Hotel Baia Del Capitano

  • Sicily, Italy, Cefalu

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Hotel Baia del Capitano has a great Mediterranean style throughout and a laid back atmosphere. It's located in the Bay of Mazzoforno, four kilometres away from the historical centre of Cefalù. From its elevated position you get views over the sea towards the picturesque town.

The rooms are decorated in a typical Sicilian style - most have views over the hotel's gardens but upgrades to a sea view are available for a supplement. Your time at the hotel can be as relaxing or active as you want – there’s plenty on offer for everyone. You can relax by the pool, where you can keep your glass topped up with drinks from the pool bar or lay back in the whirlpool; or head to the nearby private sandy beach where there are plenty of loungers (normally open mid June to mid September). There's lots of activities available too including tennis, cycling and scuba diving (some activities are payable locally).

The centre of Cefalù is around a 15-minute drive away and the hotel operates a shuttle service there and back from morning until late afternoon (bookable and payable locally). It's a charming seaside town with a lovely historical centre that's filled with stunning architecture, restaurants and bars. If you prefer to dine in the hotel, the Kefale Restaurant serves traditional Sicilian cuisine that can be enjoyed in the hotel gardens, and the lobby bar provides the perfect excuse for a pre-dinner drink.

Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 10 mins by private car from Palermo airport.

Added value

Free nights available between 01 May - 30 Jul 22 & 28 Aug - 31 Oct 22 (not combinable)

Early booking offer available for summer 2022 (ends 31 Jan 22, B&B only)

  • No. of rooms: 51
  • Official rating: 4

Local Fees and Taxes

Cots are available on request for approx. €10 per day, payable locally.


Classic Rooms have been furnished in a comfortable style and overlook the garden. They have air conditioning, TV, minibar, safe bath or shower and hairdryer. They can sleep up to four people, with the fourth bed or cot available on request. 

Superior Rooms are bright and spacious and have been decorated in a modern style. These rooms have a balcony or terrace and sleep up to three people. 

Superior Sea View Rooms sleep up to three people and have a balcony or terrace with sea views. 

Classic Rooms for Single Use have garden views and are available on request, please call to book.

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No

Cefalù is one of Sicily’s true delights; a charming historical town packed with places of interest and a fine, long sandy beach. Once a traditional fishing village, the medieval centre is a maze of narrow streets where you can now find plenty of shops, restaurants and bars where you can sip a glass of Sicilian wine in the shade of a palm tree.

What to see on a Cefalù holiday

Apart from the beach, the main attraction is the Norman cathedral, which dominates the town and is decorated with glistening Byzantine mosaics. Lots of little cafés sit at its base so pull up a chair and enjoy an espresso while you admire it from the outside. 

You'll spot La Rocca in the distance, just outside the town. This magnificent hill is perfect for an energetic walk - head to top to see some ancient ruins and get amazing views over the sea.

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Things to Do

Things to see and do

Whether you're looking to relax or explore, there's plenty to do on a holiday to Cefalù. We love heading for the beach - it's a sweeping stretch of soft sand lined by a lovely promenade where you can grab a drink. The old town has plenty of history to discover. Head for the Duomo to see a magnificent example of Norman architecture. There's lots of hidden gems to discover so get strolling through the cobbled streets to see if you can find them all.

Food & drink

Cefalù is a fantastic place for authentic Italian cafés and restaurants. We can't get enough of Sicily's food while we're there! Street food is very popular so you can grab an arancini (fried rice ball) or slice of pizza to eat as you walk around. Try the local seafood and pasta dishes like pasta alla norma - a Sicilian favourite of fresh tomatoes, aubergines and salted ricotta cheese tossed in some home-made pasta. If you're looking for a relaxed place to eat, Mandralisca 16 is a small restaurant in the old town centre next to the Cathedral. It has a simple but charming atmosphere and serves typical Sicilian food.

Keep an eye out for the Tuma Persa, a local cheese made by Salvatore Passalaqua. The cheese comes from an ancient recipe which was discovered by chance. It's both crumbly and creamy at the same time, and the rind is coated in crushed peppercorns for that extra peppery flavour - try it with a good Sicilian wine like Malvasia Lipari. There are plenty of vineyards near Cefalù, where you can enjoy wine tastings. If you've hired a car, head inland to Relais Santa Anastasia to enjoy a few glasses with sea views from up in the hills.


Being a coastal town, there's plenty of water sports to try in Cefalù. Hire a pedal boat or hop on board a boat for a day to enjoy some fishing or just to admire the town from the water. Walking is another popular activity here. The most popular route is up La Rocca but we recommend heading a bit outside of the town too, to Parco delle Madonie. It's a nature reserve in the Sicilian countryside with plenty of uninterrupted walking to enjoy.

  • Swimming pool (chlorine free) with whirlpool and pool bar
  • Private beach in the Bay of Mazzaforno with sun loungers and umbrellas (normally open mid May to mid October, beach towels are available for a €2 deposit)
  • Shuttle to Cefalù and private beach (set times, bookable and payable locally)
  • Tennis court
  • Table Tennis
  • Playground
  • Bicycle hire (payable locally)
  • Quad bikes (payable locally)
  • Personal training sessions (payable locally)
  • Scuba diving payable locally)
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Free parking

A buffet breakfast is offered every morning with a selection of savoury and sweet foods. If you choose half board you'll have dinner in the Kefalè Restaurant where you can choose from the à la carte menu. The hotel holds a gala dinner with folk music once a week, too. 

Kefalè Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and serves traditional Sicilian cuisine with occasional themed dinners. The chef uses seasonal zero-kilometre products where possible. You can eat in the light and airy dining room or on the terrace under the shade of the olive trees.

Lobby Bar is a great spot for a pre-dinner drink and aperitif with a large selection of international and local drinks on offer.

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarians

Please let us of any dietary requirements at the time of booking. 

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 13.974089
  • Latitude: 38.030972
  • Location Description:
    • 4 kilometres to Cefalù
    • 5 kilometres to Cefalù train station
    • 400 metres to the hotels private beach
    • 700 metres to Mazzaforno Beach
    • 700 metres to Settefrati Beach
    • 900 metres to Mendolido Beach

Reviews of Hotel Baia Del Capitano

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per person from £659
Includes £82pp discount
Hotel Baia Del Capitano
Cefalu, Sicily,Bed & Breakfast
13/10/2022 - 7 nights
4 adults
From London Gatwick
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