Sicilian Seaside

Sicilian Seaside

While Taormina and Cefalù are the best-known beach resorts on the island, Sicily’s coastline is dotted with some fantastic sandy stretches interspersed with pretty fishing towns.

The south east of the island, best known for the baroque towns of the Val di Noto, has some wonderful beaches around Pozzallo, Portopalo and along the Vendicari Nature Reserve.

In west Sicily, there are excellent beaches around Sciacca, at San Vito lo Capo and, a top spot for Palermitans, at Mondello on the outskirts of the city.

On the Aeolian archipelago, the islands’ volcanic origins have left a legacy of black sand beaches which offer good swimming in sparkling clear water.


A wonderful boutique hotel with amazing sea views on the peaceful island of Salina.

FROM £ 990 pp

An unpretentious boutique hotel with an infinity pool and indulgent spa hidden away in a rural setting on the Aeolian island of Salina.

FROM £ 1575 pp

A tranquil resort on the coast of Sicily, offering the best in gastronomy and spa facilities for a holiday oozing with indulgence and pampering.

FROM £ 545 pp

Rural bliss in the countryside of south east Sicily, close to sandy beaches and the Baroque towns of the Val di Noto.

FROM £ 750 pp

A slick architect-designed converted masseria, with a heavenly pool and holistic spa, set amidst the olive and carob tree covered countryside overlooking the Noto valley.

FROM £ 1980 pp

Terrace with views from every room and great hospitality from Charlie and ''his Angels'' Ada and Kathrine.

FROM £ 870 pp