Perched on an idyllic stretch of Sicilian coast, this former villa oozes glamour and old-world charm.
Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted with cool homemade lemonade, and alfresco breakfasts offer a bounty of hand-picked local fruit. It’s these little details that will help you sink into a world of calm, as soothing as the sound of the ocean.
The bays here are rich with enchanting caves to discover and beautiful little islands to explore. A thin strip of sand connects the beach to Isola Bella. Walk across and visit the nature reserve or enjoy the solitude of its rocky beaches. Bobbing sailboats add to the heavenly feel of the place.
Set apart from our private beach, there’s also an exclusive stretch housing six luxury cabanas. With sun-loungers and shaded sofas, they make lovely little hideaways. Should you prefer your water a little warmer, there is an irresistible heated infinity pool.
Come evening, make the most of the surroundings by dining on the terrace. Or have us arrange private dinner on the beach—complete with musicians set sail across the bay for an exclusive serenade.
Restaurant Oliviero serves regional dishes that allow local ingredients to shine. Chef Agostino D’Angelo grills seafood freshly caught in our water—swordfish, and sardines are always a favourite. The in-house sommelier is never short of ideas for the perfect wine pairing, with an encyclopedic knowledge of the excellent regional wines. Don’t leave, of course, without trying the house pastries. The cannoli especially are little mouthfuls of heaven.
After dinner, head to our open-air bar, with the sea lapping at the shore, and piano music twinkling like the stars above this is a bar to remember.
Or for something a touch more low-key, enjoy the sweeping sea views as the sun sinks below the horizon while sipping Negronis on your balcony, bejeweled with bright geraniums, and looking over lush terraced gardens leading down to the picturesque pebbled beach.
WINING AND DINING
Dine to the rhythm of the waves on this beautiful terrace overlooking the beach or inside in the elegant dining room. Savour Mediterranean and Sicilian specialities, accompanied by a mouthwatering wine selection.
Breakfast 07.30-10.30 Lunch 13.00-14.30 or 13.00-15.00 during summer months Dinner 19.30-22.30
Relax on the beach and order a freshly squeezed juice, enticing cocktail, frothy coffee or creamy gelato.
Open all day, this Bar overlooking the beach is an idyllic place for a morning espresso, lunchtime pizza or an evening cocktail accompanied by music entertainment (from 19.00 daily).
Settle in a rattan armchair overlooking the pool and savour a drink or a luscious Etna wine. Indulge in ice cream or treat your taste buds to some Sicilian fruit.
A perfect hotel for family adventures or relaxing stays with your little ones. Offering children’s bathrobes, slippers, bottle warmers (on request) and a children’s gift in your room. An extra bed and baby cots can be supplied in Junior Suites and Suites. You’ll find tasty children’s menus and highchairs in the restaurants as well as a dedicated area in the restaurant for toddlers aged up to 4. PlayStations, iPads, DVDs and toys are available at the Concierge desk and snorkelling equipment on the beach. Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea offers a range of exclusive activities for little ones, as well as children’s spa treatments at the Wellness Centre. Take youngsters aged 4 to 12 to our Smile Club to enjoy supervised fun and games from May to October. A babysitting service is available on request.
RELAX AND KEEP FIT
Soak up the rays from plush sun-loungers. Alternatively, hire a luxurious beach cabana for your own sanctuary beside the sea. Enjoy a sofa, table, minibar, tented veranda, two sun-loungers and exclusive waiter service. Available 08.30-19.00. 03
Take a dip in the heated, outdoor, panoramic swimming pool or recline on a sunbed and soak up the views. Towels supplied.
Work out on the latest Technogym equipment. Beach yoga classes are available on request.
Indulge in a Sicilian-inspired ritual in our ocean-facing garden. Relax in the sauna and steam room or visit the hair salon for a glossy new look.
Join one of the complimentary boat cruises along the picturesque coast in the summer months – ask the Concierge for details or we can organise prior to your departure.
Hop on the complimentary Belmond shuttle to Taormina centre to enjoy the magnificent ambiance of our sister hotel, Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo. Visit the Greek Theatre next door or explore the vibrant town.
Tee off on the verdant slopes of Mount Etna, enjoying 18 scenic holes at Picciolo Golf Club, 30 minutes’ drive from the hotel.
The Concierge will be delighted to recommend and book activities, from snorkelling and diving to tailor-made sailing trips.
CATANIA AIRPORT FONTANAROSSA (CTA) – 60km; 50 minutes by car.
PALERMO AIRPORT FALCONE-BORSELLINO (PMO) – 260km; 2 hours 50 minutes by car.
Taormina-Giardini Naxos Railway Station – 5km; 5 minutes by car.
Take the A18 motorway Messina-Catania, exit at Taormina.
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Henley-on-Thames, OXON RG9 2AH
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