Perched on the lagoons of Egypt’s Red Sea, Cook’s Club El Gouna is the place to be this winter. Now, I don’t know about you, but hotels in hotspots like Egypt can all look the same to me, with towering white structures and glossy marble floors. That’s why it’s time to trade in the ordinary for something infinitely more cool at Cook’s Club. With leafy palms, rustic wood and brass details and muted sandy tones, the desert vibes have definitely been brought inside these four walls. Here are five things that will make it truly memorable for you…
Cook’s Club’s love of natural materials extends far beyond just the design: an onsite wooden gym is opening soon, fully equipped with weights and machinery to keep you toned up on holiday.
Water sport wonderland
Its prime location on the lagoon means that it’s a year-round paradise for wind and kite surfers, as well as an excellent snorkelling hotspot if you’re more at home below the water’s surface.
At the hotel, there’s a private beach and jetty that stretches into the very heart of the lagoon. Surrounded by sparkling turquoise waters, prepare to be the envy of all your Insta followers.
By Zeytouna Beach
Reach this beach by boat; it’ll take you around ten minutes. Then, there are two marinas to choose from. Expect glamorous yachts bobbing in the harbour and delicious, independent eateries.
Hiking desert dunes
No Egyptian holiday is complete without a trip to the desert, and Cook’s Club El Gouna offer a range of hiking tours to make this happen. Who said holidays were made for lazing by the pool?
As well as these interesting little quirks, there’s still everything you’d usually expect from a Cook’s Club holiday: premium cocktails, cool design, chilled soundtracks and, of course, the best of the world’s street food. What I would say about Cook’s Club El Gouna, though? If you’re chasing the sun this winter, it’s the perfect place to be, plus it’s an exotic getaway at just a fraction of the price you’d expect. Take a look below.