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Christmas in El Gouna (Egypt)

If you have not made any plans for your Christmas holidays yet, it is not too late to book a last minute trip. What about a place with sun and fun guaranteed at a Red Sea resort? Egypt is an excellent destination at the moment with good deals and direct flights from many cities in Europe. It only takes 4 hours from Zurich. The western part of the Red Sea is an alternative to the Sinai Peninsula and has many great locations for unforgettable holidays. One of them is El Gouna.

Sheraton miramar el gouna  overview

Sheraton miramar el gouna overview

This popular resort, called the lagoon, was built 25 years ago by the Egyptian and chairman of Orascom Development, Samih Sawiris. Today it has 17 hotels and numerous apartments and private villas like the White villas and the Nubian villas. It is the perfect place to go kitesurfing, golfing or discovering the coral reef. The town of El Gouna has a lovely downtown with many shops. You will find anything from souvenirs, perfumes, bags and jewellery. Popular excursions are a desert safari in the nearby eastern desert or a glass boat tour. Not far away is the town of Luxor with its temples and archeological sites.

Desert safari near Hurghada - copyright Veronique Gray

Desert safari near Hurghada – copyright Veronique Gray

The hotels we recommend are the Sheraton Miramar Resort with great food, a beautiful sandy beach and a unique bar in the middle of the lagoon. The second one is the Steigenbeger resort, which is located on the golf course, has spacious rooms and a free shuttle bus to the beach. The Mövenpick Resort & Spa has 4 swimming pools, a kid’s club, tennis courts and buffet and fine dining. The 4 star hotel, Fanadir is for adults only. The rooms are modern with nice decoration and some have great views of the lagoon.

For booking check offers with Express Travel International AG (ETI).
 

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