The 9 Best Beach Hotels in Puglia

Masseria Torre Maizza

Surrounded on three sides by the Adriatic and Ionian Seas, it’s no surprise to learn that Puglia has the longest coastline of any Italian region; around 500 miles. Some of it is rocky, elsewhere there are white-pebble beaches, sandy stretches or soft sand dunes. We’ve picked out some of Puglia’s best beach hotels and resorts, some with private beaches or beach clubs, others with a wealth of watersports, many family-friendly and all with enviable views.

For a family friendly beach hotel

Il Melograno

  • If you want plenty of action, as well as style, we recommend Borgo Egnazia, one of Puglia’s biggest, and most luxurious, family hotels. Close to the beaches at Savelletri, this village-style resort has heaps of activities – beach club, tennis courts, windsurfing, spa, four swimming pools, amongst others – while bedrooms are opulent in creams and marble.
  • A short walk across a field brings you straight onto the beach if you stay at Masseria Mongio, a chic, minimalist conversion of a farm and outbuildings near Otranto. Rooms are light and airy, with exposed-stone walls and flagged floors. There’s a garden with large pool, bikes to borrow – and a small spa for the grown-ups.
  • The family-run Il Melograno, a 16th-century farmhouse with Moorish outbuildings, knows how to entertain families while still offering luxury surroundings. There are indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, watersports, a modern spa and private beach. Rooms are airy and cool and lightly furnished with antiques.

Luxury beach hotels in Savelletri

Savelletri, near Fasano, is one of Puglia’s prettiest seaside resorts and fishing ports so a beach hotel here offers both sea and charm.

La Peschiera

  • If you want plenty of action, Masseria Torre Maizza, a contemporary hotel with a youthful vibe, offers sailing, windsurfing, golf and a spa, as well as a private beach club. Minimalist rooms have a monochrome colour scheme; the best with private plunge-pools.
  • Masseria Torre Coccaro offers the choice of two beach clubs, dining is indoors or al fresco plus there’s an Aveda spa and outdoor pool. Accommodation is elegantly rustic in this handsome restored farmhouse.
  • In a stunning position on the seafront, with a dining terrace perched above the water, the adults-only La Peschiera is both romantic and indulgent. Rooms are serene affairs in white-on-white with pale tiled floors and lots of natural materials; many with private patios. There’s a large pool, shady spots and a terrace for lounging with sea-views.

Great value beach hotels

Canne Bianche

  • Masseria Cisternella, a short stroll from the beach on the southern coast, is a charming conversion of farmhouse and outbuildings with each room having a private entrance and patio. With simple white or stone walls, cool tiled floors and handsome local furniture, rooms have rustic charm.
  • Also, on the southern coast, on the Gallipoli Peninsula, La Riviera has an enviable waterfront location overlooking the harbour and small beach. The small townhouse hotel has fuss-free, traditionally furnished rooms, all with balconies overlooking the seafront while public areas charm with antiques and painted ceilings. Dine on the harbourside terrace and watch the activities.
  • On the beach-front at Savelletri, Canne Bianche is a smart, modern hotel with airy, stylish rooms in neutral colours, and all with balconies or patios. There are terrific views over the Adriatic, a large pool plus restaurant serving deliciously fresh seafood as well as other Puglian dishes.

Still not sure which to book?

  • Take a look at our full range of the best hotels in Puglia.
  • Or the best boutique hotels in Puglia, or the best B&Bs in Puglia.
  • Alternatively, contact one of our friendly gurus for advice.
    • Borgo Egnazia Savelletri (Fasano Brindisi) 164 rooms from £233

      Families  -  Range of child friendly fun: complimentary kid's club, tennis, kite-surfing, swimming, beaches, games room, zoo safari nearby
      Romantic Break  -  Indulgent spa, architecture reminiscent of a Apulian village, pools, gardens, beaches and gourmet Italian cuisine
      Foodies  -  Foodies should not miss the Due Camini restaurant which has been awarded one Michelin Star
      Swimming Pool  -  Indoor and Outdoor Pools, plus private pools with the Egnazia Suite and some of the Villas
      Air conditioningTennisSpaRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenPet friendlyDisabled accessViewsParking
      Recommended by  -  I Escape, Mr & Mrs Smith

      A luxurious and stunning village-style resort in Puglia. Rooms and suites, the ultimate in opulence, have creams, marbles and chic accessories, all with enormous bathrooms. Gourmet Pugliese cuisine, pools, spa, beach club, tennis and gardens. Luxury, gourmet and romantic. See More

      Check Availability
    • Masseria Mongio Otranto, Puglia 17 rooms from £142

      Local exploring  -  A great base for exploring this beautiful corner of Puglia
      Spa  -  There is a spa with a large spa bath, Turkish bath, sauna, multi-sensory shower and herbal tea corner
      Restaurant  -  Serves typical cuisine of the Salento region using mainly local produce
      Sights nearby  -  The historic coastal town of Otranto is just a few minutes in the car
      Air conditioningSpaRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenParkingNo pets
      Recommended by  -  I Escape

      An elegant masseria conversion just north of Otranto. Seventeen individually designed suites offer chic minimalist accommodation, and all come with either a private terrace or garden. Large outdoor pool, excellent restaurant specialising in Salento cuisine, and just steps from the beach. See More

      Check Availability
    • Il Melograno Monopoli 38 rooms from £156

      Beach Life  -  This chic hotel offers access to their own private beach with white sands and blue waters and a seafood restaurant and bar.
      Spa breaks  -  Refresh and revive with the spa's extensive therapy list, sauna, frigidarium, turkish bath and hammam.
      Tennis  -  Enjoy the hotels two floodlit tennis courts and catch a game when the sun cools off.
      Sights nearby  -  Make a trip to the UNESCO-protected Trulli of Alberobello.
      Air conditioningTennisSpaRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenPet friendlyDisabled accessParking
      Recommended by  -  Relais & Chateaux

      A five star family-run hotel with a delightful down-to-earth atmosphere. Renovated 16th century farmhouse with sprawling Moorish outbuildings and flower-filled courtyards, terraces, big pool and tennis courts. Charming rooms in florals, tiled floors and fireplaces. Excellent spa and beach club too. See More

      Check Availability
    • Masseria Torre Maizza Fasano 26 rooms from £503

      Country Escape  -  Surrounded by ancient olive groves and fruit orchards, with fantastic walking, produce straight from the farm, and beach club.
      Romantic Break  -  A grown up choice with luxurious rooms, wonderful food, and picturesque scenery.
      Great walks  -  Explore trulli country on foot or by bike- discover it's ancient olive groves, fruit trees and miles of scrub.
      Cooking classes  -  Pick fresh olives and vegetables from the olive groves and use them in yummy Apulian dishes.
      Air conditioningSpaRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenDisabled accessViewsParkingNo pets
      Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Tablet

      Sophisticated, contemporary hotel with a young, hip vibe. Smart contemporary bedrooms, some with open fires and private pools. Wonderful courtyard bar with Balinese sofas and excellent restaurant overlooking the pool. Irene Forte spa, golf course and private beach clubs. See More

      Check Availability
    • Masseria Torre Coccaro Savelletri 33 rooms from £198

      Active Holiday  -  Explore the rugged countryside on the hotel mountain bikes, head down to the beach, or grab a round of golf.
      Sights nearby  -  Head to the nearby Mozzarella Palace for a cheese tasting then down to the local fishing village of Savelletri for seafood.
      Spa  -  Fabulous subterranean Aveda Spa with indoor pool, relaxation area and wide range of treatments on offer.
      Romantic  -  Good for couples.
      Air conditioningSpaRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenPet friendlyParking
      Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Kiwi Collection

      An elegantly restored historic fortified farmhouse, minutes from the sea. Wonderful rooms and suites with rough white washed walls, fine linens and silks - one suite occupies a cave and has its own olive grove and pool. Fabulous regional cuisine, Aveda spa and its very own private beach club. See More

      Check Availability
    • La Peschiera Savelletri 12 rooms from £347

      Honeymoons  -  The majestic seaside setting and superb suites make it perfect for honeymooners.
      Beach Life  -  Right on the sea with exclusive access to a beach and a relaxed seaside vibe.
      Sights nearby  -  Visit the stunning historic UNESCO protected Trulli of Alberobello.
      Restrictions on children  -  Adult only.
      Air conditioningRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenViewsParking
      Recommended by  -  Small Luxury Hotels

      A stunning five-star hotel, set right on the Adriatic Sea. The luxury design and magnificent location combine to create a tranquil atmosphere that is perfect for a relaxing seaside break. Enjoy sumptuous seafood and staggering sea vistas at the hotel's restaurant. The embodiment of serenity. See More

      Check Availability
    • Masseria Cisternella Alliste, Puglia 6 rooms from £78

      Local exploring  -  Perfect for exploring the romance and charm of Puglia
      Beach Life  -  Just a ten minute stroll from a picturesque beach
      Sights nearby  -  Visit the nearby Sant'Agata Cathedral
      Full of character
      Air conditioningGardenDisabled access

      Just a short walk from the beach, Masseria Cisternella is a stellar rural hotel on the coast of Puglia. Each individually decorated room carries its own charm and nods to the rich history of the farm. Superb value for money. See More

      Check Availability
    • La Riviera Gallipoli 6 rooms from £104

      Families  -  Some of the suites sleep upto four, making this a great choice for those travelling with young children
      Local exploring  -  There's plenty to do nearby from viewing historical sights to adrenaline fuelled watersports
      Sights nearby  -  Visit the Farmacia Provenzana, a beautiful 18th Century pharmacy
      Great walks  -  Take a stroll with the Gallipoli Guided Walking Tours

      Waterfront location and historic setting with good value rates. A great choice for families or groups on a budget. Beautiful townhouse with private balconies overlooking the seafront and small beach. Public spaces are decorated with beautiful murals, painted ceilings, chandeliers and antiques. See More

      Check Availability
    • Canne Bianche BR, Puglia 53 rooms from £112

      Local exploring  -  Located a 10 minute drive away from Fasano and 20 minute drive away from Alberobello
      Total relaxation  -  There is a spa, pool, hot tub, Turkish baths and sauna on site - divine!
      Beach Life  -  A seafront hotel with a private sandy beach
      Local markets  -  Explore the fishing town of Savelletri with many restaurants close by
      Air conditioningSpaRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenDisabled accessViewsParkingNo pets
      Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

      A beautiful relaxing hotel on the beach offers rooms with private balconies and spectacular views of the Adriatic. Interiors are simple and stylish in neutral colours and antiques. Timo, the in-house restaurant serves Puglian dishes including fresh seafood. A truly Mediterranean feel. See More

      Check Availability

Written by Helen Pickles

posted Monday, 24th February 2020