Donna Carmela Resort

5 nights

5 star hotels




Food & Wine, Luxury, Romance


Lavish retreat set in spectacular grounds in the countryside

Private villas suitable for romantic getaways and small family gatherings

Exquisite gastronomic dining experiences, focusing on Sicilian food and wine


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

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International flights

Private guided tours of Taormina, Catania and Siracusa

Bike and body rafting excursions on Mt Etna and the Alcantara Gorge


This beautiful resort between Mount Etna and the Ionian Sea provides its guests with the most luxurious stay. Popular with both honeymooners and families, the high levels of privacy between the 20 rooms and nine lodges means you will feel like it’s your own private retreat.


Owned by a family of horticulturalists, the resort is set in the plant nursery, a 19th-century house and cluster of modern lodges surrounded by fields of 5,000 varieties of Mediterranean flowers, trees and shrubs. Inside, fine furnishings, modern art and high-quality architecture make it a wonderful space to lounge in, while the pool is flanked by fragrant shrubs, aloes and cacti.


Massages and facials can be arranged in the hotel’s spa treatment rooms, and if you need to work on your muscles, you can use the on-site Technogym or use the services of the resort’s personal trainer.


Wine tastings, quad biking up Mount Etna and sailing trips can all be easily arranged by the hotel, along with an array of other excursions and activities.


The original 19th-century villa holds 20 guestrooms, and set in their own private grounds nearby are the nine new luxury lodges. All 29 accommodation options have views of the sea, gardens or Mount Etna, and many have private terraces.


The design incorporates elements of the original villa, with furnishings suited to its heritage.


The Deluxe Rooms in the main house are large enough to sleep three people, with two floors and two bathrooms, while the spacious private lodges are ideal for honeymooners or families seeking privacy and more space.


Groups of friends of family will love the Imperial Suite. It sleeps up to 10 people, has six bathrooms and its own private pool, beach access and dedicated staff members.


The resort is particularly renowned for its gastronomy. Start the day with a buffet breakfast of fresh Sicilian pastries, breads and delicacies, plus a variety of hot and cold dishes. 


Later, choose from two menus: the upmarket traditional Sicilian food from the Sintesi menu, or opt for the haute cuisine of La Cucina di Donna Carmela. Either can be taken in the grounds under the olive trees or by the pool during the day, or in the smart restaurant at night. 


You won’t go thirsty, thanks to the resort’s sophisticated Rizobar and a wine list featuring more than 300 quality Sicilian wines.



✓ 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


Located between Etna and the blue of the Ionian Sea, the Donna Carmela boutique hotel is in an ideal position to explore all the sites of cultural, naturalistic and tourist interest in the area.


In the immediate vicinity there are some of the most renowned beaches in Sicily but you can also easily visit cities such as Catania, Taormina, Siracusa, Acireale, Piazza Armerina and, of course, organize ecological visits to Etna. The distance from the sea is approx. 3 km.

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Selected Value: 500