Blue Zones Longevity Retreats at Borgo Egnazia

Scientific research has discovered five regions of the world, Blue Zones, where people are the healthiest and live longer than average. Borgo Egnazia’s Blue Zones retreats celebrate longevity and quality of life, reflecting the lifestyle and traditions of the Pulian environment. Join an immersive experience where participants live, eat, cook, and connect like the longest-lived cultures in the world in order to learn and share lifestyle secrets of longevity. Participants return home from an amazing experience with the tools and evidence-based strategies to make the healthy choice the easy choice, and new friendships to support their journey. The central goal of Blue Zones Retreats is to create an experience in which guests are fully immersed in the rituals and practices of the Power-9 (characteristics of Blue Zones). *



What's included

5 nights accommodation (alternative durations allowed)
Meal Plan Full board (based on Blue Zone menus)
Transfers Return private transfers (included, but optional)
Flights Flights available on request

2019 Retreat Dates:

Available from 18 November - 23 November 2019

Plus an additional 2 extra treatments per person

 

Example Programme:
- Moai opening ceremony, with a ‘walk of trust’ exercise
- Iyengar Yoga & 6 movement lessons in the Puglian countryside;
- Functional mobility training
- Grape harvesting and tuition in wine preparation techniques
- 5 Blue Zones cooking lessons
- 10 hours of Blue Zones concept
- Nature bike ride
- Nature hiking
- ‘Wine at 5’
- 1 massage of 50 min
- Evening entertainment such as circus art, Italian movie night and traditional Pulian dancers

- Complimentary access to spa, wellness and fitness centre (including an outdoor sauna, steam bath, ice fountain, samarium, meditation room and emotional showers)
- Complimentary shuttle to private beach (seasonal)
- Complimentary attendance to group classes including yoga, hiking, cycling, mindfulness, stretching (subject to weekly schedule & availability)

 

Added Value

Exclusive for Health and Fitness Travel guests

  • 1 welcome fresh juice per person at the Spa Bistro for all the guests booking any kind of program through you;
  • Only for the Blue Zones Retreats: €100 per person per stay spa credit for the first 10 confirmed bookings.

 

* Power 9 concept:
Move Naturally – Exercise and spend time in nature
Pupose – Wake up with passion and purpose
Down Shift - Detox from electronics and employ stress management skills
80% Rule - “Hara hachi bu” (the Okinawan mantra) to stop eating when 80 percent full
Plant Slant – A mainly plant-based diet
Wine at 5– A glass of resveratrol rich red wine
Belong – Stay connected with family and community
Loved ones first - Spend time with loved ones
Right tribe - Have circles that support healthy behaviours

5 days from £2,090 pp Other durations available
DEPARTING BETWEEN SHARING FROM Per person, based on two guests booking together and sharing a room (unless otherwise stated) SINGLES FROM Per person, based on private single occupancy (unless otherwise stated)
18 Nov 2019 - 23 Nov 2019 £2,090 £2,515
16 Mar 2020 - 21 Mar 2020 POA £4,380
04 May 2020 - 09 May 2020 POA £5,680
07 Sep 2020 - 12 Sep 2020 POA £5,680
09 Nov 2020 - 14 Nov 2020 POA £4,380

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Location Overview

Borgo Egnazia is a castle-like haven for spa-seekers, located in the untouched region of Puglia in Southern Italy with the Adriatic Sea right on the doorstep. The location offers the chance to explore the charming fishing village of Savelletri only five minutes away, and offers an ideal chance to appreciate the Italian atmosphere that is unique to the Puglia region. Baroque architecture surrounds Borgo Egnazia which resonates throughout the rooms, albeit with a modern and refreshing twist, offering the ultimate wellness holiday.

Dining

Due Camini

This is the main restaurant open all year round, the menu changes for each season and offers home grown dishes or locally sourced food like traditional Pugliese (grilled octopus, beef fillet, and tomato gnocchi). It is a very sophisticated gourmet restaurant and the atmosphere is extremely elegant and refined with experienced connoisseurs of high quality cuisine. The dress code is in line with the ambience, which is neutral, smart with characterful touches.

La Frasca

La Frasca serves buffet and barbecues in the Borgo and shows of the Apulian farming experience. A comfortable and rustic atmosphere provides the ideal place for families and friends to reunite. The food is typical of an Apulian table with emphasis on local and Puglia-inspired ingredients, making it an ideal spot for fans of the Mediterranean diet.

Trattoria La Mia Cucina

Watch your dishes being prepared right in front of your eyes. This restaurant hosts cooking classes and serves traditional local dishes like wood fired pizzas and is a great location to embrace the social scene and rise to moments of fun conviviality in a relaxed and chilled atmosphere.

Pescheria da Vito

The Pescheria da Vito is located 5 minutes away on the beach at the beach club. With beautiful sea views, enjoy light and tasty salads, pasta dishes cooked right in the moment and grilled and raw fish which can be chosen directly from the person wanting it, like a fish market. This restaurant is for everyone, from families, to couples, to groups of friends who love fish and beautiful landscapes.

Il Cortile

This open-air bistro provides an engaging, vibrant dining experience in the form of live cooking. Offering a wide range of options like flavourful BBQs, traditional breads and sauces and dishes from a rustic wood oven. Spreading a warm, welcoming atmosphere, the bistro is the perfect place for a casual dinner date to chat and soak in the Apulian flair.

Da Puccetta

This restaurant is exclusively made for the small guests, offering healthy and balanced meals that vary daily to provide enough energy to explore the exciting activities at the facility.

Facilities & Services

Facilities

Full service Vair spa
Hairdressers
Health club
Library and reading room
Cigar & game Room
10 x Meeting rooms
24/7 Business centre
18-hole golf course
2 x Outdoor tennis courts
Football pitch
Garden
Terrace
2 x Beaches
2 x Beach club
Beach snack bar
40 acres of grounds
4 x Outdoor pools
Indoor pool
5 x Restaurants
1 x Bar
Coffee shop/ café
Gym
Yoga studio
Bike hire
Kid’s club
Teen’s club
Bottega Egnazia shop

Services

Complimentary WiFi
Air conditioning
Private bathroom
L’Amande bathroom toiletries
Shower/bath combination
Mini-bar
Bottled water
Safe
LCD TV
Pay movies
iPod docking station
Daily housekeeping
24 hr room service
Infants cribs on request
In room massage available
Kids club
Teens club
Kids-only restaurant Da Puccetta
Evening entertainment available for children until 10pm
Babysitting services
Free cots for children under 3 years
Free shuttle service from hotel to beach (10 min)
Sun loungers and parasols at the pools
Valet parking
Concierge service
Airport transfer
24 hr front desk
Dry cleaning and laundry service
Wedding services
Spa treatment rooms
Luggage storage
Safe deposit box at front desk
Specially equipped rooms for guests with disabilities available
Butler, nanny, PA or private chef services upon request

Activities

- Anti-ageing music therapy (private lessons or small group classes available)
- Healing music ritual (private lesson or small group classes available)
- Windsurfing
- Wake surfing
- Wakeboarding
- Water-skiing
- Kitesurfing
- Fly boarding
- Sailing
- Tubing
- Scuba diving
- Swimming academy
- Snorkelling
- Fishing
- Kayaking
- SUP
- Motorboat outings
- Cooking classes
- Physco aromatherapy
- Teen’s club (football, cooking, sport, dancing, go-karting, adventure park, pool, arts & crafts, water sports)
- Playground on site
- Supervised childcare and activities

Wellness Facilities

The Spa

Nestled inside Borgo Egnazia, Vair is a 2000 m² psycho-alchemic Spa. ‘Vair’ meaning ‘true’, places inner beauty and joy as the central focus and goal of its wellness treatments that offer amazing out-of-body experiences. The highly skilled team is composed of masseurs, psychologists, naturopaths and therapists that helped develop unique techniques that nourish both the soul and mind. Apart from the candle-lit Roman Bath, there is also a bio sauna, a hammam table and a floating pool, facilitating a unique and authentic wellness break. The extensive list of indulgent spa treatments includes floating sessions that make you feel light and weightless, as well as vibrating massages to leave you happy and harmonized.

- Hot stone massage
- Detoxification wrap
- Couples treatment rooms
- Manicures and pedicures
- Body scrubs
- Aromatherapy treatments
- Spa tub in spa
- Massages
- Facial treatments
- Roman bath rituals
- Floating sessions

Gym

The latest addition to your wellness experience portrays the state-of-the-art gym that features high-end training equipment by the leading fitness company Technogym. In a Mediterranean atmosphere, work on your strength and endurance with functional and cardio workouts whenever you feel like working out, as the gym is open 24hours a day. Seek professional advice from qualified personal trainers for a more efficient training to achieve your goals faster.

Fitness Classes

- Iyengar yoga
- Fitwalking
- Stretching
- Jogging
- Golf
- Tennis
- Bike rentals
- Hiking

Wellness Approach

Borgo Egnazia’ s wellness approach is a mixture of luxurious, inspiring spa treatments and joyful activities to boost mood and energy. Explore the stunning landscape of Southern Italy during a bike or sailing tour before you unwind with a private yoga session in the spacious Iyengar yoga studio. They take things back to nature, striving to give back to the local communities by sourcing cuisine locally or growing it themselves. By designing the architecture to fit into the local buildings, they maintain the unique Puglian culture. Borgo Egnazia incorporate innovative and vibrating activities such as music therapy, to rediscover all the joys life has to offer and experience unconditional happiness during your stay.

Accommodation Overview

Borgo Egnazia boasts 184 rooms which spread throughout their grounds, all unique and authentic in their own way. Offering three different room categories, all exude an exceptional level of quality, luxury and elegance which resonates throughout. Choose from the La Corte range which emits a comfortable and relaxing environment, or the Il Borgo rooms that reflect the typical Apulian village homes. To experience the ultimate level of luxury and privacy then any of the ‘Le Ville’ villas are for you.

La Corte Bella

La Corte Splendida

La Corte Magnifica

La Egnazia

Il Borgo Splendida

Il Borgo Magnifica

Il Casetta Bella

Il Casetta Splendida

Il Casetta Magnifica

Il Villino

Villa Bella

Villa Deliziosa

Villa Stupenda

Villa Magnifica

Villa Meravigliosa

Villa Padronale

Special Offers

 

Blue Zones Retreat offer

- £2535 instead of £4415 per person in a single room

- £2105 instead of £4285 per person in a double room (both participants attending the Blue Zones Retreat

- £2880 instead of £5010 per 2 persons in a double room (one participating to the Blu Zones Retreat and the second one in accommodation and full board)

- Addition of 2 more treatments per person (3 treatments per person instead of the original 1)

(For stays between 18 November – 23 November 2019)

Our Reviews

  • Hollie’s Review of Borgo Egnazia, Puglia Italy

    Borgo Egnazia is a fairy-tale village resort set on shore-side olive groves, with every attention to detail carefully composed. Rather than a hotel, it is a patchwork of experiences, expertly crafted around the central idea of happiness.

  • Joanna’s Review of Borgo Egnazia in Puglia, Italy

    If you’re looking to relax and indulge yourself in luxury, then there is no doubt that Borgo Egnazia is the place to do so. Ideal for families, friends and singles alike, there is something for everybody, whether you want to switch off in Vair Spa or explore the local culture of Puglia.

  • Fiona's Review of Borgo Egnazia in Puglia, Italy

    This is a wellness sanctuary for anyone that’s looking for a place to truly get away from it all. The perfect destination to spend some time being pampered, find some tranquillity and reconnect with yourselfo. Borgo Egnazia provides a five-star luxury wellness break for anyone who needs to take a step away from their daily life and find some inner peace. The integrated wellness programmes are…

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