Belmond Hotel Villa Sant’Andrea
Set on its own exclusive beach, beside one of the most beautiful coastlines in all of Italy, Belmond Villa Sant Andrea overlooks the aquamarine sea.
Built by an aristocratic family in 1830 among lush, subtropical gardens, this secluded retreat retains all the charm of a private residence.
The shops, bars and cafes of central Taormina are only three minutes away by cable car.
When it was conquered by the Romans, a century or so later, many of the Grecian buildings were restored and enhanced, and new civic and religious structures added. The amphitheatre is, in fact, a blend of Greek and Roman design. Taormina became very grand under its new inhabitants, with luxurious villas sprouting amid the verdant slopes.
In the 7th and 8th centuries the Byzantines spread Christianity into Sicily and ruled Taormina. Their reign was short-lived, however, as the Moors from North Africa moved in and renamed the town Almoezia. Skilled engineers and innovators, the Arabs made many improvements, among them irrigation systems and agricultural practices, and introduced cerebral pursuits such as philosophy, medicine and mathematics. The wonderful Palazzo Corvaja dates from this period, although it later had Norman and Gothic touches added.
Next was the turn of the Normans who, under Roger de Hauteville, the first medieval king of Sicily, set about putting their stamp on the town with impressive churches and cathedrals and a return to Christianity in the 11th and 12th centuries.
It was only as recently as 1860 that Sicily was finally connected to Italy — but its colourful, often turbulent history has shaped its towns, and particularly Taormina, in a way rarely seen elsewhere, which is why it is the architecturally and culturally fascinating place you can enjoy today.
Room and Suite Details:
- Classic Double Rooms
- Superior Double Rooms
- Deluxe Double Rooms
- Superior Junior Suite
- Deluxe Junior Suites
- Executive Junior Suites
- MAZZARÒ SUITE
Classic Double Rooms at the Belmond Hotel Villa Sant Andrea
Delight in the plush fabrics, fine artwork and elegant design of our Double Rooms. Featuring timeless Italian style and indulgent marble bathrooms, our rooms ensure a memorable stay.
Superior Double Rooms at the Belmond Hotel Villa Sant Andrea
With a window or French balcony, superior rooms offer enchanting vistas of the Bay of Mazzarò.
Deluxe Double Rooms at the Belmond Hotel Villa Sant Andrea
The deluxe rooms boast a terrace or balcony. These are perfect for breakfast in the morning light or an al fresco dinner beneath the stars.
Superior Junior Suite at the Belmond Hotel Villa Sant Andrea
Discover the indulgence of space as you take tea in the comfort of your lounge. Stretch out on plush beds, or prepare for an incredible evening in the generous marble bathroom.
The superior suites let you enjoy the wonderful Sicilian climate from a personal balcony.
Deluxe Junior Suites at the Belmond Hotel Villa Sant Andrea
Bask in the gentle sea breeze from the comfort of a balcony or terrace. Bathrooms boast separate showers and bathtubs.
Executive Junior Suites at the Belmond Hotel Villa Sant Andrea
These luxurious suites are perfectly positioned to reveal the full beauty of the Bay of Mazzarò. Unwind in the lounge, or catch the spectacular sunset from your balcony.
Located in a recently constructed building beside the swimming pool, the six new Executive Junior Suites boast stunning sea views and peerless comfort. Each can be connected with two more Executive Junior Suites, allowing guests to have an entire floor at their disposal.
Suites at the Belmond Hotel Villa Sant Andrea
Sumptuously furnished living rooms and separate bedrooms offer space and seclusion. Lavish bathrooms feature a separate shower, bathtub and double vanities.
Look out onto the verdant landscape of Belmond Villa Sant Andrea’s sub-tropical gardens from the spacious balcony.
Sink into the plush, luxurious furnishings of your personal lounge.
In the mornings, step onto your large balcony and embrace the invigorating sea breeze.
Stylish decor and exceptional space make these some of the hotel’s most luxurious spaces.
An expansive terrace lets you bask in the sunshine and enjoy panoramic views of the bay.
Mazzarò Suite at the Belmond Hotel Villa Sant’Andrea
An Italian masterpiece, the Mazzarò Suite offers unparalleled luxury in Taormina.
Enjoy a wonderful start to the day with breakfast on the balcony. Recline in the gazebo on your spacious terrace. Feel your worries melt away as sailboats drift by on the horizon.
The spacious living area offers a peaceful haven to relax in, or retreat to the privacy of the exquisitely decorated bedroom.
An opulent bathroom has a separate shower, bathtub and double vanity basin.
The hotel enjoys its own stretch of sand on the secluded Bay of Mazzarò.
Crystal clear waters teem with marine life. Go for a swim and discover one of many caves tucked around the bay. Lie back and relax on a private lounger. In summer, enjoy a cooling drink or light snack from the beachside bar.
The heated infinity swimming pool is spectacularly located by the edge of the bay. Let your troubles melt away beneath the warm Mediterranean sun as the dedicated poolside team meet your every need.
The fitness centre is fully equipped with the latest technology, including Technogym equipment and free weights. Personal trainers are also at hand to help prepare a tailored workout.
You’ll also find a hammam, perfect for winding down.
Open daily from 7am to 8pm (alternative hours on request).
Revitalise body and spirit surrounded by tranquil exotic gardens. Recline under the leafy shade of an orange tree. The Wellness Centre perfectly captures the rejuvenating essence of Sicily.
A heavenly range of spa treatments draws on fragrant orange flowers, amber, sandalwood and jasmine. Signature products from Sothys and Les Sens De Marrakesh are truly luxurious.
In-room massage or treatments can also be arranged for pure indulgence.
Hotel guests can enjoy a complimentary daily boat tour.
Spend a few hours soaking up the sun as you cruise around the stunning Sicilian East Coast and the Ionian Sea.
Boat tours operate from mid-May to mid-September.
Enjoy complementary use of the facilities of the sister property, Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo. Only 5km away, guests can enjoy its restaurants, bars and swimming pool.
A private complimentary shuttle links Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo and Belmond Villa Sant Andrea. Departing every half-hour, the ride takes only 15 minutes.
Family friendly Features
- Special menus in Restaurant Oliviero and room service
- Children’s welcome kit
- Family friendly DVDs
- Children’s slippers and bathrobes
- Professional babysitting on request
- Buckets, spades and snorkels at the beach
- Teen and child spa treatments at the Wellness Centre
- Family friendly excursions and adventures
Restaurants & Bars
Sit under the shade of a pine tree. Feel the gentle sea breeze. Savour the freshest Italian and regional cuisine in a breathtaking setting. The terrace restaurant brings Italian classic cuisine to life with an innovative modern menu. The light summer lunch menu offers an array of salads, pastas and grilled fish. By nightfall, dine under the stars as the moonlight dances on the water. Delight in the freshest seafood straight from the bay.
A selection of fine Italian wines is available to complement your meal.
Our bar by the bay offers refreshing drinks and light lunches.
Come evening, watch the sun set over the water, aperitif in hand. Cocktails and live music light up the night.
Our late-night indoor bar lets guests end the evening in style.
Located by the stunning infinity pool, unwind in a relaxed setting and enjoy a refreshing drink or traditional Italian gelato.
Stretch out on Belmond Villa Sant Andrea’s private beach and savour a tempting selection of drinks, ice cream and fresh fruit.