Savelletri di Fasano, Puglia
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...