Al Gouna Travel Guide

Al Gouna Travel Guide: A Glimpse into the Lagoon Paradise

  • Founding: Established in 1989 by Samih Sawiris and developed by Orascom Hotels and Construction.
  • Location: On the Red Sea in Egypt’s Red Sea Governorate, 22 km from Hurghada, 470 km from Cairo.
  • Nickname: Popularly known as the “Lagoon”.

Beaches and Canals:

  • Beaches: Moods Beach, Zeytuna Beach, Mangroovy Beach, and hotel-owned beaches.
  • Unique Feature: Many houses have private beach strips due to the network of canals.
  • Architecture: Canals crossed by charming stone bridges, adding to the town’s allure.


  • Hotels: 18 world-class hotels ranging from three to six stars.
  • Highlight: La Maison Bleue, a six-star hotel near Abu Tig Marina Extension.
  • Key Areas: Abu Tig Marina, Downtown, and Tamr Henna Square.

Architecture and Design:

  • Influence: European and American architects.
  • Style: Resembles Traditional Egyptian Architecture, akin to Nubian villages and countryside.

The Resort Town:

  • Features: Self-contained, well-managed tourism town.
  • Facilities: State-of-the-art spas, gourmet restaurants, golf courses, tennis courts, Olympic standard pools.
  • Atmosphere: A blend of tranquility and vibrant marine activities.
  • Ideal For: A holiday getaway that combines relaxation with adventure.

Al Gouna, the Lagoon, is not just a destination but an experience. With its exquisite beaches, unique canal network, luxurious accommodations, and a blend of traditional and modern architecture, it stands as a testament to thoughtful tourism development. Whether seeking a peaceful retreat or an active holiday, Al Gouna offers a perfect mix of both, making it an ideal choice for travelers looking for an unforgettable Egyptian holiday.

Created On April 28, 2020

Updated On April 27, 2024

AL GOUNA Travel Guide
A panoramic view of a serene marina with clear blue waters, docked yachts, and surrounding colorful buildings under a bright blue sky
Abu Tig Marina - Where the sea meets elegance
Tranquil Beachfront Oasis
Bask in the serenity of El Gouna's coastline at Club Paradisio, where the sea meets the sky in harmonious tranquility

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