Lesante Cape Resort & Villas, Zakynthos (Greece)


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Final month (July 2023), I loved a beautiful vacation in Zakynthos Island (Greece) the place I stayed a two five-star resorts managed by the Lesante Assortment: family-friendly Lesante Cape Resort & Villas and adults-only Lesante Blue.

  • Overview: Lesante Cape Resort & Villas (right now)
  • Overview: Lesante Blu (subsequent week)

Right this moment: Overview of Lesante Cape Resort & Villas, Zakynthos (Greece)

Lesante Cape Resort & Villas is a contemporary island oasis that honors Zakynthian tradition. Positioned in Akrotiri village, a spot of nice historic worth that beforehand housed manors of the island’s noblemen, the brand new property is completely positioned on a secluded seaside with extraordinary Ionian Sea views. Visitors are welcomed into a standard Greek village as quickly as they step foot on the property. A middle sq. was purposefully created for socializing and festivities and features a café, taverna, retailers, folklore museum and church. Conventional Zakynthian structure is displayed all through the property, and a variety of villas and suites supply up to date facilities and ample privateness. Visitors can reenergize the thoughts and physique on the Armonia Wellness & Spa, and savor native Mediterranean delicacies on the property’s three eating venues.

Lesante Cape Resort & Villas options in my high 10 record of the greatest resorts & resorts in Zakynthos.

Have you ever ever stayed at Lesante Cape Resort & Villas ? If that’s the case, what was your expertise? Depart a remark.

On this evaluation (extra information and pictures beneath my YouTube video):


PROS & THINGS I LIKE
  • Lesante Cape Resort & Villas is without doubt one of the greatest 5-star resorts on Zakynthos, which ranks among the many hottest and most lovely islands of Greece. The Venetians, who dominated Zakynthos from 1484 to 1797, known as the island “Fioro di Levante” (flower of the East) as there are over 7,000 species of flowers on Zakynthos. The third largest island of the Ionian Sea, after Corfu and Kefalonia, Zakynthos is internationally generally known as “Zante”. The verdant island is endowed with fertile valleys and a temperate local weather. Its panorama range has resulted in several types of seashores: there are sandy seashores, secluded coves and an attention-grabbing underwater world (which incorporates the endangered sea turtle species Caretta Caretta) on Zante’s jap coast, whereas the western half options rugged limestone cliffs and spectacular seashores, corresponding to world-famous Navagio (Shipwreck) Seashore.
  • Lesante Cape Resort & Villas is positioned on Zakynthos’ southeastern coast, round 2 km (1.5 mi) from Zakynthos’ principal city and a 20 min drive from the island’s worldwide airport. The property is conveniently near every thing (for instance, the full of life resort city of Tsilivi Seashore is a 15 min stroll or a 5 min taxi drive away) but as secluded as you would like it to be. The resort is constructed on high of a cliff, with the lodge constructions and pavilions gently tumbling down the hillside from the foyer (on the hilltop) in the direction of the pool (on the cliff’s edge) by an oasis of tranquil gardens and flower fields. On account of its location on a sloping website, the property boasts magnificent views of the emerald blue Ionian Sea and the spectacular island silhouette of Kefalonia on the horizon. With these spectacular views in entrance and tons of of olive bushes within the again, you may really really feel the Mediterranean island vibe and it is going to be a problem to tug your self out of the resort.
  • Lesante Cape Resort & Villas’ understated design – which is the work of Dedalo Progetti / Volineos LTD – honors Greek authenticity and Zakynthian structure. Tall archways, giant white stones and earthly tones  are mixed with picket furnishings and straw-made interiors, giving the areas a way of consolation, austerity and luxurious whereas embracing the normal design of the Ionian islands on the identical time. The elegant foyer is a high-ceilinged, light-flooded atrium, the place sofas and picket seats are centered round a good looking, historic olive tree. Down the hill, close to the pool space, you’ll discover a conventional Greek village, with a sq. at its middle – the place all of the socializing and occasions happen – with a café, a taverna, just a few small retailers throughout it, a folklore museum and its personal church, making Lesante Cape a contemporary resort that gives its visitors a really vivid journey to the previous.
  • Lesante Cape Resort & Villas has 65 spacious lodging, all having fun with sea or backyard views and most of them that includes good sized terraces or balconies with both a pool or Jacuzzi. Housed in a number of rows of sandstone pavilions that cascade down the hill, the lodging are available 11 completely different classes, starting from deluxe suites (on the hilltop) all the way in which as much as 3-bedroom villas (on the cliff’s edge). Throughout my go to, I stayed in a signature suite with sea view and a personal pool. With room for as much as 3 visitors, the suite featured a kingsize mattress, sitting space, rest room (outfitted with double self-importance, walk-in bathe and bathtub) and secluded terrace with a personal plunge pool. A sense of latest luxurious flowed all through the house, as genuine island deign particulars had been seamlessly built-in with blond wooden furnishings in an elegant, vibrant and trendy inside.
  • Lesante Cape Resort & Villas options a number of glorious eating places, which serve choose artisanal delicacies from across the area:
    • Proper subsequent to the foyer is Elea Restaurant, whose terrace provides backyard views and a glimpse of Kefalonia island on the horizon. Every morning, a luxurious breakfast buffet is obtainable at Elea; there’s additionally an à la carte menu with conventional Greek dishes and worldwide classics. For dinner, visitors can uncover a medley of Mediterranean gastronomy in a rotating 5-course menu (whenever you’re booked on halfboard, that is the place you’ll have your dinners).
    • Positioned proper subsequent to the pool space, with beautiful sea and sundown views, is Novita All Day Restaurant & Bar, which is open for lunch and dinner. A love letter to Ionian gastronomic custom, Novita serves provincial dishes, locally-sourced farm merchandise and freshly-caught seafood in a serene al fresco atmosphere.
    • The lodge’s signature restaurant is Fiore Superb Eating, which is positioned on a poolside terrace proper on the cliff’s edge. The idyllic venue provides refined gastronomy (with a alternative between à la carte dishes and a tasting menu) framed by panoramic views of the encircling seascape.
    • Bostani Farm to Desk is a standard Greek eatery set within the resort’s backyard, the place visitors can uncover the genuine culinary tradition of Zakynthos (from the backyard straight to the desk).
    • On chosen nights, a Greek themed buffet dinner is obtainable at Taverna, an genuine recreation of a standard village restaurant. A showcase of Greek taverna classics, visitors can take pleasure in freshly-caught seafood, high-grade meat and recent flavors.
  • Lesante Cape Resort & Villas encompasses a beautiful swimming pool, which ranks among the many most lovely swimming pools of Greece, if not Europe. The pool space is comprised of three separate swimming swimming pools that are inbuilt terraced layers one subsequent to a different proper on the cliff’s edge, affording spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea and Kefalonia Island. The higher pool is an adults-only enclave and options some swinging hammocks from the place to benefit from the fabulous views. The center pool is open to all visitors and comes with a swim-up bar. The decrease pool is a family-friendly pool, and permits youthful kids to play and splash as a lot as they need with out disturbing different visitors. Proper beneath the pool space is a personal seaside, which may solely be reached by dozens of stairs (as a result of hillside location) with a beautiful bar alongside the way in which. The slender pebble seaside options a number of solar loungers (a few of them positioned on an overwater pier).
  • Since antiquity, wellness practices and therapies have been a cornerstone of Greek tradition. Drawing from the land, native herbs had been reworked into nourishing elixirs as nature fashioned the premise of well being and steadiness. At Lesante Cape, this historical past of conventional therapeutic is honored at its spa, a sanctuary for peace, pause and purificatio positioned one ground beneath the foyer. With design impressed by native island structure, the intimate wellness middle – known as the Armonia Wellness & Spa – provides all kinds of therapies, from full-body massages to magnificence therapies. Services on the spa embrace 4 therapeutic massage therapy rooms (together with a {couples}’ room), an indoor/outside pool (with loungers), a hamam, a sauna, and a nail & hair salon. The spa can be residence to a big artwork gymnasium which options state-of-the-art gear.
  • Similar to its sister resort Lesante Blu, Lesante Cape Resort & Villas is counted among the many portfolio of the Main Resorts of the World (LHW). The latter is an unique assortment of greater than 400 luxurious resorts and resorts in over 80 nations. LHW doesn’t personal resorts; it quite provides a reservation service for impartial resorts and helps gross sales and advertising, promoting and public relations, monetary companies, high quality management, and lodge inspections for its member properties. LHW has many iconic properties in its portfolio, corresponding to such because the 12 Apostles Resort in Cape City, The Datai Langkawi in Malaysia, Resort Adlon Kempinski in Berlin, Le Sirenuse in Positano (Italy), Il Sereno Lake Como (Italy), and the Gstaad Palace in Switzerland. LHW additionally has its personal loyalty program, which lets you acquire factors at LHW properties and spend them free of charge nights at LHW resorts & resorts.

CONS & THINGS TO KNOW
  • Lesante Cape Resort & Villas is an impressive cliffside resort with phenomenal views but it surely’s not an actual seaside resort. The property does have a personal seaside, however the seaside can solely be reached by an extended staircase, and it’s a quite slender pebble seaside, which is within the shade by mid-afternoon attributable to its topography (as it’s surrounded by excessive cliffs). If a personal sandy seaside and swimming within the sea is a should, it is best to think about staying at Lesante Cape’s sister resort, Lesante Blu. That mentioned, the secluded seaside cove at Lesante Cape additionally has a pier with a number of solar loungers and it was a pure delight enjoyable there with solely the sounds of lapping waves within the background (and I most popular a lot this tranquil seaside over Zante’s typically overcrowded public seashores).
  • Fiore Superb Eating, the resort’s signature restaurant, might be one of the romantic eating places on the earth with a panoramic view of the ocean, Kefalonia and the sundown. However though the meals was nice and the service impeccable, I felt the parts had been a bit on the small facet (as a matter of reality, I used to be nonetheless a bit hungry after my meal because the tasting menu featured solely 4 small programs on the time of my go to). To the perfect of my information, this was the primary season of Fiore Superb Eating, so I’m positive that they may work out the kinks (in the event that they haven’t finished it already) and ship a Michelin-star worthy gastronomic expertise by subsequent season.
  • The half-board meal plan entitles you to have your dinners at just one restaurant (Elea Restaurant). Elea’s mounted menu adjustments each evening, however they repeat after per week and there’s no risk to order à la carte (so in case you are staying longer than one week on half-board, this may be a little bit of a disappointment). After all, you can too have dinner at one of many resort’s different eating places, wherein case you’ll get a credit score of 20 euros.

MY VERDICT
  • Location: 9/10
  • Design: 9/10
  • Pool: 10/10
  • Rooms: 8/10
  • Meals: 8/10
  • Breakfast: 9/10
  • Spa: 8/10
  • Service: 9/10
  • Wow issue: 9/10
  • Worth for cash: 9/10
  • General expertise: glorious 8,8/10

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BEST TIME TO VISIT

June and September are the perfect months to go to Zakynthos: the climate is heat and sunny and touristy websites are much less crowded. July and August are excessive season and you’ll pay premium costs at resorts and likewise meet many different vacationers; the climate is sizzling (too sizzling for some) however you may at all times cool off with a ship journey. April, Might and October are off-season months: the climate is generally sunny, however in April-Might the ocean remains to be fairly cool for swimming and occasional wet days might happen. Many resorts, eating places and bars are closed from November to April.


HOW TO GET THERE

Lesante Cape Resort & Villas is a 20 min drive from Zakynthos Island’s worldwide airport. Click on right here for a constantly up to date record of airways that supply direct flights to Zakynthos.


PHOTOS

Beneath is a choice of my pictures of Lesante Cape Resort & Villas in Zakynthos, Greece. To view extra lodge pictures (together with dinners & breakfast), click on right here.

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