"A prefect location for improving my kitesurfing….even my wife and kids where happy !! El Gouna Movenpick was a great hotel and Kitepeople could not have been more professional and helpful. Thx Planet…."
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Spread across islands that are interlinked by lagoons, the 14 astounding hotels of El Gouna impressive stand along 10 km of beachfront. Families and individuals have made El Gouna their vacation or permanent home; sports enthusiasts, environmentalists, artists and entrepreneurs live in the neighborhoods of apartments and charming villas. The town boasts excellent services, a superb infrastructure, year round sunshine and natural beaches. The nearby Hurghada International Airport has a wide number of flights to Europe in both directions. An exciting nightlife, world class cuisine and a wide number of entertainment activities can be found in El Gouna, as it’s immaculately maintained is an ideal jumping off point to discover the many cultural, archeological and historical legacy of Egypt. All this plus the architectural beauty of the resort makes El Gouna the Egypt’s premier leisure destination.
An easygoing and relaxed atmosphere predominates in a town that was created with tourists in mind offering a wide variety of pubs, restaurants and activities. Non sporting partners or families will be pleased to travel to El Gouna, as it is a perfect destination with high quality hotels and a wide range of activities, within a short transfer of Hurghada Airport on the Red Sea Coast.
El Gouna, in Egypt, is a man-made resort within a short transfer of Hurghada Airport on the Red Sea Coast. The town itself was created with tourists in mind and offers a wide range of activities, restaurants and pubs set in a relaxed and easygoing atmosphere. Combined with a range of very good quality hotels, El Gouna is an excellent choice for those travelling with families or non-sporting partners.
MOVENPICK HOTEL (EXCLUSIVE TO PLANET CLIENTS) This astounding 5 star hotel offers a very comfortable base from which to kite / windsurf right off the beach. The spot has a large area of shallow flat water directly off the beach before reaching a channel of deeper choppy water about 150 m out. The site stretches both upwind and downwind of the centre so you're never short of space and the sea bottom in the shallow areas is predominantly sandy with small patches of dead coral, meaning that footwear is optional. Markers set out the area further downwind set aside for swimmers. Mmmm nice! MANGROOVY BEACH: Host to Red Sea Zone. This spot offers similar conditions to the Mövenpick except that it's not as exclusive and can get quite crowded. There is waist high water for approx. 100 m out from the centre (a few hours each side of high tide) with flat water. Past this there is a drop off where the water is a little more lively and then out and upwind there is a very cool sand bar to play around.
The wind in El Gouna is side to side-on shore at both spots. As with all Red Sea spots there is high wind year around although the most reliable conditions are in the summer months from April to November.
Despite being an excellent kite spot El Gouna is also an excellent holiday resort in general and non-kiters can enjoy a friendly secure environment with incredible resort facilities all within easy walking distance. Non-kiting activities include diving, snorkeling, golf, horse riding, go-kart racing, volleyball, water-skiing and wakeboarding, fishing, sailing, island trips and of course plain sunbathing.
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