101 Honeymoons

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    Paradise in Puglia

    Jane's verdict:

    Italy is a top spot for romance, but Puglia goes largely under the radar. Explore the Baroque splendour of Lecce, Alberobello’s fairytale streets and unspoilt Adriatic beaches. Honeymoon hearts will skip a beat on arrival at Sardatur's collection of luxury hotels - the five-star Borgo Egnazia with its sexy pool villas, the charming Masseria Cervarola and historic Il Melograno for example.

    Recommended tour operator: Sardatur Holidays

    Authentic Puglian designOne of the gorgeous poolsBeautiful rooms - with a view

    Sardatur Holidays says

    Boasting some of Italy’s best beaches, the south western region of Puglia is also home to some of Italy’s most romantic yet little-known hotels from grand five-star resorts to quaint hideaways.

    • Great food and wine
    • Handpicked hotels
    • Unspoilt Italy

    The elegant five-star Borgo Egnazia Hotel Villa Golf Spa has already won an array of prestigious awards. Think chic décor in shades of white, cream and taupe and just 63 guest rooms plus a traditional ‘Borgo’ village with villas and townhouses with private swimming pools.

    Facilities include a variety of restaurants and bars, outdoor and indoor pools, a spa plus a free shuttle service to the Beach Club and sandy beach where there is a beach bar and a range of water sports.

    Enjoy fine dining at one gourmet restaurants, while the San Domenico Golf Club boasts an 18-hole championship course and magnificent sea views.

    We especially love the Vair spa for the wonderful range of pampering treatments, steam bath, sauna, fitness centre, tepidarium, calidarium and frigidarium.

    Masseria Torre Maizza is a more traditional and intimate option but no less stylish. There’s an Aveda spa, cookery school, private beach club and just 26 rooms. The fish restaurant here is particularly good.

    Oozing elegance, Borgo Bianco Resort & Spa is a five star hotel crafted from a charming old farmhouse with exceptional Pugliese cuisine and a superb wellness centre. Surrounded by glorious countryside, it’s an idyllic escape with a complimentary shuttle service to take you to the beach if you fancy a change of scene.

    With a hire car included in all our honeymoons, culture vultures can easily explore more of this wonderful area of Italy – Lecce’s unique Baroque architecture, the beautiful Trulli architecture of Alberobello (a UNESCO World Heritage site), Polignano, Cisternino and the white village of Ostuni for example.

    Find out more about our honeymoons in Puglia and the latest Puglia special offers.

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