El Gouna is a unique town built on The Red Sea coast in 1989, it is located about 30 minutes drive North of Hurgurda airport. El Gouna is a gated town with security on all entrances and El Gouna Security throughout the town. There are two main shopping/bar/restaurant areas in El Gouna. These are:
The old town area which has many bars and restaurants as well as shopping areas for food and souvenirs, Tamr Henna also has a market area where you can buy all sorts of local crafts. Tamr Henna is 0.6km from Villa Ashra.
Abu Tig Marina 'The Marina'
The Marina is a modern marina surrounded by luxury yachts large and small, it is surrounded by lovely bars and restaurants with fantastic views. The shops are more 'up market' than those in Tamr Henna, in The Marina you can find designer clothes shops jewellers, property agents, Yacht sales, local art, furniture and antiques it also has its own Duty Free shop for alcohol, cigarettes and perfume.
There are many activities to do in El Gouna, as well as the dozens of bars and restaurants and several idyllic beaches. El Gouna also has more active things to enjoy such as Snorkelling, scuba diving, swimming, paragliding, watersking, Kite boarding (El Gouna is one of the best places in the world for kite boarding), numerous boat or Yacht trips, Tennis, Horse or Camel riding, Golf (Villa Ashra overlooks the 14th hole of the PGA Championship Golf course), Go Kart Racing, you can even go to watch a football match! El Gouna is in the Egyptian Premier League and the stadium is a 10 minute Tok Tok ride away from the villa.