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The best luxury resort in Puglia

When my husband and I took the kids to Puglia, the southernmost region of Italy, we wanted a place to stay that was luxurious, opulent, and kid-friendly at the same time. We did some research and ended up staying at the Borgo Egnazia. Our stay there was dreamy.

The hotel looks like it was built centuries ago, but it has all the conveniences of a modern palace. It’s made to look likeĀ  an old Italian village centered around a main piazza. Surrounding the hotel are fields and fields of ancient olive trees.

Between the hotel and the Adriatic sea there’s a golf course that belongs to the hotel, and the hotel also owns the beach on the other side. A little shuttle takes you there so you can relax on loungers set on a grassy area near the shore.

At the hotel itself, there are three or four swimming pools so you can choose which one suits the mood of the day: a kids pool, an adult pool, a lap pool – take your pick!

If you don’t want to spend your days sunbathing by the pool or beach, you can stay active; there’s a beautiful tennis center and a soccer field, which my kids loved.

There’s also a great variety of dining options on site. Should you choose to dine somewhere else in the region, a short taxi ride will take you to several great restaurants, including one that’s Michelin-starred.

We were impressed with the kindness of the hotel staff. They went above and beyond to make our family happy. We loved our stay at the Borgo Egnazia and would love to return for another stay.

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