8 beachfront spa resorts for an Italian summer in total wellness
1. Almar Jesolo Resort & Spa near Venice
Not far from Venice lies Jesolo, an ideal base from which to explore the Lagoon and enjoy the sea. For a complete wellness experience here you can stay at Almar, a 5-star resort with an elegantly contemporary design.
The Almablu spa is a large space dedicated to a variety of treatments, and the one to try is definitely at the Private Spa facing the sea, where you can be pampered in a private and personalised manner, including as a couple, all while taking in the views of the Adriatic Sea. The resort also organises Pilates and yoga classes, again overlooking the sea, for an intense spiritual experience.
2. Lindbergh Hotels & Resorts in the Marche and Sicily
Lindbergh hotels and resorts, synonymous with quality, can be found in various locations, such as Pesaro, Modica or Taormina, for a city stay that combines business and relaxation, or for a holiday in a picturesque location.
In the Marche hotel, by the sea, you can enjoy mud and seaweed treatments, body scrubs and massages, and the wellness path with Turkish bath, hammam, and sensory shower, while in Sicily, the Grand Hotel San Pietro Taormina is a gem immersed in the wilderness where you can delight in beauty, with dips in the sea, walks in the Mediterranean garden overlooking the Ionian Sea, relaxing massages, and aperitifs in the shade of the gazebo. Simply synonymous with la dolce vita.
3. The hotel Vis à Vis in Liguria
Sestri Levante is a unique place, nestled between the Baia del Silenzio and the Baia delle Favole in Liguria.
The Hotel Vis à Vis overlooks both bays, welcoming you in simple, cosy and comfortable rooms, from which you can admire the Tigullio.
The Giunone wellness area awaits you, with facial and body treatments, made with products based on the prized Erbario Toscano olive oil: here you can totally relax and be pampered by local excellence.
4. The hotel Il Pellicano in Tuscany
Speaking of seaside hotels, spas and wellness holidays takes us straight to Il Pellicano, in Porto Ercole, on Monte Argentario in Tuscany. More than a resort, this is a refuge from the daily hustle and bustle, a place of pure beauty and relaxation. Rooms and suites overlook the sea: you will breathe in the sea breeze surrounded by bougainvilleas.
From here you can directly access the private beach, explore the Tuscan archipelago or head to the Pelliclub, a health and beauty club, for a personalised wellness regime. Products from the ancient Tuscan brand Santa Maria Novella are used for all treatments.
5. Arbatax Park Resort in Sardinia
In magical Sardinia, the sea is the key element of beauty, to be enjoyed immersed in the wild and mysterious nature of the island. A special place in which to enjoy this is the Arbatax Park Resort, in the province of Nuoro.
The complex covers 60 hectares, includes seven hotels, and overlooks the coast of Ogliastra. As does the Bellavista wellness centre, located within the resort: 2000 square metres with every type of wellness path and treatment, in an atmospheric and relaxing environment.
There are also exclusive packages, such as the Yoga Retreat, a week totally dedicated to oneself to rediscover your balance.
6. Villa Magia on the Amalfi Coast
If there is a part of the world whose beauty is unparalleled, it is the Amalfi Coast. What better place to experience it than Positano, staying at Villa Magia, one of the area' s most beautiful luxury resorts.
The original nucleus is a watchtower built in the 1700s: steeped in history, today it is one of the largest villas on the Amalfi Coast. Its facilities include three swimming pools and an outdoor wellness area with spa, Turkish bath and relaxation area, and an indoor area for massages and treatments, such as an oxygen therapy pool and Kneipp path. It' s everything you could wish for from an immersive luxury experience.
7. Posia Luxury Retreat & Spa in Puglia
We are in San Foca, in the Salento region, and the place to stay is Posia, an elegant contemporary hotel where everything is conceived to guarantee maximum relaxation, with Ayurveda, amidst pools and vertical gardens overlooking the sea. In the spa you will find Turkish baths, saunas, Finnish and sensory showers, wellness cabins, relaxation areas and an Ayurvedic workshop.
Try the one-hour guided path to take a break from everything and everyone, enjoying the most authentic beauty of Apulia.
8. Le Calette Hotel in Sicily
Le Calette is a charming boutique hotel near the historic centre of Cefalù, a UNESCO heritage site. Gardens and terraces overlook the sea, and there are coves and beaches to explore.
The entire spa is worth a visit, but the must-try experience here is a rebalancing treatment in the Maga Circe gazebo: the hotel's practitioners will take care of you as you view the stacks of the bay, immersed in wellness and beauty.