El Gouna: A Red Sea Resort for Couples, Families and Divers

February 6, 2013 | Author: | Posted in Hotels & Resorts

The Red Sea resort town El Gouna, Egypt, attracts families, couples on honeymoons, business visitors, divers and sunbathers. Located on the West coast of the Red Sea, the town is easily accessed from Europe with direct flights to the nearby Hurghada International Airport. Year-round sunshine makes the resort popular for short holidays or for longer stays and many Europeans have made the town their holiday home for the winter months.

Resort Highlights

Resort highlights include its beautiful scenery and its great facilities. Visitors can enjoy 10 kilometres of sandy beaches, peaceful islands and lagoons and trips to the surrounding desert. This well-planned town has 14 hotels and resorts and it is famous for good infrastructure, wide range of services and environmentally friendly policies. There are many excellent restaurants that offer both local and international flavours and the bars and clubs guarantee a vibrant nightlife.

The resort is also a family-friendly place and its services include child care, a school and a hospital. The resort area is safe and clean and there are many activities for the whole family. The Cheeky Monkeys activity park in the marina has a playground with swings and slides, a football pitch, mini-golf and a picnic area. The Aquarium and Museum are popular with kids in all ages. Most hotels have a babysitting service, activity clubs and childcare programs and there is even an international school with qualified teachers from Europe.

Things to See and Do

The long beach and the many islands that are connected by lagoons make the scenery here so unique. You can visit the islands on boat trips or stay on the beach and enjoy water sports from windsurfing to kite surfing. Diving is popular here and beginners can take a certified diving course.

If you get easily bored on the beach, try a horseback riding trip to the desert. Golfers with all levels of experience are welcome to the championship 18-hole golf course that is open around the year. The golf course also offers lessons for beginners.

There are frequent events around the resort town including an annual marathon, festivals and cultural shows. The hotels can arrange sightseeing trips including trips to the desert, and they can help you to organize tours to different parts of Egypt.

Accommodation Options

The 14 resorts and hotels range from luxurious five-star beach resorts to stylish boutique hotels in the heart of the town. There are accommodation options for all tastes and preferences: choose a hotel with views of the marina, a family-friendly beach resort, a golf resort or a spa hotel. Many hotels and resorts such as the Sofitel have luxury spas that come with a wide range of facilities and treatments. You can enjoy a Turkish bath, get a relaxing massage or try one of the many traditional and modern beauty and body treatments.

El Gouna is also an ideal destination for a romantic break or a honeymoon. Many hotels have special honeymoon packages and offer honeymoon suites, and you can even organize your whole wedding on the shores of the Red Sea.

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