You decide to take a vacation in Eilat. Pack the family, some sea mattresses, sun glasses and sunscreen, even snacks for the long ride. You have 4 days of sea-sand and dolphin activities ahead of you, a swimming pool swarming with little kids, and the entire population of Israel to accompany you, as well as some tourists from France.
Wait, we haven't even mentioned the best part of your vacation – the hotel's buffet. While you quietly queue up to get your scrambled eggs, you're bound to run into the same kids you've already met at the swimming pool, and if you haven't, usually the way to recognize them is by the sea mattresses in their hand and the way they casually snick ahead of you in line, just in time for you to see the last of the scrambled eggs on their plate. Not to worry, on your other side some French tourist is showing off his new sun ten; this should make you feel much better.
As nice a scenario as this is, this city has much more fun, interesting activities to offer. Here are some great dining suggestions as well as other attractions.
Take La Cucina for example. Unlike your hotel breakfast hall, this restaurant is decorated like an authentic Italian house, divided into different rooms such as kitchen, living room and guest room. Chef Eliran Day is in charge of the menu that includes recommended dishes such as mussels with polenta (a pot of mussels in white wine, butter, hot peppers and polenta cubes, 72 NIS).
Or you can head towards Santa Fe that offers quality of service, meat and seafood. You should try some shrimps in Tehina and date honey with pea sprouts (49 NIS) – straight out of its special summer menu.
And what about sushi? Or kosher sushi for that matter? With Japanese design and dishes such as chicken or tofu gyozas, and any imaginable sushi combination, Chef Yoshi Gliko's Yoshida on Tmarim Ave will appeal to Japanese culinary culture fans.
What more can you do in Eilat? Just a quick look around you will reveal a lot more than gigantic hotels. We've put together some ideas for entertainment options and attractions in Eilat; desert trips as well as the beautiful bird watching park come highly recommended.
Enjoy your stay in Eilat!