Best Family Hotels & Activities In El Gouna ( 2019 Full Guide )
El Gouna, something for every family member
If you are planning a family trip to El Gouna and the kids are tagging along, you certainly do not need to worry about where would be the perfect hotel for you to stay; we have rounded up El Gouna’s ideal family hotels to make it easier for you to book your favorite based on the vacation mood you are opting for.
Mövenpick Resort and Spa
This would be the ultimate family choice if you prefer to spend full days on the beach or by the pool. Situated on its own prime beachfront, Movenpick is a place where the whole family can easily soak up the sun with sandy toes or lounge by one of the three swimming pools as the kids run around and get busy enjoying some raw playtime in nature.
The duplex rooms are perfect for a family setup; with the master bedroom on the ground floor and the children’s bedroom on the top floor, you can easily enjoy a night in without having to tip-toe around the kids as they sleep.
With a special kids’ menu and a great food and beverage variety for every adult’s liking, and an outdoor children playground, Movenpick continues to be a luxury favorite for families.
The cherry on top? It is one of two hotels in El Gouna that offer baby sitting services.
Bellevue Beach Hotel
The name says it all; it’s all about the beach at the four-star Bellevue hotel so if you are looking to spend your day swimming, snorkeling, and building sandcastles with your kids while enjoying El Gouna’s views from a hillside, then this hotel is just right for you. If you prefer being by the pool, adults have three options while the kids have one of their own. You can also send the kids to the outdoor playground while you enjoy one of the treatments at the 7eme Ciel Spa on site.
Zeytouna’s beach and its infamous jetty are also just a short walking distance away.
Make sure to ask for the family room options to ensure you have a more relaxed sleeping arrangement; you can choose between connecting rooms or more of a living room / suite option, depending on the number of people you will be booking for.
Labranda Club Paradisio
Another super beach choice would be the four-star Club Paradisio that is always lively with different kinds of entertainment for kids and adults. All rooms and suites are located amidst green landscaping and built in low-height buildings offering the feel that you’re constantly set within greenery. Your kids would have their own kind of fun at the multi-lingual kids club and playground while you can enjoy being pampered by the beach, or get active with any of the offered watersports.
All facilities at the sister Steigenberger Golf Resort would be accessible to you, and easily reached via a quick and picturesque shuttle boat ride.
The Three Corners Rihana Resort
The four-star resort is situated in El Gouna’s lively Downtown area, so if you fancy staying in a central location within walking distance to the bazaars, restaurants, and bars, Rihanna Resort would be the perfect option.
If you leave the choice up to the kids, they would most probably prefer Rihana so they would get to enjoy some water-splashing fun in the hotel’s aquapark. Depending on the kids’ ages, they can always enjoy activities with the Trixie Kids Club (4 to 8 years old) or the Trixie Cool (9 to 11 years old).
It almost never gets boring at the Rihana Resort; with the animation team by day and the live entertainment and theme shows by night, there is definitely a lot of fun stored for every member of the family.
Sultan Bey Hotel
Inspired by traditional Nubian architecture, Sultan Bey has an inviting feel of its own. It is situated in El Gouna’s Kafr island, which is the town’s oldest and most authentic area, boasting its very unique nightlife.
If you choose to stay here, you get to enjoy the serene blue waters accessible by a short shuttle bus ride taking you to Zeytouna beach. You can also choose to lay back and sunbathe by the hotel’s own small private beach while your kids safely run around you.
If you are a family of more than three people, you can easily book two connecting rooms with your very own entrance creating a more private setup for your family.
Sheraton Miramar Resort
The five-star hotel that is situated in the heart of El Gouna, at a very short walking distance from Abu Tig Marina and also Downtown. Sheraton Miramar is quite a heaven of its own, spread across nine islands connected by wooden bridges over the beautiful Red Sea waters, you always feel a great sense of privacy while still being in the very heart of town.
With a children’s outdoor playground, a kids club, a special kids menu, and a great variety of beach sports options, Sheraton Miramar is the perfect choice for families who want to be the closest to Abu Tig Marina while enjoying a luxurious family retreat.
Steigenberger Golf Resort
Not only is this hotel every golfer’s dream, but it is certainly an excellent luxurious choice for families hoping for a more secluded stay. You get to enjoy all facilities on the premises of The Steigenberger Golf Resort and also those offered at Labranda Club Paradisio.
In addition to all the activities, the true edge of this choice is the variety of room options and comfort for all family needs. The family room option can take up to two adults and two kids, while the apartment can take up to five people while comfortably providing a dining area, private terrace, and a kitchenette.
Family Fun All-around El Gouna
El Gouna family fun extends beyond the hotel of your choice; for a little adrenaline kick, you can enjoy some Go Kart racing or perhaps choose to go on a family hiking adventure with El Gouna’s Mountain Goats. If your kids are old enough to be left alone, you can send them to Cheeky Monkeys’ indoor play area while you enjoy a stroll or a meal in one of Abu Tig Marina’s restaurants. There’s also some water fun for the whole family at Sliders’ inflatable water park; and if you’re up for some more water sports, you can give the cable boarding park a shot while you’re at Sliders.
However you choose to spend your holiday in El Gouna, there is definitely more than one option to bring joy for every member of the family.
She always had the dream to live by the sea, and in 2014 that dream became a beautiful reality when Hadeel and her husband started their life together as a married couple in El Gouna. In love with her surroundings and inspired by the town’s community living, Hadeel picked up her pen again and started writing for El Gouna magazine, her own series of short stories, and now for Orascom Hotels blog.
Hadeel El Deeb graduated in 2004 from the American University in Cairo with a BA in Broadcast Journalism and has been working in Public Relations since then. She has experience working with hotels, law firms, luxury brands, music talents, and had started her own online magazine in 2013.
El Gouna has a very special place in Hadeel’s heart; it is where she first met her husband in 2009, started a life together five years after, watched her baby take her first steps in 2018, and where she learned a whole new side about herself with the new found love of water sports.
In April 2019, Hadeel and her husband left El Gouna to start a new adventure with their toddler in Muscat, Oman where she will continue to write and work on her first book to be published in the near future.