Surrounded by olive trees, orchards and gardens, San Domenico is a luxurious retreat close to the Adriatic coast. The original masseria dates back to the 15th Century with charming original features, while later additions include an 18-hole golf course, a specialist Thalassotherapy spa, and a private beach with restaurant and lounge bar.
The central buildings of the Masseria are home to eight different categories of rooms and suites to suit couples and families. All are beautifully equipped and decorated in tasteful but typically Puglian style, featuring red, yellow or blue; with the exception of the airy white Suite Masseria. The Deluxe rooms are tasteful and spacious, located close to the spa, and some have lovely balconies for catching the sun. Other options include Junior Suites, with one or two bedrooms, comfortable living areas and private patios; the newly-refurbished Garden Suites; breezy, open-plan Junior Garden Suites with garden views; and the San Domenico Suite - large and decadent - a real home-from-home with two double bedrooms, living room, kitchenette, two bathrooms and private pool terrace with sea views. Anyone longing for a more peaceful private sanctuary can opt for one of the instantly calming rooms in San Domenico e Mare and relax to the sound of the lapping sea.
Things to do at the property:
Cool off in the vast freeform outdoor pool
Make the most of the treatments at the specialist Thalassotherapy spa
Potter down to one of the two lovely beaches: La Fonte, ideal for families and shared with the guests of Borgo Egnazia, or San Domenico a Mare, the hotel's private beach with restaurant and lounge
Dine on fresh fish and seafood at La Nassa (June - September)
Play a game of tennis on the hotel courts
While away the hours over a round of golf on the 18-hole course which meanders through meadows to the sea
Enjoy Puglian favourites prepared with the hotel's own fruit and vegetables at San Domenico restaurant
Listen to piano music by the fire or in the fresh summer breeze at Ulivo
Linger over buffet lunches and a la carte dinners at the casual Pool Grill
Things to do nearby:
Head to Brindisi to explore Alfonsino Castle, the cathedral, Roman columns and archaeological museum
Take a walk through Cisternino pine wood overlooking Valle d'Itria; or admire the views from Selva di Fasano
Explore local towns and villages home to ancient churches and monasteries such as Bari and Lecce
Allow a guide to take you around the intriguing grottoes of Castellana Grotte
Charter a boat to sail the Adriatic coast for the day
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