Borgo Egnazia Resort , PUGLIA, Italy
Emerging almost organically from the sun-blushed Apulian ground, this masterpiece of hospitality is an entire purpose-built village that's dedicated to spectacular holiday-making.
A castle-like, village-style resort that could almost have been conjured straight from the pages of a fairytale; where no stone has been left unturned to create the most stunning retreat.
Nestled amongst olive groves, mere feet from the pristine Adriatic, Borgo Egnazia's 72 charming townhouses embrace a traditional Italian piazza just off the main hotel building.
The most exclusive accommodation however – the 28 three-bedroom villas built from hand-cut local limestone – each come complete with their own private pool, roof terrace, wrap-around balcony and fragrant Arabic garden.
Perfect for a little family togetherness, the facilities too are second-to-none. The on-site cookery school is a great way for the family to learn together; there are four pools, tennis courts and the Raison d'Etre spa – as well as the Trullalleri Club for kids and Tarantari & Marinai Clubs for teens. Or rent some bikes, get out and about and explore the region's beaches, villages and medieval castles.