El Gouna is a self-contained resort town on the Red Sea with sandy beaches and ideal temperature. As an internationally recognized environmentally friendly destination, it is home to a multicultural international community.The resort offers all the services required for a hassle-free vacation or permanent living. In addition to more than 14 hotels with their facilities, there are various sports and entertainment activities, restaurants and exciting nightlife throughout the town.
El Gouna boasts a variety of wide ranging activities for everyone. If you are a sports lovers, there is windsurfing, kitesurfing, parasailing fishing safaris, waterskiing snorkeling, deep sea diving and fun tubes. Even those who are not sports-oriented, will ultimately find an activity that they will feel comfortable with in Land sports. There are countless opportunities for fun, fitness and fresh air for every age group. If you are an avid golf player, El Gouna Golf Club offers an 18-hole championship course with driving range, chipping and pitching area and putting greens. Rental services are available for clubs, trolleys and golf carts. You can also enjoy tennis, squash, biking, beach buggies, Go-Karts, paintball, horseback riding and beach volleyball.If you are in El Gouna to just relax and enjoy the sun, there are several beaches all around for your enjoyment, besides the hotels’ swimming pools.
After a full day of activities, we recommend you visit one of the spa centers including the famous Angsana Spa, a subsidiary of the Banyan Tree Group.
For sea excursions You can rent motorboats or yachts to travel from island to island. You can enjoy the protected “Mahmeya” Island located just over an hour from El Gouna with its beautiful beach that has been maintained true to its natural environment while making it the only island with services. Any of El Gouna hotels can also guide you to a day trip to the protected area of Ras Mohamed, where you can spend the day on one of the loveliest beaches there. You can also have Desert Safaris and Bedouin dinners that can be booked. Visitors can also arrange trips to Cairo, Luxor & Aswan.
You can shop till you drop at the many varieties of stores, either under the arcades of downtown Kafr El Gouna or at the Abu Tig Marina. AT the Abu Tig Marina you can stroll
around the marina, day or night, and you will have an enjoyable time having a coffee with deliciously freshly baked pastries at the Seventh Star Cafe, a drink at one of the bars or dining at any of the ethnic restaurants. Be sure not to miss the street festival held at the Marina Every Monday & Wednesday starting 8 pm. El Gouna has a variety of hotels
catering to all kind of needs and budgets, Ali Pasha hotel is set on Abu Tig Marina, this quaint hotel has a swimming pool and two ethnic restaurants. Dawar el Omda in Downtown is one of El Gouna’s signature hotels, the design is reminiscent of Upper Egypt’s mansions. Sheraton Miramar designed by world-renowned architect Michael Graves, Movenpick Resort & Spa that has several good restaurants and
Steigenberger Golf Resort and many other hotels of different categories.
For a nice evening and good meal among the many recommended are Bleu Bleu, the restaurant with an ideal location in the Marina. Seafood specialist El Sayadin is renowned for some of the finest seafood specialties. It boasts a unique location overlooking the Red Sea. For Italian cuisine you can go to Kiki’s serving authentic homemade Italian specialties and pastas. For more ethnic food, Tandoori Indian resturant or Marmounia Moroccoans restaurant.Bars and Nightlife El Gouna has several good bars like Peanuts Bar & Eatery, Boxers Bar and Pier 88, a Champagne bar serving a seasonal European menu on a floating barge. For other entertainment you can go to Aladin Casino, that has all Casino games, cocktail and late night snack bar. You can also enjoy Beach parties with BBQ and great music on Mangroovy Beach. The Kafr El Gouna Party, is held on Saturdays and Tuesdays from 8 pm. For a night of fun music and karaoke go to Studio 52, and The Cave with trendy disco music. Entrance fee is all inclusive. If you get a chance to go outside of Gouna, do not miss restaurant located in Hurghada offering Asian food as well as a sushi bar and lounge. It is next to Sinbad resort, Village Road. 20 minutes from El Gouna.
Facilities in El Gouna
El Gouna Hospital, Ext: 3222/42201/32201 provides comprehensive, integrated health care comprising of inpatient and outpatient care. Several hotels feature well-appointed rooms with boardroom and theater for conferences for up to 500 participants. El Gouna has also services such as ATMs, banks, pharmacies, post office, inter-net facilities, and information booths. The library, Ext: 32589 is open to the public Saturdays to Thursdays from 10 am to 6 pm.
Access to El Gouna takes a 4-hour flight from Europe. El Gouna is around 22 km from Hurghada International Airport and 450 kms from Cairo. In and around El Gouna, regular shuttle buses and boat taxis transport guests throughout the resort at very reasonable prices. There are also taxis and limousine services, if you wish to explore outside
El Gouna resort or spend an evening in nearby Hurghada City or a full day at Soma Bay.To access any of El Gouna’s activities, you call the operator to provide you with the extension number.