A Rocco Forte Hotel
What it is
A 568 acre heaven fronting the Mediterranean, with three on-site golf courses.
What it isn't
Old World. Expect an infinity pool and a new on-site Escape Room.
What we think
If you’ve ever found yourself bored on vacation (it happens, even in Italy), this is your perfect resort. The activities list is longer than a small town phone book, with wide-ranging thrills for every sort of globetrotter. Want to be DJ for a day? Check. Need to learn Nadal’s tennis tips on a clay court? Check. Golfers flock here for the high tech on-site Golf Academy run by PGA pros; your al fresco lessons include feedback from ultra high speed Casio video cameras. What else would you expect from the site of the 2018 Rocco Forte Sicilian Open? Guests especially love that the 191 rooms, 29 suites and 6 villas are fitted with dreamy comforts (Sicilian maiolica tilework and canopied four post beds) for those moments when you inevitably tire of all the fun.
You're here because
You needed a kid-friendly hotel, and boy is this ever. Children are honored (and pampered) guests at Verdura Resort—with 24-hour babysitting services, a kids club staffed by a hedgehog mascot, and adorkable welcome treats (yep, that’s a personalized gingerbread man).
You’re not sure why, but you tend to gain weight in Italy. Blessedly, among this respite’s many delicious restaurants is the Spa Bar. One slurp of your strawberry and tomato gazpacho with flax seed crackers and you feel slim as that Italian model you saw splayed out poolside.
Restaurants & Bars
Zagara - Fine Mediterranean cuisine overlooking the ocean.
Amare - Fresh fish, seafood, and barbecue meats in the traditional Sicilian style.
Liola - Typical Sicilian trattoria serving pizzas, fish, seafood and pasta.
Pool Bar - Light lunch overlooking the infinity pool.
Granita - Tapas-style Mediterranean dishes.
Granita - A wide selection of Sicilian-style cocktails and drinks with live entertainment.
Torre Bar - The perfect spot for a light golfing lunch.
Pool Bar - Cool down with a refreshing cocktail, juice or chilled beer.
A 15 minute drive from the Sicilian town of Sciacca, Verdura Resort is decked by olive groves and lush acreage that stretches in all directions. It’s not your own private Idaho—it’s your own private Sicily, and therefore paradise. Ask the concierge where to find the many secret beaches that dot the coastline from Agrigento to Selinunte; you’re likely to have the cove at Le Pergole to yourself.