Looking to splash out a little on a summer holiday to Sicily but not sure where to stay? Let the destination specialists help.
As a destination where the description ‘luxury’ can be found in abundance (and rightly so), a holiday to the island of Sicily is a fantastic choice for anyone looking to splash out a little bit, but not head too far away from the UK.
If you’re looking for that special holiday, but are being bombarded with words like ‘deluxe’, ‘superior’ and of course ‘luxurious’, then we’re here, as the destination experts, to try and make things a little easier for you. Here’s a roundup of three of our own personal hand-picked favourites which are all located in Taormina, where you can spend a little more, but also enjoy a truly exceptional holiday experience.
To start, a little bit about Taormina
Located in the North East of the island, Taormina literally has a little bit of everything. History and architecture which dates back as far as the 4th century BC, stunning stretches of coastline, a bustling Italian coffee culture with piazzas filled with shops, boutiques, restaurants and gelaterie and of course, the magnificent Mount Etna overseeing the entire town. A holiday in Taormina will really open your eyes to Sicilian culture, and it’s both the perfect choice for first-timers and regular visitors to the island. If you want to know even more about this beautiful town, visit our guide on Taormina and the North East.
First up, 5* Grand Hotel Mazzarò Sea Palace
Certainly living up to its name as a ‘sea palace’, Grand Hotel Mazzarò boasts a bay front location with some spectacular views across rocky outcrops and out to the ocean. The hotel’s classic décor helps to add to the overall classy ambience the hotel so effortlessly exudes, and with all guest rooms enjoying a sea views, there’s nothing better than relaxing on your own private balcony with a mojito or two.
There’s also a fabulous terrace facing out to sea, where breakfast and dinner can be taken, but it’s also one of the best places from which to watch the golden sunset. Taormina is also just a short cable car ride away, so if you want to spend half a day relaxing by the pool and the other exploring the town, it couldn’t be easier.
To follow, 5* The Ashbee
Boasting superb vistas across Taormina and its sparkling bay, holiday-makers visiting The Ashbee have the delights of relaxing in an infinity pool soaking up both the sunshine and panoramas. Designed in an English colonial style, everything from the furniture to the walls are plush in the hotel, and you will not struggle to get a wonderful night's sleep in the chic and stylish guest rooms.
Have we tempted you to find out more about a holiday doused in Sicilian luxury?
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