Need To Know
Double rooms from £258.43 (€296), including tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €3.00 per person per night on check-out.
Rates usually include a full breakfast. Children stay free in cots up to age two; extra beds (€90 a night for children aged 2–12, €150 for over-12s) can be added to many rooms.
Seven-night minimum stay in August. Torre Coccaro’s beach club (open April to October) is a five-minute drive away, with a free shuttle service. The masseria is attached to a working organic farm.
At the hotel
Spa, swimming pools, gym, personal training, restaurants, bar, kids club, playground, beach club with watersports, golf course, 14-metre yacht to hire, botanical garden, DVD library, free WiFi throughout.
In your room
Air-conditioning, flatscreen TV, minibar and mini fridge, digital radio, DVD player, slippers.
Our favourite rooms
Superior Rooms and the Junior Suite are large enough to accommodate a family of four with ease, while Deluxe Junior Suites have a separate living room. All bedrooms are decorated in a traditional Puglian style with local furniture with traditional stone cladding.
The large outdoor pool is heated April to November (when there’s often a lifeguard there too), and it has a toddler-friendly sloping beach effect. There’s also a large Jacuzzi in the shade.
Sign up for massages (Ayurvedic, shiatsu, reflexology) as well as fresh-herb-infused Aveda treatments. In the spa there is an indoor plunge pool, whirlpool and eucalyptus-oil-enhanced Turkish bath, and for fitness enthusiasts, you can also take yoga or Tai Chi classes, or keep busy in the Technogym.
The hotel also operates a horse-riding centre, with ponies for smaller children, allowing guests to take trots along the beach or through the countryside.
Book babysitting (€20 an hour) and spa treatments at least two weeks ahead.