Donna Carmela Resort

5 nights

Boutique Hotels




Food & Wine, Luxury, Romance

Donna Carmela: Sicily's Luxurious Hideaway Near Taormina

Nestled right beneath the majestic Mount Etna, Donna Carmela encapsulates luxury with an eco-conscious touch. The resort, surrounded by intoxicating scented gardens, crafts an illusion of being in a tropical paradise, like the serene bungalows of Bali. However, it remains conveniently close to Catania airport, offering the best of both worlds.


20 hotel room, 9 lodges, 1 villa


from £ 1250 per person


5 nights sharing a Comfort double room

Daily breakfast

Fully comprehensive car hire arranged at the airport

Travel planning

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Visit Mt Etna and its vineyards with Giusi

Private guided tours of Taormina, Catania and Siracusa

Design Meets Sustainability: The Hotel's Ethos

Donna Carmela's ethos integrates luxury, comfort, and design with environmental consciousness. Gardens blend effortlessly with interiors through expansive glass designs, ensuring rejuvenation even during inclement weather. Summer days unveil a tranquil pergola set beside a pristine, limestone-framed pool. Donna Carmela's commitment to the environment is not just a statement but an experience. From the elegant olive grove views, with a backdrop of the snow-kissed Etna, to their membership with the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group, every facet is a testament to their eco-driven mission.

Unparalleled Service & Modern Amenities

Guests are met with impeccable service, where the attentive staff ensures immediate ease and comfort. Evenings at the elegant Rizo bar are enchanting, with candlelit wine tastings from the renowned Pietradolce estate. Overlooking illuminated olive groves, the restaurant terrace becomes the dining haven during clement weather. Dive into the spacious pool or enjoy private plunge pools and hot tubs in select rooms. Plans promise a spa and an additional pool infused with homegrown essential oils. Inspired by the Chelsea Garden Festival, a short drive away, the owners' RadicePura garden extends the green embrace.

Sustainable Luxury: Room Insights

Every room at Donna Carmela speaks of sustainable luxury. Recyclable materials, from enamelled metal sinks to lava-stone showers, merge with eco-conscious designs, such as innovative heating systems and energy-saving air-conditioning. The eco-lodges offer expansive, minimalist spaces with terraces that open to nature. On the other hand, main house rooms offer a minimalist charm with natural stone, muted colours, and, most of all, private outdoor areas. The 'Jacuzzi Exclusive suite provides panoramic views of the sea and Mount Etna for the ultimate luxury.

A Culinary Symphony: Food & Beverages

Mornings at Donna Carmela are a delight, with sumptuous breakfasts featuring homemade pastries, tarts, and fresh blood-orange juice. The on-site vegetable garden and orchard supply the restaurant, ensuring fresh and organic meals. While there's an array of innovative dishes, the classics like the Casarecce pasta with homegrown ingredients remain the favourites.



✓ Restaurant

✓ Outdoor restaurant

✓ Outdoor pool and solarium

✓ Car park


✓ Tea/Coffee Maker

✓ Minibar

✓ Extra Long Beds (> 2 metres)

✓ Wardrobe or closet

✓ Air conditioning

✓ Safety Deposit Box

✓ Soundproofing

✓ TV / Telephone / Satellite Channels

Prime Location: Between Mountains and Seas

Strategically perched between the formidable Mount Etna and the soothing sea, Donna Carmela offers an unparalleled feeling of seclusion in an exotic sanctuary. Beyond its serene confines, it serves as an ideal base for thrilling four-wheel-drive excursions on Mount Etna, guided by expert volcanologists, or for tasting adventures through the vineyards of Etna North. The timeless beauties of Taormina and Siracusa await, just a short journey away.

Free Travel Plan

Selected Value: 500