Best Hot Spots in the Abu Tig Marina 2019
The definitive top list of where to eat, drink, party and shop in El Gouna :
The scenic, vibrant and invigorating Abu Tig Marina in El Gouna showcases the best of the Red Sea with several restaurants, bars, and boutiques to visit and enjoy as you stroll around the marina.
Asian Food :
For the best Indian food, you can find in the Red Sea area, make a visit to Tandoor, in the Ali Pasha Hotel, for some Indian delicacies made with the freshest ingredients and actual Indian spices. Enjoy the different bursts of flavor al fresco as you watch the sun setting and feel the refreshing Red Sea breeze. If you favor some Asian food, walk over to Saigon, and immerse yourself in some of the best Vietnamese food in the area. Make sure that you do not go home without trying some of their signature main courses with friends and family whether you want to visit for lunch or dinner.
Italian Food, Pizza And Pasta :
Are you more of a pizza and pasta person? Then Sotto Sopra is your answer. Apart from their well-stocked bar, they also offer some of the best pizza, pasta and main courses in the Abu Tig Marina. Eat there and you will have a chance to savor your meal as you admire some of El Gouna’s impressive yachts as they dock for the day.
Seafood and Salmon Dishes :
Looking for seafood? Try Maritim, seafood and main course restaurant that is hard to miss as it juts out into the water. Make your orders and enjoy a refreshing drink as your favorite seafood is cooked and served on the waters of the Red Sea. Another option would be The Smokery, which doubles as both an elegant bar and restaurant, where you can find the best salmon dishes served to you in the most elaborate designs. It is best to visit The Smokery in the evening as the sunset view is breathtaking.
Marina Romantic Restaurants :
The placid Red Sea can always inspire romance, and fortunately, the Abu Tig marina is packed with choices. The best romantic restaurants you can find would be the Belgian inspired cuisine of Chez Chantal, which serves some of the best local dishes with that European twist, but make sure you reserve ahead of time, as tables go fast. If you fancy steak and some of the best-imported wines, try Charwoods, which is quiet and tucked away from the bustle of the strolling visitors. Sink your teeth into their succulent steaks as you enjoy a fruity Chianti in the middle of the Red Sea.
Burgers Spot :
If you are craving a burger, then grab your table in Le Garage and enjoy some of the best selections of burgers at one of El Gouna’s most popular dining spots. Whether you are going alone, with friends or family, you can ensure that you will find a burger that will suit your palate, starting from 4 pm every day.
Family Restaurants and Desserts Spots :
If you want to spend time with family, especially with the little ones and the not so very little, then Seventh Star is ideal, as it located in the center of the Abu Tig Marina, and has a selection of main courses and some of the best desserts in the region for you to enjoy. You can also guarantee that you are going to bump into a friend or family member, so make sure that you order a large table to ask them to join you.
Ice cream and Healthy Colorful Smoothies :
Summer means ice-cream, and if you want the best ice-cream, then you should find Il Gelato which offers a various collection of flavors of ice cream that will cool you down as you stroll around the marina. Looking for a healthier option? Visit Lychee, which offers a wide array of colorful smoothies that will keep you light and refreshed during your bout in the sun.
Malu’s Deli Breakfast Selection and Bagel Tree for Bagels :
Breakfast time and confused about where to go? Try Malu’s Deli in the Abu Tig Marina that offers a large selection of granola, smoothies, omelets, and salads, among many other options, to give you that morning fuel for a day of fun in the sun. Another option would be the recently opened Bagel Tree that provides you with the freshest bagels filled in with the most opulent ingredients, a definite spot that you should not miss.
Poolside Breakfast, Bar and Music :
If you want to have some poolside fun with drinks and good music, ask about Club 88, and prepare yourself for a morning you will not forget. With some of the best music sets and a constant flow of drinks and food, you will be consistently entertained at this upbeat poolside bar and restaurant. If you want a more bohemian option, wear your flip flops and walk over to Kiki’s Pool Bar and Restaurant, where you can listen to some of the best chill-outs, beats as you lounge in the sun, sipping on your cocktail and eating some of their signature poolside meals.
Night Time Cocktails, Mocktails, and Dishes :
Night-time is a wholly different experience in El Gouna, and you need to brace yourself for the several options available. Begin your evening with Pier 88, where you can order that perfect cocktail, and nibble on some of their dishes as you float on the Abu Tig Marina. Want to experiment some more? Try The Bartender, which has some of the best cocktails and mocktails this side of Egypt. Make sure that you stay there a little longer as the bartenders are sure to put on a show as they prepare your drinks!
Night Activities, Clubbing and Sports Bars :
Looking for somewhere to dance the night away? Follow the beats and lights that stream from Aurora the local night club that doubles as a restaurant until 10 pm and transforms into El Gouna’s definitive hub, where international DJs drop beats to entertain the partygoers from all over El Gouna and Hurghada. Want to add a pool to your dancing experience? Du Port is another nighttime club that hosts some of the best international DJs while cooling off by the pool. If you want to be able to enjoy a good drink in a more laid back atmosphere then pay a visit to Rush Sports Bar where the music is always bubbling and the conversation and games, such as pool, darts, and Fussball keep visitors and locals coming back again and again.
Supermarket, Bookstore, Souvenirs and Jewelry Stores :
If you are looking to buy some necessities or quick snacks while at the Abu Tig Marina, pay a visit to Best Way, El Gouna’s local supermarket that is open for the majority of the day and night in case you are looking for any supplies. Want to buy some souvenirs, stop at the El Gouna Bookstore, where you will find a wide array of top-quality souvenirs along with a selection of books to read as your work on your tan. If you want to buy a more upscale gift, you can visit one of the many local jewelry stores but make sure that you stop at Azza Fahmy which offers some of the jaw-dropping and upscale designed pieces are most re-known for.
Mushira is a long-term resident of El-Gouna. She arrived to our gorgeous seaside resort in 2013 and hasn’t looked back since! Not only is she a teacher in El Gouna International School, she also runs a community theatre group, El Gouna Players. This workaholic has been a published social and commercial writer, editor, copy editor and translator for over 10 years. She received her acting degree from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) in 2003, her M.A. in English and Comparative Literature in 2013 from the American University in Cairo, and is currently studying for her teaching degree with the University of Sunderland. Mushira is passionate about literature, education, fine-cuisine, and fitness.