When I talk to people about how I love Eilat, some are irritated. They see the huge hotels and tons of people, but Eilat can actually be a little, quiet oasis as well. The more you're going South, the more relaxing the atmosphere gets.
Next to the Egyptian Border
The fastest way from Tel Aviv to Eilat is via Beer Sheva, Mitzpe Ramon and ends on the famous Route 90. If you want to turn the way to Eilat already into a nice trip, turn right on the crossing Neot Smadar. There you can also buy tasty pastries and milk products from the Kibbutz.
This road leads along the Egyptian border and ends with a breathtaking view all over the Eilat mountains and the Red Sea.
Under the sea...
Who went to Eilat without going snorkeling or on a dive only saw half of the place. On the beach of the diving center Aqua Sport there's everything you need for the perfect beach day. Diving classes for beginners and advanced divers, guided snorkeling tours and who wants to discover the sea by themselves can rent a snorkel, mask and fins.
After the dive, or just a bath in between all the colorful fish, that even get really close to the beach, we usually spend our evenings in Eilat with a cold Goldstar beer at the beach bar - including the typical sunset and the view to the red mountains of Jordan.
Lechaim, drink up!
In other places I recommend restaurants, in Eilat i recommend bars. Many tourists prefer the places next to the hotels on the northern side of the city, I like the ones on the other side of the mall "mul hayam".
A bit hidden (go up the stairs, pass the beatles bar and go straight until the back), but my number one is the Messi - if you're lucky there's even live music!
In the Bardak you have a nice view from the balcony over the nightly Eilat.
Israel = Camels
There are a lot of options in Israel to go camel riding, but sometimes the conditions, and how they treat the animals aren't that great.
But there's a place I can recommend, the Camel Ranch in Eilat. There are different tours through the Eilat mountains, starting from half an hour to a few hours. And who's scared of the height can take a donkey-cart through the desert. It actually took me a few trips to Israel, until I got on a camel myself, I somehow always thought they are smaller. :)