Verdura Golf & Spa Resort

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Sicily’s Verdura Resort, with its two kilometres of private coastline and golf courses, is overflowing with facilities that make a memorable family holiday.

Trimmed by white sands and a valley of olive groves, the resort is home to rooms, suites and villas, all set within lush green grounds. Golf fans will love the three Kyle Phillips courses, and the 60-metre infinity pool will please adults and kids alike.

Information & Facts

Accessibility

There is access for guests with disabilities, and golf carts are available for getting around the resort’s 18-hole courses.

Activities / Excursions Outside the Resort

Adults will enjoy a tour to Planeta Wines, where you can taste the product of Sicilian-grown grapes.

For foodies, don’t miss the culinary tours of Sciacca and the Old Town.

Visit the archaeological sites of Agrigento and Selinunte, where you can walk in the footsteps of the Greeks and the Romans.

Best Bits for Kids

The youngsters will feel like VIPs in their pint-sized bathrobes and slippers, nibbling on milk and cookies left for them in the turndown service. Verdù the hedgehog, a friendly cuddly toy, will keep them company during their stay.  A dedicated kids space offers cooking, science, arts and crafts, and sports, providing endless fun while the grown-ups relax.

Best Bits for Parents

24-hour babysitting is available upon request, with complementary meals for little ones aged 0-3 at RBabies. Enjoy soothing swing and soulful jazz live at the Granita Bar, whilst you sip on a freshly made cocktail. 18 holes of golf will fill your day with pleasant exercise, and the world-class spa will help you unwind once you’re finished.

Best Family Beaches

The beach at the resort is slightly rocky, so is better for walking rather than paddling with the kids. Agrigento offers some family-friendly beaches: the Lido Azzurro is sandy, and has lifeguards on duty, while Porto Palo has shallow waters. In Selinunte, Marinella Beach has fine sand, and shallow, crystal clear waters.

Check in information

Check-in begins at 2pm and check-out ends at 11am. Early arrival and late check-out is subject to availability.

Digital Detox / Digital Overload

Wireless Internet is available and smart TVs are in the rooms. You can request content protected WiFi, so you can let them scroll through the web with confidence. For a more unique tech experience, become a DJ for the day and try your hand at spinning the decks with one of the resident mixers.

Fitness Centre

The hotel features a gym that spans over 170 square metres, furnished with the latest equipment, free weights and machines. Personal trainers are on hand to help you achieve your goals, while daily classes are held outdoors and in the spacious fitness studio. If swimming is more your thing, dip into the 20m indoor lap pool.

Food & Drink

Liolà:

This typical trattoria-style restaurant serves up the best of traditional Sicilian cuisine, whilst you gaze out at the sea from the comfort of its outdoor terrace. Eat like a local with bursting calzones, tender ravioli and, of course, the classic pizza.

Amare:

The resort’s Mediterranean setting bears fresh, quality seafood. Local fishermen bring in their most recent catch, which is then thinly sliced with extra virgin olive oil, tangy citrus fruit and a pinch of the finest rock salt.

Buon Giorno:

Wake up to the flavours of Italy at this breakfast restaurant, catching the morning rays on its large outdoor terrace. Artisan breads, flaky pastries, and freshly baked pizzas are served while you look out over the glittering ocean. Enjoy homemade bircher muesli and seasonal fruits, or for more savoury palettes, an array of nuts, meats, smoked salmon and Italian cheeses line the menu.

Getting There

The closest airport is Palermo, which is just over a 1 hour 30 minutes away by car.

Hotel Shop

A variety of clothing boutiques can be found within the resort, featuring handmade items and Italian linen. At the Aputia Bazaar, you’ll be able to buy Sicilian wines, ceramics and art, and – if the baggage allowance is tight – the hotel can ship your purchases to your door.

Hotel Vibe

Thanks to its seemingly endless grounds and on-site services, the hotel feels like the best kind of bubble – with everything you need in one place, Verdura lets you enjoy your holiday in complete comfort. Buildings are modern and minimalist, creating a natural-feeling escape.

Kids Clubs

At Verduland, kids of all ages can receive cooking lessons, burn some energy in sporting activities, or channel their inner adventurer on exciting excursions. A playground, children’s pool and indoor play area will become their new favourite places to meet friends. With a qualified team taking care of them, and Verdu the hedgehog mascot to keep them company, they’ll be in safe hands.

Location

Sitting on the southwest coast of Sicily, the resort is a 15 minutes drive west from the seaside town of Sciacca. Around 40km away are the once Ancient Greek-occupied towns of Agrigento and Selinunte, now scattered with historic ruins and crumbling walls.

Perfect For

  • Active families, especially golfers
  • Spa-loving parents
  • People wanting a retreat with the option to explore Sicily’s historic sites

Pools

There’s a 60-metre infinity swimming pool, giving impressive views of the Mediterranean whilst you float on calmer waters. In the spa, you’ll find four outdoor thalassotherapy pools, as well as one indoor pool that welcomes kids from 8am to 2pm.

Rooms

The resort’s 191 rooms are modern, and the 29 suites and 6 villas are all unique. Whilst the contemporary style runs throughout, Sicilian traditions and natural features inspire the interiors to give each one its own individual slice of the island.

Spa & Pampering for Adults

At the spa, you’ll find professionally trained staff who offer massages, facials, skin wraps, and beauty treatments. Before selecting your method of relaxation, spend time with one of the resort’s expert therapists, who will assess your needs and suggest the treatments that are best for you.

Spa & Wellbeing for Kids

Although the little ones aren’t allowed in the main spa (except for in the indoor pool), they can enjoy treatments in-house at the kids clubs.

Sports

Both adults and kids can take advantage of the top-class sporting facilities, from the 6 clay tennis courts to the full-sized football pitch. Experts, such as PGA qualified professionals and coaches from the Juventus football team, will teach you tricks and techniques to improve your game.

Things to do in the area

Venture out on a guided trek around the area, organised by the hotel’s fitness team. Cycle around the local towns, or explore the Greek and Roman ruins on foot.

Room Service

Full room service is available.

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