If you are a discerning traveler like us, who wants to stay in Italy's top resorts, you would no doubt have come across Borgo Egnazia: A fortified Puglian village synonomous wity yet complete with a masseria and paved alleys, a bell-towered church and central piazza. Situated in Savelletri on the Puglian coastline, this luxurious, enchanting retreat effortlessly blends the rich cultural heritage of Puglia with modern Italian design. With its white stone walls and arches, olive groves, and the shimmering blue of the Adriatic Sea beyond, the resort exudes a timeless elegance that is sure to enchant even the most discerning traveler.
The resort's 63 villas and suites are crafted from locally sourced materials and decorated with authentic Puglian touches, such as exposed stone walls, colorful majolica tiles, and handcrafted furniture. Each room offers a unique and refined experience, with sweeping views of the sea, gardens, or the picturesque village square.
From the moment you arrive, we were greeted with warm hospitality and a sense of calm that permeates the entire property. The accommodation at Borgo Egnazia were spacious, elegant, and thoughtfully designed with the utmost attention to detail. Whether you choose a private villa or a suite, you will find yourself surrounded by the beauty of the surrounding landscape, which is both rustic and refined. Whether you seek relaxation, adventure, or cultural enrichment, this exquisite property has it all.
Nestled among olive groves and overlooking the stunning Adriatic Sea, it offers an idyllic setting for families seeking a truly magical and unforgettable travel experience. Families will find a haven of activities for kids and adults alike, with the Trullalleri Kids' Club offering a range of educational and fun activities for children, while the Family Experience program includes guided tours of the surrounding area, cycling excursions, and more. The kids' club provided a safe and stimulating environment for our son to enjoy fun and educational activities, while we relaxed and indulged in some much-needed downtime. For older children, there are countless opportunities to explore and discover the rich cultural heritage of the region.
On the grounds of the hotel, there is an amazing little animal farm that is perfect for kids. The animals were super friendly and each had a lovely Italian name. We visited everyday after our walk to or from the family pool.
The resort's culinary offerings are equally impressive, with a range of restaurants and bars that cater to every taste and preference. Whether you crave traditional Puglian cuisine or international dishes, the chefs at Borgo Egnazia have you covered. And for those who want to learn how to cook like the locals, the resort offers cooking classes and food tours that provide a unique and authentic experience. Most importantly, the resort's culinary offerings were also a hit with our whole family. We especially loved the casual and family-friendly atmosphere of the pool bar, where we enjoyed delicious pizzas and salads while lounging by the pool. The resort's more formal restaurants also impressed us with their variety of traditional and international dishes.
For those seeking relaxation, Borgo Egnazia offers a range of spa treatments and wellness experiences. The Vair Spa is a tranquil oasis of relaxation and renewal, where guests can indulge in ancient healing rituals, massages, and beauty treatments. The resort also boasts two large outdoor swimming pools, a private beach club, and a state-of-the-art fitness center.
Beyond the luxurious accommodations and amenities, the resort's location is truly the star of the show. The crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic are just steps away, while the charming towns and villages of Puglia are waiting to be explored. With so much to see and do, you may never want to leave.
For guests seeking outdoor adventures, Borgo Egnazia offers a range of activities that cater to a variety of interests. The surrounding area is perfect for exploring by bike, and the resort offers a range of cycling excursions that take guests through the picturesque countryside and charming villages of Puglia. Families can enjoy the Family Bike Ride, which is a fun and interactive way to explore the region together. The Family Experience program also offers guided tours of the surrounding area, including cycling excursions and visits to the nearby archaeological site of Egnazia.
For those seeking sun and sea, the resort's Beach Club is the perfect place to relax and unwind. The Beach Club is situated on a private stretch of beach, where guests can lounge on sunbeds or take a dip in the clear waters of the Adriatic Sea. The Beach Club also features a seafront restaurant and bar, serving up refreshing drinks and delicious bites.
We had read about the resort's commitment to sustainability and were pleased to see it in action during our stay. From the use of locally sourced ingredients to the installation of solar panels, it was clear that the resort took its environmental responsibilities seriously.
Borgo Egnazia is a stunning example of Italian luxury, perfectly marrying tradition with contemporary design. The resort's impeccable service, breathtaking surroundings, and rich cultural heritage make it a must-visit destination for any traveler seeking a true taste of the Dolce Vita.
Our family stay at Borgo Egnazia was a wonderful experience that we will never forget. From the friendly and accommodating staff to the stunning surroundings and wealth of activities for all ages, it truly was a dream vacation. We cannot wait to return!
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