The luxurious resort, part of the Rocco Forte Hotels, is located on the southern coast of Sicily. It is an architectural masterpiece with unsurpassed panoramic views. Highlights: a private beach, gigantic pools, 6 red clay tennis courts, excellent own golf courses and an impressive spa.
This first, very luxurious resort of the legendary Rocco Forte Hotels is located on a 230-hectare site on the south coast of Sicily, surrounded by citrus and olive groves and with wonderful panoramic views.
The town of Sciacca, with its typically Italian narrow streets, shops, bars and restaurants, is about 10 minutes’ drive away. Experience the still-unspoilt Sicilian way of life in Sciacca. The important ancient sites of Agrigento and Selinunt are 30-45 minutes to the east.Within the resort are two 18-hole and one 9-hole golf courses. The hotel has its own beach with fine sand.
Destination airport: Palermo is about one hour 20 mins away; Trapani is reached in 1.5 hours and Catania in 2.5 hours.
Sports and Entertainment
The Verdura Resort offers a wide range of sport and entertainment activities. All guests have complimentary use of bicycles service. Various jogging paths. Perfectly-equipped fitness centre.
For a fee: mountain bikes, cookery courses, private flights, water sports with wind and kite surfing, sailing, yoga courses. Locally-provided activities: diving school and boat trips (also for fishing). Professional golf academy on two 18-hole and one 9-hole course. Excellently-equipped pro shop.
Verdura Spa (approx 4000sqm): one of the biggest and most modern spa centres in Europe with 11 villas for indoor and outdoor treatments, 25m indoor pool, various thermal baths, Turkish bath, sauna and spa showers.
Children’s club for 4-12 year-olds with its own pool, day-care by trained children’s animators and a large activity programme. If wished, children’s meals can be provided.
Separate area for teenagers with activities and computer games.
Comprehensive baby service.
The professional tennis facilities, nicely-located among the trees, consist of 6 excellent red clay courts (with floodlights for an extra charge).
Modern tennis centre with tennis shop, small bar, toilets and terrace and great panoramic view. The courts are open and playable year-round. Hone your tennis skills with pleasant temperatures even in winter.
The cubically-shaped hotel building with its straight-line architecture was built using natural materials like stone, wood, sand and sugarcane, and fits in well with the raw and enchanting Sicilian landscape. Mosaics, artefacts and ceramic objects emphasise its Mediterranean style and enable a special feeling of wellbeing. There is a huge 60m long outdoor pool with separate children's pool and sun terrace. Open-air amphitheatre. Diverse high-end and sport boutiques.
The resorts four restaurants and five bars enchants the senses with menus inspired by celebrity chef Fulvio Pierangelini and the authentic taste of traditional Sicilian dishes realized with fresh, organic produce sourced straight from Verdura's own garden.
Rooms: Situated in two building complexes – “Courtyard” (central, near the reception and restaurants) and “Landscape” (near the sea). All are generously sized, in warm earthy colours, created with natural materials and fabrics. All rooms are modern and luxuriously equipped.
This was our second visit to Verdura and it just gets better. Fantastic rooms, world class restaurant and bars all in a stunning, manicured setting. What stood out most was every member of staff we...
This is one of the best resort/spas my wife and I have visited. It was sad to leave. The two in-hotel restaurants can compete with the local fare quite well. All of the staff are pleasant and...
The magic of the Sicilian land, the wind that sweeps the valley, the waves that break on the cliff, only the sound of the sea and the wind. It is a unique place, the welcome is warm and attentive...
"I just want to thank you for organising my tennis holiday for me and my son! It was a great experience at Saddlebrook. One coach in particular was fantastic as he fixed my serve and gave me some great cues to take away. All in all a great trip!"
Neil, Sydney Australia