Best beachfront hotels in Sicily

Updated on Jun 20, 2019 by Katie Mallalieu

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Home to some spectacular coastlines, we’ve pulled together a list of the best hotels in Sicily offering direct access to the stunning sea views.

The beautiful island of Sicily provides no-end to your beach holiday dreams, so why not secure yourself a prime waterfront location with never-ending views? With white sand beaches and clear blue waters, we are certain you will struggle to tire from the long stretches of uninterrupted beauty. From busy resorts, to quiet boutique hotels, take a read of our top rooms and suites overlooking the ocean.


1. Grand Hotel Atlantis Bay

In the shelter of the beautiful Baia delle Sirene, The Grand Hotel Atlantis Bay is the epitome of modern luxury. Carefully designed to make the most of its picturesque location, this popular hotel is arranged on elegantly shelving terraces, all of which lead down to the crystal clear Mediterranean waters below.

The hotel features a highly acclaimed al fresco restaurant, perfect for a romantic meal with a view. Guests can also make the most of a private beach, accessible from the panoramic sunbathing terrace.

2. Grand Hotel Minareto 

Located in the historic town of Syracuse, The Grand Hotel Minareto offers a unique prospect being the only hotel in the Plemmerio Marine Nature Reserve, and is ideal for those looking for a little luxury. Not that guests will need to be reminded what the sea and sand look like: the hotel sits right on the water's edge, combining spectacular views, a private beach and 5-star service. 

Also featuring a popular roof garden and private terraces, the extended views across the clear waters to Ortigia and Mount Etna are a true sight to behold. Here, you can even pre-book a water taxi across to the island and centre of Syracuse - both an absolute must.

3. Grand Hotel Mazzarò Sea Palace

Suitably named “Sea Palace”, this 88-bedroom beach hotel is positioned on the enviable Bay of Mazzarò. Offering sought-after, panoramic views across the coast, be sure to make the most of all that this property has to offer. As well as the desirable ‘room with a view’, you can soak up the Sicilian sunshine right on the waterfront with numerous sunbeds on the edge of the private beach.

4. Apartments Macchia Mare

Escape the feeling of a busy resort and stay in a perfectly positioned beachfront apartment. Set in a block of seven apartments, just 100 metres from the sandy beach of Marina di Modica, enjoy views of the water and many sand dunes right from your private terrace. 

Aside from being just a few steps from the beach, these simple yet modern apartments are just a short stroll from the nearby piazza, offering a delicatessen and a handful of restaurants. 

5. Verdura Resort

Verdura Resort, a Rocco Forte hotel, is a prestigious and well-established gem, offering fabulous facilities, exceptional service and access to one of the most beautiful and culturally rich areas of Sicily. Each of the stylish bedrooms offer a breathtaking view of the sea from a private terrace or balcony and is within easy reach of a private stretch of the golden Sicilian coastline.

This family-friendly resort is home to an abundance of on-site activities, including a beautiful two-tier infinity pool, six tennis courts, an extensive spa, two 18-hole championship golf courses and an interactive kids' club ensuring there is something for everyone during your stay.

Feeling inspired by our selection of beachfront gems? Explore the rest of our fantastic, sea-view properties just waiting to accommodate you on your next holiday to Sicily. 


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