Borgo Eg­nazia

Savel­letri di Fasano, Puglia

Living Etc - - TRAVEL / ETC -

The low­down An ul­tra-luxe beach­side re­sort drip­ping with glam­our. Best for Gourmet cui­sine and high-end pam­per­ing.

About as far from monas­tic liv­ing as you can get, Borgo Eg­nazia is full-on, five-star glitz. Hewn out of white stone and mod­elled on a tra­di­tional Puglian vil­lage, com­plete with olive groves and curvy al­ley­ways, this place is huge, with 184 rooms and vil­las decked out in con­tem­po­rary Mediter­ranean style, two beach clubs, six res­tau­rants (in­clud­ing the in­no­va­tive ‘eat while you play’ kids’ joint Da Puc­cetta), three bars, an awe­some spa – more on that later – and count­less ac­tiv­i­ties on of­fer. Such is its ap­peal that it caters to both the fash­ion crowd and fam­i­lies who like their luxury served with a warm Ital­ian wel­come – the chil­dren’s club is a must for en­er­getic lit­tle ones. We made the most of the wicked choice of cui­sine, with dishes span­ning from the fresh­est fish to tra­di­tional pasta. The cel­e­brated 1,600 sq m Vair spa, mean­while, is well worth chilling in, with every­thing from the di­vine-smelling well-be­ing prod­ucts to the staff ‘made in Italy’, a full-on Ro­man bath and a host of nat­u­ral ther­a­pies and mas­sages. We left feel­ing to­tally spoiled and ut­terly blissed out. Book it Dou­ble rooms from ap­prox £170 (bor­goeg­nazia.com).

CLOCK­WISE FROM this PIC­TURE Neu­trals heaven in Borgo Eg­nazia’s La Corte Splen­dida room; find au­then­tic lo­cal flavours in rus­tic La Frasca restau­rant; light and airy Bar del por­tico; fish sup­pers and sea views are a big draw at beach­side joint pescheria...

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