With its year-round sunshine, and stunning scenery above and below the water, this part of the Red Sea Riviera has long been a holiday favourite for sunbathing and world class diving. You’ll find our villas in El Gouna sandwiched between empty desert and crystal-clear seas. This family-friendly resort’s enviable position means shimmering sands and top-class diving. An irresistible combination for a relaxing villa holiday! One of the world’s top diving and snorkelling destinations, the unique underwater gardens offshore are some of the finest in the world, and are ideal for many varieties of rare fish and coral reefs. Sitting near Hurghada, there’s plenty to see and do when you venture a little further afield too.
Villas in El Gouna Beach Resort open the door to all the treasures you’d expect on Egypt’s Red Sea coast. An amazing mix of year-round sun, blissful beaches and exceptional underwater landscapes awaits!
El Gouna Nightlife
Take your pick of the restaurants, bars and clubs in lively El Gouna. Whether your idea of the perfect evening is laid-back long drinks at a bar or dancing until the early hours – there’s nightlife for all tastes. After long diving-filled days, an unwinding evening might be just the ticket. Why not pull up a stool at one of the Abu Tig Marina’s bars? Kick back with a cocktail in hand, taking in a stunning Red Sea sunset. There’s a handful of beachfront bars and clubs too! Perfect if you’re looking to party without packing your dancing shoes – just enjoy the feeling of the sand between your toes. With Downtown El Gouna offering a number of bustling spots, there’s plenty of nightlife for your El Gouna villa holiday.
El Gouna Food
There’s a vast menu to choose from when it comes to dining in El Gouna. Where even the fussiest of eaters will find somewhere mouth-watering! There’s a fascinating mix of restaurants in this beach resort, serving cuisine from all across the globe. Imagine eating seafood on the seafront, overlooking the golden sand below – the catch of the day has never tasted better. Amazing views seem to follow you to every restaurant and table. With golf courses, lagoons and more offering the ideal backdrop for memorable meals on your El Gouna villa holiday.
El Gouna Beaches
With over 50km of coastline, the Red Sea coast is brimming with beautiful beaches. Spend fun-filled days on El Gouna’s shores, where there’s plenty of activities to enjoy! From beach and water sports, to breathtaking snorkelling and diving experiences. Buzzha and Mangroovy beaches are paradise for those who love to be active. With volleyball, football and ideal conditions for flying kites, those of you who can’t sit still won’t have to. It’s not all action though! Enjoy laid-back beach days on a sunlounger, soaking up the year-round sun. Recharging your batteries in style, on the Red Sea Riviera. If you’re more interested in what lies below the waves of the sparkling sea, head to Zeytouna Beach. Its long jetty takes keen snorkellers and divers straight out to deep waters and incredible reefs.
El Gouna Attractions
Whether you like to spend active days on the water or firmly on dry land, El Gouna is perfect. Explore the sea above the waves with a boat trip on the crystal-clear waters. Or if you’re a little more adventurous, why not try your hand at stand up paddle boarding? Snorkelling and diving are the best way to discover the tropical fish and reefs below the surface. And with such clear waters, prepare to be blown by just how much you’ll spot underwater. There’s plenty for those who prefer on land adventures to open water. Golf courses, horse riding and desert safaris - take your pick of El Gouna’s amazing activities.
El Gouna Holidays - Points of Interest
Excursions to Luxor offer a unique experience for soaking up the historic atmosphere. The Valley of the Kings is home to some of the better known Pharaohs’ tombs, while the tombs of many of the Pharaohs’ wives and children can be found in the nearby Valley of the Queens. The scale and beauty is unrivalled. It’s a long day with a very early start, but it is more than worth the effort.
Take a boat trip through the beautiful lagoon network of El Gouna. Setting sail from Downtown, you might even find the beach of your dreams! Whether you prefer secluded sunbathing or beach bars with live music, you’re sure to find the perfect place.
Hurghada's town centre offers a taste of the hustle and bustle of typical Egyptian life. Despite being a thriving tourist resort, Hurghada still maintains its unique charm with traditional souks and roadside vendors serving homemade snacks. Take a day trip here from your El Gouna villa.
There are many dive centres along the Red Sea to receive training and guidance in order to enjoy your own unique snorkelling experience in the crystal-clear waters.
Makadi Water World is a fun-filled place found within Hurghada’s Makadi Bay. Featuring 50 different slides for both kids and adults, including a 19m free-fall slide, tunnel slides, mini rainbow and elephant slides just to name a few. It’s Egypt’s largest and a fantastic outing for your entire family.
The beautiful, modern yet delightfully exotic resort of El Gouna Beach has everything you could wish for from a holiday and more. The fact that the sun shines year-round is simply the icing on the cake!
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Scores 8.9 out of 10based on 7 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
10 out of 10
Worcestershire Family (the eldest child is at school)
The villa location on West Golf was good. Taxis were prompt. All the people we met across the whole resort were very friendly. The restaurants were fab.
The supermarket in downtown was a little cramped, which might give a feeling of claustrophobia when busy.
Confirmed stay: 22 February 2019 Published on: 26 February 2019 10 out of 10
Spacious, relaxing and quiet. Well supported by management company. Easy links everywhere by tuk-tuk. The perfect holiday for us.
Confirmed stay: 24 November 2018 Published on: 27 November 2018 7 out of 10
Livingston Family (the eldest child is at school)
Tuck Tuck into either the marina or downtown where cheap (25LE ) and you could Book one from phoning 0 in the house. Best way supermarket down town best to buy supplies along with the Butchery and the fruit and veg shop.You can also get fish from the fish market restaurant to cook on the BBQ but not cheap 😀 Good restaurants with lots of choice, Orca Dive at the marina was fantastic and very organised and collected us from the villa.
El Gouna is a quiet resort and safe with no hassle and is great for families. It is far quieter than Sharm and feels like one big resort.
It was a little sterile and you could not get good Egyptian food but you can get all other nationalities even fondue!
It is not bad but not really authentic depends what you want from a holiday. Not very adventurous.
Confirmed stay: 27 October 2018 Published on: 28 October 2018 8 out of 10
Newbury Family (the eldest child is at school)
El Gouna downtown has an excellent selection of restaurants, bars and shops. The area is kept clean, safe and a joy to be in. Abu Tig Marina is a great place to visit day and night, with a great deal being pedestrianised. Tuk-Tuks - awesome, every town should have them! Kite surfing: if you get the chance try it! Boat tours: many to choose from and a good experience
I would like to have seen more traditional Egyptian restaurants. No real public beaches where there is no charge to be there and sun loungers are a choice. Flies: every time we had lunch at the beach, we got invaded by flies which took the enjoyment away. Burning coffee mitigates this to some extent, but not entirely.
Confirmed stay: 29 August 2018 Published on: 30 August 2018 9 out of 10
El Gouna is a friendly, safe and beautiful complex. Lots to see and do and at good prices.
Some shops can be a little bit hassley and over priced
Confirmed stay: 30 May 2018 Published on: 31 May 2018 10 out of 10
Downtown and beaches Boat trip around lagoons and VIP boat trip
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 24 May 2018 Published on: 25 May 2018
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