The speciality at Lefay Resort & SPA Lake Garda? Without doubt: the treatment of typically western problems (stress, obesity) through a traditional Chinese medicine approach.
Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda
Where you are going...
Lefay Resort & SPA Lake Garda is situated in an enormous nature park. There are green hills, citrus trees and olive groves all around. The view of Lake Garda - on whose banks the resort has been carved into a cliff - is unrivalled.
From Amsterdam: approx. 2.5-hour flight
Verona airport: approx. 90-minute drive
Why you’ll love it...
The Lefay SPA Method is unique. During an intake consultation, the wise doctor, Coradin (over 30 years experience), will advise where your inner balance is disturbed. The treatment plan compiled on the back of this is entirely dedicated to readdressing this balance. In the meantime, you will get to enjoy all the luxuries of Michelin star-worthy meals and a stunning environment. Plus there’ll be no end to your fun with the comprehensive range of activities and many options for trips out that are available.
Wellness, Spa and Health
Lefay specialises in TCM, Traditional Chinese Medicine. This is a centuries-old system that tackles complaints from the root as opposed to battling the symptoms alone. To supplement this, the doctors and therapists also use western knowledge, methods and medicines. Besides individual programmes, you also have a choice of anti-stress, weight loss, sleep enhancement, fitness and wellbeing programmes. Whatever you choose, the treatments are always aimed at getting stuck energy flowing again by means of tuina massages, acupuncture, reflexology, meridian and pressure point therapies, for example. The spa spans two floors and also has a heated swimming pool and a gym, plus: a yoga studio, 5 unique saunas, a salt cave with pool, a smaller swimming pool and a really wonderful infinity pool. There is also a private spa (sauna and treatment room) available to hire separately. Afterwards, relax on a lounger in the spacious garden, where you might find waiters walking around offering you slices of watermelon! For specific physical complaints you can also head to the medical spa. Here, physiotherapists and osteopaths offer various treatments, from connective tissue massage to cranio-sacral therapies. You can also undergo all kinds of check-ups there. There are tests for food allergies, metabolism, stress hormone profiles, insomnia and anti-ageing. Lefay also has plenty to offer those guests who aren’t suffering from a particular complaint in the way of an extensive ‘menu’ of face and body treatments.
Holistic Activities and Sports
- The gym measures 100m2
- The spa has 3 pools
- Daily holistic activities such as yoga, Pilates and meditation, qi gong and tai chi
- You can jog and walk in the nature park
- There is a 9-hole golf course 6km away
- Mountain biking, horse riding, sailing and tennis
What’s on the Menu
Preventative medicine – the category traditional Chinese medicine falls under – emphasises a healthy diet. As such, Lefay serves meals that are light and pure. You can choose from a buffet or menus with multiple courses, but regardless of your choice, you can bet you’ll enjoy it. Seasonal products and real Italian olive oil in regional, Mediterranean dishes, as they were prepared in the old days. These dishes really are a wonder to behold, and taste absolutely delicious! Trust us. It’s true, even if you’re following a special diet….
- The salt lake!
- The infinity pool; as though you were swimming in Lake Garda itself.
- A conversation with the passionate acupuncture doctor: if you are looking for inspiration about your health and wellbeing, talk to him!
- The 2.5km-long walk through 5 gardens symbolising the different phases of life.
- The breakfast Buffet: we 'd love to get out our bed for the extensive breakfast buffet.
Good to know
Not just luxurious, but also environmentally sound. Lefay Resort & SPA has solar panels, sorts waste, avoids the use of chlorine and recycles water.
- There are 2 restaurants, one for lunch and dinner and the other for breakfast and dinner
- A lounge bar with terrace
- Lefay boutique with its own line of cosmetics, herbal teas and more
- Free shuttle service to the centre of Gargnano
- A daily kids club for children aged between 3 and 12
Lefay has 93 rooms and suites in total. The rooms are fitted as standard with a flatscreen TV, telephone, minibar, safe, aircon and tea- and coffee-making facilities. The bathroom has a bath and shower, as well as bathrobe and slippers.