The crystalline waters of Northern Italy’s famous lake are a tonic in their own right, but for a truly revitalising break you should look no further than a hotel that specialises in wellbeing. With their focus on health, relaxation and rejuvenation these spa hotels lake garda are all about getting your body and soul back into balance.

Sculpted into the hillside above the pretty lakefront town of Gargnano, Lefay Resort is one of Italy’s top wellness hotels with an international reputation for its holistic approach to health, weight loss and longevity. With its stunning lake views, floor-to-ceiling windows and a spa that’s won awards for improving clients’ sleep problems and posture, this is the place to come if you’re after total mind and body renewal.

There are 96 suites here, all an ode to stealth-wealth minimalism with natural tones and furniture sourced from local forests, and floors made from walnut and olive wood. The calming atmosphere extends to the spa where there’s an emphasis on plant-based products and vegan toiletries, while public areas are sleek and generous with leather furniture and striking contemporary art.

There are also some great exercise classes to get stuck into, along with a sauna, indoor and outdoor pools and a jogging track to help you burn off those excess calories. Then there’s the spa which has a huge range of treatments from massage to anti-aging and ayurvedic detoxes. For those seeking a more complete rejuvenation experience you can opt for a Tridosha short break that’s designed to cleanse and purify from morning until night, with yoga and Ayurvedic therapies.