.
The Underwater Marine Observatory is the only one of its kind in the world, which makes it an unforgettable experience. The observatory tower is situated in the middle of the sea, without any fences or cages. You can enjoy the view of the Red Sea with its bright colors, tones, and marine life. The tower halls are submerged at a depth of 12 meters under the sea so that you can experience a natural view of the coral reef spectacular beauty through huge plate glass windows. Looking for the best attractions in Eilat? Visit the underwater observatory marine park and watch sharks feeding, turtles feeding, pearl opening shows, and much more.
5. Desert Eco Tours – אקו טיולי מדבר
Their love for the desert makes Desert Eco Tours one of the best attractions in Eilat. If you’ve had enough of the sea and would like to explore the surrounding mountains, the Red Canion, or Timna Park, contact this company. At Desert Eco Tours you can book 4X4 trips that will take you to amazing places in the deserts near Eilat. There are also walking trips to the mountains for those who like hiking. You can choose from a short tour of just a couple of hours on foot to a two-day trip with jeeps and camels.
6. Aqua Sport Diving Club – מועדון צלילה אקווה ספורט
One of the best attractions in Eilat is its seashore and unique coral reef. Why not exploring it like a pro? Aqua Sport is a diving center located near Coral Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in Eilat. On location, you can find a restaurant, showers, and the hills of Eilat and the Red Sea. Aqua Sport is one of the first schools for SCUBA diving in Eilat operating since 1962. You can take an introductory dive of 30-45 minutes or sign up for a diving course. If you only want to snorkel around the reef – you can rent equipment and dive into the clear water.
7. Ice Mall – אייס מול
Need to chill down at the warmest city in Israel? Ice Mall offers an Olympic skating rink in its center, covering an area of about 1,800 square meters. The rink hosts figure skating performances every evening for the mall visitors. There are also national and international competitions in figure skating, the world open water swimming championship, the Ice Cup, and more. But this is not the only activity this place has to offer. Ice mall is home to some of the best attractions in Eilat. The complex includes more than 25 activities, such as laser tag, airsoft shooting, footpool, max flight, and many more. If you are looking for things to do in Eilat without sweating – Ice Mall is the place to go!
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8. Adventure Rope Park – פארק החבלים
Are you looking for some action between the mountains and the sky? The rope park offers a unique experience in the heart of the desert. This relatively new attraction includes intense and extreme sport and activities, such as zip lines, climbing, walking over six meter high bridges, and more. The rope park is built according to the strictest safety standards and offers unique tracks that match the ability of participants. There’s a Family track with a moderate difficulty track and a challenging track for the more adventurous types. Once you arrive, a professional guide will instruct you. You’ll get all the gear you need and instructions on how to operate it. Then you will try your skills on a unique demonstration tool. If everything is fine, the guide will give you a bracelet which allows you to enter the park and start enjoying the real thrill.
9. Yusuf’s Bedouin Tent – המאהל הבדואי של השייח’ יוסוף
One of the best things to do in Eilat is to experience the Bedouin life. Yusuf’s Bedouin Tent demonstrate the well-known warm Bedouin hospitality. You will get here freshly baked traditional pita bread and homemade white Labneh cheese. The sounds of the desert will add to the magical atmosphere. Yusuf’s Bedouin tent is one of the best attractions in Eilat for the whole family with the stunning view of the Red Sea, near Coral Beach.
10. Eilat Island – מקום על הים
Located on Dekel Beach, Eilat Island offers peace and quiet on the Red Sea. The unique complex has a floating raft on the water that gives you a feeling of floating between heaven and earth. If you are looking for things to do in Eilat that will disconnect from the environment and recharge your battery – put Eilat Island on your map! You’ll get addicted to the stunning views of the Edom Mountains and the shore of Eilat Gulf. There are packages of a floating raft, luxury cabana, snorkeling equipment, and unlimited soft drinks. You can also rent SUP and get some basic instructions before rowing away to the sea.