What We Love
- A short walk from the Adriatic Sea, an adjacent 18-hole golf course, and the ruins of Egnathia
- Stunning Vair Spa, with regionally inspired treatments
- Whiling away a day on the Ibiza-style daybeds beside the tiered swimming pools
- Celeb favorite: Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel married here in 2012
What To Know
- All rooms have terraces or private gardens
- A naturally romantic destination, but expect lots of families
- You’ll need a car to explore the region; the resort also supplies bikes and offers transfers to two nearby beach clubs
- Tennis lessons and cooking classes are available for an extra fee
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Near the small fishing village of Savelletri di Fasano, on Puglia’s eastern coast, the Moorish-style Borgo Egnazia stands out against the ancient landscape, with a chameleonic appeal thanks to its stunning spa, adjacent 18-hole golf course, clubs for kids and teens, and the promise of romance and relaxation on the Ibiza-style daybeds and loungers around the pools. Puglia native Pino Brescia is responsible for the cream and tufa stone interiors, which feel equal parts Moorish palace, Roman spa and Fred Flintstone’s cave. The rooms in the main building, known as La Corte, are right for couples, with the signature chalky stone look, plus oatmeal accents in the pillows and throws. All the expected modern amenities are present (minibar, LCD TV, WiFi), along with private balconies overlooking the Adriatic or the San Domenico Golf Course. The big bathrooms have a knock-your-head-off shower and separate deep tub, plus all-Italian products by the hotel’s own brand. The made-in-Italy theme is important here, and it’s carried through in the destination spa, which is all flickering candles, thermal pools and endless massage combos, and the restaurant, Due Camini, which serves regional dishes on a wraparound terrace. The enormous tiered pools are democratically divided into a splashing kid zone and a cocktails before noon zone.
In the Area
Adjacent to Borgo Egnazia is the 18-hole San Domenico Golf Course, considered one of the finest in Italy. Hotel guests receive a discount, so book a lesson in advance and admire the views of the Adriatic from every hole. Puglia is known as the “California of Italy” thanks to its signature bold cuisine, and guests can master some traditional recipes in a half-day cooking class with the resort’s executive chef. Don’t leave Puglia without exploring some of its classic whitewashed villages and seeing its famous Renaissance and Baroque architecture. Idyllic Alberobello is the place to see clusters of Puglia’s famed trulli houses.
How to Get There
I was supposed to go here with my elderly mother and had booked two rooms. Unfortunately my mother became very ill and needed an operation so we had to cancel the reservation but the hotel refused to reimburse us even though we cancelled weeks in advance and they had plenty of time to find other guests. Ended up having to pay this hotel £6000 even though we did not go there!!!! STAY AWAY AT ALL COSTS.
This is like an ideal village in Puglia, all contained in one resort. It is so beautiful and relaxing it is tempting to never leave. There are hotel rooms, townhouses, villas, a central piazza, restaurants, several pools, a nice spa, and and beach club. It is great for couples (especially the main hotel)and families (the villas or townhouses). The separate pools for families are great for kids. It is a short distance (walking, by bike or tram ride) to the Adriatic and their beach club. There isn’t much of a real beach, though there is a sandy area for the kids. There are stairways into the water for swimming. The water is very clear but a bit chilly. The beach club restaurant is very good - order the fresh fish caught that day. It is fabulous - served at the table. The location is very good - reasonably close to Alberobello, Ostuni, Polignano a Mare, and other places to visit in Puglia - if you can force yourself to leave the resort.
we travel often to Puglia and usually stay a house or apartment, this time we wanted something different and were pleasantly surprised by the magnificence of this place. Francesco our personal concierge was wonderful in welcoming us to this place and showing us around. We rode bikes outside the property (I usually am nervous about being on public roads, but the bike trails/roads here are safe and virtually empty). we also went to the driving range and played a few nines of golf...lovely facilities. breakfast is a 10 out of 10, varied and fresh (lots of fruits, cheeses and pastries). we had poolside snacks dinners and cocktails...all perfect....we will be coming back!