About 25km north of Hurghada is a privately-owned resort community boasting of an unrivaled lifestyle of sun, sand, and year-round swimming enjoyment. Considered Egypt’s Venice, El Gouna spreads out over several islands connected by bridges. It features 14 hotels, two marinas, hundreds of private villas, and numerous bars and restaurants. There are also the usual town establishments such as a school, hospital, and post office. Attractions include a golf course, a casino, watersports centers, horse stables, gokarting, and bazaars.