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Family Fun Under the Sicilian Sun

We’re big fans of all of Rocco Forte’s fabulous, carefully curated hotels, but Verdura Resort is our current crush. Set on a glorious stretch of coastline in the southwest of Sicily, Verdura is the way to do Sicily en famillie. (That said, it’s equally well-suited for a romantic getaway.)

Set on groomed, shore-hugging grounds, each room or suite has a private sea-view terrace. The modern design gives the appearance of the rooms being woven into the landscape itself, a cool effect to be sure.

While there you can make use of the spa and thalassotherapy pools, helipad, gardens, two championship-level 18-hole golf courses and a nine-hole par three course, private beach, fitness studio, salon, six clay tennis courts, and much more. Verdura Organic Farm’s products are handpicked every day and used in the resort’s four restaurants and five bars.

And back to that spa . . .  A vision in sand-colored stone and earthy hues, Verdura Spa is a stand-alone sanctuary at the heart of the resort, with a museum-proportioned hammam, chic relaxation areas, and a juice bar. They take a holistic approach to wellbeing, with an extensive menu of treatments infused with organic Sicilian plant oils and extracts that promote anti-aging, detoxification, and fitness. Book a couple’s massage in one of the double treatment suites and pop in the steam room and Finnish sauna.

INSIDER TIP: Discover the authentic Sicilian winery Planeta vineyards in Sambuca di Sicilia, or take a trip to explore the Greek UNESCO World Heritage site The Valley of the Temples, in Agrigento.

A WORD ABOUT RKIDS: Designed for children aged four to 12, the RKIDS program can be found at all Rocco Forte hotels—and it rocks. At Verdura, kids can learn to cook in—GET THIS—a commercial test-grade kitchen built to the dimensions of an 11 year old!


Indulge in unlimited rounds of golf at Verdura Resort with this sublime package. Home of the European Tour’s Rocco Forte Open, their two 18-hole championship links courses offer stunning Mediterranean views and world-class greens. As well as unlimited rounds of golf, this exclusive package includes breakfast and complimentary use of practice range, and . . .

Daily Full Breakfast

Complimentary use of driving range throughout your stay

Daily use of 18-hole golf cart

A yardage book for both courses

Verdura Resort Polo

Welcome amenities, fruit basket and sparkling wine

Verdura Società Agricola olive oil

If you book a suite, you’ll also receive additional benefits of the Rocco Forte Suite Experience. Minimum length of stay is 4 nights,




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