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Make a holiday rental home or villa in El Gouna, Egypt your home away from home

El Gouna is located on several islands separated by turquoise lagoons on the Red Sea. El Gouna offers a wide choice of activities to suit all guests, including diving, sunbathing and shopping. It is a wonderful mix of old and modern styles with its award-winning architecture.

El Gouna is within easy reach of the ancient treasures of Egypt. The pyramids at Cairo and the ancient temples of Luxor can be visited by plane or bus.

Things to do in El Gouna, Egypt

Scuba diving is the #1 attraction in El Gouna, Egypt. For beginners there are several certified diving centres which can give lessons for the necessary dive certificates. For the less adventurous, snorkeling in the clear warm waters is a pleasurable sport.

Water sports are popular on the Red Sea beaches at El Gouna. Windsurfing, kite surfing, parasailing, water skiing and many other activities can all be practiced here. For the less energetic, sunbathing and soaking up the sun is what the perfect beach holiday is all about.

El Gouna’s Spas offer a chance to completely relax and unwind with massages and natural beauty treatments from all over the world. Everything from a sand massage to a Turkish bath can be enjoyed here.

Golf is also available at the 18-hole USPGA Golf Course, so bring your clubs! Places to visit in El Gouna, Egypt

Kafr El Gouna - This is the local name for El Gouna, the heart of the town. The kafr, or downtown area, is built in traditional Egyptian style. It has winding alleys, inner courtyards and gorgeous domes, all surrounded by the lagoons. There are plenty of local restaurants and bars to choose from. Shopping is cheap at the arcades and bazaars, but expect to barter for the best price. After dark, discos and bars offer plenty of lively entertainment.

For those who want to see some of the ancient sites of Egypt while staying in El Gouna, trips can be arranged to the following cities:

Luxor is the start of many Nile cruises. The ruins of ancient temple complexes at Karnak and Luxor are within the city. The Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens, both ancient burial grounds with magnificent tombs, are situated close to Luxor.

Situated on the banks of the Nile, Aswan is the sight of the huge Aswan dam, as well as many Nubian settlements, and the gardens on Elephantine Island.

Cairo is 450km from El Gouna, on the Red Sea, but it is just a short flight away. The pyramids, the ancient Sphinx and many mosques make this seem like a city from another world.

Weather in El Gouna, Egypt

Egypt enjoys zero rainfall and year round sunshine – the perfect recipe for a holiday destination you might think. Winter average temperatures are around 20C(68F) which is very pleasant, but from May to September, temperatures soar to over 30C (85F) on a daily basis.

Flights to El Gouna, Egypt

Hurghada International Airport is the main airport serving the El Gouna area and the Red Sea coasts resorts. The airport is just 22kms south of your accommodation in El Gouna.

Several airlines operate weeklu flights to Hurghada from all over Europe.

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Fantastic villa - perfect for a totally chilled holiday

5 of 5
We had an amazing 10 days at the villa in El Gouna. The villa was absolutely perfect for us as we wanted somewhere peaceful, secluded and pretty to have total relaxation after a very busy and stressful year. The villa is beautiful and great for families or a group of friends. We were a family of 4 for 5 days and 6 for 5 days and there was plenty of space. The beds were comfy and the bathrooms are excellent with great walk in showers. We used the guest house as well for my nephew who was on crutches so he didn't have to go up and down many steps. The villa is really well equipped so there wasn't anything we needed to bring such as towels etc. Communication with the owner and the management company beforehand was efficient, helpful and friendly which made me really confident about the stay. The management company were helpful throughout the stay if we needed anything. We arranged for a cleaner to come every day for an hour which meant that everywhere stayed clean and the only thing we needed to do was put the dishwasher on. I recommend future visitors book an hour or 2 as it is great value for tourists, provides employment for locals and means you can just be thoroughly relaxed. The pool was cleaned daily and is perfect for people who want total privacy. We brought some inflatables with us and it was wonderful chilling in the pool with a book. Talking of books there is a little library of books to read; mainly German but also some English. We tended to have breakfast at the villa, hang out by the pool and then go into town to eat in the evening. There are plenty of places to eat in and all are very reasonably priced if you are a foreign tourist. A meal for 6 with soft drinks was about £45/£50 and portion sizes are big. A supermarket shop of basics from Best Way consisting of some boxes of water, bag of ice, lots of soft drinks, eggs, butter, bread, cheese and some snacks was less than half what it would have cost at home. We visited the supermarket on the first day but after that ordered over the phone. Taking taxis to downtown El Gouna is easy and cheap (between LE25 and LE40) but there is also a bus stop right next to the Phase 5 entrance. If you are staying for a week or more and want to venture out from the villa I highly recommend a day trip to Mahmya. The beach is beautiful and is great for snorkelling. If you get lucky on the boat ride there, which my husband did, you get to see dolphins! Enjoy your visit!
  • Review Submitted: Aug 09, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

Lovely villa, very relaxing stay

4 of 5
Homely relaxing villa with lovely pool area, well maintained. Lots of different seating outside in the sun & shade. Pool cleaned daily. Good location, although by the road, is still private and away from the little tourist boat routes that you can take around the complex. Easy ride to Downtown or the Marina using the tuk tuk's or shuttle bus to the restaurants & supermarkets. Would definitely recommend if you want a nice relaxing holiday.
  • Review Submitted: May 05, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017