What can be said about the magic of the wonderful island of Sicily? Resorts here are a complex and intoxicating blend of different cultures and histories ranging from the ancient Greeks and Carthaginians, to the Romans, Moors, Normans and Spanish right down to the present day. |
Many people have been entranced by what they’ve seen in films and TV series such as “Montalbano” and if you’re one of them, why not consider a holiday to Sicily? Resorts such as those below are waiting to welcome you.
Are you tired of those colourless international hotels that appear to be identical from one side of the planet to another? If so, you’ll love this location.
Set in the rural Sicilian countryside, Masseria Susafa consists of a large converted 19th century farmhouse with 13 rooms. Built in stone and luxuriously equipped, it conveys a sense of the history and tradition of the island and its people.
Emphasis here is on comfort but also authentic Sicilian tradition and the dining is exquisite.
This is a four-star hotel, set pretty much in the centre of Cefalù and close to the sea.
A comfortable and very well-equipped hotel, it specialises in great dining opportunities but watch out for the local pastries and sweets. If you over-indulge, you’ll be spending time buying new and somewhat larger clothes!
Free WIFI and wired internet access is provided as standard.
Alberi del Paradiso
If you fancy indulging yourself, this hotel is for you.
Accommodation and dining meets quality standards and the hotel also has its own private and immaculate beach (an important plus in Sicily. Resorts may have good public beaches but they can become crowded at peak times). If you’re feeling sporty, tennis courts, a swimming pool and a gym will all help you ease off a few pounds/kilos before you take afternoon tea on the beach!
Abbazia Santa Anastasia
This is a simply beautiful development of an old abbey and other ancient buildings in the countryside. Winner of numerous awards for excellence and Sicilian tradition, the dining here has to be sampled to be believed.
With beautiful views of the sea, this estate is one that will appeal to those who like character and quality combined.
Hotel le Calette
Just two kilometres from the centre of town, this hotel nestles in quiet grounds directly adjacent to the sea.
Boasting a Jacuzzi, private beach, sauna and children’s playground, it also offers superb water sports such as diving and snorkelling. The views from its terraces over the bay are likely to keep you mesmerised for much of your stay!
Don’t let the name put you off – this is a charming front-line hotel offering good value stays, excellent food and some fantastic views.
Well known for its superb local cuisine, the sunset over the sea as you eat is an experience not to be missed!
John Dixon is Managing Director of Prestige Holidays and visits Italy at least twice a year. He has been providing holidays in luxury Sicily resorts as well as luxury holidays to many other destinations worldwide for over 30 years.
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