What's the Weather like in Eilat in January
The winters in Eilat are comfortably warm, with typical highs and lows ranging from about 19 degrees Celsius during the day to about 9 degrees Celsius during night time
Studies estimate that the lowest temperature occurs on or around the 17th of January.
Humidity & Rain
January experiences the year's highest chances of having a rainy day i.e. around 5 per cent on or around the 19th of the month.
With the city experiencing about 5 rainfall days all through the month, the average rainfall amount is considered to be around 2mm.
Studies suggest that Eilat experiences about 0.3 inches of rainfall per day on an average (with a minimum of 1.2 inches per day).
The city experiences an average of 9 hours of total average sunshine per day, and about 240 hours of sunshine in the entire month.
On an average, the length of the day in Eilat is approximately 10 hours, 27 minutes and 29 seconds.
Over the course of the month, Eilat experiences an increase of about 30 minutes of day light.
Eilat's average sea temperature during the month of January is about 22 degrees Celsius or 72 degrees Fahrenheit on an average. The sea temperature usually stays between 70 degrees Fahrenheit and 72 degrees Fahrenheit and rarely crosses these readings.
With the wind speed staying constant over the course of January, Eilat experiences speeds between 0.2 miles per hour of 7.7 miles per hour throughout the month.
In January, the hourly average wind direction is predominantly from the north and is estimated to have a peak proportion of about 43 per cent on January 8th.
During the day, Eilat in January is pretty pleasant; hence carry comfortable, light and cosy clothing.
But when the night falls, the temperatures can drop considerably. This is why, you will need to carry a winter coats, other warm clothing and add layers to keep yourself warm and comfortable.
Eilat Hotels in January
Isrotel Princess Hotel
Isrotel Princess Hotel is a classic beach hotel, located about 500 metres from the Eilat underwater observatory and a 12 minute drive from the Eilat Airport. The hotel offers air conditioned rooms overlooking the red sea with facilities like a TV, extra beds and a balcony. Other amenities include a luxurious outdoor swimming pool overlooking the Gulf of Aqaba, a tree-lined park with waterfalls, whirlpools, outdoor pools, sun decks connected with footbridges, tennis courts, gym, a kids club, a sauna, and a health and beauty salon. There is an in house restaurant - La Belle Epoque that serves French kosher food and a lobby lounge eflections that offers a splendid sea side view. The hotel also offers a brilliant breakfast buffet in the Sun Rise restaurant. In addition, there is a shuttle service from and to the Eilat city centre almost every hour.
Hotel & Casino Taba Sands
Hotel & Casino Taba Sands is a cosy, affordable choice for the budget traveller and offers views of the South Sinai Mountains close to the Gulf of Aqaba shore. This refined hotel has a casino attached to it, and is located at a distance of about 37 km from the Taba International Airport and 4 km from Manta Isrotel Diving Center. The hotel offers spacious, relaxed rooms and suites with facilities like sitting areas, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, balconies with pool and/or mountain views. The hotel includes 2 in house restaurants as well, a sleek lobby lounge and an outdoor pool with a bar. The hotel's casino has a dining and bar area and has games like roulette, blackjack and poker for its guests.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Aqaba
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Aqaba is another great choice for a light pocket, set in the city's business district, which offers amazing facilities, and well-rounded service. This upscale, modern hotel is located at a 4-minute walk from Aqaba Marine Park, a distance of 1 km from the Aqaba Archaeological Museum and an 8-minute walk from the marina. The rooms and suites offer facilities like flat-screen TVs, desks, balconies, living and dining areas and Wi-Fi. They also offer views of the city and/or the sea. The hotel includes 5 in-house restaurants and bars with a terrace option and additional amenities like an outdoor pool with a sundeck, a fitness centre, a whirlpool tub, saunas, a business centre featuring meeting rooms, and free parking.
Eilat Beaches for January
An upscale beach front hotel, the Royal Beach offers a wonderful, luxurious service for its esteemed guests. Locate on the Gulf of Eilat, at a distance of 9 km from the Coral World Underwater Observatory and 18 km from Aqaba Archaeological Museum, this hotel offers standard and upgraded rooms and suites delivering brilliant facilities. The hotel's elegant rooms feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs with balconies while upgraded rooms offer whirlpool tubs, executive lounge access and/or hot tubs. Suites add living rooms while upgrades add an exclusive spa access. The other amenities include complimentary breakfast and parking, 4 in house restaurants (includes Italian and Japanese eateries), a bar, a spa, an outdoor pool, a gym, a kids' club and a synagogue as well.
Bars and Restaurants
Casa Do Brasil
One place for a light, casual meal is the Casa Do Brasil in Eilat. This lovely place offers brilliant Brazilian style food, great street views, and a fabulous atmosphere and pleasant music, perfect for a short stop over. The prices are fair and reasonable, and the restaurant is clean, well-maintained and offers fairly good service too. The restaurant is one of the most well-known dining houses in the city for the great quality of food offered (especially the meat!) and the exceptional taste and service. If you visit the Casa Do Brasil restaurant, we would recommend you to choose the all-you-can-eat option from the menu.
Barbis Eilat is a wonderful place to eat in Eilat if you would like some casual, yet filling food. The burgers and steak here are great, and the place has lots of options for you to choose from. Barbis Eilat is a top choice for both non-vegetarians and vegans owing to their wide menu and a range of selections. This place offers a good selection of drinks too and screen matches, and is great if you decide to hang out with friends and watch a soccer match. Apart from the food, the service is cordial and the prices are competitive. One thing you may want to know is that the waiting times here might be a little longer than other places, so do visit when you have ample time on your hands!
Pastory is a lively eatery in downtown Eilat that offers great tasting Italian food. Very famous for a wide selection of seafood and some great tasting pasta and pizza, this place is a little pricey, yet the service is exceptional. Rated as one of the most popular restaurants in town, Pastory has a great wine collection too. The wait staff is friendly and offers you good suggestions to suit your taste and palate. This child friendly place is great if you want to enjoy a relaxing evening outdoors in the company of family and friends, with some gluten free, great tasting Italian food. The service is exceptionally fast, and they have a great outdoor seating arrangement too.
Aroma at Eilat's Coral Beach
Eilat's Coral Beach area has some great restaurants and bars in town, and most of them offer great tasting food at reasonably cheap prices. The Aroma café at the Eilat's Coral Beach is a sweet choice if you plan on having a quick bite or to chug down some warm coffee on a pleasant evening. Absolutely delectable sandwiches, this café is brilliant for a breakfast, brunch or an evening snack. This restaurant is open 24/7, is clean and well-maintained and offers a lovely beach view. If you are in the mood for some soup, salad, sandwiches or hot, fresh coffee, head over to Aroma and you will not be disappointed!
Things to do in Eilat in January
If you are looking for a place to enjoy the sun and the sea in a natural, home like habitat, the Dolphinarium is your place to go. This pretty little place offers you close encounters with cute and friendly dolphins, and other exciting activities like snorkelling and scuba diving. Though a little over-priced, this pretty little oasis on the Eilat coast is well-organised, has friendly, yet professional guides and is a natural habitat for the resident dolphins that live here. The dolphin encounters are fun and intriguing for both kids and adults alike, and children will love to dive in with these adorable sea creatures and enjoy feeding them here. The Dolphin reef has other facilities to relax, take some time out and enjoy a bite or drink. Overall, this is a great place to take your family to, for a day of adventure and some curious fun!
Coral World Underwater Observatory
If you are in the mood for some learning and exploration, head over to the largest public aquarium in Israel, the Coral World Underwater Observatory. This public aquarium hosts over 800 different species, and is a park and conservation centre too. Offering good underwater views of ocean reef, shark tanks, brilliant and gorgeous sea creatures, interactive tours, a 4D Cinema, a transparent boat tour and many, many more attractions, this place offers an interesting peek into the underwater sea world. Greatly organised and well-maintained, this observatory is the best ever aquarium you will ever visit. All, in all, this place offers a cool, lovely perspective of the real ocean world. If you visit, try to visit during their feeding times, you will have a lot more adventure to witness!
Kite surfing on the Red Sea
Israel is the place to be if you want to try your hand at kite surfing, or if you want to learn the sport. The Red Sea, a great destination for the same, has impressive north winds blowing in, and the winter boasts of stormy conditions, great for kite surfing. The Red Sea is always known to have great wind statistics, and in the winter, the winter storms set the perfect scene for this incredible sport. A winter storm on the Red Sea can start gradually, usually staring up with the south wind, featuring a calm sea and sunny skies. Within a few hours, as the storm picks up, the wind starts blowing south-west, ending with a west wind creating powerful waves. A winter storm is great for kite surfers, making kite surfing the real deal during the winter months.