True to Casa Cook’s ethos of embracing nature, the unique elements of the environment and local culture, their latest property in El Gouna stands out as a beautifully boho-chic example. Earthy hues, organic materials and easy access to the pristine azure waters of the Red Sea ensure that every room or villa feels at one with the surroundings.

The contemporary style draws on the local architecture features and is refreshingly simple; a muted palette of colors nonetheless comes to life through a subtle interplay of textures and shapes. Creature comforts are discretely there; this is no Spartan lifestyle, just a respite from the excesses of city life.

The adults-only property exudes pared-back luxury and boasts 100 rooms, and a selection of private villas, all secluded and conducive to truly laid-back living.

Accommodation ranges from Standard Rooms to Villas, with a Premium Roof Terrace offering mesmerizing sunset views over the rugged landscape. Each comes with a private terrace, and many with private pools to dip in, should the mood be right.

Although the temptation to laze is unmistakable, it would be a mistake to forgo the indulgence of the spa, the large pool with well-spaced lounging areas, or the myriad watersports that make the best possible use of the pristine shore. With appetites primed, the best place to head is the eclectic restaurant, with world-class, healthy cuisine created to excite the most demanding palates.

By the end of the day, what better to do than to tumble into freshly ironed sheets, and drift off to sleep to the gentle sound of water lapping against the shoreline. Casa Cook El Gouna has mastered the art of relaxation, with an aesthetic edge.

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