About El Gouna

Location

The Paradise Out of Desert

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.

The town’s location offers good access to many of
Egypt’s  natural wonders, historical sites, and archaeological treasures. The ancient temples of Luxor and Aswan are only a ride away. Day and overnight trips to Luxor, Aswan, Cairo, and Sinai are also easily arranged from El Gouna.

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Environment

El Gouna has been officially recognized as Egypt's most environmentally friendly holiday destination.

El Gouna management has worked hard in cooperation with local hotels, businesses, residents, and visitors to maintain, protect, and preserve its unique environment. The town’s environmental programs and grassroots environmental organization paved the way for several awards, including the Green Globe and Travelife, and led to El Gouna’s selection as the pilot location for the Green Star Hotel Initiative. In recognition of the success of the initiative, in 2014, El Gouna was granted the Global Human Settlements Award for being a Global Green Town . This award is sponsored by the United Nations Environment Program and is given to towns displaying substantial measures and efforts in progress within the field of environmental sustainability.

Green El Gouna

Green Globe Awards

Green Globe Awards

These prestigious awards are bestowed around the world by Green Globe International, a non-profit organization, that promotes environmentally and socially responsible tourism.

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Green Star Hotel

Green Star Hotel initiative 

The Green Star Hotel Initiative aims to improve environmental standards in the Egyptian hotel industry.
El Gouna has served as the pilot location, and the progress that has been made has illustrated that a national ecolabel can serve as a valuable tool in combating the environmental risks posed by the country’s rapidly expanding tourist sector.

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Green Gouna

Global Green Town award

El Gouna is honored to be the first destination in Africa and the Arab Region to receive the Global Green Green Award in August 2014. Sponsored by the United Nations Environment Program, this award is handed to cities displaying substantial measures and efforts in progress within the field of environmental sustainability.

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Community

Downtown

Marinatown

El Gouna has two main hubs of activity. The first is the Abu Tig Marina and its new extension, the New Marina. The second is Downtown, which includes Kafr El Gouna and Tamr Henna.  


El Gouna Downtown

Downtown

Downtown is an area styled after a small Upper Egyptian village and home to shops, cafés, a free open air cinema, bars, and restaurants.

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El Gouna Marinatown

Abu Tig marina

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Architecture

Aesthetic Unity in Architecture

Great lengths have been taken to ensure that the town and its buildings conform to the highest architectural standards.

The town’s unique blend of traditional and modern elements are the result of the dedication and work of an impressive list of prestigious architects. American Michael Graves, the winner of many of the world’s architectural
 highest ranking awards, designed several of El Gouna’s hotels, as well as the Golf Club, and Golf Villas. The earth tones and sea color splashes, which characterize these projects, helped to set the tone of the resort.

Italian architect, Alfredo Freda, designed El Gouna’s attractive Marina, the first of its kind on the Red Sea, as well as the popular and exclusive Tuscany style Hill Villas. Shahab Mazhar, a prominent Egyptian architect, was inspired by Mediterranean influences in his creation of the beachfront White Villas.  The beautiful Nubian Villas are the work of the award winning architects Ramy El-Dahan and Ahmad Hamdy, who also hail from Egypt.

 

El Gouna Neighborhoods

Designed by world renowned architects, El Gouna offers everything from exclusive private villas to cozy apartments in the heart of the town. All properties are waterfront and feature a variety of architectural styles, sizes, and locations.

Fanadir Bay

Live on the open Sea

 Fanadir Bay
Fanadir Bay

The town’s star, Fanadir Bay stands as the ultimate evolution of El Gouna’s sea front living setting it in a league of its own, with its vast spaces and unique architecture, nothing stands against its originality. Luxurious authenticity signifies this neighborhood, with its special Andalusian and Modern styles each uniquely adapted to convert each owner’s dream home into a tangible reality.

Fanadir Lagoons

Own a magical view in the finest spot in town

 Fanadir Lagoons
Fanadir Lagoons

Fanadir Lagoons brings intelligently designed waterfront villas and apartments to one of its most exclusive neighborhoods yet. Experience the true meaning of traditional modernism with the properties’ inspired Andalusian setup. Set across two islands and a centered lagoon, this neighborhood’s proximity to six-star boutique hotels, immediate access to the new golf course and El Gouna’s charming beaches sets it in the heart of the town’s dynamic culture.

Golf Villas

Fall in love with its endless golf and lagoon views

 Golf Villas
Golf Villas

The Golf Neighborhood has long been the talk of the town. It is known for luring in people from all ends of the globe. Residents of this area have fallen in love with its endless golf and lagoon views, a place where relaxed serenity was the main ingredient used in its creation. Built by renowned American architect Michael Graves who lent his talent earlier to the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort in Florida; this neighbourhood is charmingly special.

West Golf

Bring in fusion to your home

 West Golf
West Golf

A genius recreation of the traditional homes of Nubia, this neighborhood came as a smart merge of traditionalism with modern class and sophistication. Designed by renowned Egyptian architects Ramy El Dahan and Ahmad Hamdy, West Golf has risen to become an all time favorite choice for our European homeowner base.

Hill

Where your dreams and sunsets could be eternal

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Hill

This neighborhood is the masterwork of the renowned architect, Alfredo Freda. A romantic Italian dreamer, he brought his vision of Tuscan villas up on the high hills of El Gouna, brilliantly complementing the enchanting sea and mountain views with the serenely colored homes. With views of the sparkling blue lagoon waters all around, the rich greenery and El Gouna’s colourful horizon on the highest tip of the Hill, this neighbourhood is every dreamer’s island come true.

Marina

Be at the center of it all

 Marina
Marina

The vibrant Abu Tig Marina, which became accessible to the public in 1999, was the first of these two marinas. Home to El Gouna’s most exclusive shopping and dining and possessing an unrivalled degree of charm and energy, the marina wows visitors and residents with its pastel colored Yemeni-style apartments fabulous sea views and vibrant promenade. Mirroring the Abu Tig Marina with Alfredo Freda’s architecture and style, the New Marina is a modern extension of Abu Tig.

Sabina Villas And Apartments

Lagoon views with a nubian flair

 Sabina Villas And Apartments
Sabina Villas And Apartments

Named after a beautiful Red Sea reef and inspired by the West Golf villas, Sabina’s layout and atmosphere encourage an unparalleled living experience in El Gouna. Whether you’re looking for privacy, or you want to be in the middle of it all, Sabina brings you the best of both experiences with its serene lagoons, easy access to the Marina and the Steigenberger’s 18-hole championship golf course.

Nubian Villas

Be where the town gets its charm

 Nubian Villas
Nubian Villas

The second neighborhood to rise after the White villas, Nubia came with its authentically designed villas that were both welcoming and simply hard to resist. Reflecting traditional domes of Nubian architecture, Egyptian architect, Ramy El Dahan introduced the concept of traditional modernism to El Gouna’s residences. Nubia stands out with its earth toned colors, as a welcoming view of the town’s entrance, illustrating the true charm of waterfront living in El Gouna.

White Villas

Let the Mediterranean charm take over

 White Villas
White Villas

The mother of all neighborhoods, the white villas came as the grand opening of what has become the unrivaled El Gouna lifestyle. Starting with a small collection of elegant villas commonly known as ‘Phase I’ or White Villas, the property overlooks the serene blue waters of the sea redefining the concept of waterfront living. To date, the white villas have evolved through five phases, making this neighborhood an original in the making, surrounding the first non commercial marina of El Gouna that harbored all homeowners’ boats, The Abydos Marina.

El Kafr & The Club House

Live in the beating heart of the town

 El Kafr & The Club House
El Kafr & The Club House

The first hub for the town was Kafr El Gouna. It was here that the first supermarket owned by the famous Guirguis, was opened. The vibrant Clubhouse, run by an Egyptian national and her Dutch husband, was also built along with a few cozy bars and a host of restaurants, such as Kiki’s. The area quickly transformed into a comfort zone for residents and visitors alike.

South Golf Villas

Refined homes for life

 South Golf Villas
South Golf Villas

These waterfront properties feature modern spaces with breathtaking views of the lagoons and the brilliant fairways of El Gouna’s championship golf course. This exclusive neighbourhood has all the warm elegance and pleasing lines of Mediterranean architecture. Residents enjoy the airy feel of these villa designs, as well as its simple yet luxurious state of mind that the South Golf offers.

Ancient Sands Golf Resort

An oasis of luxury

 Ancient Sands Golf Resort
Ancient Sands Golf Resort

On a 210 hectare site adjacent to the Abu Tig Marina’s North Basin, Ancient Sands offers stunning apartments and villas on El Gouna's second 18 hole championship golf course designed by acclaimed golf course architect, Karl Litten.