Masseria San Domenico Italy | Wellbeing Escapes

Masseria San Domenico

Brindisi, Puglia, Italy


Close to the Adriatic coast, in one of the most beautiful regions of Italy, Puglia, Masseria San Domenico is an adult-only oasis of peace surrounded by olive groves, narrow paths and ancient drystone walls. The original building dates back to the 15th century and was used as a watch tower. Today, the watch tower is converted into 5 star luxury resort offering boutique style intimacy whilst still honouring its rich past. Spa is also influenced from the past using the seawater known for its healing properties since the ancient times. Thalassotherapy is the basis of their wellness approach. Combined all this with a healthy Mediterranean cuisine and you have your perfect break in sunny Italy. 

When to go

Puglia is an year round destination. Best time to visit is Spring and Autumn, if you don't like the heat avoid the summer time.

What we love

  • Seawater used in Thalasso treatments is completely purified, very rich in minerals and the abundance of trace elements make it a primary source of purification for the human organism
  • The olive oil is produced from the resort’s own olive grove
  • In this part of Italy, the weather is good all year round. The temperatures stay high until November. Perfect for an autumn break!

Who should go

  • Anyone who wants to benefit from the powers of healing seawater
  • Traveller seeking a luxury and peaceful break to de-stress and unwind
  • Couples in need of sun, spa and an ultimate relaxation


  • Single traveller discount: 10% discount on the room (in April, May, September and October, min 3 nights)
  • For all travellers:
  • - Complimentary spa gift voucher €50 per person with min. 3 nights
  • - Complimentary spa gift voucher €100 per person with min. 7 nights
  • Loyalty offer for those who visited the hotel with us: 1 free dinner per person (min 3 nights)
Have a question?
This hotel is not fully available from 08/01/2022 until 31/03/2022. Please email or call us on +44 (0)20 3735 7555 to find our more details about availability.

Bed & Breakfast Stay

Just the hotel, no programmes
per person


Main mission is to promote a healthy, happy and sustainable lifestyle. For this they take an inspiration from the Mediterranean lifestyle and the healing benefits of the Thalassotherapy. 

Thalassotherapy Spa at Masseria San Domenico is the core of the hotel with variety of services using the seawater which is known as the primary source of purification for the organism. Water is rich in minerals which help to relieve stress and revitalise your mind and body. 

Spa offers a wide selection of treatments including facial treatments, massages and thalasso based therapies.

The Thalasso centre is compact but houses 8 treatment rooms dedicated to thalasso (wraps and such), 14 regular treatment rooms, outdoor seawater pool, outdoor Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, thalassotherapy pool, relaxation area and Kneipp pools. There is also a Beauty salon and a hair salon. If you feel active there is a gym with the latest equipment. There are also 2 tennis courts and you can hire a bike. 

When it comes to food, the cuisine is Mediterranean with a low-calorie regiment using vibrant and fresh produce of the region. Menus can also be personalised. Mediterranean diet consultation with Doctor Agostino Grassi is based on nutritional recommendations that serves your specific constitution during your stay but can also be easily integrated into your lifestyle once you return back home. 

Example treatments at Masseria San Domenico
  • Thalgo jet
  • Marine scrub
  • Hypothermal marine treatment
  • Mineral wrap
  • Stone massage
  • Shiatsu
  • Facials
  • Physiotherapeutic massage
  • 24K pure gold facial


Activities available at resort
  • Cycling
  • 18-hole golf course wraps around the hotel
  • Water sports (during summer period only; additional fee applies)
  • Tennis courts

Activities available at the surrounding area
  • The city of Lecce is well worth a visit
  • Visit the UNESCO town of Alberobello with its beautiful architecture and traditional Trulli house
  • For lovers of local gastronomy, go to Ceglie Messapica which is filled with award-winning restaurants

Typical Group Classes

  • Aqua gym
  • Stretching
  • Yoga
  • Functional training
  • Fit box
  • Body combat


There are 40 rooms and suites in total. Each room and suite is unique and offers magnificent views of the olive groves and the sea in far distance. The white stone rooms are decorated in a classical, tasteful style including antique and elegant local crafts. Pillow menu is available in each room offering latex, goose feather or orthopaedic pillow options. All rooms can be turned into twin bedded rooms. 

Deluxe room
Deluxe rooms (25-30 SqM) are tastefully furnished. Located on the first floor, close to Spa & Thalassotherapy centre. 

Bathroom has a bathtub. 

Facilities include air conditioning, satellite TV, free wi-fi connection, safe, mini bar, hairdryer, robe and slippers.

Junior Suites Masseria
These spacious rooms (40 SqM) are located on the ground floor of the ancient building.

Rooms have garden views and there is a bathtub and a shower in the bathroom.  

Facilities include air conditioning, satellite TV, free wi-fi connection, safe, mini bar, hairdryer, robe and slippers.

Junior Suite Garden
Recently refurbished, these rooms are 40 SqM with a private patio furnished with table and chairs overlooking the olive grove. 

Bathroom has a shower. 

Facilities include air conditioning, satellite TV, free wi-fi connection, safe, mini bar, hairdryer, robe and slippers.

Junior Suite Terrace

Rooms, 45 Sqm, are located on the ancient building on the first floor.

They have a bedroom with vaulted ceiling combined with a living area. There are 2 bathrooms with a tub and a shower.

Rooms also have a spacious, garden view terrace with sun loungers, table and chairs.

Facilities include air conditioning, satellite TV, free wi-fi connection, safe, mini bar, hairdryer, robe and slippers.
Suite Masseira

These suites are located in the ancient building on the ground floor. Room size is 55 SqM. 

They have a spacious bedroom, separate living area, outdoor space and bathroom features a shower and a bathtub.

Facilities include air conditioning, satellite TV, free wi-fi connection, safe, mini bar, hairdryer, robe and slippers.
Thalasso Suite

These are amongst the largest rooms on the hotel with 52 SqM. 

They have a living space with a little balcony. Located on the first floor and close to the spa. 

Bathrooms are large and feature a separate shower cubicle. 

Facilities include air conditioning, satellite TV, free wi-fi connection, safe, mini bar, hairdryer, robe and slippers.
Garden Suite

Located on the ground floor with a spacious garden space. 

Suite has a large bedroom, separate living area which could be turned into another bedroom.

Bathroom has a shower and a bathtub. 

Facilities include air conditioning, satellite TV, free wi-fi connection, safe, mini bar, hairdryer, robe and slippers.
San Domenico Suite
The most exclusive suite in the hotel.

Suite has a large terrace (70SqM) with the views of the swimming pool and the sea in the far distance. 

There are 2 en-suite bedrooms and a separate living space with a fireplace. 

Facilities include air conditioning, satellite TV, free wi-fi connection, safe, mini bar, hairdryer, robe and slippers.

What’s on the menu

There are 6 food and beverage outlets including a pool bar. You can enjoy a balanced Mediterranean diet where all traditional recipes are prepared with fresh ingredients. Vegetables and products such as olive oil and fruit are grown or produced on San Domenico’s own land. Fresh fish and shellfish come from the local Adriatic coast. 

During the long summer days you can sit on the south facing terraces and enjoy a relaxing drink. Pool side restaurant serves buffet lunches and candle lit dinners. 

San Domenico Restraurant
San Domenico Restraurant
This dining room, which dates back to 18th century, offers specialities from the typical cuisine of Puglia with an emphasis on seasonally available ingredients. Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner.
La Nassa
La Nassa
Enjoy wonderful seafood menu, special oysters and champagne aperitif. This restaurant is open from June to September only.
San Domenico By The Pool
San Domenico By The Pool
Overlooking the pool, restaurant serves traditional Mediterranean food. Enjoy buffet or a la carte dinner.


Hotel is located in the heart of Puglia, only a few steps away from the Adriatic sea. Beach is 700 meters away and is in operation from June to September. 'San Domenico a Mare' is a rocky beach exclusively reserved for the hotel guests. There is an easy access to the water and a corner of white sand beach. Beach has a seafood restaurant, a bar and lounges for relaxing. Second beach 'La Fonte' is a pretty white sand beach with loungers, umbrellas and a bar shared with the guests of Borgo Egnazia, a family friendly hotel and therefore accessible to children. Both beaches are easily reachable by a shuttle service which departs from the hotel hourly. 

Nearest airport

Brindisi airport is 52 km away and transfer takes about 35 minutes.

You can also fly to Bari airport which is 82 km away and transfer takes about 50 minutes.

There are flights from the UK provided by low-cost airliners. Flight time is approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes. 

Families, Children & Infants

This is an adults-only property. Minimum age is 14.


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