Garden & Villas Resort on the island of Ischia, off the coast of Italy, have extended their green thumb to the newly refurbished spa launching an herbal inspired spa menu just in thyme for the Italian summer.
The resort’s new spa features a wide range of body and face treatments, with signature treatments inspired by the natural essences from the resort’s abundant gardens. Highlights on the new menu include the range of Garden Massages using lavender, lemon or thyme along with the Mint and Rosemary Body Toning Treatment.
Each herb used has been carefully selected for their various healing properties: Lavender for its ability to reduce inflammation and minimise the ageing process; Lemon for its ability to boost energy levels and to improve digestion; Thyme to improve circulation and strengthen the immune system; Mint to reduce muscle aches and pains and Rosemary for it’s ability to heal the body.
Signature treatments are available in the newly refurbished spa which fittingly is built into a naturally formed cave on the grounds of the sprawling 3-hectare garden centric resort. Produce grown in the garden is mindfully used throughout Garden & Villas Resort’s menus in line with their zero-miles food philosophy so it is only fitting this same philosophy now carries through to the resort’s spa menu. In addition to herbal treatments, the new spa also features a thermal pool with jets to massage various body ailments.
Characterised by lush vegetation, Ischia is known as the Green Island with its huge parks, beautiful beaches, lush landscapes and breath-taking sunsets. The volcanic island is also home to over 100 thermal springs making it the ideal wellness destination. Garden & Villas Resort, located in the heart of Ischia, is home to nine villas housing the guest rooms.
To experience Garden & Villas Resort’s new spa, the resort is offering a Summer Dream package which includes an overnight stay and Buffet Breakfast, one dinner per person at Il Corbezzolo restaurant by the pool and one massage 30-minute massage per person. Prices start at €210 per person per night (approx. AUD 340 per person per night). * Subject to availability and conditions apply. Minimum 2-night stay required.
Getting to Ischia:
Ischia is a 90-minute ferry ride from Naples departing Calata di Porta di Massa to Ischia Porto and Casamicciola Terme. A quicker option is the ferry in Pozzuoli, which is closer to Ischia, or one of the hydrofoils departing from Molo Beverello in Naples to Ischia, Casamicciola and Forio.
Reservations can be made at www.gardenvillasresort.it/en/.