Introduction to El Gouna Holidays
El Gouna, part of the Red Sea Riviera has a real sophisticated charm and feeling of elegance about it. Relaxing and picturesque, the upmarket Red Sea resort, often called Little Venice of the Red Sea, is situated on a series of Islands connected by lagoons and bridges. The modern marina area, reminiscent of a miniature Puerto Banus, full of luxury yachts, is surrounded by shops, bars and superb restaurants, which come alive in the evening and provide a vibrant but refined atmosphere to your El Gouna holiday. El Gouna's downtown area also hosts a multitude of wining and dining opportunities, which will fulfill even the most demanding gastronome’s needs. What’s more, if you are on half or full board in your hotel, you can partcipate in El Gouna's Dine around scheme, which allows you to sample a variety of different restaurants around the resort and receive a credit towards your meal.
El Gouna operates a full timetable of events throughout the week.
- Monday & Friday at Abu Tig Marina with a performance of European & Latin American Festivals
- Saturday & Tuesday at Kafr El Gouna with duo live band performance that blends very well with the atmosphere and the ambiance of El Kafr downtown area
- Sunday & Thursday at Tamr Henna is the oriental & folklore shows which give a taste of Egyptian culture, where all guests can enjoy the surroundings of the cafes & Nubian style retail stores
- Wednesday is the Oasis night with a taste of Bedouin live entertainment & dinner
A great choice for a diving holiday, especially if you enjoy wreck diving, El Gouna has great accessibility to some of the famous wrecks of Abu Nuhas and amazing reefs away from the crowds.
Golf holidays are also popular in El Gouna as golfers flock to this part of the Red Sea to enjoy the 18 hole PGA championship course, set amidst the multitude of lagoons.
Luxor, on the banks of the River Nile, home to the Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, Colossi of Memnon and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut is only 4 hours by road from El Gouna and can be reached on a day trip or as part of a multi centre itinerary. This is another great reason to choose to take your Red Sea holiday in El Gouna.
Location of El Gouna
El Gouna is part of the Red Sea Riviera, located on the western shores of the Red Sea 20 km’s north of Hurghada, 300km’s north or Luxor and 430km’s south of Cairo.
Climate in El Gouna
El Gouna is blessed with year round blue skies giving you endless opportunities for a holiday in the sun.
A summer holiday in El Gouna is typically hot and dry with 13 hours of sunshine a day and temperatures reaching a scorching 40°C. Fortunately the gentle sea breeze cools things down a little and guarantees low humidity.
If you prefer things a bit cooler a winter holiday will still ensure temperatures of at least 20°C with approximately 7 hours of sun a day and a slim chance of rain.
Best Time to go
El Gouna is great year round but if you prefer it a bit cooler then October – April are the best times to be there.
If you like it hot, the hottest months are July and August.
Average daily temperatures in degrees celsius.
Multi Centre Holidays including El Gouna
Why not let us design an Egypt multi centre holiday for you, combine a stay in El Gouna with a couple of days in Cairo, Luxor or even a Nile Cruise. See below for a suggested itinerary including El Gouna:
The Egypt Experience
El Gouna Hotels