Italy, Veneto: A luxury stay at Almar Jesolo

Here we go again on another beautiful, luxury adventure – this time in Italy. Almar Jesolo Resort & Spa is an exceptional 5-star resort and spa just 50 minutes east of Venice. Situated right in the middle of the Jesolo Lido, it is a 15km strip of beach – the longest promenade in Europe.  Jesolo is a quaint seaside town that can be easily explored by foot or bike.  It’s within easy reach of the beautiful floating Venice or the equally famous Verona, by car/taxi and ferry or a combination of both.

The property overlooks a golden sandy beach with a cinematic walkway to the promenade and beyond. The beach is known for their small piers all along the coast.  In the summer, the hotel places white chairs, beach umbrellas as well as white double beach sunbeds for their guests.

The Almar Jesolo pride themselves on extraordinary quality and incredibly attentive and superior service.   The hotel facilities are superb, clean and well staffed.   From the moment you check-in to check-out all your desires and requests are attended to, without any questions.  The service is professional, friendly and discreet.   The staff speak perfect English and are fluent in other languages too.

The rooms are just gorgeous; spacious, comfortable and high-tech. My 8th-floor apartment overlooked the sea and the pool downstairs.  The bed is what we call in England Emperor size, with crisp white bedding.  The room has one walk-in shower room with all facilities and the other a bath and his & hers basins. The living room was a delight with a desk and plugs for everything you could image.  A beautifully fragrant bouquet of flowers and a bottle of their prosecco were waiting on my arrival.

The balcony was quite big, with two loungers, towels, a table and chairs and plenty of room to move around.  Space is not a concern in this place. The decor was very relaxing with designer touches throughout the property.

It’s silent all around, it’s a place to relax and forget about the world. A place to concentrate on yourself and recharge your batteries.

Wellness, Spa and Beauty services at Almar Jesolo

Being a wellness and spa resort, Almar Jesolo offers an extensive list of pleasurable body treatments, massages and beauty treatments that put you on the right path to wellness.

I had a ‘Journey between Heaven and Earth’  a 90-minute full body massage  – It was so relaxing I fell asleep, only to be woken when the therapist asked me to turn around… I thought I was dreaming….  The whole experience took place in the very exclusive Almablu’s hidden gem – a luxurious room overlooking the sea, a very private part of the Spa, that can be booked for 3 hours for treatments, private sauna and jacuzzi.  A fantastic experience.

They have two lines of products: Almablu, which was an absolute delight at my massage session and the Eau d’Altitude, made with Dolomitic water. The latter is a cosmetic line made of the unique and innovative formulation using water from San Martino di Castrozza – characterised by a high degree of purity.  I am loving using this product at home too.  They can purchase online: Eau d’Altitude,

The Spa and the covered whirlpool (32C)  are very calming places. There is a sauna, steam baths and steam rooms for every taste.
Finnish sauna, Himalayan salt sauna and soft sauna, steam bath, salt steam bath and a Mediterranean bath – each at different temperatures. Another feature is the ice room with frozen cold water or ice for massages.  The Kneipp Therapy treatment is a coloured dual hot tub (hot and cold water) where you soak in hot water before plunging into cold water, this stimulates the blood flow, tones the muscles and increases the elasticity of the tissues.

There is also a well-equipped gym set in a glass cube, including the floor,  that overlooks the sea.

Eating at Almar Jesolo

Despite the fact it is a wellness resort, Almar Jesolo caters to everyone’s needs and tastes. I had a couple of lunches by the pool.

Carbonara Almar Jesolo style



Mediterra Restaurant

The restaurant at Almar Jesolo is beautifully designed. It overlooks one part of three adjoining pools at differing temperatures and the pristine white table, chairs and loungers surrounding it.
With temperatures at around  26C with a light breeze in April,  lunches were served by the pool – the menu was light, exciting and quite creative.

I had an excellent modern Venetian dinner at Mediterra Restaurant.

A Modern Venetian dinner at Mediterra restaurant

Fried ravioli filled with pumpkin  paired with Champagne – a delightful starter


Local Sardines onion confit slowly cooked, sweet dried  tomatoes white
raisins, micro herbs, pine nuts  and paired with champagne


Black ink risotto with sheep cheese ricotta and  pistachio+lime+ricotta
purée and grated hard ricotta rosemary flower matched with Pinot Grigio
from Friuli ( northern Italy) –  great taste of sheep cheese and black ink rice


Veal liver, polenta and croutons, onion Cooked with butter, vinegar, milk low for 20 minutes paired with red Valpolicella – a full of texture and very flavoursome
Dessert: We went off-piste to Sicily, and I had the Dolce Lampone

Lampone: Pistachio based biscuit, jelly, blackcurrant, velvety and extraordinary light diplomat cream and chocolate reduction matched with Sicily dessert wine, Muscat de Alexandria the wine is quite soft with low acidity, bright and floral and not too sweet.  The perfect ending to the meal.

I really enjoy this meal. Very creative cooking and lots of techniques. I choose to have the Venetian dishes on the evening menu. There are plenty of other choices for all tastes and needs.

The River Lounge Bar  at Almar Jesolo

An around the clock and informal bar serving light meals, snacks and the lunch time menu from the Mediterra restaurant. They serve excellent cocktails and drinks in minimalistic and pastel beige coloured surroundings, overlooking a large water feature.  Very calming.


Almar salad – juicy tiger prawns, green leaves, bloody oranges – very light and tasty.
Spritz at River Lounge bar

Tea time at The River Lounge Bar

They have a couple of choices, the Detox Tea (in keeping with the wellness theme) and the Chocolate Tea, where all items are, as you expect, cocoa based – an absolute delight!

I felt quite sad to leave Almar Jesolo after 3 days and 2 nights. It’s a fabulous place to recharge and reconnect with oneself.  Highly recommended.  It’s not as expensive as I thought, quite reasonable for what you get – Pure Luxury!  For more info:  Almar Jesolo

Nearest airport: Marco Polo Airport about 40 minutes away without traffic in the Summer (high season).  I hear that local and airport traffic is terrible in the high-season, Summer, so expect delays.
Highly recommended.

Almar Jesolo video

Disclosure: I was a guest of Almar Jesolo. All opinions are my own.







  1. Lynne Harper
    May 4, 2017 / 8:52 am

    When you mentioned Luxury you definitely meant it wow. This Hotel is beyond stunning. I adore the bedroom, including the beautiful headboard. Being able to sit around the pool and eat delicious meals like you have is fabulous. What i wouldn't do for a visit here, stunning

  2. May 4, 2017 / 10:01 am

    I've always wanted to go to Italy and this looks like an amazing place to stay.

  3. Claire Jessiman
    May 4, 2017 / 12:31 pm

    WOW that looks amazing! Italy is one of my favourite countries to visit but I've never stayed in such luxury – on day perhaps. Turquoise is my favourite colour so I particularly loved the robes and the sun loungers.

  4. May 7, 2017 / 7:53 am

    Interesting. I've always wondered what it is like to stay in this part of Veneto – I know Verona and Lake Garda but not this part. It looks very luxurious. Is there much to do outside the hotel?