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El Gouna is one of the most luxurious Red Sea resorts in Egypt, yet it refuses to take itself too seriously. You'll find a long list of attractions here, with more than enough to keep fun-loving families, couples and groups busy all holiday long.
Of course, with several stellar beaches to choose from, all clustered around the brightest blue lagoon, you'll want to factor in some time to simply relax on the soft sands and enjoy the beauty of your El Gouna holiday.
Abu Tig Marina
The glamorous marina is one of the best places to spend an afternoon away from the beach on holidays in El Gouna. Browse the boutiques for Egyptian cotton, designer clothes or some high street favourites to add to your holiday wardrobe, before taking coffee overlooking the envy-inspiring superyachts.
This gorgeous soft sand beach boasts an island location, and easy access to the coral reef. Explore the water with a spot of snorkelling, jump of the jetty for a cooling plunge, or simply enjoy some relaxing time on this beautiful El Gouna beach.
You're spoilt for choice for pretty islands off the Red Sea coast, and you're in prime position to discover these desert island delights. Mahmya Island is one of the best, so leave a day free for a boat trip to this secluded spot. The sands here are gleaming white and beneath the surface of the water you'll find some of the most beautiful sections of coral reef in the Red Sea.
Have Fun with the Kids
El Gouna holidays are fantastic for kids, with a go kart track, pony rides and a skatepark on resort. Boat rides out to sea and snorkelling trips are another great way to spend an afternoon as a family if you're lucky turtles and dolphins could be among your wildlife spots! Whereas hard to please teens can get extra cool points with a kite-surfing lesson on Mangroovy Beach.
A Diving Trip
It almost goes without saying that holidays to El Gouna offer amazing opportunities to scuba dive. The Red Sea is home to a magical underwater world, teeming with colourful reefs, luminous fish, turtles and much more it's a hidden wonderland that begs to be explored. The dive centres here will get all abilities in the water, so whether you're a tentative beginner or an advanced scuba diver, you can experience all that the deep blue waters have to offer.
Being a premium resort, it's no surprise that there's a golf course to be found in El Gouna. Designed by the American pro golfer and former world number one Fred Couples, this 18-hole course in downtown El Gouna makes for an amazing break from the beach.
This gleaming resort offers a lively base for anyone looking for high-end holidays with an affordable price tag. Beach hop around the azure lagoon, explore the desert islands, or make the most of the fun activities on offer for a holiday that's as action packed as you want it to be.
Alternatively, Hurghadais another Red Sea holiday hotspot where golden sands and bustling souks combine the flavours of both old and new Egypt. This popular modern resort still maintains its traditional elements explore the old quarter, El Dahar, and step back in time into a traditional Egyptian bazaar.
Holidays to Egypt are a great way to make your budget stretch further quite literally, as this is the longest of the short haul destinations. For a taste of affordable luxury, book your package holidays to El Gouna with Direct Holidays.