Located in Puglia, with its 443 rooms and close to the natural oasis of Torre Guaceto among bays and inlets, the Riva Marina Resort offers its guests one of the most elegant wellness centres in Puglia, 700 square-meter large, with five suggestive massage rooms, a room for beauty treatments, a hairstylist and a fitness room with treadmills, cyclettes and weights, a heated pool with massaging water jets, kneipp path, multi-sensory showers, sauna, turkish bath, scottish shower and relax area where infusions are served. The guests can choose between the spa or the crystal-clear water of the private beach equipped with sunbeds and umbrellas, 900 meters far from the resort and reachable with a shuttle service. For the sports lovers there are facilities and instructors for beginners or for those who want to learn the basis of sailing and windsurfing. There is also a big swimming pool, two tennis courts, a five-a-side football field, a multi-purpose basketball/volleyball court, a streetball field, ping-pong table, archery in the pinewood, four bocce courts, equipped fitness room and a path in the pinewood for those who love an outdoor work out. To the guests with disabilities the hotel offers an equipped shuttle service, umbrellas near the boardwalk that leads to the water edge and the use of a job chair on the beach and in the pool. Children and teenagers will have fun with the entertainers of the mini and junior club. Many activities will take place in the PlayGarden, a colourful outdoor playground on a 2400 square meter-large grass equipped with swings, slides and tunnels and in the Parco Giochi Ocean. There is also the Fantacastello, a castle with four colourful slides, tunnels and small sighting towers, a labyrinth, a mini golf with eight holes and a beach volley court.
Carovigno has 17.044 inhabitants and is located 5 km far from the Adriatic coast and 28 km from Brindisi, in the northern part of Salento. Its coastline was awarded with a "bandiera blu" in 2007 and 2016, and in 2017 it was awarded with: "bandiera blu", "5 sails" of Legambiente, since it belongs to the "Costa del Parco Agrario degli Ulivi Secolari" (which also includes Polignano a Mare, Fasano, Monopoli and Ostuni) and also won the "spiga verde" for its rural villages. It extends for 105 square kilometers and is located 172 meters on the sea level.
Places to know and visit
The Parrochiale, dedicated to the Assunta, was built in 1837 but still shows traces of the previous sixteenth-century structure with a rose on the right side and the apse in the left aisle. The apse has ten recesses on two levels. On the main altar there is a painting of the "Ultima Cena" (eighteenth century).
The Church of the Carmine, next to the city castle. Inside, there are frescos of the Ultima Cena and Sant'Elia in the desert and an oil painting of San Lorenzo between the martyrs Leonardo and Stefano, all of them dated back to the eighteenth century.
The Church of Sant'Anna, built by the Imperiali family (seventeenth/eighteenth century) near the castle, was a private chapel of the lords (almost completely renovated with a neo-romanic style).
The Sanctuary of Maria Santissima di Belvedere, 4 km far from the town, built in 1875 where a basilian monastery was located and of which there is still a vault. On the ciborium there is the date (1501), the signature of Giovanni Lombardo of Ostuni and the name of the customer: Pirro de Loffredo. On a side altar there is the very ancient fresco of the sweet face of the Madonna (repainted multiple times) worshipped by the people during the week after Easter, and many other byzantine frescos.
Porta Brindisi, which consists of two subsequent doors: the door of the Angevin age, with a pointed arch crowned with "beccatelli", and the door of the Renaissance (built during the period when the Loffreda lords owned the feud) with a round arch, that preceeds the older door. It maintained the original base of the gate. On the front, there are two emblems: the one of the Loffreda family on the left, and the one of the University of Carovigno on the right.
Porta Nova. It is located in the western part of the town and is also called Porta Ostuni, since it is near Ostuni. It connects the castle to the Church of Sant'Anna and was often modified, especially during the restorations of the castle at the beginning of 1900.
Ostuni - A pleasant walk through the alleys of the white city with its wonderful Borgo Antico full of artisans, stories, scents and gastronomy. The tourists can visit the cathedral and the other churches.
Alberobello - surrounded by a flourishing vegetation of almond and olive trees. It is famous for its typical houses, the "trulli". The trulli are a UNESCO's world heritage since 1996; they are conical structures built with dry stone that create a unique urban centre with nice little alleys.
Castellana - 3 km of karstic complex. Where there was an old river, there are now wonderful natural sculptures.
Lecce - you cannot spend a holiday in Salento without visiting Lecce. The baroque churches, the narrow labyrinthine alleys, the castles make Lecce an aristocratic city full of art: the old Piazza Sant'Oronzo, the beautiful visitable monasteries, the majestic Piazza Duomo, the Palazzo dei Celestini with the famous cathedral of Santa Croce, the little stone houses with their wrought-iron balconies and the lampposts which suggestively light up the whole city during the night.
Torre Guaceto - the excursion follows scented paths of mediterranean scrub which lead to quiet beaches. There is a tower, from which it is possible to enjoy the landscape, and a canebrake.
Services for our guests
Check in from 17:00 - Check out within 10:00.
Saturday/saturday or sunday/sunday stays.
Pets are not allowed.
Free services included in our offers
Reception open 24/7.
Piano bar by the pool.
Outdoor pool for children.
Three bars (one of them on the beach).
Restaurants, baby-bottle area and risto baby.
Access to the moist area in the wellness centre.
Fenced, shaded private car park with artificial lighting.
Sports and cards tournaments, beach and pool activities.
Fitness room, outdoor work out in the pinewood, Play Garden for children.
Entertaining service all day long with shows and games in the mini and junior club.
Outdoor pool for adults with three hydromassage areas with umbrellas and sunbeds.
Use of the sports facilities during the day (two tennis courts, a five-a-side football field, a multi-purpose basketball/volleyball court, a street ball field, ping-pong table, archery in the pinewood, four bocce courts).
Beach club with an umbrella and two sunbeds (subject to availability), bar, showers, canoes, sailing and windsurfing centre, shuttle service from/to the beach.
Massages, beauty treatments and hairstylist in the Wellness Centre.
Pediatrician and doctor available on request.
Transfer service from/to airports and railway stations.
Use of the sports facilities during the evening.
Car and bike rental.
Pharmacy and laundry.
Guided tours (additional cost).
The restaurant of the Resort is air conditioned and offers a buffet service, water and wine dispensers and a great variety of appetizers and side dishes, first and second dishes, fruits and desserts belonging to the international and local gastronomy. The guests can also reserve a table in the outdoor restaurants: "il Pugliese", available only at dinner, serves a typical apulian menu, included in the offer, on the terrace on the first floor; the "Beach Restaurant" on the beach with a buffet service only at lunch, included in the offer. There is a kitchen equipped with bottle warmer, sterilizers, a microwave, small pots, a sink, high chairs, tables and chairs for children (available in the dining room on request) for the parents who want to cook for their children. It provides vegetable stock without salt, vegetable puree, rice cream, tomato puree without salt, whole or semi-skimmed milk, cheese, grated cheese, yogurt and two types of pastina. Assistance available during the hours of the meals.
From 20/05 to 30/09, it includes the full board service with buffet and beverages included during the meals with mediterranean and local cooking; typical apulian dinner, italian evening and elegant dinner; light breakfast at the bar (9:30-11:30); open bar with unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and beverages on tap, coffee bar, draft beer, drinks and national liquors, snacks; fruit and pizza available during the afternoon; gastronomic surprise three evenings a week; aperitif of the chef; tea time and bakery; italian sparkling wine for everyone on the last night of the stay. The open bar does not include: mineral water, bottled and canned beverages and beer, wine, liqueurs, alcoholic drinks and foreign spirits, ice cream and packaged foods. From 31/03 to 17/06 and from 9/09 to 28/10 you can choose between the full board (with a reduction of € 10,00 per person per day) or the all inclusive service (porterage, wellness itinerary in the wellness centre, Wi-Fi connection in the common areas and in the rooms with cable, full board with beverages included; non-alcoholic drinks, beer, alcoholic drinks and national spirits, snacks, coffee bar). From 31/03 to 19/05 and from 30/09 to 28/10, the buffet service might be replaced by a waiter service with a three-course menu, at the hotel management's discretion.
The offer does not include
Medical and luggage insurance.
Tips and everything that is not explicitly listed.
Extra lunch € 25,00 for adults, € 18,00 for children 3-16 years old.
Free for babies 0-3 years.
1 child 3-16 years free from 2/04 to 5/08 and from 26/08 to 28/10.
Family plan: 2+2 = pay for 3 from 5/08 to 26/08 (0-16 years).
Special 1 adult + 1 child 0-3 years: pay for 1 + 1 single-room surcharge.
Special 1 adult + 1 child 3-16 years: pay for 1 + 25% discount on the other 1.
1 adult + 2 children: pay for 2 + discount on the third bed.
Possible reductions and additional costs might be subject to variations and they will appear on the "Book" page.