Villa Sant’Andrea, A Belmond Hotel Taormina Mare, Italy
Villa Sant’Andrea, A Belmond Hotel, Taormina Mare
Via Nazionale 137, 98039, Taormina Mare
Date of Creation
1830, the property of Belmond since 2010
Hotel General Manager
Giovanni Nastasi – of Sicilian origins, he was previously General Manager at Grand Hotel Timeo in Taormina, and moved to Villa Sant’Andrea when Belmond purchased both properties in 2010.
Villa Sant’Andrea, A Belmond Hotel, Taormina Mare
History & Story
It is fitting that Villa Sant’Andrea began life in the 1950s as a hidden hideaway. Perched on an idyllic stretch of Sicilian coast, this former villa oozes glamour and old-world charm. There’s something special in the air—relaxing in such magical surroundings gives new meaning to the phrase ‘la dolce vita’. A stay at Villa Sant’Andrea feels like reconnecting with long lost friends. We preserve the personality of an elegant private residence: you’ll be greeted with cool homemade lemonade when you arrive, and alfresco breakfasts offer a bounty of hand-picked local fruit. It’s these little details that will help you sink into a world of calm as soothing as the sound of the ocean. Balconies are bejeweled with bright geraniums, and lush terraced gardens lead down to our picturesque pebbled beach.
Light refurbishment on some rooms and suites in 2020 and creation of a new suite.
Date added extensions
– 2014: new wing added on the right side of the hotel, with an Infinity Pool and more Junior Suites facing the sea
– 2015: the private beach was extended and 6 luxury beach cabanas were added
Main Strengths, Special Touch
– Incredible location on its own private beach with cabanas facing the pristine waters
– Tropical gardens and feeling of a private villa
– Stunning infinity pool on the edge of the Bay of Mazzarò
– Wellness Centre, in a private area of the gardens, offering a range of treatments based on local ingredients
– Complimentary daily boat excursions during summer
– Complimentary shuttle service to Taormina historic centre and the sister property Grand Hotel Timeo
Located on the Bay of Mazzarò, the hotel boasts a prime position in the heart of Taormina’s seaside district. It is perfectly positioned between verdant, subtropical gardens and the dazzling Mediterranean Sea. The shops, bars and cafes of central Taormina are only three minutes away by cable car.
Key sites/activities in the area
– Tour of cinematic Sicily on a Fiat 500 vintage car
– Sunset cruise to Isola Bella followed by private dinner by the sea
– Excursions on a typical Sicilian fishermen boat
– Paddle surf in the Bay of Mazzarò
– Tours of Taormina on an Ape Calessino
Once per week during summer the hotel’s beach is illuminated with candles and torches to create the perfect setting for an exclusive barbecue by the sea.
Little ones will be entertained by our English-speaking tutor in the dedicated Smile Club, available from 4 to 12 years old in summer months. From sand castle contests and climbing to beach bag decorating, children will be captivated.
• Number of suites: 33 (from 40 to 110 sq m)
– Presidential Pool Suite
– Presidential Suite
– Exclusive Suite
– Deluxe Suite
– Executive Junior Suite
– Deluxe Junior Suite
– Superior Junior Suite
– Garden Junior Suite
• Number of Luxury rooms: 37 (from 20 to 30 sq m)
– Deluxe Double Room
– Superior Double Room
– Classic Double Room
• Number of rooms, (keys) in all: 70
All accommodation includes: Air conditioning – 24-hour room service – Mini-bar – Complimentary wireless/wired internet – Twice-daily housekeeping service – Satellite TV – DVD player upon request – Courtesy bathroom lines by Acqua di Parma – Nespresso machines and Bose SoundLink speakers in all Junior Suites and Suites
Restaurants & Bars
Ristorante Oliviero: savour the freshest Mediterranean and regional cuisine in a breathtaking setting facing the sea. With a reputation of excellence among Taormina restaurants, Oliviero brings Italian classic cuisine to life with an innovative modern menu. By nightfall, dine under the stars as the moonlight dances on the water. Delight in the freshest seafood straight from the bay.
The Bar: try refreshing drinks, pizzas, snacks, and a variety of enticing light dishes. Come evening, watch the sun set over the water, aperitif in hand. Cocktails and live music light up the night.
Pool Bar and Beach Bar: offering refreshing drinks, delicious ice cream and juicy fruit.
Our 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. The Wellness Centre perfectly captures the rejuvenating essence of this verdant island. A heavenly range of spa treatments draws on fragrant orange flowers, amber, sandalwood and jasmine. Outdoor massages are available.
Corporate & Celebration Events
Villa Sant’Andrea boasts elegant venues to take full advantage of the coastal setting, offering beautiful sea views and menus featuring the freshest local delicacies. The hotel can host a private party for up to 200 guests on the expansive terrace overlooking the bay, arrange cocktails on the beach or, for more intimate gatherings, organize for a private table in the restaurant.
Hotel and Restaurant Awards
Travel + Leisure, Top Ten Hotels in Italy #6
Condé Nast Traveler, Readers’ Choice Awards, Top Hotels in Italy #26
Number of employees
Up to 150