Take a private boat trip at sunset through the hidden Grotta Azzurra in the Bay of Mazzaró, known for the vibrant reflections that illuminate the caves. After the romantic excursion, enjoy a candlelit dinner on the beach.
All accommodations feature lush fabrics and fine artwork. Rooms include spacious marble bathrooms and views of the courtyard, gardens, or the Bay of Mazzaró. Suites feature sitting areas, lounges, or living rooms. Most rooms boast balconies and terraces with mesmerising views of the sea or sub-tropical gardens.
Restaurant Oliviero serves seasonal Italian cuisine with sea views. Sip a glass of Sicilian sparkling wine on the Bay of Mazzaró or enjoy a Napoli-style pizza at The Bar. Enjoy a drink at the Beach Bar or at the Pool Bar.
Lounge on the private beach in a cabana or by the infinity pool. The Wellness Centre includes two treatment rooms and an outdoor seaview gazebo for massages. The Sweet Almond Warm Body Ritual includes an exfoliation with natural olive oil black soap and a massage with almond body butter.
Try paddle surfing, a favorite local activity. Take an exclusive boat tour of the Sicilian coast and meet inspiring locals, then enjoy a traditional Sicilian lunch in Catania. Shop at the Sicilian boutiques and workshops that produce coffa bags, coppola hats, and Caltagirone ceramics.
Via Nazionale 137. Taormina Mare, 98039 Italy
1Certain room categories are not eligible for upgrade.
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