Resort Assessment: The Lesante Blu, Zakynthos, Greece

“Baby-free” sounds a relatively harsh piece of Victoriana whereas adult-only smacks of one thing relatively saucy. But though The Lesante Blu is neither of these items it additionally occurs to be each.

Since opening for enterprise final summer season, this adult-only/child-free 5 star lodge has turn out to be a magnet for individuals who need glossy, trendy lodging (marble, marble, glass rooves and extra marble) in addition to wonderful views, scrumptious meals and an infinity pool which appears to spill into the dazzling Ionian sea.

Lesante Blu - pool and view

Infinity pool (c) Lesante Blu

Fronting an image excellent seaside within the small resort of Tragaki (i.e. little or no to do there), this subtle piece of recent artistry is just 14 km from Zakynthos Worldwide Airport. And but a world – world – away from the celebration animals and bundle tour households drawn to the island for some noisy enjoyable.

Who for

Lesante Blu - lobby

Foyer (c) Lesante Blu

Because the child-free/adult-only tag suggests, that is the place to go in case you don’t need your vacation compromised (mild communicate for ‘ruined’) by howling infants, rampaging toddlers,  and excitable teeny boppers. Having holidayed with youngsters (each my very own and different folks’s) my husband Martin and I’ve spent years coping with lobster crimson children with no discernible quantity swap. And since circumstances meant we needed to take our vacation peak season, this was an opportunity to attempt someplace that would make all that noise goes away. If just for some time.

Lodging

Though catering for a distinct segment market, the Lesante Blu is on no account some chi chi boutique lodge. Moderately it’s capacious for this type of lodging with 93 rooms.

Lesante Blu - bedroom

Lodging (c) Lesante Blu

We stayed in a superior double room whose spacious inside was exacerbated by the muted décor. There have been all the same old add-ons together with fluffy bathrobes and an iPod docking station while the bathe was large enough to host a small household gathering. When it comes to upgrades, there are deluxe suites, honeymoon suites and junior suites every with a decked terrace with non-public pool, in addition to extras like a VIP welcome deal with, a 42” LCD TV and complimentary entry to the health club. Although since this was grownup solely (little one free!) lodging, a way of privateness prevails over the complete lodge.

Food and drinks

There are many eating choices. The Melia restaurant subsequent to the ocean presents worldwide fantastic eating dishes. With tiled canals threading across the restaurant and the blissful vista of the Ionian sea, this was the place to eat in case you needed the actually romantic expertise.

Lesante Blu - restaurant

The restaurant and the blissful vista of the Ionian sea (c) Lesante Blu

Frankly, we didn’t because it additionally meant being relatively restricted by particular decisions. As an alternative we elected to eat every night within the Gaia predominant restaurant which appeared to supply the fabled “one thing for everybody”, within the type of a broad and eclectic buffet.

Lesante Blu - buffet bar

Buffet (c) Lesante Blu

In a single nook a chef was rustling up do-it-yourself pasta with on-the-spot bespoke sauces. But the buffet itself ran the gamut from conventional Greek (lamb, lamb and extra lamb) to herby fish, unique rice and beetroot based mostly salad.

Amenities

Sitting in squashy loungers by the L-shaped pool (full with a whirlpool bathtub) was restful sufficient. However for that further stage of languorous leisure it’s price trying out the Essence Wellness & Spa.

Lesante Blu - Spa

Essence Wellness & Spa (c) Lesante Blu

For these not postpone by the hovering summer season temperatures, theres a variety of actions together with a totally outfitted health club and a tennis courtroom.

What’s close by

In Tragaki, there actually is nothing to do apart from stroll to one of many native Tavernas. However if you’d like full of life bars, eating places and – sure – karaoke, the village of Tsilivi is just ten minutes away.

The tick field points of interest for day trippers has to incorporate a go to to so-called Shipwreck Seaside: a as soon as secluded cove, topped by the wreck of a rusting boat and reached solely by sea. Mix a go to to the seaside with a boat journey to the close by Blue Water caves, gorgeous geological formations which take their names from the distinctive turquoise of the ocean.

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In peak season, nonetheless, be warned these prime vacationer stops are  extremely crowded. (Although it does make returning to the peace of an adult-only lodge all of the sweeter.)

Personally, I used to be eager to really feel the true Greekness of this lush island. A craving which was happy by a go to to the pleasant Therianos natural farm within the centre of Zakynthos, which cultivates and creates attractive native merchandise similar to raisins, olive oil and honey.

Is Wi-Fi obtainable

Sure

How a lot

Beginning value is 175 Euros per evening for a double room with sea view.


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