The resort is built in the style of a traditional Greek village – all low-rise buildings in white stonework and earth tones – creating a calming ambience, with restaurants, pools and rooms linked by pretty, flower-lined lanes and interspersed with olive trees, vegetable and herb gardens, and even a small vineyard.
Accommodation ranges from Deluxe Suites – some with sea view – to Spa Suites with private hot tubs and Signature Suites with private pools, our recommended option. Then, for even more space, there are a range of one, two and three-bedroom villas, all with private pools and sea views. Inside each suite and villa, guests are treated to a full range of state-of-the-art amenities, and more of those wonderfully relaxing natural tones, showcased in tiled floors, beamed ceilings and a carefully selected range of furnishings and finishings. All in, they’re a consummate delight.
As is the food. In fact, the dining at Lesante Cape is nothing short of superb. Whether it’s the exquisite breakfasts and set-menu Mediterranean-inspired dinners at Elea or the traditional, plate-smashing fun of the Taverna, you’ll enjoy a gastronomic journey to remember at each and every mealtime. Don’t miss out on the scintillating seafood on offer at Novita All-day Restaurant, while for something extra-special, the fine dining at Fiore, with its tasting menu and sweeping sunset views, is impossible to beat. Through it all, you’ll be treated to the expertise of the resort’s own sommelier, who’ll be on hand with recommendations on everything from local and international wines to non-alcoholic cocktails. In fact, joining him for a tasting session in the hotel’s private cellar is an absolute must.
Of course, while the resort itself might prove hard to leave, you’ll still want to get out and about to explore the island. And, that’s where Lesante’s very own fleet of speedboats comes in. Moored just a short transfer away in Zakynthos Harbour, they’re on hand to take guests on half- or full-day island adventures, whether that’s to explore the famous Shipwreck Beach or the fabulous Blue Caves, or to simply relax on a secluded stretch of sand, far from the crowds. Then, back at base, you’ll have time to relax by one of the three tiered pools, complete with views over the sea to distant Kefalonia, or at the spa with its indoor/outdoor pool, gym, steam room, sauna and treatment rooms. The resort even has its own little slice of beach, down below the cliffs where a small jetty and sun loungers are perfect for lazy hours spent with a good book.