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Belmond Villa Sant Andrea

Sicily, Italy

Belmond Villa Sant Andrea is a charming villa style hotel situated on a beautiful bay close to Mount Etna in Sicily. Villa Sant Andrea has a reputation as one of the most exclusive hotels in Taormina and retains the atmosphere of a private residence.

At a Glance

  • Located in the beautiful bay of Mazarro, the hotel sits on its own private beach

  • Villa San 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 Grand Hotel Timeo throughout the day at a schedule

Culture, Honeymoon, Adventure, Family

Insider's View

Enjoy a complimentary boat trip around the beautiful bay!

Anne Bamber

Insider's View

Treat yourself to one of the new private cabanas on the bay, a wonderful private space for your family to enjoy the beach.

Lily Cai

Insider's View

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

Lily Cai

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Description

Built by an English aristocrat family in 1830, Villa Sant Andrea (formerly by Orient Express) 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.

Accommodation

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.

Childcare

Children are welcome to come and stay at 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.

Facilities

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 Grand Hotel Timeo at the heart of town.

Activities

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.

Location & Directions

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).

When to go

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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