El Gouna
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El Gouna

El Gouna is approx 20k away from Hurghada, making it an easy transfer from Hurghada airport. It was created by an Egyptian billionaire around 25 years ago and is based around a marina that has a network of canals that connect the resort. It is well known for it’s nightlife and has relaxed hangouts such as The Clubhouse - a chilled out bar and restaurant with it’s own pool. The Captain’s Steakhouse in the marina is a well known restaurant in the area and specialises in Steak Brochette which is very tasty and highly recommended.

New from 2014, El Gouna now really is an all round activity and family destination with catarmarans, dinghies and windsurfing on offer as well as kiting. We have picked the best hotels and offer the Movenpick, Captain’s Inn, Fanadir, Three Corners Ocean View and Three Corners Rihana. These are all chosen for their proximity to the beach or value for money. For a quick overview of the hotels, the Movenpick has it’s own private kite beach and works particularly well with non-kiting partners/children. The Captain’s Inn is in the heart of the marina and is 5 mins by Tuk Tuk from the northern kite beaches, Buzzha and Mangrovy. Both the Three Corners hotels are offered on a all inclusive basis and have a satellite restaurant on the beach in-between the kite centres, so you can use your all inclusive deal to refuel there during a hard days kiting! Last, but by no means least is the Fanadir. This was new in 2012 and is an adult only hotel, situated in the marina - again, very close to the kite beaches of Mangrovy by tuk-tuk.

We have been to El Gouna many times amongst us so if you have any questions please give the office a call.

Captains Inn
Distance to Beach :
5 mins tuk-tuk ride
Distance to Centre :
5 mins tuk-tuk ride
Room Basis :
B and B
Rating :
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At the heart of the marina, overlooking the Sunseeker motor boats lies this 3* hotel. With easy access to everything and with the fantastic Captain Steakhouse on site, its popular with singles and couples alike. Good, clean en suite rooms available, this hotel has bit of a kite theme going on and represents great value for money. Thai, Italian, Indian and Chinese restaurants are all nearby along with a host of other bars and restaurants. The hotel does not have it’s own swimming pool as its right in the marina but guests are able to use one of the two pools at the nearby Three Corners Ocean View.
Complex Features :
Fantastic on-site steak restaurant
Central location in Abu Tig Marina
Close to shops & restaurants
Room Features :
En-suite facilities
Air conditioning
Mini bar
Satellite TV
Wi-Fi (local charge)
Tea& coffee making facilities
Telephone
Safety deposit box

Fanadir Hotel
Distance to Beach :
5 mins tuk-tuk ride
Distance to Centre :
5 mins tuk-tuk ride
Room Basis :
B and B
Half Board
Rating :
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Recently constructed hotel (sister hotel to the Mosaic) this is a adults only 4* hotel in the new marina, and is even closer to the kite beaches - less than 5 mins on a Tuk Tuk. There are 54 rooms inspired by traditional Arabic architecture, most with fantastic sea views. It has it’s own private beach which is about 800m away from the hotel and also has it’s own swimming pool on site.
Complex Features :
Private beach nearby
Swimming pool
Adults only
Choice of 2 on-site restaurants & 2 bars

Room Features :
Air conditioning
Rooms with balconies or terrace
Satellite TV
Telephone
Wi-fi Internet access (pay locally)
Safe
Mini bar
Movenpick Resort & Spa
Distance to Beach :
On site
Distance to Centre :
On site
Room Basis :
B and B
Half Board
All Inclusive
Rating :
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The 4/5* Movenpick is a favourite hotel with most of the rooms recently refurbished and of course it’s own private kite beach. This works well for non kiting partners as a quick session on the water doesn’t entail a major excursion and then easy to meet up for lunch before doing something together or heading back out on the water. The hotel is also very good for children as they have children club’s, kids pool, playground and mini club for ages 5 to 12 years. There is also a good selection of restaurants on site for breakfast, lunch and dinner but equally El Gouna as a whole has a fantastic choice for all taste and all budgets.
Complex Features :
Childrens club for 5-12 years
On site kitesurf centre
Babysitting service
Bank & ATM
Multiple restaurants
Room Features :
Air conditioning
Balcony or terrace
Sea, Lagoon or Garden View
Satellite TV
Telephone
Mini bar
Tea and coffee making facilities
Bellevue Beach Hotel
Distance to Beach :
On Spot
Distance to Centre :
3 mins walk to the centre
Room Basis :
All Inclusive
Rating :
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Bellevue Beach Hotel is a peaceful and family orientated place with beautiful gardens surrounding it. The accomodation itself have a resemblence to colourful Tuscan style homes and guests have exclusive access to the private beach. Kitesurfing guests have access to the private beach of the Movenpick Hotel next door and have access to all facilities that the kitecentre have to offer.
Complex Features :
The hotel consists of three swimming pools including a kids pool which is heated in the winter. The main restaurant is a buffet which is changed daily with a variety of international foods and also boasts a live cooking station. After you have eaten dinner why not take a visit to the roof top bar and enjoy a drink and the view.
Room Features :
Air Conditioning
Flat screen tv
Mini Bar
Digital Safe
Satellite TV
Telephone
Hairdryer
Three Corners Rihana
Distance to Beach :
5 mins tuk-tuk ride
Distance to Centre :
8 mins tuk-tuk ride
Room Basis :
All Inclusive
Rating :
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The Three Corners Rihana Resort and Rihana Inn are two 3* resorts in one. Guests will find the same variety of activities at their disposal, such as swimming pools, junior pools, sauna, steam room.
The hotel has its own private beach which is easy to reach with the bus shuttle.
Situated in a setting with Nubian-style architecture and lush gardens, the 434 rooms have direct access to a private balcony or terrace.
The Rihana is also in a perfect position for those who want to head offshore for a fascinating diving excursion, or explore the desert and dune safaris.
Another benefit of this hotel is that it has a satellite restaurant up at the northern kite beaches. So in between sessions you can have your lunch as part of your all-inclusive board basis.
Complex Features :
Private beach
Satellite restaurant at Mangrooovy kite beach
Shuttle bus service
Shops in the hotel
Health centre
ATM
Wi-Fi Internet access in public areas
Swimming pools
Room Features :
Air Conditioning
Mini Bar
Satellite TV
Wired Internet access
In-room safe

The Spot & Conditions

El Gouna offers huge areas of warm shallow sea to enjoy at 2 main kite beaches, which makes it one of our favourite kitesurfing destinations with smooth reliable winds and a great range of accommodation. It is a great value destination and difficult to beat for kiters of any level for reliable time on the water.  The shallow, flat conditions and incredibly consistent winds will really help you progress whether you are a complete beginner or looking to nail your first back loop.

The prevailing wind direction is north easterly blowing  cross on from the left and  be anywhere from 12 to 28 knots.

Straight off the beach you can experience flat, shallow water for nearly 1km protected by a reef then deeper water with wind-blown chop to play in.

El Gouna is tidal but it is possible to kitesurf at most states of the tide and even the best of  us would struggle to stay on the water for 12 hours a day!  During the winter tides are not such an issue but call the office if you want to make the most of your time on the water, we have the latest tide tables just to make sure!

There are two main kite spots in El Gouna depending where you are staying:

Movenpick Beach – exclusive to hotel guests its great for getting out on the water very quickly and offers an inner and out lagoon, the latter about 500m from the shore Great for families and/or non kiters, you can almost roll out of bed and be on the spot!

Mangroovy/ Buzzha Beach – Home to three kite schools with shallow water and miles of open space upwind of the kiting zones. This is the beach you’ll go to if not staying at the Movenpick, its really something special!

The Centre

Located further along Buzzha Beach so giving a fantastic amount of space for your kiting and a little less congested you will find a passionnate team of international instructors ready to progress your kiting wherever you are starting from. Full facilities with a sun deck, showers, store and rental facility with a cafe for refreshments and daily specials.  As mentioned, it is tidal at El Gouna during the summer but even the best of us might struggle to stay on the water for 12 hours a day!

8 Hour Beginner Course + 2 Days Extra Kit Hire

An intensive course perfect for complete beginners and covering everything from safety, kite set up, flying skills and body dragging, culminating in getting up and riding on the board. 2 days extra kit hire included to master your technique. Group size 2-6 people.

£365

4 Hour Intermediate Course

Ideal for those who have yet to crack the waterstart or those who need to regain their sea-legs after a period of time off the water. Refreshes your kite flying skills and gets you making those first runs on the board - woo hoo!. One day extra kit hire included. Group size 2-6 students

£215

2 Hour Private Instruction, excluding kit

Want to nail that kite loop or raillie? 1:1 instruction lets the instructor concentrate 100% on your technique whatever you want to practice.

£120

7 day standard equipment Rental

Upgrade to Premium kit from an extra £25.00 for a week or £35.00 for two.

£255

14 day standard equipment Rental

Upgrade to Premium kit from an extra £25.00 for a week or £35.00 for two.

£390

Storage & rescue 7 days

£52

Storage & rescue 14 days

£98
El Gouna is a fantastic gateway to the Red Sea of course so diving and snorkeling are a fantastic alternative activity to check out. Either take a boat excursion for some amazing underwater spots or try it from the beach. New for 2014 we have teamed up with a sailing school offering all levels of dinghy sailing with Optimists to catamarans and windsurfing. There's SUP to explore the waterways of the resort or try some light wind kiting. On shore activities are golf with top class local courses or head of to Luxor and Valley of the Kings for example or jump on a flight to Cairo, its only an hour away with frequent daily flights.
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