As the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is a mecca for luxury hotels with jaw-dropping views over the many shades of blue down below. So, the most important question becomes: which hotel should you stay at in Sicily? To help you decide, we’ve written a definitive list of the best luxury hotels in Sicily.
Villa Tasca, Palermo
Surrounded by citrus orchards and ancient trees, Villa Tasca in Palermo is our top pick of the best luxury hotels in Sicily. The villa is a tranquil oasis, with plenty of greenery surrounding the grounds and manicured hedging to really bring the villa to life. So if you’re looking for an authentic Sicilian villa and plenty of gardens to relax and unwind in, you’ll find just that at Villa Tasca.
Villa Igiea, Palermo
Another beautiful villa that vies for top spot is Villa Igiea, located on the coast of Palermo and overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. With two incredible restaurants located on the property, there really is no reason to leave. So if you’re looking for an opulent villa that transports you immediately to the glitz and glam of Sicily, this is it!
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Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, Taormina
Belmond hotels are always among the best hotels of the world. And if you ask me, Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo is one of the best hotels in Italy. Located just one minute’s walk from the Greco-Roman Teatro antico di Taormina, the hotel is idyllicly located and also boasts unbeatable views of Mount Etna in the distance.
Therasia Resort Sea and Spa
With an indoor swimming pool, outdoor swimming pool, outdoor jacuzzi and world-class spa, Therasis Resort is the perfect place to relax and unwind. The ocean facing villas are worth paying extra for, as the sunset views from the balconies are out of this world!
San Domenico Palace, Taormina, a Four Seasons Hotel
Perched high above the Ionian Sea, San Domenico Palace has one of the most enviable locations in the entire region. So if you’re looking for something a little extra special, there are many reasons to love the Four Seasons Hotel in Sicily! Being one of the largest resorts on offer, San Domenico Palace offers an impressive three restaurants in total, an outdoor infinity pool, a gym and not one, but two bars!
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Situated in Notto, Battimandorlo is as pretty as a postcard. Private and intimate, this property has just five rooms to offer its guests. Not only that, but the hotel is located on an organic olive, almond and lemon farm. Thus as you enjoy your morning stroll through the property, you can expect to be surrounded by citrus trees guiding your way.
Hotel Villa Belvedere
This charming and intimate hotel rounds out our list of Sicily’s best choice. And you know what they say: save the best for last! We love Hotel Villa Belvedere for its panoramic views, but we recommend you book for the fact that the hotel has remained in the same families’ hands since it opened. With an elegant and welcoming atmosphere as well as manicured gardens, this hotel is the perfect choice to feel like a local (with an added bonus of luxury!)