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El Gouna for Honeymoon

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El Gouna for Honeymoon

Hi there. Help we are trying to arrange our honeymoon in 5 weeks time. We are keen to go for a cruise and then stay in El Gouna but most of them are bed and breakfast.

how expensive is it to eat and drink out in El Gouna. Would you recommend?

We were thinking of the golf resort or morvenpick.

Would really appreciate your help.

Thanks

Helene

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1. Re: El Gouna for Honeymoon

El Gouna is great and very relaxing. If you stay in Hurghada, Luxor or Cairo, you get constantly hassled to buy things and it can be quite stressful moving about. There is no hassle from anyone in El Gouna and you can walk around quite freely without anyone trying to part you from your money.

The locals are really friendly and we even went out one night to a belly dancing bar with George from the Papyrus shop in the square. He is really genuine and had no ulterior motive.

We stayed in the Three Corners Rihana (all inclusive), which isn't as posh as the Movenpick or Golf Resort but is clean, pretty, with friendly staff and decent food. The majority of the hotel guests were German and Belgian and they are quite rude and push in at the buffet. However, as they are also rude to the staff, you great treated really well when the staff realise you are British. A smile and a few friendly words can mean you get served first at the bar and get larger drinks.

The entertainment at the hotel was quite dodgy (a couple who sing cover versions badly) but it's nice to grab a few drinks and sit by the lagoon (it is dark but is quiet).

It is also a few minutes walk to downtown where there is a small but good selection of bars and restaurants. We went to Hedra (which is a sea food restaurant above another restaurant) and ate lobster. I can't remember how much it cost but remember being surprised at how cheap it was. We ate at a few other places and the food was always reasonably cheap but good quality.

There are also restaurants by the marina.

There are quite a few things to do. We took a tok tok tour which lasted over an hour and got taken all round El Gouna and were shown the fish farm, church, marina, the houses where the locals live and the top of a tower which has good views of the whole of El Gouna. We went on the Bedouin night which was arranged by the hotel and we really enjoyed (you get to ride on a camel, watch belly dancing, a whirling dervish, try a sheesha pipe). We also took a fishing trip which we arranged at the diving school. We didn't catch anything but it was good fun. We also went to Hurghada to go in a glass bottomed boat which was really good (don't book the boat at the hotel as it is just a small boat with a bit of glass on the bottom – this one was a large boat with a proper viewing area with seating around it).

We had a great time. We are getting married next year and are looking into the possibility of getting married in El Gouna.

Enjoy your wedding.

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2. Re: El Gouna for Honeymoon

El Gouna is so beautiful and peaceful that it is ideal for a honeymoon. Movenpick and Steigenberger are both lovely hotels in beautiful grounds - Steigenberger is smaller and quieter (doesn't cater so much for kids) and the dining area is slightly more cosy - the Movenpick is very large and open and feels a bit like a canteen. Both are within easy reach of Downtown (walking or bus, taxi or tok tok - or boat from Steigenberger) and the Marina. Great restaurants both Downtown and Marina - look at the five favourite restaurants post on here that I started for people's choices.

You can pay anything from £5 to £40 per head depending on where you go and what you eat. Drink is about the same price as the UK. If you go to www.elgounamag.com the latest edition of the resort magazine is available - go to page 52 to see a brief descripton of every restaurant in the resort.

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3. Re: El Gouna for Honeymoon

Where did you book your tok tok tour and was it in a 2 seater or something a bit bigger?

We are returing to the Movenpick in May and can recommend it, B & B is good as breakfast is huge, keeps you going most of the day and there are so many wonderful and cheap places to eat you will be spoilt for choice.

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