A look at some of the finest villas, houses and hotels located across the island of Sicily, offering immediate and ideal access to the beautiful beach.
A holiday to Sicily this summer will undoubtedly have you dreaming of scenes of long strips of golden sand and gently lapping waves. You’d be forgiven for hoping to turn your beach holiday fantasies into a reality, especially since there aren’t many places better to do so than on the island of Sicily.
Whichever stretch of coastline you flock to on the island, you’ll find glorious beaches and stunning coastal settings with relative ease. But where are the best places to stay in Sicily if you’re in search of the perfect beach holiday? Whether you long for a private villa with a stunning sea view or a luxurious hotel with its own private beach, we’ve got the perfect place waiting for you. With that in mind, here are some of the best places to stay in Sicily by the beach.
1. Apartments Macchia Mare
Located in a small block of seven apartments beside a gorgeous sandy beach, you’ll encounter Apartments Macchia Mare beside the shores of Marina di Modica beach. Located to the south of the historical city of Modica - which is well worth a visit – the two-bedroom apartments (of which there are two) are simply furnished, bright and airy, boasting a wonderful terrace for some al fresco dining with an unbeatable sea view.
2. Casa Marino
Discovered beside the ocean just a short drive to the east of the fascinating Baroque city of Noto, Casa Marino is a simple and beautifully positioned seafront house ideal for holidaying couples or families. The house is located in a quaint and quiet village called Calabernardo, with the large beach of Lido di Noto, with its several eateries and shops, around 4km away. The serenity of the location and the easy access to the sea are just two of many highlights of staying at Casa Marino.
3. Grand Hotel Atlantis Bay
A 5-star masterpiece sat beside the sea in the sheltered Baia delle Sirene on Taormina’s gorgeous coastline, a stay at the Grand Hotel Atlantis Bay will encompass a holiday of indulgence, relaxation and luxury. The hotel’s picturesque location is matched by its striking interior and unrivalled service and amenities. The beach is likely to greet you each and every day that you stay at Atlantis Bay, though an easy cable car ride up to the town of Taormina is also an attractive prospect.
4. Verdura Resort
Boasting two championship golf courses and its own private stretch of beach, the prestigious Verdura Resort goes further than simply offering a typical beach break in Sicily. Located on Sicily’s south coast, just to the east of the pretty coastal town of Sciacca, the hotel is based within restored ancient buildings, lending a sense of heritage to your holiday experience. Throw into the mix a giant infinity pool, six tennis courts, a kids’ club, an extensive spa and a number of courses and experiences, and the result is a holiday of immense 5-star luxury.
5. Hilton Giardini Naxos
Boasting a spectacular location on a beach in gorgeous Giardini Naxos, the Hilton Giardini Naxos benefits from superb views of the Ionian Sea and Mount Etna, offering an ideal base for those on a beach holiday in Sicily. Comfortable bedrooms, great amenities, a spa and wellness centre, two on-site restaurants and instant access to the beach ensure that the Hilton will match the requirements of all manner of holidaymakers.
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