Villa Sant'Andrea, A Belmond Hotel
A five-star villa that feels like a private residence
What it is
A romantic villa overlooking one of Italy’s most gorgeous bays.
What it isn't
In Taormina’s center. To explore the town, guests take an exhilarating three-minute cable car ride up Mt. Tauro, or drive up the winding seaside road.
What we think
Intimately close to the aquamarine sea it adjoins, the Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea takes full advantage of its setting. All 68 spacious rooms look out to the stunning bay, and everywhere the sound of the sea swell eddies around. A heated infinity pool and private beach cater to sun-seekers; if you burn easily, find shade in a beach cabana or under a canopy of pine trees the hotel’s acclaimed Italian restaurant, Oliviero. A funicular ride away are Taormina’s squares, churches and spectacular Greek theater, which employs Mt. Etna as its backdrop. Hotels guests have privileges at the Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, right next door to the theater, with a belvedere overlooking the Med.
You're here because
You want to explore Taormina’s charms, but prefer the seclusion, salt-spray and seaside setting of a blissful Italian villa.
Dining at Oliviero, the waiter drizzles a delicate, fruity olive oil atop your grilled swordfish as you gaze at the still-snowy peak of Mount Etna.
Restaurants & Bars
Oliviero Restaurant – Set on a terrace just above the beach overlooking the picturesque Bay of Mazzaro, guests can enjoy Sicilian specialties al fresco made with the freshest seafood and ingredients during the day or in the evening.
The Bar - Set next to the Oliviero Resturant on the outdoor terrace above the beach, guests can enjoy refreshing drinks, cocktails and light lunches while taking in the breathtaking views over the Bay of Mezzaro with live music. The late-night indoor bar allows guests to enjoy cocktails in an elegant, indoor setting in the later hours of the evening.
Hire a private Sicilian boat and head to the Blue Grotto, Isola Bella, the Gulf of Giardini Naxos, the Fortune Cave and the Siren’s Bay and even stop for a spot to swim.
Enjoy the hotel's private beach on the Bay of Mazzaro
Nestled between the foot of Mt. Tauro and Taormina Bay. The Catania airport is a 45-minute drive away.