El Gouna had started as one man’s search to find the most beautiful spot on the seaside to build a house and small boat jetty.
Thirty years ago Samih Sawiris, Chairman of Orascom Development Holding, El Gouna’s parent company, found that beautiful spot, conveniently located just north of Hurghada on the west coast of the Red Sea. It wasn’t long before Sawiris’ friends, struck by the splendor of the azure waters and dramatic backdrop of mountains, asked to join him, and the town slowly blossomed into the vibrant community that it is today.
Conveniently located 25 kilometers north of Hurghada, El Gouna is only a four hour flight from Europe’s major capitals.
The town is easily accessed from Europe via the nearby Hurghada International Airport and boasts a superb infrastructure and excellent services as well as natural beaches and year-round sunshine.
Whether you’re curious to try out a pool or beach different than your hotel’s and want to know where to go for a swim. All of El Gouna’s beaches and pools are not just swimming destinations, but complete with music, food and an overall idyllic beach ambience.