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 specialties, 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

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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 vacation, 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.

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Insider's View

Enjoy a complimentary boat trip around the beautiful bay!

The one bedroom suites afford an enormous balcony offering panoramic views over the bay, the most beautiful place to enjoy a private evening drink.

For those looking to relax in the shade, enjoy a cabana located on the hotel's private beach. The cabana is furnished with a comfortable sofa, table, minibar, tented veranda and sun loungers.

Call us on 858 345 1764 to start planning your vacation to Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea or take a look at our itineraries to Sicily


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.

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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.

Deluxe Suite

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 Center, 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 vacation 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 colored 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.


  • Classic Etna Tour

    Explore Sicily's most iconic sight with a private guided tour of Mount Etna. Europe's largest volcano, and one of the most active in the world, a visit to Mt Etna is truly a unique experience! Spot craters, lava flows and take in the incredible views.

  • Mount Etna Trails

    Make your way up Mount Etna, Europe's largest volcano, on an exciting excursion to the crater. Learn about its fascinating history from an experienced guide, and enjoy the spectacular views across Sicily.

  • Syracuse and Noto History Tour

    Syracuse was a powerful ancient city and its might is there to see in the Greek and Roman ruins of the Neapolis Archaeological Park; explore the rock-hewn Greek theater and Roman amphitheater. You will also admire the ornate Baroque architecture of Noto.

  • Valley of the Temples Historic Discovery

    Discover the architectural riches of the Valley of the Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of seven Doric-style temples, set on a plateau outside Agrigento. Dating back to the 5th century, the temples boast huge and remarkably intact colonnades.

Location & directions

Taormina, Sicily, Italy

Located on the Bay of Mazzarò, the heart of Taormina’s seaside district. Mazzarò is connected with Taormina center by a cable car (3-minutes).

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