Introducing Lesante Cape
November 16, 2021 by Perrie Hartz
Perched along the eastern coast of Zakynthos, the southernmost Ionian island in Greece, Lesante Cape is a stunning new resort poised to open its doors in May 2022.
The sister property of the much-lauded Lesante Blu and member of Leading Hotels of the World, Lesante Cape is perfectly located amidst acres of verdant fruit trees and offers natural privacy by its surrounding olive groves.
Located in Akrotiri village, a charming historic town that has a rich cultural history of being the home of artists and poets, along with the ancient island nobility who inhabited the surrounding manors, the property proudly celebrates the incredible history of its island home.
Set against the captivating backdrop of rugged mountains, green hills and the ever present turquoise waters of the Ionian Sea, this new luxury resort will offer guests the perfect place to relax, unwind, and experience the true essence of authentic Zakynthian culture and lifestyle or an romantic backdrop to host a destination wedding.
Lesante Cape’s white-washed walls and sleek, minimalist decor give the space a quintessentially modern feel, though it was designed to look and feel like a traditional Greek village, (an homage to its historic location) with a square at its center, along with a charming café, an authentic taverna, a shopping area, and a folklore museum.
With the tall, proud arches of traditional Greek architecture, white color palate and earthly tones, and the natural wooden furniture and straw-made décor, Lesante Cape seamlessly blends past and present, providing a vivid glimpse of Zakynthian history while offering guests every aspect of modern luxury.
Designed to connect guests to the Zakynthian culture and lifestyle, Lesante Cape offers wine tastings, cooking lessons, hiking, biking, horseback riding and visits to the village of Tragaki and Zante with cultural immersions at an olive oil museum, historic local churches and monasteries. Guests can also visit the National Marine home to the Caretta turtles. For those seeking time in the Ionian sea, snorkeling, diving and sailing is available. To inspire children’s creativity and spark their sense of curiosity, there is a Kid’s Club, Outdoor Playground and Game Room.
The resort is comprised of 55 suites and 10 villas, all with either garden or sea views, and traditional yet elegant Grecian design. The suites are spacious, airy, and luxurious, sleeping from two to six people, some with two stunning private pools and terraces with incomparable views overlooking the turquoise waters of the Ionian Sea.
The exclusive luxury villas offer more privacy and can cater to larger groups, sleeping up to seven people in a three-bedroom space, and the entire resort is available for a full property takeover for weddings and other private celebrations. Both the suites and villas come equip with luxury amenities like walk in closets, bathrooms with separate tubs and rain showers, high-end toiletries, in-room Bluetooth docking devices, luxurious bedding and linens, mini bars and Nespresso machines, and more.
Lesante Cape’s impressive resort area includes a large infinity pool, a secluded private beach looking out into the calm crystalline Ionian waters, three bespoke restaurants, and four lively bars. The resort also boasts the Armonia Wellness Spa. Inspired by ancient Mediterranean healing practices, the spa is a true oasis of relaxation and tranquility, and it includes a heated indoor pool, four massage treatment rooms, a sauna, hammam, indoor heated jacuzzi, and a fully-equipped fitness center.
There is a abundance of dining options at Lesante Cape, with cuisine ranging from the traditional Mediterranean gastronomy at Elea, to the chic adults-only Fiore Fine Dining, an exclusive seaside restaurant with an eclectic menu and incomparable, panoramic ocean views.
Guests looking for a uniquely special evening can choose to explore the wine cellar and experience a private tasting of local Greek wines.
Lesante also has an authentic Taverna, serving traditional Greek and specifically Zakynthian recipes in a rustic-chic setting of soaring wooden beams and decor. Guests will love to sit water-side at either the Kyma Beach Bar or the Novita Pool Bar, both offering the perfect location to watch the stunning Ionian sunset with a delicious artisan cocktail in hand.
While Lesante Cape’s laid-back, relaxed island style and multitude of cuisine and activity options is a perfect fit for family or group trips, Lesante Blu, its sister-property on the island, offers a more exclusive experience with a slightly more elevated feel. With 92 private suites all overlooking the stunning Ionian Sea and an adults-only policy, Lesante Blu resort is ideal for honeymooners or couples seeking a quiet and romantic Grecian getaway.
Tailored yacht excursions can be arranged to the Shipwreck Beach, Marathonisi, Blue and Kerì Caves, secluded beaches and nearby the Ionian islands of Kefalonia and Lefkada.
Both properties are perfectly situated near charming towns, glorious Grecian beaches, and are surrounded by the beautifully unique topography that makes Zykanthos one of the Greek isles’ most-loved hidden gems.
291 00, Greece
Telephone: +30 26950 41330