Taking time out is essential to refresh your body and soul, refocus on yourself and break free of the everyday stresses that can weigh you down. If you’re looking for an utterly relaxing escape, a stay at one of the spa hotels lake garda could be just what you need.
High above the sleepy lakeside town of Gargnano on the western edge of the lake, the Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda is a not-to-be-missed destination for those seeking a truly restorative and wellness break. Designed to be one with the surrounding hillside, 96 all-suite rooms look out over sweeping vistas and there are no less than four pools – including an infinity pool that almost seems to merge into the water of the lake itself.
There’s a light-touch contemporary feel to the hotel and its interior, with the use of marble and ceramics adding to the ambiance. There’s also a strong emphasis on natural wellbeing, with an East-meets-West approach to health, weight loss and longevity. The spa is a key component of this, with an in-house scientific committee that is developing new treatments to support the holistic philosophy of the resort.
There are few places in the world more scenic to take a dip, with the opulent infinity pool offering views of the lake’s expanse below while the saunas and other pools have a view that really does rival it for beauty. And if you do need to take a break from the wellness, there’s always the free excursions the hotel offers, including e-bike trails and Nordic walking in the nearby towns of Gargnano and Bardolino, and visits to the lemon groves for which the area was once famous. spa hotels lake garda