Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea
Taormina, Sicily, Italy
At a Glance
Located in the beautiful bay of Mazarro, the hotel sits on its own private beach
Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea's 'Restaurant Oliviero' is famous for its fresh seafood specialities, not to be missed
Enjoy an after dinner drink in the hotel's 'Al Fresco' bar and enjoy the live music and clear starry skies
A complimentary Boat-Cruise touring the coast line is available daily from mid-May to mid-September
Free shuttle bus to Taormina and Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo throughout the day at a schedule
Best time to Visit
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Sicily enjoys a blissful Mediterranean climate, with mild winters and warm springs and autumns. Even February, the coolest month, has average temperatures of 13°C, which means that any time of year is suitable.
If you want to go sightseeing around the island’s legendary historic and natural sites, October–November and March–June are reliably warm, with temperatures ranging from 15°C to 26°C. July and August are blessed with glorious sunshine, and average temperatures of around 28°C.
August is peak tourist season, many businesses close for two or three weeks. This is when most Italians go on holiday, about 70% of the population takes their vacation at the same time, therefore hardly any work gets done in Italy during that period and beaches can be extremely crowded.
To start planning your holiday to Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea
Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea is a charming villa style hotel situated on a beautiful bay close to Mount Etna. Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea has a reputation as one of the most exclusive hotels in Taormina and retains the atmosphere of a private residence.
Built by an English aristocrat family in 1830, Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea has the atmosphere of a stylish private villa and is known as one of the most exclusive hotels in Taormina. Located in the beautiful bay of Mazarro, the villa has direct access to its private beach and is surrounded by sub-tropical gardens. The promontory around the bay is dotted with magical caves, including the Grotta Azzurra, which can be visited by boat.
The hotel’s main restaurant, Oliviero, serves the freshest seafood and enjoys a stunning location on a panoramic terrace with lovely views of the crystal clear water in the bay. At night you can enjoy an after dinner drink or cocktail under the stars at the waterside bar with live music entertainment.
The majority of rooms and suites look out over the beach and pristine waters of the bay of Mazarro. Most rooms feature expansive balconies and terraces, equipped with tables and chairs so that guests can enjoy an al fresco breakfast overlooking the sparkling sea.
Built on the cliffs of Mount Tauro, the town of Taormina affords spectacular views of the coast with its rugged rocks, sandy coves and crystal clear waters, and offers a prime viewing spot for sweeping panoramas of Mount Etna, Europe’s largest volcano. At night, the lights twinkling in Capo Taormina and the curve of the bay of Giardini Naxos are inexpressibly beautiful.
Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea has 60 elegant rooms and suites, the majority of which look out over the beach and pristine waters of the private Bay of Mazzarò. Most rooms feature expansive balconies and terraces, equipped with tables and chairs so that guests can enjoy an al fresco breakfast overlooking the sparkling sea. Connecting rooms, perfect for families and groups, and rooms with disabled access are available on request. All rooms have satellite TV, WiFi, a safe and a play station on request.
|Sea View Deluxe Junior Suite||
Bask in the gentle sea breeze from the comfort of a balcony or terrace with amazing sea views. Bathrooms boast separate showers and bathtubs. From 36 m2.
|Deluxe Room Sea View & Balcony||
Deluxe Rooms boast a terrace or balcony and claim wonderful sea views. Featuring Italian style marble bathrooms & king or twin beds. From 24 sq.m.
|Superior Junior Suite Sea View||
Superior Junior Suites offer a sea view and an open plan living and bedroom area. Small balconies open off these junior suites. King-sized or twin beds, marble bathrooms and from 35 m2
|Executive Junior Suite||
Executive Junior Suites are perfectly positioned to reveal the full beauty of the Bay of Mazzarò. With an open plan sitting area and balcony. From 36 m2.
|Superior Double Sea View||
With a window or French balcony, Superior Rooms offer enchanting vistas of the Bay of Mazzarò. From 18 sq m.
The Deluxe Suites offer ample space, a separate living area and bedroom with sea views and a large balcony.
Children are welcome to come and stay at Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea and they will love spending time in the hotel's grounds and private beach as well as exploring Sicily. The Smile Club provides a supervised playroom and children can participate in exciting activities such as sand castle contests, painting and decorating. Babysitting can be arranged upon request and there are children's menus available in the restaurant.
Restaurant Oliviero uses the freshest local produce to create traditional Mediterranean cuisine enhanced by innovative and imaginative twists. It is set on a panoramic terrace with spectacular views of the Bay of Mazzarò and the Calabrian coast, and exudes a refined and elegant atmosphere. Guests are invited to revitalise their body and spirit at the Wellness Centre, located in the subtropical gardens. Other facilities are shared with the sister hotel Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo at the heart of town.
Divers, snorkelers and water sports enthusiasts will find much to explore in the quiet waters of the cove, including the caves’ abundant marine life. There are many interesting towns to visit including Taormina, Catania and Siracusa. Mount Etna, Europe's largest volcano, towers over the Eastern coast of the island and makes for an exhilarating day hike. The Cyclopean coast offers delightful volcanic beaches and enchanting fishing villages.
Lily Cai (Staff)
An amazing beach holiday destination, the Villa Sant Andrea is a lovely laid-back but sophisticated hotel located directly on the most beautiful bay imaginable. The service is unparalleled, the rooms all designed beautifully and the food outstanding, couldn't recommend it more highly!
Anne White (Staff)
This lovely hotel has a really special atmosphere - it really does feel you are a guest in a private residence. Positioned right on the bay, the hotel has stunning views. All of the rooms have sea views and they are classically decorated with parquet floors and light coloured walls.
The hotel has a private part of a public beach with sunloungers - the water is beautifully clear.
Guests staying at hotel can use the facilities of the Grand Hotel Timeo, so if you'd prefer to lie by the pool instead of the beach, this is possible.
This is a great option for couples or families alike.
Explore Mount Etna
Mount Etna dominates the skyline of eastern Sicily and is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. With your private guide, you can hike around the crater and enjoy the views from Europe's largest volcano.
Explore the Valley of the Temples
Step back in time as you explore the Valley of the Temples with your private guide and admire the ruined Greek temples and tombs that once made up the ancient city of Akragas.
Private walking tour of Noto
Renowned for its impressive Baroque architecture, Noto is a UNESCO World Heritage Site boasting some of the most picturesque streets in Sicily. Explore the town with your private guide and discover the history behind the architecture.
Sicilian cooking class
Discover the art of Sicilian cooking in a private masterclass with a local chef. You'll visit the market to purchase your ingredients before heading to the kitchen and learning how to cook traditional Sicilian recipes.
Taormina and the Teatro Greco
Explore the beautiful town of Taormina as you wind your way through its narrow streets with your private guide. Discover the town's charm before heading to the ancient Greek theatre, constructed in the 3rd century BC and offering breathtaking views.
Visit Villa Romana del Casale
An impressive Roman villa dating back to the 4th century, Villa Romana del Casale boasts a stunning complex of Roman mosaics, almost perfectly preserved due to a landslide during the 12th century.
Walking tour and chocolate tasting in Modica
Explore the charming town of Modica and its medieval centre with your private guide. Discover its elaborate architecture and picturesque streets as you wind your way through the city.
Walking tour of Ortigia
The historical heart of Syracuse, the island of Ortigia is a UNESCO World Heritage Site home to beautiful Baroque architecture. Explore this stunning island with your private guide and learn about its fascinating history.
Walking tour of Ragusa
Visit the magnificent town of Ragusa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site boasting incredible Baroque architecture, and discover the beauty of the city with your private guide.
Location & directions
Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Located on the Bay of Mazzarò, the heart of Taormina’s seaside district. Mazzarò is connected with Taormina centre by a cable car (3-minutes).
How to get there
It is a 3-hour British Airways scheduled flight to Catania International Airport Fontanarossa, from London Gatwick. From the airport it's an hour drive to the hotel.
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