El Gouna is the kiteboarding spot where I have been the most often. It’s easy to say why: I go there and can relax immediately. This works at the second visit the latest. There is not so much to explore in El Gouna. It’s just a beautiful peace of (artificial) land in Egypt where you can really enjoy your holidays and chill. Some call it Venice of Africa because all of it’s channels. I used to say the Monaco of Egypt. However. It’s not the typical egyptian hotel-ghetto-dont-move-out-of-the-hotel atmosphere like i feel it’s everywhere in hurghada but a nice and calm holiday town, guarded and with all the comfort you like.
So there is no more beautiful place for kitesurf i have seen in Egypt yet. During the day you can kite as much as you want. In the evening you have nice Marinas, lots of Restaurants, Bars, etc. can go out with your girl/boy/women/men and have a nice time in the beautiful town.
And yes the town is really beautiful. It’s clean, nice buildings, big yachts, marinas, bar etc. And for kiteboarding you have really perfectly equipped stations in el Gouna. 4 of them. All with nice areas to relax, school, shop, rental, storage, repair, showers, bar, etc. So the kind of kiteboarding station where you don’t really have to move away because there’s everything you need during the day.
If you are bored of the one spot where you are staying you can do a trip to Tavila, a small uninhabited island 45min by boat out. With pristine beautiful coloured water and off-shore flat water session. As far as I know all of the kitestations organize / or know somebody organizing trips over there. Just ask.
I recommend staying 1 or 2 weeks. If you just do holidays there you may get bored after 2 weeks. As accomodation use the hotels the nearest to the kitebeaches – see my recommendations below.
I stayed in El Gouna already more than 10 times. So if you ask me, it’s definitely worth going!