Pristine coastlines, a balmy climate and secluded salt-water lagoons. Welcome to the North Coast of Egypt — the antidote to the crowded beaches, harsh heat and bursting resorts of other popular seaside destinations.
Nestled into the breathtaking backdrop of the one of the longest Mediterranean coastlines in North Africa lies the newest hotel to join the collection, Casa Cook North Coast - your adults-only (+18) beachside microcosm. Newly reopened in July 2021, the hotel is a desert oasis where urbanites can come to retreat and relax, far from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Fringed with green palms and desert plants such as cacti and agaves, as well as a private white-sand beach only a stone’s throw away, each of the hotel’s 38 rooms opens directly onto the soothing, still waters of the lagoon. Neighbouring the salt-water shores is an intimate outdoor lounge, bar and restaurant area offering ample shade – as well as ice-cold cocktails – underneath wooden pergolas.
Décor throughout the hotel is pared-back with a modern-luxe flair, complimented with sisal interiors and neutral linens. The simple yet stylish rooms are adorned with sleek tables, teak chairs, woven lamps and plush sofas, all handmade by local artisans using traditional and sustainable methods. Handmade pottery, palm leaf baskets and jute rugs decorate interior spaces, evoking an authentic and homey Egyptian feel.
The food concept echoes the hotel’s culture-rich atmosphere with an Eastern Mediterranean inspired menu, serving up Mezze-style dishes spanning the Moroccan, Lebanese and Turkish cuisines, as well as international classics with a twist. With the hotel’s strong emphasis on wellbeing – both for the body and the soul – guests (adults-only +18) can replenish their energy with nutritious food and fitness programmes, or expend it attending social happenings or cultural activities.
Take yourself off the grid and indulge in some serious R&R surrounded by Africa’s richest contrasts — with deep-blue seas lapping one side and dry desert stretching boundlessly across the other. If we can promise one thing, it’s that this will be a holiday you won’t ever forget.