Goethe called Taormina is a "piece of paradise on earth.

With an exclusive location on the Bay of Mazzarò in Sicily, considered one of the most beautiful in all of Italy, the elegant Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea nestles on its own private beach, boasting new exclusive cabanas facing the glittering aquamarine sea. Built by an aristocratic family in 1830 and surrounded by lush subtropical gardens, it retains all the charm of a private residence. 

During summer, you can enjoy a complimentary boat excursion to discover the most beautiful corners of the coast.


Mazzarò is conveniently connected to the town centre by cable car and is therefore just three minutes from the heart of Taormina’s many attractions, about 12-minute walk to Isola Bella, 2.6 km to the Palazzo Corvaia, and 2.9 km to Greco-Roman theater of Taormina. The hotel also provides a complimentary shuttle service return the centre of Taormina. The closest airport is Fontanarossa, 46 km away, lesser than 1 hour driving.


The hotel has 68 elegant rooms and suites, the majority of which look out over the beach and pristine waters of the private Bay of Mazzarò, The Mediterranean gardens or courtyard and Mount Etna. Most rooms feature expansive balconies and terraces, equipped with tables and chairs so that you can enjoy an al fresco breakfast overlooking the sparkling sea. 

Most of suites recenlty refurbished, they offer supremely comfortable sitting areas, bright and airy bedrooms with king-size or twin beds, and spacious bathrooms with separate shower cubicle and bathtub.


Famous for its fresh seafood specialties, Restaurant Oliviero offers traditional Mediterranean cuisine enhanced by innovative and imaginative twists. The menu is based on regional dishes which use the freshest seasonal, local produce. Oliviero’s location is hard to match: it is set on a panoramic terrace with spectacular views of the Bay of Mazzarò and exudes a refined and elegant atmosphere. Located on the outdoor terrace, directly by the sea, the Bar is the perfect place to enjoy a drink, a snack or a light lunch by the beach. 

In the evening, it is the ideal spot for a cocktail or an after-dinner drink under the stars with live music entertainment. An indoor bar is at guests'; disposal to unwind after a busy day spent on the beach or exploring Sicily and its hidden beauties.

Revitalize your body and spirit at the Wellness Centre, located in the subtropical gardens.An immersion in Sicilian and Mediterranean essences, with treatments based on orange flowers, amber, sandalwood and jasmine.



Charlotte Travel Exclusives

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily American buffet breakfast for two
  • $100 USD Equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

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