From a man’s dream that started over 30 years ago, a fully-fledged town ashore the beautiful Red Sea coast has evolved. The thriving town is now home to a multi-cultural community of over 25000 residents, 18 hotels, 100+ restaurants and bars, a large array of top-of-the-line sports and leisure facilities, 2 professional golf courses, and full range of European-standard services.
El Gouna is ideally situated only 22kms away from Hurghada International airport, bordering a beautiful beach stretch of 10km and straddling a series of 20 islands surrounded by picturesque lagoons and crisscrossed by arched, cobbled bridges. Attractively landscaped parkland gardens separate the hotels from the villas and apartments across the resort, which itself covers an area of more than 35 million square meters – the equivalent of 5,200 football pitches.
Famed for its water sports, El Gouna has the perfect weather conditions for kitesurfing, which makes it a hugely popular pastime. No fewer than five centers offer tuition and facilities to match individual standards, not to mention nine PADI certified dive-centers. Even if underwater adventures and soaring through the skies is not appealing, there are sufficient alternative activities, enough in fact to do something different every day during a week’s stay, including deep sea fishing, windsurfing, horse-riding, go-carting, tennis and golf.
Add to that it’s year-round sun, internationally acclaimed environmental and hospitality awards, and easy access to Egypt’s most dramatic cultural attractions, the centrally managed town of El Gouna is now one of Egypt’s most recognizable holiday destinations.