Ras Shitan, literally translates to “Head of the Devil”. Though this is not its real name, but this is how it is known among the few people that know the place and usually go there.
The real name was “Ras el Shateen” which translates to “Head of the two beaches”, but due to foreigners that try to pronounce the Arabic name, it was transformed to Ras Shitan.
It got the name “Head of the two beaches” because of the rock formation that is dividing the place into two separate beaches.
Although I would still call it the Devil’s Head, solely because unlike anywhere else, whatever you wish to do in that place is possible! (ifyouknowwhatimean)
This place, like Siwa and Dahab, is one of the few places in Egypt that are really relaxing and that got me to fall in love with them. However, add to that, an EXTREME hippie style of living. Laid back. Seriously.
I arrived a couple of days after my friends did, and so to check in I had to go with a friend who’s been there before me to find the manager, laying on the beach. We chatted for a while, he took my ID and that was it…
Everything about this place is amazing. The views, the water, the untouched coral reefs, the mountains, and of course the devil’s head itself!
The beauty and relaxing atmosphere of the place is also completed by the style of people that are there, both visitors and workers are all likely minded, all minding their own business and none is bothering the other with whatever they are doing.
The workers are all friendly and fun. They leave whatever they are doing to spend some time chatting with you. And later at night when their real work is done they can even stay a while with you if you’ll offer some alcohol or so 😉
Simply just visit this place to stay for a few days without the hustle and bustle of the cities, without anyone annoying you. I wouldn’t recommend it if you don’t like camping and/or don’t like quiet and relaxed places!
Would you like to spend there a few days? If you were meaning to ask, Ras Shitan is on the Nuweiba-Taba highway in Sinai, Egypt. Less than 10 Km out of Nuweiba.
Trust me it is a must visit if you are in Sinai or in Egypt with a few extra days!
Photo credits of the first picture: Someone from facebook, from the fan page “Moon Island Ras Shitan”