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Belmond Villa Sant' Andrea

  • Sicily, Italy, Taormina Area

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Belmond Villa Sant’ Andrea is set on the edge of the Bay of Mazzaro and offers a romantic retreat with an old-world elegance.

Originally built in 1830 by an aristocratic family, this beautiful property is set amongst Mediterranean gardens and enjoys sea views from its many terraces and peaceful heated infinity pool. The centre of Taormina is just ten minutes away, which you can reach by the hotel’s complimentary shuttle.

The hotel’s interiors have been designed in an elegant style the complements its beach front setting. Sumptuous furnishings create a comfortable yet sophisticated ambience and guest rooms offer a tranquil retreat. A superb wellness centre is nestled in the peaceful gardens where you can enjoy treatments using Sicilian orange flowers, amber and jasmine.

A stroll through the gardens will bring you to the private beach on Mazzaro’s Bay where comfortable sun loungers and a beach bar with waiter service ensures you’ll have a pampering and relaxing day. The hotel’s restaurant celebrates local Sicilian cuisine with a seasonally changing menu and terrace with stunning sea views making it popular with guests and locals alike.

Added value

Early Booking Offer: Save 10% on the hotel price for holidays between 21 Apr - 31 May 19 and 27 Sep - 17 Oct 19 booked at least 60 days before departure. 

Rooms

  • No. of rooms: 71
  • No. of buildings: 0
  • No. of floors: 0
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 0
  • Annex:
  • Official rating: 5

Classic Rooms measure 22m² and enjoy lovely views across the tropical gardens or courtyard. They are decorated in an elegant style using light colours and splashes of blue. Facilities include air conditioning, satellite TV and wifi. They can sleep up to two adults.

Superior Rooms have a window or French balcony with views over the Bay of Mazzaro. They can sleep up to two adults and are available on request, please call to book.

Deluxe Rooms offer breathtaking sea views from their private balcony or terrace. They can sleep up to two adults and are available on request, please call to book.

Garden Junior Suites measure 36m² and have a lovely seating area and a private balcony. They can sleep up to three adults and are available on request, please call to book.

Superior Junior Suites offer lovely sea views from the balcony. They can sleep up to three adults and are available on request, please call to book. Deluxe and Executive Junior Suites are also available on request.

Superior Suites are 40m2 and have a separate living room and bedroom, large balconies with views of Mazzaro Bay and Nespresso coffee machines. Deluxe Suites are also available, both sleep up to three adults and are available on request, please call to book.

Accessibility

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

Meals

Guests can enjoy a sumptuous buffet breakfast each morning. Half board and full board upgrades are also available.

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Full Board
  • Half Board

Taormina Area

Stunning views of Europe's largest active volcano, often capped with snow, sweeping sea vistas that stretch as far as the eye can see and gardens full of the colours and aromas of bougainvillea, lemon trees and jasmine - all combine to create one of the most enchanting destinations in Italy.

Inghams operate an in resort Rep service in the Taormina Area.

Things to do in resort

A rich tapestry of Ancient Greek, Byzantine and Roman influence, Taormina has some of the most astounding architecture Europe has to offer with the Teatro Greco ruins, Corso Umburto I in Old Taormina town and of course the Piazza Duomo, which dates back to the 13th century. The shopping district Corso Umburto (named for the King of Italy) is home to a fantastic variety of shops, restaurants, coffee shops and of course wine shops. A pedestrian path runs right through the town (beware it can in fact take you right the way to Messina if you follow it too far!) and this will help you navigate the plethora of shops selling local wares as well as designer boutiques. Be sure to make a stop at the famed 'Gelatomania', one of the oldest ice cream shops in Taormina with over 50 flavours of gelato to choose from.

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 15.3006063
  • Latitude: 37.854157

For more information on travel and transport visit our Taormina Area page

Excursions

Valley of the Temples

Agrigento & Scala Dei Turchi (full day)

This awe inspiring excursion will take you on a journey along the South Coast of Sicily to Agrigento, known as Akragas in the past, a place in which one of the most influential civilisations of ancient Greece flourished. Explore the archaeological site and discover the ruins of the ancient temples, some among the best preserved in the world, Concordia, the temples of Juno, Zeus, Hercules, Vulcano and the ruins of the temples of Castor and Pollux.

The journey continues towards Scala dei Turchi and its white marna cliff formations on the south coast of the Island. Its name is translated to ‘Stair of the Turks’ due to the ladder like rock formations that undulate across the landscape. This unique striking landscape is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Italy. There are two sandy beaches surrounding the cliffs that you can make your way down to (comfortable shoes are highly recommended). Pack your swimsuit, towels and sun cream so that you can take a moment to relax by the glistening emerald ocean before making the trip back to Taormina in the late afternoon.

Departs: Tuesdays from 01 May – 31st Oct

Price: from £49pp (entrance fees and lunch are payable locally)

 

Mount Etna & Alcantara Gorges (full day)

This trip takes you on an adventure to Europe’s largest and most active volcano. To reach the towering Mount Etna from Taormina, take the highway (about 20km) until you reach the mountain road that meanders through the villages of Etna and the surrounding fields of vineyards, olive trees and fruit trees. As you ascend the mountain road through a continuously changing landscape, a chestnut and pine forest closes in at an altitude of 1000 metres, before opening up into a volcanic lunar landscape at 1900 metres. From the carpark you can take a short trek up to the Silvestri Craters that formed as a result of the eruption of Etna in 1892.

There is also a cable car up to the spectacular viewpoint at 2500m. If you are feeling even more adventurous you can join a Jeep and mountain guide that takes you to the foot of the mountain crater at 2900m where the black volcanic landscape intensifies into a kaleidoscope of red ionised rock, white ashfall and yellow sulphur. This extension depends on the activity of the volcano and the weather conditions. During your visit to Mount Etna there will be time for lunch at the base of the cable car where there are small souvenir shops and self-service restaurant.

As you head back towards Taormina you will have the chance to see the stunning lava prisms at the Alcantara Gorges. The black lava walls that tower above the glistening Alcantara River, have been formed from the lava cooling process and water erosion. A stairway leads you down through the gorge or you can descend through the canyon via a lift.

Departs: Daily except Fridays from 01 May – 31st Oct

Price: from £103pp (entrance fees and lunch are payable locally)

 

Palermo (full day)

Take a trip from Taormina through the heart of Sicily to Palermo via the Catania-Enna-Palermo (about 280 km). Once you reach the Capital of Sicily you will find yourself in the political hub and cultural centre of the Island. Palermo is at the crossroads of the Mediterranean and as a result, is a melting pot of many influences. First stop is the magnificent Cathedral of Monreale, a visual culmination of these influences with its mix of Western, Byzantine, and Islamic architecture. Its original building was constructed on the orders of King William II of Sicily and dates back to 1182. The majestic building is set on the hillside overlooking the city’s centre in a striking and strategic location that assured that the residents security and defence. Famed for its intricate mosaic finish that covers almost the entire interior from floor to ceiling with geometric patterns and rich figural decoration, it is a sight to behold. You will have the option to visit the adjacent cloister on the southern side of the cathedral, which is part of the original monastery building.

Departs: Wednesdays from 01 May – 31st Oct

Price: from £49pp (entrance fees and lunch are payable locally)

 

Syracuse & Noto (full day)

The beautiful baroque town of Syracuse is known for its ancient ruins and stunning architecture. You’ll get to explore the thousand-year-old history of the town on this excursion, starting with the incredible cathedral that dominates the piazza. After a short walk, you’ll arrive on the seafront promenade to admire the Arethusa Fountain before getting some free time for lunch. With Syracuse’s daily market filled with fresh food and plenty of family-run trattorias and cafés, you’ll be spoilt for choice. After lunch, you’ll stop at the archaeological park before heading to Noto, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its maze of beautiful baroque buildings.

Departs: Mondays and Fridays from 01 May – 31 October

Price: from £50pp (entrance fees and lunch are payable locally)

 

Mini Cruise to Aeolian Islands - Lipari & Vucano (full day)

This full-day excursion takes you north to the stunning Aeolian Islands. Heading to the port town of Milazzo, a comfortable ship will take you to Lipari via the Punta Castagna - a beautiful area of old Pumice Pits and white beaches, where you can admire the charming landscape and the crystal-clear waters. On Lipari you’ll get to visit the old town and archaeological park before having some free time for lunch or a spot of shopping. Next on the agenda is Vulcano, an island known for its black sand beaches, hot springs and mud baths. Before heading back to mainland Sicily, you'll enjoy an hour and a half's sail around the islands to view the Faraglioni, Papa Giovanni rock, the Grotta degli Angeli and the Scoglio della Mummia. On the way back to Milazzo, the boat will pass near the picturesque village of Gelso to admire the ancient lighthouse.

Departs: Wednesdays and Fridays from 01 May – 31 October

Price: from £63pp (entrance fees and lunch are payable locally)

 

Mini Cruise to Aeolian Islands - Panarea & Stromboli (full day)

After departing Taormina, you'll drive to Milazzo and board a boat directly to Panarea, one of the Aeolian's most fashionable islands where luxury yachts fill the tiny harbour and some of Italy's most elite sip prosseco in bustling cafés. You'll have two hours here to wander around - visit the picturesque village, take a swim in the crystal-clear waters or stop for a bite to eat. The afternoon takes you to Stromboli, where the smoky volcano dominates the sky. You'll have time to explore before leaving at sun set when you can admire the 'sciara del fuoco', the stream of fire, created when the lava flows down the active volcano.

Departs: Thursdays and Sundays from 01 May – 31 October

Price: from £74pp (entrance fees and lunch are payable locally)

Facilities

Restaurants & Bars

Restaurant Oliviero has a beautiful setting overlooking the bay. Enjoy fresh, seasonal dishes from colourful salads to freshly-caught fish. Open for lunch and dinner.

The Bar offers a light menu with Neapolitan pizzas and an extensive drinks menu. The relaxed ambience and sea views makes it a popular place for an evening aperitivo.

Beach Bar is open from 10am to 6pm and you can enjoy blended juices, cocktails or ice cream from the comfort of your sun lounger.

Pool Bar is next to the hotel’s infinity pool so you won’t have to travel far for a refreshing drink or traditional Italian gelato.

Pool & Beach

A heated infinity pool overlooks the picturesque bay and has mattress-covered sun loungers as well as a poolside team serving drinks and light snacks.

Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea enjoys a private section of beach on the Bay of Mazzarro with sun loungers and a beach waiter service. Beach cabanas are also available to rent and each has a comfortable sofa, soft drinks in the minibar, fresh fruit, Evian water spray and two sun loungers.

Spa

A serene wellness centre is set in the hotel’s ocean facing garden and offers a host of superb spa treatments including aromatherapy massages and purifying facials. There’s also treatments especially for younger guests and honeymoon packages for couples.
Guests also have complimentary use of the steam room and fitness area.

General Facilities

  • Complimentary boat trip along the coast during high season
  • Free shuttle service to Taormina centre and Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo
  • Free wifi

Family Facilities

Smile Club is available from May to October where English speaking staff entertain younger guests with activities including jewellery making, sand-castle building and painting.

Reviews of Belmond Villa Sant' Andrea

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Total price from
£2490
per person from £1245
Includes £74pp discount
Belmond Villa Sant' Andrea
Taormina Area, Sicily,Bed & Breakfast
05/10/2019 - 4 nights
2 adults
From London Gatwick
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