What We Love
- A destination thalassotherapy spa — one of the largest in Europe
- Three Kyle Phillips–designed golf courses
- Verdura flip-flops in each room
- Free bicycles for use on the grounds
What To Know
- All rooms have a sea view
- Verdura is 80 minutes from Palermo airport and 90 minutes from Trapani airport
- Caters to a diverse clientele, from families to couples to business travelers
- A city tax of approximately $5 per person (11 and over), per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
A 45-minute drive north of Agrigento, on Sicily’s southern coast, Verdura is a triumph of design, offering sea views at every turn. With three Kyle Phillips–designed golf courses, an enormous spa and a gourmet food scene, it’s a buzzing destination resort in an ancient Sicilian setting. Traditional materials were used in its construction, orange and olive groves dot the grounds, and on the links-style golf courses, 40 species of native grass and other plants were picked for the landscaping.
Bed and Bath
Rocco Forte’s famed director of design, Olga Polizzi, has left her ever-refined mark in the 203 guestrooms’ clean, contemporary style and uniquely Sicilian touches: classical sculptures, local ceramics, potted orange trees and bookshelves stacked with works by Sicilian authors. All room and suite categories have picture-perfect views from large terraces; sunset cocktails and stargazing are highly recommended. The huge bathrooms are spa-like (some have private courtyards and all feature Ortigia bath products).
One of the largest in Europe, the spa is constructed from white marble and volcanic tuff and makes clever use of its indoor and outdoor spaces. Four outdoor thalassotherapy pools are filled with minerals and salts said to moisturize the skin and improve circulation, and all treatments incorporate locally grown ingredients such as freshly plucked lemons, the highest-quality olive oil and sea salt from Trapani. After a day filled with pool lounging and rounds of golf, sample a basil and gin cocktail or a Sicilian mojito. Downstairs, La Zagara restaurant serves Mediterranean delicacies such as pan-fried silver crabber fish with a chickpea biscuit and pepper sauce, while the clifftop Liolà produces trattoria-style cuisine in a breathtaking setting.
In the Area
Visit Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with the best-preserved Doric temples outside Athens. Check out the volcanic steam rising from Mount Etna on a helicopter tour organized by the resort. The excursion ends with a ride around the crater in a 4X4. Sip and spit at the nearby Planeta vineyard. Ulmo, located in a 16th-century farmhouse, is the most popular winery tour, or you can learn the art of Sicilian cuisine with a cooking lesson from the resort’s executive chef.
How to Get There
The hotel is nice. Reasonable beach and decent rooms and gym. The restaurants are a bit limited in terms of menus but the food is good. It’s worth making the longer trip to the pizzeria(shuttle ride) if you get bored with the menus in the main hotel complex.
I enjoyed it, but I’m sure it would be excellent for a golfer (which I’m not).
This is a good resort, facilities are very clean and beautiful, staff is very friendly and restaurants are very very good. Prices are bit high but reasonable, standard summer season prices.
There is a good golf area which we did not use.
We loved the bicycle sharing policy - very convenient.
Gym is great.
Beach is okay, not sandy though.
Junior Suite room was perfect although TV screen size is a bit embarrassing.
Fantastic facility with beautiful grounds, the staff were very welcoming and made every length to make our stay excellent.
The hotel was very close to the villages perfect for day trips and to venture out.
The hotel offers a wide range activities which was good for the children, I enjoyed riding the bicycles it was a relaxing way to travel around the hotel grounds.
Gym very well resourced .
Food was amazing and reasonably priced
I would like to thank the staff at vedura for the excellent stay also a special thanks to Carmelo who provided excellent service to my family and myself during breakfast and dinner. Also A special mention to Jovani and Marco.
And a mention to the cleaners who made the place impeccably clean .
A big thanks from the family
I was in Verdura with a friend in June for a week. We really enjoyed it and had a lovely relaxing time. It is as idyllic as it looks. The staff are very friendly, nice and accommodating.
But, just a couple of things. You're a captive audience as the resort is so remote, so the cost really stacks up with every meal, bottle/glass of wine, and/or minerals and water. The price for everything is pretty steep. So, if you're on any kind of a budget, be careful! Bottles of water alone are €8 and you might have 2/4 a day minimum.
It would have been nice to see a shop at the resort which sold basic essentials like toiletries/minerals/water/sweets/postcards/etc - at normal prices. The nearest town, Sciaaca, is a €60 round trip away, so the cost of getting there kind of negates any attempt to get a reasonably priced meal or stock up on some essentials.
I just felt it was a little cynical to take advantage of guests who can't easily leave the resort and charge through the roof for everything.
Also, I didn't see anywhere obvious for books to be displayed for guests - presuming most are like us who left 3 brand new books behind after we'd read them?! Just a thought!
* I had one massage and it was amazing. Would recommend, even at the extortionate price!
This is an amazing resort,
Great spot for a family holiday.
Great water sports, ( super nice people )
Great golf and pro shop with efficient and super friendly staff, in fact all the staff are beyond helpful. We have now gone the last 4 years, and will be returning again next Summer