From Bed to Sea: Five Luxury Hotels By the Beach in Sicily

Located near Sicily's attractions, yet removed enough from major centers to enjoy some peace and privacy, the five hotels below are ideal for those looking to relax and enjoy the region's beaches, while mixing it all up with sightseeing, sports, and tasting the local cuisine. 

Set on 230 hectares among olive groves, near Sciacca on Sicily’s southern coast, the 5* Verdura Resort offers a “stylish Sicilian escape”, complete with almost two kilometers of private beach. Should you ever get tired of sunbathing, you can pick among the hotel’s three golf courses, a 60-meter infinity pool, six clay tennis courts, a spa, four restaurants and five bars. Or just enjoy the sea view from your room or suite.

The Therasia Resort Sea & Spa is an elegant and romantic 5* hotel set on a truly stunning location, on top of the promontory of Vulcanello on the island of Vulcano. Besides your own private beach, you can enjoy two infinity pools that seem to extend directly into the sea. All rooms and suites have sea view and the three restaurants (one with a Michelin star) offer typical Sicilian cuisine.

Located in a beautiful bay just steps from the beach, Grand Hotel Mazzarò Sea Palace is five minutes from Taormina, which can be reached via the funicular. Although you may be tempted to never leave, given the sea view rooms, the private beach, the wellness center, the restaurant and bar, all designed for pampering.

Minareto Seaside Luxury Resort is located on a promontory inside the Plemmerio Marine Nature Reserve, overlooking Ortigia. The rooms are set within private cottages surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation. The resort features a private beach, a number of sun terraces on the cliff edge, a pool, gardens, a spa and fitness center. A free shuttle bus connects to Ortigia.

Le Calette N° 5 is a delightful resort overlooking the sea a couple of kilometers from Cefalù on Sicily’s northern coast. It features bright  rooms and suites, three restaurant and a beach bar, a pool, wellness center, a private beach, and free bikes and shuttle service.

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