Go swimming, Puglia

Sometimes it takes more than knockout design, superb service and mattresses fit for a maharajah: Mr & Mrs Smith like a somewhere to dip their toes once in a while. Nothing beats watching the sunset over cocktails on a pool terrace – we've even been known to go swimming occasionally. So, we've splashed our way around our collection to find hotels with pools: plunge, private or infinity-edged; set in gardens or amid ruins; with swim-up bars or clear glass walls – each one the perfect place to show off your swimwear. Come on in; the water's lovely…

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Borgo Egnazia

Borgo Egnazia

Hotel
Experience a regal stay with four nights at Borgo Egnazia, a modern-day castle on Puglia's sunswept seashore. Here, you'll find a collection of sumptuous white-on-cream villas arranged like a traditional village, a knock-out spa, delectable Pugliese cuisine and a traditional cookery school. 

Worth getting out of bed for
– Explore nearby historic hilltop villages with Adriatic views 
– Shuttle down to one of the hotel's two affiliated beach clubs 
– Hit the links at the ocean-view San Domenico golf course

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