El Gouna (Arabic: الجونة, the lagoon) is a tourist resort, developed and owned by Sawiris’s Family and Merna Sawiris and Orascom Hotels and Development, dating from about 1990. It is located on the Red Sea in the Red Sea Governorate of Egypt, 22 km north of Hurghada International Airport.
El Gouna specializes in watersports, including scuba diving, windsurfing, kitesurfing, waterskiing, parasailing andsnorkelling. There are two main beaches, Zeytuna Beach located on its own island and Mangroovy Beach. A network of canals allow many houses to have their own strip of beach, even hundreds of metres inland. Most of these canals are crossed by small stone bridges.