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.
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
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.
When to visit
Enjoy a complimentary boat trip around the beautiful bay!
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).
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.
Teatro Greco with an Astronomer
Meet your expert art historian guide and set out on a private walking tour through the upper town of beautiful Taormina.
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
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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.