Have you ever been to the Kakheti region of eastern Georgia, an hour and a half drive from Tbilisi? A stay at the beautiful Lopota Lake Resort & Spa offers both a tranquil getaway and the perfect base for an active holiday exploring the country’s most famous wine region.
The resort boasts its own winery, large stable, and a boating lake. It’s an ideal location for families, couples, or a group of friends, whether you’re looking for a quiet place to unwind or an adrenaline-filled vacation.
Château Buera is a magnet for wine lovers at the heart of the complex. Against the backdrop of some breathtaking views of the Caucasus Mountains and Kakheti, guests are invited to sip Georgian wine, tour the wine cellars, and sample a fusion of Georgian and European dishes served inside the restaurant or on the terrace.
In addition to its on-site winery, Lopota Lake Resort & Spa offers wine tours throughout the region in local wineries, family wine cellars, and chateaus, where centuries-old unique Georgian wine-making traditions are still widely used.
No less than 16 horses are groomed in the stable, and hotel guests can set on a guided horse-riding tour, exploring some picturesque forests, the meadows of the Alazani Valley, and even the 19th-century Church of St. George.
The hotel offers 232 rooms and suites, a spa and wellness center, five outdoor swimming pools and an indoor pool, an ecotherapy complex with lake views, and a selection of restaurants – from Asian fusion and Italian restaurants to traditional Georgian cuisine.
So if you are looking for a destination combining style and nature, this is the perfect summer getaway, just a short flight from Tel Aviv, and it won’t even break the bank (prices start at $200 a night). For more info, visit the hotel website.