El Gouna holidays

Essential Information

When To Go

Spring, Autumn

April – June

September – November

Getting There

264 £GBP


Stay There

116 £GBP

4-star hotel


Visa on arrival

Up to 30 days

Egypt, Pound
1.00 USD = 18.53 EGP
Airport Transport

Taxi: 8 £GBP (40 min)
Lunch ≈ 5.20 £GBP
Dinner (for two) ≈ 18 £GBP
Espresso ≈ 2.15 £GBP
Bottled water ≈ 0.25 £GBP
Health & Safety
Travel insurance is recommended
Emergency numbers:
Ambulance: 123
Police: 180

Why El Gouna

Surrounding a turquoise lagoon, the Red Sea destination of El Gouna occupies one of the most beautiful locations on the Egyptian Riviera. The more upmarket neighbor of Hurghada, El Gouna is a self-contained and thoroughly modern seaside resort that features white-sanded beaches, luxury hotels, and even a championship golf course.

El Gouna is home to only 20,000 permanent residents and was purpose-built on 10 kilometres of beach. The resort stretches out across beautiful lagoons and palm-covered islands. El Gouna is also one of the premier snorkeling and diving locations in Egypt, with a multitude of opportunities for excursions and plenty of beach and watersport activities for kids on El Gouna holidays.

When to go

Temperature: Enjoy warm weather all year with highs of 33 degrees Celsius in summer and lows of 15 degrees Celsius in winter.

Best time for holidays to El Gouna: Anytime, but summer offers the best beach weather.

El Gouna’s climate features long, warm sunny days as standard. The temperature rarely drops below 15 degrees Celsius even in the middle of winter. Rainfall is rare and summer often kicks in as early as April, when the temperature hits the high 20s to low 30s degrees Celsius right through until September. For cooler temperatures, visit in the autumn or winter when the highs sit in the mid-teens to low 20s degrees Celsius.

Where to go/stay

El Gouna is one of the finest beach destinations in Egypt, with multiple beaches providing for peaceful sunbathing or the action of watersports. This perfect destination for families has plenty of family-friendly hotels and things to do on El Gouna holidays, from sports to glass-bottom boat trips.

Possessing an 18-hole golf course, El Gouna is the perfect spot for spending all day on the green before relaxing at night at the seafront.

Things to do

El Gouna’s sun-soaked waterfront is a buzz of activity by day. Pick a spot on the golden-sanded beaches for relaxation, snorkelling or watersports; book a diving trip to explore the Red Sea seascapes, which are teeming with life. A desert safari offers an unforgettable adventure for your holidys to El Goune, and can be done on camelback or by quad bike. Harbourside you’ll find everything you could want in the way of shopping, cafes and restaurants and nightlife, plus there is also plenty of fun activities for kids like horse riding, mini golf and go-karting.

El Gouna has a selection of beaches to spend the day in the sun. Each has fine golden sand and are backed by mangroves. Enjoy some relaxation stretched out on a lounger Buzzha Beach, or for a little more action try the various watersports on offer at Mangroovy Beach, it is the best place in El Gouna and possibly all of Egypt for kite surfing. Being located on the Red Sea, El Gouna naturally is a haven for divers. Numerous diving schools cater to all levels of ability on excursions to explore marine life and reefs.

El Gouna’s 18-hole championship golf course is world class, caters to all levels of ability, is beautifully landscaped and overlooks the sea. The smart marina to be found in the resort is the place to go on El Gouna holidays for a spot of shopping and to experience the nightlife. Browse the eclectic boutiques or the busy bazaars for unique memento to take home and stop for a bite of lunch or drink at the harbour. By evening, there are many hip bars and nightclubs that are open until late.

If you are looking for adventure, there are plenty of activities on offer in El Gouna that allow you to make the most of the stunning landscape. Take an excursion into the desert where you can ride a camel, travel by quad bike and stop at a genuine Bedouin camp. A cruise on a glass-bottom boat or catamaran or even a fishing charter is another El Gouna must. For the kids, there is plenty of activities to keep them occupied on holidays in El Gouna, from mini golf, go-karting track or horse riding.