The Atahotel Capotaormina is right on the coast, built into the cliffs below Taormina, which makes for some stunning views across the Bay of Naxos and the little island of Isola Bella. It’s ideally positioned for exploring Taormina and the surrounding area – there’s a regular shuttle bus into town.
To make the most of the location, we’d recommend upgrading to a superior room, where you’ll have a balcony and sea views. Waking up to the sounds of the sea and strolling out onto the balcony to watch the fishing boats bob in the bay, is hard to beat. The hotel has its own private pebble beach, accessible via a lift carved into the rocks. There’s also the salt water swimming pool, along with a large whirlpool, if you fancy relaxing here.
Buffet breakfast is served in one of the three restaurants with a panoramic terrace and views of the sea – on clear days you’ll have views of Mount Etna too. If you opt for half board you’ll have dinner in the Naxos restaurant. Or why not try out the Scogliera restaurant where you can enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner, from the à la carte menu.
Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 10 mins from Catania airport.