Lodge Assessment: The Lesante Blu, Zakynthos, Greece

“Youngster-free” sounds a reasonably harsh piece of Victoriana whereas adult-only smacks of one thing reasonably 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 resort has grow to be a magnet for individuals who need modern, trendy lodging (marble, marble, glass rooves and extra marble) in addition to superb 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 refined piece of contemporary artistry is barely 14 km from Zakynthos Worldwide Airport. And but a world – world – away from the celebration animals and package deal 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 (light communicate for ‘ruined’) by howling infants, rampaging toddlers,  and excitable teeny boppers. Having holidayed with youngsters (each my very own and different individuals’s) my husband Martin and I’ve spent years coping with lobster pink children with no discernible quantity swap. And since circumstances meant we needed to take our vacation peak season, this was an opportunity to strive someplace that might make all that noise goes away. If just for some time.

Lodging

Though catering for a distinct segment market, the Lesante Blu is under no circumstances some chi chi boutique resort. Reasonably it’s capacious for this sort 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 standard add-ons together with fluffy bathrobes and an iPod docking station while the bathe was large enough to host a small household gathering. By way of 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 (baby free!) lodging, a way of privateness prevails over your complete resort.

Food and drinks

There are many eating choices. The Melia restaurant subsequent to the ocean gives worldwide high-quality 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 reasonably restricted by particular selections. As an alternative we elected to eat every night within the Gaia primary 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 additional degree of languorous rest it’s value testing the Essence Wellness & Spa.

Lesante Blu - Spa

Essence Wellness & Spa (c) Lesante Blu

For these not delay by the hovering summer season temperatures, theres a variety of actions together with a completely outfitted health club and a tennis court docket.

What’s close by

In Tragaki, there actually is nothing to do aside from stroll to one of many native Tavernas. However if you need vigorous bars, eating places and – sure – karaoke, the village of Tsilivi is barely ten minutes away.

The tick field points of interest for day trippers has to incorporate a go to to so-called Shipwreck Seashore: 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, beautiful 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 resort all of the sweeter.)

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

Is Wi-Fi accessible

Sure

How a lot

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

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