Verdura Golf & Spa Resort is Europe's most exciting resort, located on the south coast of Sicily near the seaside town of Sciacca. Wining several prestigious awards since its opening in 2010, the luxury resort offers discreet exclusivity that few places can match. The resort is set over 230 hectares of stunning landscape with 1.8km of private coastline, yet has just 203 rooms and suites, giving a true sense of space and privacy. All rooms have private terraces and uninterrupted sea views and the Olga Polizzi-designed interiors combine modern luxury with authentic Sicilian motifs. There are two 18-hole championship links-style golf courses and a 9-hole, designed by leading architect Kyle Phillips; six tennis courts; a full- size football pitch; a 60m infinity swimming pool; a fully-equipped gym and running trails which meander through the olive and lemon groves. For those seeking deep relaxation the 4,000 square metre Verdura Spa is exceptional - it was recently recognised as Best Hotel Spa 2012: Europe, Asia Minor and The Russian Federation by the readers of Conde Nast Traveller. It has four thalassotherapy pools, an extensive treatment menu, as well as personalised well-being and exercise programmes.
Furnished in a fresh contemporary style that reflects the essence of Sicily, the guest rooms at Verdura Golf & Spa Resort provide an elegant and relaxing personal space. There are 203 in total, each with its own uninterrupted view across the sparkling Mediterranean Sea from a private terrace. Set across 230 hectares of olive groves and countryside, the rooms are in two distinct types of building, Courtyard and Landscape, which are woven subtly into the landscape and offer a real sense of privacy and space. Natural materials such as stone, sand, wood and cane echo the traditional architecture of Sicily, and rooms make imaginative use of both outdoor and indoor space.