In fact it would be enough just the name of the Salento, which refers to olive trees, the vegetation, the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic and the old sense of hospitality, to represent a guarantee certification for Acaya Resort, 4 stars for families with children. But as the beautiful is never enough, here is 120 hectares of Mediterranean vegetation, a golf course with 18 holes, comfortable and spacious rooms, a 1,200 square meters spa, indoor and outdoor pools, restaurants of gastronomic excellence, Free Wi-Fi all and a great business center.
Children are, of course, welcome. And not just because the staff, efficient, courteous and helpful, the promises first with words and then demonstrates with facts. But also because all children under 4 years stay free of charge in existing bedding as well as all those under 2 years of age do not pay a single euro for cots. Any type of extra bed is available: just order it and get confirmation from the staff.
This South Italy 4-star resort for families is fully realized a fantastic hat-trick: golf, beach and wellness center & spa. The first comes in an 18-hole usable throughout the year, a teacher for private lessons, a club house with a tout-court services, housed in a charming farmhouse dating back to the sixteenth century. In the beach nothing is left to chance: umbrellas and sunbeds on request, restaurant and bar always open, small boats available to add a touch of sportiness and adventure to the holiday. And then there’s the dream retreat for the regeneration of body and mind. On the one hand guests can indulge in treatments and massage, the other can indulge in saunas, solarium, whirlpools and even a hammam. In this context, fabulous, outdoor and indoor swimming pools and fully equipped gym pass almost for granted.
The rooms, to choose where to stay, are 97, all bright and spacious, always suspended between elegance and refinement. The opportunity is threefold: ground floor with lovely patio or garden; First floor with large terrace or balcony; Second floor with a roof garden. Each room is a miniature kingdom enriched with bathrooms with bath with shower, two telephones, 32-inch flat-screen kit for making tea and coffee, safe and hairdryer. For families with children we suggest two solutions: the King Family Suite overlooking the garden, pool or golf course; The Deluxe Family rooms for 3 or 4 people looking for comfort, style and functionality.
We are a few kilometers from Lecce so the inland excursions are many and all attractive, from Santa Maria di Leuca to Gallipoli, from Otranto to the Natural Reserve of Cesine. From the Resort it is easy to reach the white sand of Punta Prosciutto to Porto Cesareo, the Gallipoli Baia Verde in Porto Selvaggio, the bay of Bear Tower, the southern tip of Puglia with Santa Maria di Leuca and its famous caves . Yeah, because then there are boat trips, to do also with the children, in the most beautiful caves of Salento, such as Grotta Azzurra, Palombara and Zinzulusa. The Acaya Resort also offers a third way to experience the beauty of the Salento: the bicycle, for everyone, big and small. Besides these parts is inevitable to go on two wheels if low volume roads, olive groves are the eye, the quiet countryside and the colors and the scents are those of the South Italy. To facilitate the exits, the Resort offers its guests, in addition to bicycle rental service, programs dedicated to all levels of experience.
By the way, the food is great, always hovering between the Salento tradition and culinary innovation. To put the signature on the dishes there is the Andrea Ribaldone Michelin starred chef. In ancient farmhouse of the sixteenth century, however, the typical restaurant offers the best local cuisine to be enjoyed in an environment of strong character and a view that remains alive in the eyes for the rest of the year. And who is in the summer would do well to refer to the long list of food and wine events par excellence: the festivals. Not only food, but a real social experience and friendship in the heart of Salento.
- - Menu vegetarian, vegan, celiac
- - Golf course 18 holes
- - Hire umbrellas and sunbeds
- - Restaurant and bar on the beach
- - Small rental boats
- - Spa with treatments, massages and spa programs
- - Sauna, solarium, Jacuzzi, steam bath
- - Indoor and outdoor pools
- - Gourmet restaurants
- - Wi-Fi
- - Convention Center
- - Animation
- - Football ground and bike rental
- - Currency exchange and luggage storage
- - Concierge and Laundry Service
- - Free outdoor parking and garage
- - Shuttle Service
- - Admission of pets
- - Children up to 4 years are free of charge in existing bedding
- - Children up to 2 years are free of charge in cots
- - Extra bed and cots on request
- - Play Area
- - Baby sitting