El Gouna, Qesm Hurghada, Red Sea Governorate, Egypt

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El Gouna, Qesm Hurghada, Red Sea Governorate, Egypt

El Gouna vacation rentals

Relax by the Red Sea in El Gouna

El Gouna vacation rentals are your ticket to escape the Egyptian fray. Far from the heady city bazaars and the dusty streets of Cairo, you'll be surrounded by well-to-do resort villas, glimmering pools, palm-topped terraces, and million-dollar yachts. Scuba diving in the Red Sea is always on the menu, but vacationers also tend to simply laze about on the beaches and mingle in the modish cocktail bars. Don't forget the paradisiacal reaches of Tawila Island are close to here, as are cultural encounters with the Bedoin tribespeople of the Sahara.

Fusing luxury and adventure in El Gouna

A vacation in El Gouna is whatever you make it. Leaving behind the swish poolsides and sunning terraces of those luxurious El Gouna vacation rentals, you can either hop aboard SCUBA boats for diving between the resplendent coral gardens of the Red Sea, or simply kick back with a smoking shisha pipe and a good book. Camel riding over the Sahara's dunes is a way to get a taste of Bedouin life, stargazing as the desert skies take hold. Spas and wellness suites abound. There are adrenaline-pumping quad biking trips, and go-karting to get the heart racing, too.

Egyptian art and sparkling sands in El Gouna

Sat just on the edge of the resort, El Gouna Museum is brimming with interesting Ancient Egyptian information, old instruments, and the modern artworks of Egypt's own Hussein Bicar. From there, it's just a short hop to what's probably El Gouna's top attraction: The Red Sea. Spreading between the villas and marinas in a series of lagoons, there are countless beaches to choose from. Throw in the petrol-pumping El Gouna Go Karts course _ perfect for the kids _ and the cotton-white sands of Tawila Island, and there's not a dull day in sight.

Sun-scorched El Gouna

You'll certainly need to pack the sun cream if you're planning on hitting El Gouna vacation rentals during the scorching summer of Egypt. They run from May to September, and can see mercury levels soar past 95 degrees regularly _ don't worry, the Red Sea's never far for when it's time to cool off. Others will prefer the slightly _ only slightly, mind you _ cooler days of the winter and spring. They come between December and March, and see oodles of folk fill up the beaches and boats of El Gouna.

From the Sahara to the sea in El Gouna

El Gouna pokes into the waters where the Red Sea meets the Gulf of Suez. With coral gardens teeming with creatures, sea turtles, pipefish, triggerfish, zebra sharks, and oodles more just on the doorstep, it's hardly surprising that the place has become a mecca for deep-sea diving, freediving, and scuba. Beaches are plentiful, with surely the best glimmering and glowing around the edge of gorgeous Tawila Island. In the other direction you'll discover the undulating sand seas and rugged hills of the Sahara Desert.