El Gouna – A Luxurious Seaside Haven on the Red Sea

Nestled along the picturesque Egyptian coastline of the azure Red Sea, El Gouna has captivated the hearts of residents and global visitors for more than three decades, offering an opulent, laid-back coastal lifestyle.

Developed by the renowned Swiss-based firm, Orascom Development, a pioneer in crafting vibrant, integrated communities across Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, El Gouna stands as an inviting Egyptian coastal town, spanning a vast 36.9 million square metres. Excitingly, El Gouna has recently unveiled a brand-new neighbourhood, North Bay, and an exclusive glamping retreat, Remal El Gouna Glamp, designed to elevate its allure for both UK residents and tourists.

El Gouna - A Luxurious Seaside Haven on the Red Sea

El Gouna’s Multicultural Appeal

El Gouna epitomizes an aspirational, multicultural lifestyle known as the “El Gouna State of Mind.” Drawing individuals from more than 50 countries, with 45% of property owners hailing from Europe, particularly the UK, and 23% holding British nationality. Established in 1999, El Gouna is a secure, idyllic town boasting 9,200 residential units and 18 world-class hotels along a 12-kilometre shoreline. This vibrant community offers a wide array of amenities, including restaurants, international schools, healthcare facilities, banks, workspaces, marinas, two award-winning golf courses, and a spacious culture and conference centre, all within its gated confines.

El Gouna - A Luxurious Seaside Haven on the Red Sea

Mohamed Amer, CEO of El Gouna, passionately states, “El Gouna has long been redefining luxury living and leisure experiences in an understated, sustainable fashion that makes it an ideal destination for our diverse blend of international residents and visitors.

With favourable exchange rates for Brits and direct flights to nearby Hurghada International Airport, El Gouna is a competitive option for both real estate and hospitality, offering year-round sunshine and a plethora of benefits compared to similar European destinations. We appreciate the intrinsic value of our stunning natural surroundings, and our new initiatives, North Bay and Remal El Gouna Glamp, are seamlessly woven into the tapestry of El Gouna’s awe-inspiring beauty.”

Stuart Leven, CEO of Orascom Hotels Management, echoes this sentiment, saying, “We have witnessed a surge in demand from the UK, with a 50% increase in guests visiting El Gouna from Great Britain alone in the first half of 2023, underscoring our commitment to providing an unmatched experience to every guest staying at our hotels. Whether they seek a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or an adventure-filled trip, we have tailored experiences for every individual.”

El Gouna’s Latest Residential Real Estate Project

El Gouna’s real estate market is thriving, offering a wide array of options from apartments to standalone villas across 42 distinct neighbourhoods, each nestled amidst lagoons, golf courses, and other desirable locales. El Gouna has unveiled its latest gem, North Bay, a neighbourhood designed in collaboration with LEGORRETA, a renowned architectural firm known for its human-centric and nature-inspired designs.

El Gouna - A Luxurious Seaside Haven on the Red Sea

North Bay comprises 140 homes, ranging from single and double-storey stand-alone villas to twin villas, providing serene living. This beautiful neighbourhood boasts iconic architecture and community amenities, creating an unparalleled living experience with views of an open lagoon that seamlessly connects to the sea. The project also benefits from the expertise of EDSA, an award-winning planning and landscape firm that prioritizes an environmentally-based approach to design.

Amer adds, “Our aim has always been crafting neighbourhoods that are focused on serenity and quality of life while thoughtfully integrated with their natural environment. With a thriving tourism industry and exceptional property management services, El Gouna is highly sought after for property purchase and rentals, delivering attractive hassle-free yields for investors.”

A Sneak Peek at El Gouna’s Next Hotel – Remal El Gouna Glamp

El Gouna boasts 18 hotels, catering to a wide spectrum of tastes, from lavish five-star resorts to intimate boutique hotels, all committed to maintaining the highest international quality standards and environmental regulations. The newest addition, set to open in Summer 2024, is Remal El Gouna Glamp (which means Sands of El Gouna Glamp in Arabic).

Nestled amidst a backdrop of mountains and sea views, it promises to redefine the way guests connect with nature and indulge in relaxation. The luxurious accommodation offers in-room facilities that prioritize ultra-comfort, including skylights for stargazing, Jacuzzis, and BBQ areas. The eco-friendly architecture and design, along with a range of glamping activities, cater to both laid-back and adrenaline-seeking travellers.

El Gouna - A Luxurious Seaside Haven on the Red Sea

Leven shares his enthusiasm, “With the rise of glamping as a pioneering concept that aligns with the eco-tourism trend, we are thrilled to unveil Remal El Gouna Glamp as the first glamping experience in El Gouna. This newest addition to Orascom Development’s hotel portfolio complements El Gouna’s expansive selection of hotels and activities, inviting guests to indulge in a luxurious retreat amidst serene natural surroundings.”

A Vibrant Destination

El Gouna - A Luxurious Seaside Haven on the Red Sea

El Gouna’s calendar of events caters to a wide range of interests and passions, making it a dynamic and captivating destination for all. Whether you’re a film enthusiast, sports aficionado, or simply looking to soak up the vibrant atmosphere, there is always something to do.

The glamorous El Gouna Film Festival, which showcases international and Egyptian cinema, kicks off its sixth edition next week. The lineup features Martin Scorsese’s new film, “Killers of the Flower Moon.” For those seeking an active lifestyle, the town holds a myriad of sports activities and events, including its own Egyptian Premier League football club and the Water Sports Festival, offering opportunities to compete and enjoy the natural surroundings. El Gouna’s amenities add to the thriving town and set it apart, making it a destination for international travellers and homeowners year-round.

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