Back in the 1950s, the Rosa Marina Consortium burst onto the scene with some serious global vibes. Starting out as an English and later on Austro-Canadian project, it went through its fair share of trials and tribulations. But guess what? They turned this untouched slice of Apulian coastline, known only to a select few, into a full-blown oasis with lush greenery that wraps around sleek private apartments and a swanky hotel.
The Rosa Marina Resort (we’re talking 240 fancy rooms and suites) in Ostuni now struts its stuff right where some farmer’s shack once stood. Picture this: Mediterranean-style digs that are so blindingly white you’ll need shades, with rooms, patios, and porches snuggled up to that sweet Mediterranean scrub. Think bougainvilleas and hibiscus showing off their colours, palm trees throwing some shade, and two swimming pools. There are two tennis courts, a volleyball court, and two astroturf football fields (one just for the little rascals). And for the golf fanatics, don’t fret – the San Domenico Golf Club is under 20 minutes away.
Now, here’s the kicker. This place is just a hop, skip, and a jump from the coastline. Their private beach? Total sandy paradise, framed by these cute little rocks that amp up the whole scene. It’s like being close to the sea, but not quite in its face. They thought this place was gonna reel in globetrotters, and boy, did they hit the jackpot. The locals totally dug it, and it quickly became the go-to vacation spot for the upper crust of Puglia.
Get ready for the primo hospitality at Rosa Marina Resort. They’re all about giving you the good stuff, just like a time-honoured tradition. You can stuff your face with local grub at their two top-notch restaurants. There’s Il Centrale, right in the hotel and even spilling out by the pool. Then you’ve got Il Pontile, serving it up beachside. Talk about class!
Bottom line, this place knows how to keep things fresh and fly. They’re all about dishing out what the cool cats want in the travel world while still giving you a taste of the real deal – the heart and soul of Puglia! WEBSITE