Exclusive Elegance on a Secluded Sicilian Bay
The epitome of elegance, seclusion and exclusivity, Villa Sant’ Andrea is an elite holiday residence-cum-hotel once the privately-owned hideaway of a family of British aristocrats located in a secluded Sicilian bay. The interior of the property maintains its cool, stately-home ambience by means of traditionally elegant furnishings, rich fabrics and acres of polished woods, and the guest rooms are bright, sunny and spacious with the same touch of old-style class.
This holiday palace is set on Sicily’s Bay of Mazzaro, remote from the busy, noisy centres of tourism on the island. Peace, quiet, traditional comfort and exquisite service are the highlights here, combined with dramatic views across the Mediterranean and its rocky coastline. The resort boasts a secluded, private beach sloping gently to crystal-clear waters perfect for a refreshing swim before breakfast.
The guest rooms offer king-sized beds, polished wood floors dotted with antique Persian rugs, antique furnishings and rich cream textiles, and have picture windows opening onto balconies with magnificent views. Elegance and comfort go beyond luxury to a very different age over 100 years ago, with the modern world celebrated only by the superbly-fitted en suite facilities and their upscale bath products.
Villa Sant’Andrea’s Restaurant Oliviero serves the freshest seafood dishes anywhere, delivered every morning to the hotel’s jetty by local fishermen, and also specialises in Sicilian gastronomy local to the area. Rich, flavourful and bursting with the health-giving properties of olive oil, fresh produce and locally grown herbs, wining and dining on the restaurant’s outdoor terrace is a treat for all the senses and will delight even the most fussy gourmet.
The hotel specialises in luxury spa holidays, with its Wellness Centre a hub for exquisite and relaxing treatments utilising health-giving Mediterranean traditional herbal and natural products. It’s the perfect way to unwind in glorious surroundings, and children’s spa treatments are also offered. Families are more than welcome here, with supervised playroom, outdoor and creative activities giving parents a welcome break from the sometimes questionable joys of family life. Villa Sant’Andrea isn’t just a luxury spa hotel, it’s a unique recreation of a long-ago, far less stressed lifestyle.