Fatnas Island Siwa Oasis information, tours and online booking
Fatnas Island Siwa oasis located 13 kilometer from the town of Siwa. There is a secluded pool at Fatnas Spring, the small island in the salty Birket Siwa (Siwa Lake) accessible across a narrow causeway. Fatnas Island is nicknamed ‘Fantasy Island’ for its idyllic setting, the pool is about 6 km from Siwa Town, and surrounded by palm trees and lush greenery. Although it is a safer place for a swim than Cleopatra’s Bath, women should not swim alone and, again, should leave their bikinis for the Red Sea beaches.
There’s a small café among the palms, which is good for sitting and puffing on a sheesha, or drinking a cold beer if it’s available. This is an idyllic place to watch the sunset. A ministry of agriculture project to try and improve the lake’s drainage has left the ‘island’ high and dry, so that the café now looks out over salty mudflats rather than water.