The holiday town El Gouna in Egypt (located 25km from Hurghada) is the rising star of the Red Sea Riviera, where you’ll find beachfront resorts, fine-dining restaurants, swanky yachts, and a gamut of activities.

STAY

Spread across nine islands of the Red Sea, the Sheraton Miramar Resort El Gouna has all the makings of a perfect family vacation—beachfront rooms with terrace or balcony, kids’ club, outdoor pools and private beach, 10 restaurant and lounges, spa and fitness centre, and outdoor activities. The two-floor Palace Suite is as grand as it gets with a private pool, terraces, two bedrooms, and sitting and dining areas. Offer: Book the ‘Fun With The Family’ package to enjoy best room rates, complimentary kids’ meals, welcome snacks, in-room movies, and rollaway bed.

For a more private and exclusive experience, check into the adult-only La Maison Bleue that features 10 opulent rooms—most offering views of the Red Sea, a spa and an outdoor swimming pool, dining venues, and a private beach.

DO

El Gouna is big on adventure sports like kite surfing, Water skiing, diving, and windsurfing. For some tee time, head to one of the two 18-hole championship courses and practice your swing. A line of luxury yachts on the Abu Tig Marina are always ready to set sail, so book an evening cruise to catch the sunset or take the boat for a longer expedition to near by islands.

EAT

A ‘Dine Around’ programme allows guests (with half-board and all-inclusive meal plans) to experience different cuisines at 15 restaurants and hotels. Start with the Fairways Restaurant at Steigenberger Golf Resort that has a themed buffet every day and dance performances on Tuesday evenings. On the beach, book a table at El Sayadin at Mövenpick Resort & Spa El Gouna to savour delicious seafood and Oriental dishes while taking in the views of the Red Sea.