VOI Grand Hotel Mazzarò Sea Palace

  • Sicily, Italy, Taormina Area

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The deluxe VOI Grand Hotel Atlantis Bay is located on the Bay of Mazzarò, just below the old town of Taormina which can be reached by the nearby cable car and it is renowned for superb accommodation and excellent service. This hotel is the perfect destination for relaxation with beautiful views and has the added bonus of the lovely Hydor Spa, shared with its sister hotel, the Atlantis Bay, situated almost next door. For those wishing to explore, during the season there is a full programme of excursions to places such Etna and Syracuse.

Located on the terrace is the hotels swimming pool together with the solarium. Beach towels are available and the pool is open from April to October. If you wanted to spend the day at the beach then it is only a short walk and is free of charge to use. Il Gattopardo Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner including typical Sicilian dishes and offers superb views over Mazzarò.

Transfer time: approx. 1 hour by private car from Catania Airport 

Added value

Free Night Offer: Stay 14 nights and pay for 12 nights for holidays between 05 Apr - 03 Nov 19 (Offer not combinable)

Honeymoon & Anniversary Offer: Complimentary bottle of sparkling wine, fresh flowers and Sicilian pastries on arrival and one breakfast in bed.

  • No. of rooms: 82
  • Official rating: 5


Classic Sea View Rooms are approximately, 20m² and can accommodate up to 3 adults or 2 adults and an infant or child. The rooms have been decorated in an elegant style with marble bathrooms and have either a balcony or terrace which have chairs and a table and have stunning views of Mazzarò Bay. All rooms have been furnished with modern amenities including, air conditioning, television, minibar, safe, hairdryer, bathrobe and slippers.

Junior Suite Sea View Rooms offer a spacious sleeping area with approximately, 30m². This room includes one double bed and a sofa bed. There is a seating area and the balcony or terrace offer breathtaking views of the sea. The rooms either have a bathtub with overhead shower or a walk in shower. 

Bedroom facilities

  • Bathrobes
  • Hairdryer
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Minibar or fridge
  • Room safe
  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No

Please note that this hotel may not be suitable for guests with walking difficulties due to stair at the entrance to the hotel and down to the beach. 


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.


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)


Restaurants & Bars

Il Gattopardo restaurant serves a selection of Sicilian and Italian cuisine in its elegant restaurant. Guests can also dine on the terrace over looking the bay. 

Opening Times: Breakfast 07:30am-10:30am, Lunch 01:00pm-03:00pm and Dinner 07:30pm-10:30pm

The Tancredi Bar and lounge is the ideal place to enjoy a light lunch, snacks or aperitifs whilst overlooking the beautiful bay of Mazzaro below. 

Pools & Beaches

  • Reserved area of beach with sunbeds
  • Outdoor swimming pool with solarium 


  • Hyd'or Spa at the sister hotel VOI Hotel Atlantis Bay offers massages and treatments (local charge) Open 10:00am - 07:00pm
  • Fitness area - open 24h

Practical Facilities 

  • Free WiFi - up to 3mbs (Up to 10 mbs € 5.00 per device per day)
  • Parking is available on request and is approximately €27 euros per day. Payable locally 
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Gym
  • Car parking
  • WiFi
  • A rich buffet breakfast is served each morning between 7:30am-10:30am in the main restaurant
  • Half board is available for a supplement.

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 15.301220
  • Latitude: 37.856363

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VOI Grand Hotel Mazzaro Sea Palace
Taormina Area, Sicily,Bed & Breakfast
14/10/2020 - 3 nights
3 adults
From London Gatwick
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