5* Verdura Resort - Sicily
SETTING & STYLE
Six years in the making, the Verdura Resort is the latest addition to the Rocco Forte Hotels, and has become one of Sicily’s most prestigious and luxurious resorts.
Located on the south coast of Sicily near the small village of Verdura, this stunning golf and spa resort is set on 230 hectares and nearly two kilometres of private Mediterranean coastline. The development rolls across a vast area of stunning terrain, and consists of several ancient buildings, which have been sympathetically restored, using traditional materials, including volcanic tufa, cane and timber.
The Olga Polizzi interiors are a blend of modern and traditional, with warm, earthy tones, designed to reflect the natural landscape. The resort offers exclusivity and privacy, exuding an air of elegance and refined simplicity.
RESTAURANTS & BARS
Verdura Golf & Spa Resort offers four restaurants. ‘Buon Giorno’ is a casual restaurant, serving an ample buffet breakfast on a large outdoor terrace. ‘La Zagara’, offers an a la carte menu for dinner, featuring the best of Mediterranean cuisine with Sicilian influences. Both restaurants overlook the pool and the sea.
The typical Sicilian trattoria ‘Liola’, near the Torre Verdura fort, is the ideal place for a casual meal with its stunning sea view terrace on the cliffs, whilst ‘Amare’ (open-air and seasonal) is the perfect venue for a casual lunch or romantic candle-lit dinner, just steps from the sea, specialising in fresh seafood.
The resort hotel also offers in-room dining with a 24-hour menu. For drinks, cocktails and snacks there are four bars, one of which usually offers live music in the evenings, and a pool bar. Some restaurants and bars are seasonal and opening is at management discretion.
Set apart from the rest of the resort, the Verdura Spa complex offers the ultimate in spa treatment.
The spa comprises 11 treatment rooms with an outdoor treatment terrace, a relaxation area, a spacious, fully equipped gym, 20m² covered swimming pool and double-height steam room. There are also Finnish and infrared saunas, decked terrace with sun-loungers and four thalassotherapy pools. A separate beauty area offers hairdressing, pedicures and manicures. Personal programmes can be tailored to suit individual requirements including diet and exercise.
SPORTS & LEISURE
Verdura Resort offers two 18-hole championship golf courses, plus a 9-hole course and driving range, designed by golf course architect Kyle Phillips, who also designed the acclaimed courses of ‘Kingsbarns’ near St. Andrews, and ‘The Grove’ in Hertfordshire. A team of PGA-qualified professionals are available for group or one-to-one tuition, with tailor-made programmes to suit all ages and abilities.
A full range of golfing equipment can be hired at the Clubhouse and electric golf carts are also available for hire. Built around a small piazza, the Clubhouse includes changing rooms with showers and lockers, lounge, Pro-Shop, boutiques, café bar and restaurant.
Other sporting facilities include a stunning 60-metre two-tiered swimming pool overlooking the sea, a tennis centre with 6 floodlit courts, full-size football pitch, yoga classes, various water-sports including a diving centre and bike hire. Off-centre activities include horse riding, land and sea excursions, scuba diving and fishing.
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For children aged 4-12 years there is the complimentary Kid’s Club "Verduland" (lunch, special events and baby sitting payable locally) complete with pool, open 7 days a week from 10am to 10pm on a full or half day option. Teenagers also have their own dedicated programme.
Please note: City tourist tax charges applicable by Municipality of Sciacca. Cost €3,50 pp/day to be paid directly at the hotel reception. Not applicable to children under the age of 12 years.
The 203 guestrooms and suites are elegantly decorated with blend of modern and traditional. All rooms have sea views with private furnished terrace and balcony. Interconnecting is available for all rooms except Classic suites. Extra bed and one or two cot are available in all rooms.
Deluxe: 40 m². Located on the first floor with stunning sea view, the deluxe room has a generous living space and a private balcony for alfresco dining. The room has a king size bed and a walk-in wardrobe. The extensive bathroom has a separate bath and walk-in rain shower.
Superior Deluxe: 40 m² Located on the ground floor with stunning sea view, the Superior Deluxe room offers a generous living space with private terrace and direct access to the garden, a private seating area for alfresco dining and sun loungers. The bedroom has a king size bed and a walk-in wardrobe. The extensive bathroom has a separate bath and walk-in rain shower.
Superior Deluxe Sea Front: 40 m². Located on the ground floor with stunning sea view, the Superior Deluxe Sea front room offers a generous living space with private terrace and direct access to the garden, a private seating area for alfresco dining and sun loungers. The room has a king size bed and a walk-in wardrobe. The extensive bathroom has a separate bath and walk-in rain shower.
Junior Suite: 60 m² Located on the first floor, the Junior Suite is furnished with carefully chosen artwork, rich and warm fabrics. It offers a large and bright open space with seating area overlooking the sea and the golf links. The bedroom features a king size canopy bed and a sofa bed, spacious bathroom with walk-in rain shower and bath.
Classic Suite: 60 m² Located on the ground floor overlooking the sea and the golf link, the Classic Suite is furnished with carefully chosen artwork, rich and warm fabrics. It offers a large and bright open space with seating area and sun loungers. The bedroom features a king size canopy bed and a sofa bed, spacious bathroom with walk-in rain shower and bath.
Grand Suite: 72 m² Located on the ground floor, facing the sea front, the Grand Suite has a generous living room with kitchen, a private terrace for alfresco dining with sun loungers and hammock.The bedroom features a king size bed, a seating area and walk-in wardrobe. The extensive bathroom has a separate bath and walk-in rain shower.
Villa Peonia: 250 m². Facing towards the city of Sciacca and a few steps from the water's edge, our Villa has a beautiful private pool, sun loungers, a large sitting room and a dining area, a kitchienette and a guest cloakroom. The spacious bedrooms offer four-poster king-sized beds, a sitting area and a walk through wardrobe. Villa Peonia has an internal courtyard with private seating and a private double terrace composed by a dining area and seating area with sun loungers and a hammock.
Villa Mimosa: 250 m². Just a short stroll from the water's edge, the Villa Mimosa displays stunning historical scenery of the city. A perfect mix of comfort and elegance, characterised by a stunning private pool and sun loungers, a large sitting room with a dining area, a kitchenette and a guest cloakroom. The spacious bedrooms offer four-poster king-sized beds, a sitting area and a comfortable walk-through wardrobe. A beautiful double terrace is the perfect location to enjoy dinner in the open air, relaxing under the stars. An internal courtyard with seating is another corner of absolute privacy and relaxation.
Villa Acacia: 270 m². On the corner of the site, our Villa Acacia leave you breathless with its spectacular views and its three unique and spacious outdoor terraces; one with a beautiful private pool and sun loungers, one with a relaxing jacuzzi and the other with a large dining area. Inside, Villa Acacia offers generous spaces elegantly designed, composed by a comfortable sitting room with a dining area, a kitchenette and a guest cloakroom. The villa also has an internal courtyard. The large bedrooms, each with a four-poster king-sized bed and a living area, are the perfect places for rest and comfort.
All rooms include: bathrooms with bath and separate walk-in shower, sea view with private furnished terrace or balcony, air-conditioning, plasma LCD TV, hair dryer, safe, multi-line telephone, mini-bar, beach bag and towels. Complimentary Wi-Fi for up to 3 devices. DVD player and I-pod dock included in suites.
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