What we love
With everything and anything on your doorstep; no less than 3 golf courses, tennis courts, bars & restaurants, Sicily’s most impressive spa AND a private Mediterranean coastline – you really will want for nothing else here.
Setting the scene
Part of the Rocco Forte collection, Verdura Golf & Spa resort maintains the hotel group’s commitment to luxury and seamless service. Voted by readers of Conde Nast Magazine as Europe’s Best Spa hotel, this modern Mediterranean retreat blends seamless with its surroundings. Harmonious and tranquil, the scene is set perfectly in which for you to truly relax and switch off from the stresses and strains of the outside world.
Housing 203 rooms and 50 suites, the style of the hotel is that of a contemporary, sophisticated feel, which by the virtue of its traditional settings, further emphasises the impressive nature of the resort. In perfect contrast to the centuries old surrounding Sicilian orange groves & the timeless Mediterranean ocean, each of the stylish rooms & suites boast private terraces overlooking the jaw-dropping scenery. You’ll find the Deluxe Rooms on ground & first floors, the Superior Deluxe Rooms on ground floor with direct access to gardens. The Suites vary in size but each have their own sitting room. And the Grand Suites have their own internal courtyard complete with orange trees – breakfast does not get fresher than this!
Four restaurants and five bars make for an eclectic and diverse choice for your stay. All infused with the Mediterranean flavours, the choice lies really with the location in which you wish the savour the flavours. Celebrity chef, Fulvio Pierangelini serves up an outstanding menu showcasing the best of the island in the intimate, candlelit restaurant of La Zagara. A gourmet theatre is created at the open kitchen of Amare restaurant located on the beachfront. Relaxed & rustic, tuck into traditional tapas served up with a side order of breath-taking views at Liola restaurant favoured by the locals. Kick start your day at the appropriately named Buon Giorno Restaurant offering a plethora of healthy options served out on the expansive outdoor terrace. For light bites or aperitifs, La Granita bar offers signatures cocktails and sweeping sea views. The clubhouse restaurant, Torre Bar is the perfect spot for lunch pre or post teeing off. And for those who have worked up a thirst from soaking up the sun will find relief in the refreshing drinks & juices of the Pool Bar.
We could go on for hours about what is on offer here – we won’t, don’t worry! But rest assured that there truly is something for everyone. With 2 championship 18 hole golf courses and a 9 hole course, golfers will be spoilt for choice. But if this is not enough to keep you occupied, then book one of the 6 clay tennis courts. Or indulge in the plethora of water sports, join in with the weekly friendly football matches (the German football team did so ahead of the 2010 World Cup!) or simply stroll along the 2 kilometres of private coastline. But a stay at Verdura is really about the mind, body & soul. The award winning Vedura Spa is one of, if not the best, in Europe. Over 4,000 square metres in size, this tranquil, calming haven is the leader in commitment to health & well-being. All the treatments and products are locally sourced and administered expertly by the team of superbly trained therapists. Our only worry is once you’re in, it’ll be very hard to tempt you away. But we should think the infinity pool and white sandy beaches may prove too much to resist.
Verdura Golf & Spa resort welcome families with open arms. In fact they go out of their way to ensure that children feel as much the celebrity as the parents themselves, including the Little Ones Turndown service with a teddy, homemade cookies & milk waiting for when you have reluctantly say goodnight. Older children & teenagers are well looked after with tailor-made, extensive activity programmes that run throughout the day and provide perfect opportunity for lasting friendships to be made. In fact, we rather suspect it’ll be a tough one to call in terms who will be dragging whom away from where; father from the golf course, mother from the spa and the children from their new-found friends!
Verdura Golf & Spa resort is located 80 minutes drive from the Sicilian Capital, Palermo airport. The resort has a private heli-pad for guests wishing to arrive by helicopter. For land transfers, the concierge at the hotel offer airport private transfers.
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