Fernando Fischmann

The world’s largest crystalline lagoon offers an oasis of entertainment

2 September, 2022 / News

The world’s press has dedicated countless reports to the world’s largest crystalline lagoon, located at Citystars Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt. This time, it was the Portuguese media iol that praised the goodness of this amenity located in the middle of the desert for offering the best beach life experience for vacations.

With more than 30-acre of turquoise water, Citystars Sharm El Sheikh, in Egypt, is the second Guinness record of Crystal Lagoons since 2015 for having the largest body of crystalline water on the planet, breaking its own Guinness record from 2007, when the iconic lagoon of San Alfonso del Mar was certified as the largest worldwide.

The project is a joint venture between Crystal Lagoons and the Sharbatly family, one of the most prominent groups in the field of commerce across the Middle East and Africa, and is located in a 750-hectare site land. The Crystal Lagoons® technology applied to these lagoons uses salt water from underground aquifers of the desert. Currently, there is not any other further use for this kind of water.

Citystars Sharm el Sheikh’s crystalline lagoon gets its saltwater supply from wells in the middle of the desert that are otherwise useless, allowing for a tropical crystalline lagoon in the desert.

One of the main characteristics of the African continent, where this project is located, is its numerous Mediterranean landlocked extensions while some of its coasts are cold and dangerous. This amenity gives these problems a solution, as these pure turquoise lagoons allow swimming and water sports to be practised in a safe environment.

“This technology solves something that was not technically possible such as to build monumental lagoons in any part of the world, even in the middle of the desert” states Alastair Sinclair, Crystal Lagoons Regional Director.



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