Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea, Taormina

Be lulled by the rhythm of the waves at our private Sicilian retreat.

Walking through our doors feels like entering a private home. No wonder – our beautiful villa used to be one An Englishman called Robert Trewhella built our waterfront villa in the early 1900s. A member of one of Cornwall’s most influential families, he had worked alongside the celebrated engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. He moved to Italy after being commissioned by the Italian government to help develop the country’s infrastructure.

Robert’s son, Alfred, transformed the villa into a hotel in the 1950s, when it became a hidden hideaway for glamorous guests. And so it remains to this day, but with the enhancements of a wellness centre, infinity pool, gorgeous new suites and stylish beach cabanas added since Belmond purchased the hotel in 2010. Trewhella’s delightful subtropical gardens remain a highlight, providing a verdant frame as you gaze towards the dazzling sea.

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Located on the Mazzarò Bay, 50 minutes from Catania Airport by car and 10 minutes from Grand Hotel Timeo by courtesy shuttle.


70 rooms and suites
Private beach with cabanas
Infinity swimming pool
Wellness and fitness centre
Lush subtropical gardens
Courtesy shuttle to Grand Hotel Timeo
Boat tours
Smile club for younger guests
Banqueting room and terraces


Of all the Taormina restaurants, many critics believe Ristorante Oliviero has the edge. Resting on its own exclusive shoreline, the venue serves up the very best from land and sea beside a bay shimmering with stars. For something more informal, the Bar’s sea-facing location satisfies every sense. Freshly grilled fish and delicate homemade pasta or a Sicilian Mojito can be enjoyed here at sunset.


Ristorante Oliviero

Located beneath the shade of local pines with showstopping ocean views, our restaurant offers fine Italian and regional classics in a menu that’s won the hearts of gastronomists the world over.

Beach bar

Relax on the beach and order a freshly squeezed juice, enticing cocktail, frothy coffee or creamy gelato.

Bar Sant’Andrea

Open all day, our bar overlooking the beach is an idyllic place for a morning espresso, lunchtime pizza or an evening cocktail accompanied by music entertainment (from 19:00 daily).

Pool bar

Settle in a rattan armchair overlooking the pool and savour a drink or a luscious Etna wine. Indulge in ice cream or treat your taste buds to some Sicilian fruit.


Double Rooms

The ethereal light and vivid colours of Sicily’s coast are reflected in our serene rooms. Cream and pastel décor is punctuated by splashes of colour from vibrant artworks and plush fabrics. Choose our Classic Double Rooms for wonderful views over the subtropical gardens or the elegant courtyard. Gain enchanting vistas of the Bay of Mazzarò from the picture windows or French balcony of our Superior Double Rooms, or soak up breathtaking panoramas of the sea from our Deluxe Double Rooms. Relax on your private terrace or balcony to savour breakfast in the gentle breeze or an alfresco dinner beneath the stars.

Junior Suites

Spread out in your lavish sitting area or soak up the sun on your balcony. Help yourself to a Nespresso and luxuriate in the marble bathroom. Our Superior Junior Suites are elegant havens with beautiful sea views. Our Deluxe Junior Suites are fresh, vibrant spaces, zinging with character and charm. Some offer attractive terraces with tables and chairs, some have separate showers and bathtubs. Our Executive Junior Suites are super-spacious, airy sanctuaries dotted with delightful features that echo the aquamarine vistas from the balcony. Some suites can connect, giving you an entire floor in which to stretch out.


Our indulgent suites let you live out your Sicilian fantasy. Sumptuously furnished living rooms and separate bedrooms offer space and seclusion. Relax on your Superior Suite’s private balcony and while away the hours gazing at the inspiring views. Sink into the plush furnishings of your Deluxe Suite’s inviting lounge or step onto the balcony to catch an invigorating sea breeze. Or choose a Garden Suite for a ringside view of our enchanting subtropical gardens. In each, the lavish marble bathrooms feature a separate shower, bathtub and double vanities.

Exclusive Suites

For the height of luxury, treat yourself to an Exclusive Suite. Stroll straight out onto the magnificent terrace, adorned with terracotta pots of bright flowers, to absorb the uninterrupted views across the bay and the mountains beyond. Relax on a lounger, in complete privacy, to the sound of the ocean or enjoy an elegant alfresco breakfast. When it’s time to unwind indoors, your spacious living area and opulent bathroom offer a relaxing retreat.

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