Lviv offers what seems like an endless list of options for spending time in a fun and exciting way. This city has a well established reputation as Ukraine’s festival & gastronomical capital (no offenses, Kyiv). Lviv also boasts a superb geographical position which in turn provides many beautiful places for rest outside the busy city margins. «Detinations» rounds up some of the best country resorts around Lviv to enjoy this summer.
Set on a large property, Buhta Vikingiv (Vikings’ Bay in Ukrainian) is one of the oldest and most popular resorts near Lviv. It offers 3 lakes, a private beach, a riding stable, and spa facilities. This is a family-friendly facility which has much to offer when it comes to children entertainment: cycling routes, pet zoo, horseback riding, numerous swings and rides, large playground.
Guests are welcome to enjoy such services as fishing, outdoor clay tennis courts, horseback riding, sauna and spa, soccer field. In summer one of the lakes located on the territory of the the resort offers a clean sandy beach with loungers and umbrellas.
Comfortable hotel and European cuisine restaurant are also located on the territory of the resort.
Address: Stare Selo village near Lviv. 12 km away from Lviv in the Ivano Frankivsk direction.
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Villa Austria is a cozy country restaurant located on the bank of a picturesque lake some 5 km away from busy Lviv city center. Designed in the best traditions of European country villas, this complex offers delicious dishes of European and Ukrainian cuisine. Guests can enjoy good food and wine in the atmospheric restaurant or at the outdoor dining area spread by the beautiful lake.
This country restaurant is very popular weekend destination for families with kids. Here children can easily play outside on the manicured green laws and feed the ducks by the lake. The place gets very busy especially on weekends, so it’s a good idea to book a table a couple of days in advance.
Address: Navariya village near Lviv. 5 km away from Lviv in the Struy direction.
Edem Resort Medical & SPA
Edem Resort Medical & SPA (Ripyshche Hutir 1, Strelki, 81220, Lviv Region) is a luxury recreation center located by a picturesque lake in green forest. Beautiful nature, clean air, peace and silence help all the guests to reach harmony of mind, body and soul.
The resort features luxury hotel with 88 rooms, 4 exclusive restaurants and 5 banquet and conference halls. Featuring a private lake with sandy beach and tennis court, this hotel is located 30-minute drive from Lviv. The property features spa center and gym with yoga and Pilates classes.
The state of the art Medical Centre offers detox, body cleansing, metabolism, improvement and bioregulation programs. Luxurious SPA offers wide range of treatments, swimming pool, saunas and salt room. This is a perfect choice for a spa getaway near Lviv.
Voodoo Wakeboarding Park
Just 20 minunutes away by car from Lviv city center you’ll find Bryukhovychi suburban town with beautiful pine groves and picturesque lakes. This is a beloved area of Lviv citizens for vacation cottages and holiday rentals. Recently on one of the Bryukhovychi lakes a totally new attraction for all the extreme sports lovers was introduced - Voodoo wakeboarding park.
Prior reservation is strongly advised, as all the 10-minutes riding sets are usually tightly booked one week ahead, especially on weekends. Feel the thrill of wakeboarding riding the waters of little cozy lake and chill to some reggae tunes with ice-cold drink after in the Voodoo beach bar.
Address: Bryukhovychi Lake near Lviv.
Rumbambar Swin and Dance
The newest addition to the outdoor pool scene of Lviv, Rumbarbar Swin and Dance Club opened mid July, 2016. Rumbarbar quickly became chlorinated mecca for those who live in Lviv as well as for its visitors. With a 1000-square-metres swim area, in addition to plenty of poolside space for beach-chair and towel lounging, you can scope out hundreds of stylish hipsters, neighborhood families and curious tourists looking to stay cool. Just be prepared for a wait: the pool, which was opened a couple of weeks ago draws major crowds. The pool complex is located on the territory of the Drevny Grad Resort. Drevny Grad offers a hotel with comfortable rooms designed in rustic style. Traditional Ukrainian dishes and European cuisine are served at Drevny Grad Hotel’s restaurant. Meat and fresh fish specials are prepared daily and guests can dine by the fireplace.
Where: Drevny Grad Hotel Complex, 7th kilometer of Kyiv Highway from Lviv.
Read: Best Outdoor Swimming Pools in Lviv
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