El Gouna is a self-contained holiday town and probably the best-run resort in Egypt. ” The brainchild of Egyptian billionaire Onsi Sawiris”. It is built around lagoons and waterways, ensuring there are plenty of beaches and that many places have views of the water.
Boasting 16 hotels, an 18-hole golf course, plenty of villas, boutique shopping, restaurants, and bars galore. It’s about as far removed from Egypt’s usual hustle and bustle as you can get.
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.