Top things to do

Top Choice Dive Site in Eilat

Coral Beach Nature Reserve

The crystal-clear waters of this 1km-long reserve are the best place on the Israeli Red Sea coast for snorkelling. Access to the reef wall is by two wooden footbridges and one swim lane; snorkelling areas are marked…
Top Choice Italian in Eilat

Pastory

Mamma mia! Who would have thought that an authentic Italian-style trattoria serving molto delizioso cuisine would be found in a North Beach back street? This family-friendly place behind the Leonardo Plaza Hotel ser…
Top Choice Seafood in Eilat

Fish Market

Fresh fish from the Red Sea, the Mediterranean and Egypt's Nile Delta and beef from the Golan are the stars at this fish restaurant – some say it's Eilat's best. Specialities include barramundi. Every meal begins wi…
Top Choice Music in Eilat

Red Sea Jazz Festival

Going strong since 1987, the renowned Red Sea Jazz Festival takes place each year during the last week of August. Outdoor performances are staged around the Eilat Sea Port. The festival’s legendary all-night jam ses…
Wildlife Reserve in Eilat

International Birding & Research Center in Eilat

Hundreds of millions of migrating birds pass through Eilat twice a year as they fly between Europe and Africa. The best place to spot them is this lakeside centre, situated 6km northeast of town; from the Yitzhak Ra…
Aquarium in Eilat

Underwater Observatory Marine Park

The stand-out feature of this aquarium complex, hugely popular with families, is the observatory, which takes you 12m below the surface of the Red Sea into the living reef for a scuba diver's view of the fish and co…
Beach in Eilat

North Beach

Pebbly North Beach and its promenade are often very crowded – for some people, that's one of the main draws. This is by far the most popular place in Eilat to see and be seen. The promenade's restaurants, cafes and …
Seafood in Eilat

Last Refuge

Run aground in a 1970s time warp (fishing nets dangle from the ceiling, French chansons pine for Paris and garlic butter figures heavily on the menu), this place promises little on first inspection but confounds the…
Pub Food in Eilat

The Brewery

Founded in 2015, this convivial microbrewery – Eilat's first – has quickly established itself among locals as a favourite spot for a drink and/or a meal. If you're hungry, options include quite decent salads, pasta,…
Falafel in Eilat

HaLev HaRachav

Many locals swear that this eatery serves the best falafel and shawarma in town. The all-Hebrew sign includes the number '1978' (the year HaLev HaRachav was founded) and the English word 'kosher'.