Garden and Villas Resort, set amongst 30,000 square metres of beautiful sub-tropical gardens is the ideal place to relax for a couple of days. It's position makes it the perfect base from which to explore the sights of the wonderful island of Ischia.
Fantastic location just 500m from the lively town of Lacco Ameno
Peaceful resort surrounded by acres of beautiful gardens
Sensational Mediterranean food served at the main restaurant il Corbezzolo
Perfect place to base yourself while exploring the wonderful island of Ischia
Garden and Villas Resort is perfectly placed just 500m from Piazza Santa Restituta, the heart of the town of Lacco Ameno, and is surrounded by acres of peaceful, lush gardens. Brimming with Mediterranean plants and herbs, walkways are beautifully scented with rosemary and lavender and shaded by palm trees and there are lots of lovely spots to sit and read a book.
The hotel's 50 rooms are housed in nine Mediterranean style villas with balconies or terraces overlooking the gardens. Bedrooms are spacious and have marble bathrooms, most with Jacuzzi bathtubs.
There is a huge outdoor heated swimming pool and a lovely pool area equipped with sun loungers and umbrellas. The main restaurant, Il Corbezzolo, is at the end of the pool and serves absolutely fantastic typical Mediterranean fare - mouthwatering seafood and the freshest locally sourced produce - much of which comes straight from the hotel's vegetable patch. The buffet is sensational - piled high with Ischian pastries, delicious home-made marmalades, honey and bread, fresh fruit and plenty more!
There is so much to do in Ischia and Garden and Villas is the perfect base. A short walk from Lacco Ameno which offers a great choice of wonderful local restaurants, lively bars and shops; even closer to the Bay of San Montano and the infamous Negombo thermal spa gardens. A day's boat trip exploring the coves and bays of the island, or further afield to Capri is a must, as well as exploring the island's sights.
The Garden and Villas' owners, Luigi and Rita are the icing on the cake at this lovely hotel - completely charming and from the moment you arrive will do anything and everything to ensure you have what you need for a wonderful stay.
When to visit
The most amazing food at the main restaurant by the pool - order everything seafood related!!
Botania Relais & Spa is located just 500m from the lively town of Lacco Ameno in the north west of Ischia, a 45-minute hydrofoil from Naples.
Fly to Naples and your driver will meet you at the airport for your onward transfer to Molo Beverello port where you will take a hydrofoil to Forio or Casamicciola Terme. Here you will be welcomed by a hotel representative.
Hiking and wine tasting on Mount Vesuvius
Join your private hiking guide to explore Mount Vesuvius, one of the world's most famous volcanoes. Hike up to the crater before enjoying lunch at a winery at the base of the volcano.
Hiking the Path of the Gods
The Path of the Gods is a spectacular trail leading from Agerola to Nocelle, offering breathtaking views along the Amalfi Coast. Walk the route with your private guide and learn about local life in this once remote region.
Mozzarella experience on the Amalfi Coast
Visit a family-owned farm and discover how delicious mozzarella is made in the village of Tramonti on the Amalfi Coast. Enjoy a tour of the farm before learning the techniques and processes used to create mozzarella.
Private boat trip to Capri
Cruise to Capri on board your own private boat, stopping to swim in the crystal-clear waters and taking in the incredible views of the Amalfi Coast from the water.
Visit a limoncello farm
Discover one of the Amalfi Coast's most celebrated delicacies at a local limoncello farm, where you'll learn about the production process and sample some of the delicious liqueur.
Discover the ancient Roman world and its fascinating culture with a visit to Pompeii, a city almost perfectly preserved by the ash from Mount Vesuvius erupting in 79 AD.