When arriving at Masseria Torre Coccaro, you will see ancient olive groves where connoisseur olive oil is pressed, a wave-lapped Adriatic shore where a private yacht is moored and a restored farmhouse where you will be staying. The farmhouse is hundreds of years old and is more fortress than house. In the days of pirate attacks and Ottoman raids, people fortified their houses in order to defend themselves. Nowadays, it is a boutique hotel with antique furniture, gold-curled mirrors and fine linen sheets. There is an Aveda spa and Turkish baths; a gym with an outdoor pool. The hotel is swinging distance from a 27-par golf course and attached clubhouse. The beach is perfectly maintained with wooden walkways and palm-leaf shades. Water sports are available and you can take a ride on the private yacht to visit the sea caves of Polignano a Mare and the local historic sea ports. The yacht will also find you the perfect spots to dive and snorkel in clear waters.