Looking for a dream getaway in Sicily? Baroque Travel has found just the place – let us book you an unforgettable vacation at the five star Verdura Resort.
A dream destination in the midst of olive groves in the stunning Sicilian countryside, Verdura Resort is located on almost 2km of spectacular coastline with uninterrupted sea views. This plush resort is part of the Rocco Forte Hotel group, located on the south-west side of the island of Sicily close to the charming little Baroque town of Sciacca. Set in 230 hectares of magnificent Mediterranean vegetation, it’s ideally located not far from two of the island’s most impressive Greek temple complexes – Agrigento and Selinunte.
At Verdura Resort, guests enjoy the ultimate in barefoot luxury as well as the opportunity to explore this spectacular island, home to no less than 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Choose from 203 sumptuous rooms and suites, all with private balcony and offering every facility, including a king-size bed, satellite TV and spacious en suite bathroom. Some of the rooms even have a private courtyard and terrace overlooking the azure sea. Created by British-born hotelier and designer Olga Polizzi, the decor is not only beautiful, it’s also practical and simple, which is in keeping with the local culture. Decorated in rich, earthy tones, rooms and suites all feature natural materials – the bathroom fixtures are stone, four-poster beds are wooden, and tiles are ceramic.
There is a plethora of facilities at Verdura Resort including not one, but two 18-hole championship golf courses, as well as a nine-hole par-three course. All have been designed by world-famous golf architect Kyle Phillips and can be played year round. The resort also boasts a variety of fun water sports and an awarding winning standalone spa that spreads over 4,000 meters. It offers a selection of holistic wellness and health programs and features four thalassotherapy pools, not to mention a varied and extensive treatment menu. For many, the Spa is the highlight of a stay here. In fact, the Resort is renowned as a health, wellness and fitness retreat because of its exceptional offerings, programs spread over a number of days that include everything from detox-ing to slimming and anti-aging.
Active pursuits at the resort include a collection of running trails through the olive and lemon groves, six tennis courts, a 60-meter infinity swimming pool, gym and a football pitch.
Activities abound, but there are also four restaurants and five bars for those who wish to enjoy a hedonistic treat. All the menus are inspired by celebrity chef Fulvio Pierangelini, and offer an authentic taste of traditional Sicilian fare, prepared with the freshest organic ingredients picked in the resort’s own garden.