Verdura Resort, a Rocco Forte hotel

Sicily, Italy

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Why we choose Verdura Resort, a Rocco Forte hotel

Verdura is an exciting luxury resort with exceptional facilities

  • The stunning 200ft split-level outdoor pool overlooks the sea
  • The Spa Bar serves vitamin-packed juices, while the Lounge Bar specialises in cocktails
  • Verdura Tennis Academy has six clay courts and teaching clinics

Verdura Resort, a Rocco Forte hotel, puts its main attractions front and center. The world-class golf and spa are what most guests come for, but the facilities and activities encompass so much more. Set amid olive groves, orange and lemon trees, Verdura's Spa philosophy is based on Sebastian Kneipp's five pillars: water, plants, exercise, nutrition and balance. Each pillar improves well-being, but it is through the interplay of all five at Verdura Spa that self-healing begins. Verdura is the flagship spa of Rocco Forte Spas, the impressive 4,000sqm complex includes 11 treatment rooms, a 170sqm fully-equipped gym, fitness studio, a 25-metre indoor lap pool, four outdoor Thalassotherapy pools, a double-height steam room, infrared sauna, Finnish saunas and a Spa Bar.

It’s the perfect opportunity for health-conscious couples or families to take a vacation where those who want to play can revel in this fully-serviced resort, and those who want to nurture body and soul also find what they need.

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We suggest

Our favourite room is a Superior Deluxe with a private outdoor terrace.

What you need to know about the hotel

Relax on a poolside lounger or hit the fairway every day

  • Golf attractions include two championship-level 18-hole courses, a nine-hole course, putting and chipping greens, practice bunkers and PGA-qualified professionals
  • Pick from culinary activities including Sicilian cooking lessons, mixology classes and wine tasting
  • The massive Verdura Spa, housed in pavilions around an open-air courtyard, has four different outdoor thalassotherapy pools

Verdura Resort is one of Europe’s best resorts, both in terms of luxury and amenities. Its 203 rooms and suites have a contemporary feel thanks to Sicilian tile, four-poster beds, polished concrete floors and locally fired earthenware. They also have private terraces that offer spectacular views across the Mediterranean. The accommodations are situated in two buildings—Courtyard and Landscape—which are surrounded by 570 acres of olive groves and countryside.

The property is brimming with possibilities in the form of a beach, nine restaurants and bars serving haute cuisine to pizza, an indoor and outdoor pool, and activities ranging from water sports to yoga classes. The only downside is that it can be tough to decide what to do first.

Where is it and what's nearby

Verdura is perched on the southern coast of Sicily near the seaside town of Sciacca

  • Gourmands should plan a trip to the Planeta vineyards in Sambuca di Sicilia for wine and olive oil tastings
  • The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Agrigento contains The Valley of the Temples, some of the best preserved ancient Greek buildings outside Greece
  • Tour Mount Etna first with a helicopter ride, and then get even closer with a walk around extinct craters

Sicily, the largest Mediterranean island, is Italian in nationality but wholly unique in culture. A player on the world stage as far back as ancient Greek and Roman times, it was discovered by Hollywood’s elite in the 1950s and remains a glamorous destination today.

Verdura puts you within easy reach of world-famous sites like Mount Etna, as well as scenic (and aromatic) orange fields and lemon groves. Verdura makes the most of its illustrious coastal location with a fabulous line-up of excursions: picturesque towns brimming with ancient history, art, architecture and nature-filled adventures.

How to enjoy Sicily

Sicily is a rich legacy of grand palaces, ornate churches and hillsides fragranced by lemon groves and colored by bougainvillea

  • Agrigento, Selinunte, Segesta are three Greek temples that have a good claim to rival anything you will see in Greece
  • For stunning Roman Mosaics, largely regarded to be the largest collection in the world, take a trip to see the Villa Romana del Casale
  • The coastal roads will reward you with stunning views of rocky cliffs and the turquoise sea before delivering you to a marvelous beach such as Giardini

Sicily’s capital, Palermo, has a vibrant and quaint mix of a rich cultural heritage, evidence in action of the island’s historically important position on the world’s trade routes. Greek and Roman ruins nestle comfortably beside Byzantine churches, Arabian minarets and Norman archways. The old town is a warren of alleyways that suddenly reveal a baroque church, majestic piazza or tiny, old-fashioned grocery store.

For one of the island’s best views, head to the eastern town of Taormina. It has a magical atmosphere enhanced by its clifftop location overlooking two wide sandy bays, an ancient amphitheater and Mount Etna. Often capped in snow, Mount Etna is one of Europe’s only active volcanoes. For an added culture fix, head to Syracuse, home to ancient mathematician and engineer, Archimedes.

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    When to visit Sicily

    Sicily’s warm climate makes it possible to enjoy spring blooms in February and still swim in the sea through to November, though July and August usually hit the 100s every day. Between July and September, Palermo hosts an art and music festival called Kals’Art.

  • You need to know

    The beach is partly pebbled.

  • What they don’t tell you

    The resort offers a full service wellness clinic, offering intensive 7-day detox, anti-aging, and weight loss programs among other therapies. But you can enjoy the resort without feeling deprived. Indeed, everyone can indulge in the fresh air and outdoor life that the resort is designed to encourage.


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When you book with us

Because of our special relationship with Verdura Resort, a Rocco Forte hotel, we include these exclusive benefits when you book through Protravel:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Full breakfast daily for up to two in room guests
  • GBP £85 food & beverage credit, once during stay

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A note from Robert

I’m guessing the spa was pretty good judging by the amount of time my wife spent in it! more >

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