WITHIN EASY REACH
The best beaches of Salento
The Adriatic coast of Salento offers the most beautiful beaches of Apulia, lapped by a clear blue sea whose incredible transparency is often compared to tropical scenery. From our resort you can easily reach the most attractive coastlines. As those of Conca Specchiulla, San Foca, or Torre dell'Orso. The Bay of Torre dell'Orso has received also this year the "Bandiera Blu" and the "5 Vele" of Legambiente (the highest reward in Italy) for cleaness and clarity of the waters. The half-moon-shaped bay extends for about one Km between two cliffs, from one of which you can admire the famous cliff of Le Due Sorelle. The sand is fine with a typical silvery-white color, the waters are crystal clear and often framed by dramatic cliffs and stretches of green pine forest. Extraordinary views where you can experience all the beauty of the sea from morning to night, enjoying one of the many typical food of the place, as the fresh ice coffee with almond milk, the "pasticciotto" - a typical sweet pastry - or the "frisella" with tomatoes, rocket and capers.
The beach chosen for you
"Ultima Spiaggia" delle Cesine
Among Ferzan Ospetek’s favourite corners of Salento is "Ultima Spiaggia" delle Cesine, the beach chosen for you by Acaya Golf & Spa Resort. A little seaside jewel of quality, passion, care and attention, which smiles at the sea. The bluest corner of the Adriatic Sea, right on the border with Le Cesine WWF nature reserve, from which it takes its name. Here the sea dominates, with its many shades of blue and emerald finishing with indigo on the horizon. The white sand bears black streaks, volcanic sediments brought by the currents from the River Ofanto to the coast of Salento. Don’t miss an iced coffee on the terrace, an aperitif at sunset, or one of the many little concerts under the stars.
Conca Specchiulla (20. minutes)
Conca Specchiulla is a clear example of the beauty of the Salento coasts. Just 20 minutes drive from the resort, it is undoubtedly one of the most charming beaches near Acaya. Set close to the Alimini Lakes, it is surrounded by the characteristic pine forest, cicadas singing and greenery. Protected by a reef, it has crystal clear waters and white sandy seabed always spotless thanks to the particular currents. The landscape is picturesque, with a touch of that "wildness" that we like so much... Enjoy the sea!
TWO SEAS, ONE LURE
Adriatic or Ionian Coast?
The position of Acaya Golf & Spa Resort is perfect to discover the most beautiful beaches of Salento. A short distance away, the pearls of the Adriatic, as Torre dell'Orso, San Foca, Conca Specchiulla, Baia dei Turchi, Otranto. Down southward, you can find the most beautiful stretches of rocky coast, as Santa Cesarea Terme and Castro, with its beautiful caves and rock pools. Then down to the heel. Until Santa Maria di Leuca and Castrignano del Capo. The "Finis Terrae".. The place where the two seas meet. Going up on the Ionian coast, there are numerous beaches to visit. Incredible sea, with crystal clear and transparent waters, so much so that the coastline that goes from Santa Maria di Leuca to Gallipoli, with Pescoluse, Torre Vado, Torre Pali, has earned the well-deserved nickname of "Maldives of Salento". The colors of the sea are amazing, unique nuances bathing sandy beaches, with small dunes and gently sloping seabed. Heading north along the Ionian coast, you arrive at Gallipoli. A hotspot in the whole Salento popular both for the sea and for the worldliness. With its beautiful beaches, its vivacity, its excellent restaurants and night clubs, never a dull moment from morning until late at night. Let's close with the last Ionian stretch. After Porto Selvaggio, a wonderful spot to discover, we come to Porto Cesareo, where wild atmospheres, beach bars, music, and breathtaking sunsets on the sea are the best you could wish for...
ENJOYING THE SEA
Kitesurfing & Sports
Thanks to an agreement with KiteSurfLecce, here is the list of services for lovers of this fantastic sport:
- Private Lesson: 50 euros/hour (for a total of 6 hours to complete the course) including equipment
- Group Course 2/3 people: 100 euros/person for 3 hours (for a total of 9 hours to complete the course) including equipment.
All our instructors, led by Sandro and Alessio, are IKO certified which means that all course participants are issued with a certificate showing the actual level reached, which is valid in all Italian kite centres.
- Refresher course: intermediate and jumps (on request)
- Special exit channel and recovery dinghy.
In addition to the kitesurfing, there are countless opportunities for water sports and activities. From diving courses to discover these extraordinary depths, to sailing. From windsurfing to canoeing. From SUP (Stand Up Paddle) to Wakeboard, a halfway between skiing and snowboarding. Sports to practice for those who don't renounce to fit on vacation, and to find out for those who want to enjoy a bit of fun in the crystal waters of the Salento.
* For information on sports and activities are available at reception.