Amid the upscale hotels and luxury resorts that dot the shores of Italy’s Lake Garda, you’ll find many with a special emphasis on wellness. Whether it’s state-of-the-art treatments and therapeutic programs that aim to fix your back pain or sleep problems, or simply offering views across the lake, these lake garda spa hotels are perfect for those looking to recharge in tranquil surroundings.
Located high above the sleepy lakeside town of Gargnano, this 5-star resort’s SPA is considered one of the country’s best. Winner of several awards, including ‘Best Mineral and Hot Springs Spa’ in the world, the hotel’s award-winning Aquaria Thermal Spa is surrounded by nature park and offers everything from thermal swimming pools to hydromassage, saunas and steam baths to yoga and meditation.
All suites here offer vistas of the glistening lake and mountain peaks from their private terraces, while inside you’ll find light cream and white décor with a subtle rustic feel. Rooms are practical and well designed, with marble bathrooms and Lefay SPA amenities. Plus, you’ll enjoy the Bio-Climatization technology in place of air conditioning – which is ideal for combating the Northern Italian summer heat.
If you prefer a smaller-scale stay, head to the medieval castle town of Arco north of the lake for the small agriturismo Vivere Suites & Rooms. The suites here have private terraces, and the property’s honey, extra-virgin olive oil and red wine can be enjoyed during your stay. The hosts are also physiotherapists, so they can offer you massages and help with your wellbeing.