GARDEN & VILLAS RESORT
GARDEN & VILLAS RESORT lies just north of Capri on the small island of Ischia, a volcanic outcropping in the Bay of Naples. The terrain is mountainous and scenic, sprinkled with thick forests, vineyards, beaches, picturesque villages, botanical gardens, and historic ruins. The island’s volcanic activity has made it famous for the natural spa offerings and thermal gardens, filled with luxurious hot springs and healing volcanic mud. The resort is located walking distance from the sandy beaches of San Montano in seaside Lacco Ameno, arguably the most beautiful commune on the island and home to the Negombo Thermal Gardens, a park full of natural soaking pools and saunas carved from the surrounding rock. Set within two acres of extraordinary gardens, the resort itself blends in perfectly with its diverse landscape, and guests can stroll along flowered stone paths through verdant palms, aromatic herbs, and fragrant fruit trees. The stately guestrooms are part of individual villas nestled in these lovely gardens, each with balconies or terraces, many with sea views, and some with private outdoor Jacuzzis.
Set amid the distinctly Mediterranean whitewashed villas and lush vegetation, the outdoor pool is fed by the island’s thermic waters and makes for a fabulous spot to enjoy the gorgeous surroundings or a drink at the poolside bar. Additionally, the wellness center has an indoor pool, sauna, and gym, as well as a selection of body treatments and massages that feature local products. The hotel’s fare is truly excellent farm-to-table cuisine, highlighting homegrown produce from the on-site organic garden, local seafood, and regional culinary traditions, including fantastic wood-fired breads and Neapolitan pizza. The Il Corbezzolo restaurant has exceptional service, and offers light lunch and romantic dinners, while the terrace bar overlooking the gardens serves snacks and aperitifs. Breakfast here is a highlight, loaded with delicious produce from the gardens as well as freshly baked breads, pastries, fresh preserves, and honey from the island.