Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Family Holidays in Sicily

Along with fantastic food and designer labels, the Italians are renowned for their love of children, a value upheld with equal fervour in Sicily. Families with children of all ages travelling to the island will always receive a warm welcome: www.justsicily.co.uk/pages/family-holidays-in-sicily/

Just Sicily 01202 489040 www.justsicily.co.uk  offer specially selected hotels that feature child-friendly facilities, interconnecting or family rooms as well as a suitable location. Our staff have visited each property and can therefore personally recommend the most suitable resort to meet your needs.

Just Sicily Recommended Family Accommodation...

North Sicily

Hotel Le Calette www.justsicily.co.uk/accommodation/25/Hotel-Le-Calette/
Nestled into a beautiful bay close to the Madonie mountains and the charming town of Cefalù, Hotel Le Calette is a traditional Sicilian hotel enjoying wonderful views over the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Alberi del Paradiso www.justsicily.co.uk/accommodation/5/Alberi-del-Paradiso/
Nestled into the hillside with views over the charming town of Cefalù to the sea, the Alberi del Paradiso is a four star hotel offering its guests a tranquil yet convenient stay, with all of the benefits of the historic town and beach just a short walk or shuttle ride away.

North East Sicily

ATAHotel Naxos Beach www.justsicily.co.uk/accommodation/32/ATAHotel-Naxos-Beach/
Situated on the seafront in Giardini Naxos, 6km from Taormina on the north east coast of Sicily, Naxos Beach is set in 13 hectares of Mediterranean gardens with an impressive range of facilities including 4 pools, 2 tennis courts, 5 restaurants and bars, children’s clubs, activities and entertainment for all the family.

Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea www.justsicily.co.uk/accommodation/20/Belmond-Villa-Sant'Andrea/
Standing beside its own exclusive beach in Taormina Mare, Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea enjoys a truly idyllic setting with stunning views of one of the most beautiful bays in the Mediterranean.

Mon Repos Avenir Apartments www.justsicily.co.uk/accommodation/80/Mon-Repos-Avenir-Apartments/
Situated in a superb location halfway between the cosmopolitan town of Taormina and the picturesque beaches at Taormina Mare, these modern apartments have free car parking and a shared pool set in lawned gardens with sea glimpses of Isola Bella.

Voi Grand Hotel Mazzaro Sea Palace www.justsicily.co.uk/accommodation/81/Voi-Grand-Hotel-Mazzaro-Sea-Palace/
Situated on the beach in Taormina Mare, overlooking the beautiful Bay of Mazzarò, Grand Hotel Mazzarò Sea Palace boasts a wonderful seafront pool, bar and restaurant terrace and most guest rooms and suites, some with pools, enjoy picturesque sea views. The hotel is only 50m from the cable car accessing the cosmopolitan town of Taormina.

South East Sicily

Grand Hotel Minareto www.justsicily.co.uk/accommodation/4/Grand-Hotel-Minareto/
Sitting on a promontory in the Plemmirio Marine Nature Reserve facing Syracuse and the island of Ortigia, Grand Hotel Minareto is a 5 star resort style hotel with an enviable position surrounded by crystal-clear sea.

Relais Parco Cavalonga www.justsicily.co.uk/accommodation/33/Relais-Parco-Cavalonga/
Tucked away in the Iblea countryside, 14km from Ragusa in south east Sicily, Relais Parco Cavalonga is a small 19th century villa-style hotel and rural apartments situated in 18 hectares of parkland.

Relais Torre Marabino www.justsicily.co.uk/accommodation/34/Relais-Torre-Marabino/
Originally a 16th century fortified grain tower, Relais Torre Marabino has been recreated into a small and chic hotel with just 7 charming guest rooms and suites, surrounded by pristine lawns, olive trees, vines and palm trees with a pool and organic restaurant.

Voi Arenella Resort www.justsicily.co.uk/accommodation/82/Voi-Arenella-Resort/
Arenella Resort is located on the south east coast of Sicily,12km from Syracuse and 70km from Catania Airport. This large Italian beach resort is set in over 60 hectares of parkland, 2 pools, restaurant and pizzeria, lovely beach with watersports and activities for all the family.

La Scibina www.justsicily.co.uk/accommodation/58/La-Scibina/
La Scibina is a lovely family run hotel and residence located in Marina di Ragusa in south east Sicily. It offers modern, flexible accommodation ideal for couples or families looking to explore this area of the island.

Mangiabove www.justsicily.co.uk/accommodation/69/Mangiabove/
Mangiabove is a charming old farmhouse just outside Marina di Ragusa on the south west coast of Sicily which has been transformed into a lovely rustic-chic residence with self catering apartments and guest rooms with breakfast served in the common room, with pool overlooking the countryside leading to the sea.

West Sicily

Villaggio Cala Mancina www.justsicily.co.uk/accommodation/44/Villaggio-Cala-Mancina/
Situated in the seaside town of San Vito Lo Capo on the north west tip of Sicily, Villaggio Cala Mancina offers a selection of 1 and 2 bedroom self catering apartments close to the town and stunning long white sandy beach.

Verdura Resort www.justsicily.co.uk/accommodation/62/Verdura-Resort/
Uniquely situated on 2km of private Mediterranean coastline on the south coast of Sicily, Verdura Resort is an exclusive Rocco Forte Hotel set in 230 hectares of grounds with first class purpose built facilities including elegant guest rooms and suites all with sea views, 4 restaurants, 5 bars, 60m infinity pool, 3 golf courses, 6 tennis courts, world-class spa and much more.

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Monday, 4 June 2018

Try our Tri-Island Tour

Why not combine a holiday to Sicily with our other two beautiful Mediterranean islands, Sardinia and Corsica. Sardinia is just 8 miles from Corsica via a short ferry journey and Sicily is approximately 220 miles south east of Sardinia and can be reached by a short flight or longer ferry crossing.

We have designed a Tri-Island Grand Tour enabling you to sample all 3 of these enchanting islands from £1,999pp for 14 nights including accommodation, flights, ferry, transfers (Sardinia and Sicily) and car hire (Corsica), based on travelling on the 9th September 2018.

Below is our suggested itinerary but we can tailor make tours to suit all tastes, budgets and durations.

First Stop - Taormina, North East Sicily
Fly from the UK to Catania on the east coast of Sicily for 4 nights B&B at the 4 star Hotel Monte Tauro set into the cliffside in Taormina enjoying uninterrupted sea views spanning the Bay of Naxos to Mount Etna.
 
Next Stop – Golfo Aranci, North East Sardinia
Fly from Catania to Olbia in the north east of Sardinia for 5 nights B&B at the 4 star Gabbiano Azzurro Hotel & Suites, a great family run hotel with a stunning beach location, friendly service, excellent restaurant, and panoramic views and sunsets.
 
Last Stop – Bonifacio, Southern Corsica
Travel to Santa Teresa port (66km) and take the ferry to Bonifacio in Corsica. Pick up a hire car and drive to the 4 star Hotel Cala di Greco for 5 nights at this luxurious hotel with swimming pool, set in lovely gardens overlooking Bonifacio.


Summary:


  • Please note that each person must pay a city tax locally at the Hotel Monte Tauro. 
  • In and out of Catania, Sicily and into Olbia, Sardinia and out of Figari, Corsica. (Flights via mainland Italy to Sardinia in low season.)
  • 14 nights
  • Prices from £1,999pp inc flights, ferry, accommodation as stated, standard transfers (Sardinia and Sicily) and Renault Twingo or similar car hire (Corsica) based on travel on the 9th September 2018

For more information visit
 www.justsicily.co.uk www.justsardinia.co.uk www.justcorsica.co.uk 
or call us for personal recommendations 01202 489040












Wednesday, 23 May 2018

30% Discount on New Air Malta flights from London Southend to Catania in Sicily



New Air Malta flights from London Southend to Catania on the east coast of Sicily are now operating through to the end of October 2018 and are offering 30% discount on selected dates: www.airmalta.com/may-summer-promotion-uk

Southend – Catania
Mondays
Outbound: 09:45-14:00; Inbound: 06:50-09:00
Thursdays
Outbound: 09:55-14:10; Inbound: 06:50-09:00
Prices from £58.15 (cabin bag only) or £88.20pp return including a hold bag and pre-booked seat!

For accommodation options visit www.justsicily.co.uk/pages/accommodation-home/ or for personal recommendations call 
Just Sicily 01202 489040


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Friday, 18 May 2018

Tour Sicily

Tailor made tours and multicentre holidays are very popular for those looking for a different style of holiday and to explore their holiday destination. www.justsicily.co.uk/pages/tour-sicily/

With a whole host of historical and cultural attractions across the island, Tour Sicily enables you to stay in more than one location and includes hotels situated in towns and villages, on the coast, in the countryside, in historic locations and even some on the slopes of Mount Etna.

We have set out some ideas for multicentre holidays and themed tours which can be altered to accommodate other places that you would like to include in your itinerary and to suit all tastes and budgets. They are just suggested routes and there are countless possibilities to tour the island.

Etna & Taormina
Explore Sicily’s most famous landmark combined with a stay in majestic Taormina, rich in history and culture.

Romantic Tour
Sicily offers a wealth of hotels for those looking for a romantic getaway in stunning locations, perfect for a special holiday.

Cultural Tour
This grand tour of Sicily encompasses the history of this beautiful island visiting many landmarks with the added opportunity to visit the Inspector Montalbano series and The Godfather locations.

Gastronomy Tour
The highlight of any holiday in Sicily is the food and wine with unique flavours and local produce. The fertile land around Mount Etna provides excellent growing conditions for some exceptional wines and with many hotels growing their own produce, you will not be disappointed.

Rural Tour
As Europe’s largest Mediterranean island, Sicily has many rural retreats offering real Sicilian hospitality yet not too far from places of interest.

Secret Tour
Sicily has some amazing ‘secret’ hideaway hotels leaving you feeling truly tucked away from the rest of the world.

Luxury Tour
Sicilian hospitality combined with luxurious hotels in stunning locations.

For more information please visit www.justsicily.co.uk or for personal recommendations call Just Sicily 01202 489040


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Friday, 4 May 2018

Discover Ragusa with Just Sicily


Ragusa is situated in south east Sicily, built on a wide limestone hill between two deep valleys. Renowned for its Baroque buildings and together with 7 other cities in the Val di Noto, it is part of UNESCO World Heritage Sites which includes 9 major churches and 7 palazzi, drawing art and history enthusiasts from all over the world.

Marina di Ragusa is a charming seaside resort 25km for Ragusa, featuring a port, long sandy beach and a selection of typical Sicilian restaurants, bars and shops.

Just Sicily 01202 489040 www.justsicily.co.uk has a selection of hotels in and around Ragusa:

This converted 14th century fortress and monastery is now a boutique style hotel with rustic-chic guest rooms, situated in the Iblean highlands with far reaching countryside views all the way to the sea.
Prices from £539pppw

Recreated into a small boutique hotel from an old Baroque style mansion, the hotel has a garden with a pool making it an ideal base for relaxation whilst exploring this fascinating area of Sicily.
Prices from £441pppw

This lovely family run hotel and residence is located in Marina di Ragusa offering modern, flexible accommodation ideal for couples or families looking to explore this area of the island.
Prices from £462per week

This charming old farmhouse is located just outside Marina di Ragusa, it has been transformed into a lovely rustic-chic residence with apartments, guest rooms and pool overlooking the countryside and sea.
Prices from £784per week

With an enviable location on ‘Via Scale’ connecting Ragusa Superiore and Ragusa Ibla, there are just 5 rooms and a panoramic terrace enjoying amazing views over the town’s beautiful Baroque buildings.
Price from £273pppw

This period residence has been restored to its original refined neo-classical elegance and converted into a small boutique hotel in the historic centre of Ragusa, close to the steps that lead to Ragusa Ibla.
Prices from £441pppw

Tucked away in the Iblean countryside, 14km from Ragusa this small 19th century villa-style hotel and rural apartments is situated in 18 hectares of parkland with stunning countryside views and 2 infinity pools.
Prices from £480pppw


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Friday, 27 April 2018

Luxury Sicily

 The Just Sicily Luxury Collection has been created to include the very best the island has to offer and comprises of some of the most exclusive hotels on the island.

Sicily has many beautiful locations for a luxurious holiday with accommodation to reflect these stunning settings, whether you prefer secluded beaches, enchanting towns, quiet countryside or historical sites, Sicily is an ideal destination.

With its breathtaking scenery, panoramic coastline and range of elegant accommodation, Sicily is a perfect place to spend a luxury holiday...

Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo  www.justsicily.co.uk/accommodation/15/Belmond-Grand-Hotel-Timeo/
Widely considered to be one of Sicily’s most luxurious resorts, Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo stands in a truly idyllic park-like setting adjacent to the historic Greek Theatre in Taormina with stunning views of the Ionian Sea, the dramatic town and coastline to Mount Etna beyond.

The Ashbee Hotel www.justsicily.co.uk/accommodation/19/The-Ashbee-Hotel/
Originally designed in 1908 by architect Robert Charles Ashbee, this prestigious English villa has now been recreated as The Ashbee Hotel carefully preserving the original features.  The hotel is elegant, spacious and sumptuously furnished in a beautiful park-like setting with wonderful sea views close to the centre of Taormina on the north east coast of Sicily.

Bemond Villa Sant'Andrea www.justsicily.co.uk/accommodation/20/Villa-Sant'Andrea/
Standing beside its own exclusive beach in Taormina Mare, Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea enjoys a trulThe Just Sicily Luxury Collection has been created to include the very best the island has to offer and comprises of some of the most exclusive hotels on the island.


Grand Atlantis Bay www.justsicily.co.uk/accommodation/71/Voi-Grand-Hotel-Atlantis-Bay/
Situated overlooking the picturesque Bay of Sirens in Taormina Mare on the north east coast of Sicily, Grand Hotel Atlantis Bay boasts a truly unique position. Built into the cliffs, the hotel descends down to the sea with all the guest rooms, along with the restaurant and pool terraces, enjoying wonderful sea views. 

Voi Grand Hotel Mazzarò Sea Palace www.justsicily.co.uk/accommodation/81/Voi-Grand-Hotel-Mazzaro-Sea-Palace/
Situated on the beach in Taormina Mare, overlooking the beautiful Bay of Mazzarò, Grand Hotel Mazzarò Sea Palace boasts a wonderful seafront pool, bar and restaurant terrace and most guest rooms and suites, some with pools, enjoy picturesque sea views. The hotel is only 50m from the cable car accessing the cosmopolitan town of Taormina.

Grand Hotel Minareto www.justsicily.co.uk/accommodation/4/Grand-Hotel-Minareto/
Sitting on a promontory in the Plemmirio Marine Nature Reserve facing Syracuse and the island of Ortigia, Grand Hotel Minareto is a 5 star resort style hotel with an enviable position surrounded by crystal-clear sea. Guests will enjoy a memorable taste of Sicily with a wealth of facilities including a reserved beach, sophisticated restaurants and elegantly furnished bedrooms.

Verdura Resort www.justsicily.co.uk/accommodation/62/Verdura-Resort/
Uniquely situated on 2km of private Mediterranean coastline on the south coast of Sicily, Verdura Resort is an exclusive Rocco Forte Hotel set in 230 hectares of grounds with first class purpose built facilities including elegant guest rooms and suites all with sea views, 4 restaurants, 5 bars, 60m infinity pool, 3 golf courses, 6 tennis courts, world-class spa and much more.

Therasia Resort Sea & Spa, Vulcano www.justsicily.co.uk/accommodation/68/Therasia-Resort-Sea-and-Spa,-Vulcano/
Located 1km from centre of Vulcano, one of the Aeolian Islands, off the north east coast of Sicily accessed by ferry from Milazzo, Therasia Resort is a charming 5 star resort with a choice of guest rooms and suites, pools, restaurants, spa and wonderful views of the archipelago. y idyllic setting with stunning views of one of the most beautiful bays in the Mediterranean. This charming palatial hotel is situated below the dramatic hillside town of Taormina and offers guests a memorable taste of the Sicilian highlife.

Grand Atlantis Bay www.justsicily.co.uk/accommodation/71/Voi-Grand-Hotel-Atlantis-Bay/
Situated overlooking the picturesque Bay of Sirens in Taormina Mare on the north east coast of Sicily, Grand Hotel Atlantis Bay boasts a truly unique position. Built into the cliffs, the hotel descends down to the sea with all the guest rooms, along with the restaurant and pool terraces, enjoying wonderful sea views. 

Voi Grand Hotel Mazzarò Sea Palace www.justsicily.co.uk/accommodation/81/Voi-Grand-Hotel-Mazzaro-Sea-Palace/
Situated on the beach in Taormina Mare, overlooking the beautiful Bay of Mazzarò, Grand Hotel Mazzarò Sea Palace boasts a wonderful seafront pool, bar and restaurant terrace and most guest rooms and suites, some with pools, enjoy picturesque sea views. The hotel is only 50m from the cable car accessing the cosmopolitan town of Taormina.

Grand Hotel Minareto www.justsicily.co.uk/accommodation/4/Grand-Hotel-Minareto/
Sitting on a promontory in the Plemmirio Marine Nature Reserve facing Syracuse and the island of Ortigia, Grand Hotel Minareto is a 5 star resort style hotel with an enviable position surrounded by crystal-clear sea. Guests will enjoy a memorable taste of Sicily with a wealth of facilities including a reserved beach, sophisticated restaurants and elegantly furnished bedrooms.

Verdura Resort www.justsicily.co.uk/accommodation/62/Verdura-Resort/
Uniquely situated on 2km of private Mediterranean coastline on the south coast of Sicily, Verdura Resort is an exclusive Rocco Forte Hotel set in 230 hectares of grounds with first class purpose built facilities including elegant guest rooms and suites all with sea views, 4 restaurants, 5 bars, 60m infinity pool, 3 golf courses, 6 tennis courts, world-class spa and much more.

Therasia Resort Sea & Spa, Vulcano www.justsicily.co.uk/accommodation/68/Therasia-Resort-Sea-and-Spa,-Vulcano/
Located 1km from centre of Vulcano, one of the Aeolian Islands, off the north east coast of Sicily accessed by ferry from Milazzo, Therasia Resort is a charming 5 star resort with a choice of guest rooms and suites, pools, restaurants, spa and wonderful views of the archipelago.

For more information, pictures and prices please visit www.justsicily.co.uk or 
for personal recommendations please call 01202 489040

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Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Self Catering Holidays in Sicily


Just Sicily 01202 489040 www.justsicily.co.uk  offer a wide choice of Self Catering Residences, the majority with shared pools either close to the beach and town or in the tranquil countryside, for a good value self-catering holiday in Sicily.

Our small team of experienced staff pride themselves on their in-depth knowledge of the island and our principal concern is the success of your holiday. Why Just Sicily?  We will be more than happy to answer any questions or queries you might have and guide you to a holiday that suits your requirements. You can be sure to speak to somebody who knows Sicily and has visited the accommodation in which you are interested.

This lovely family run hotel and residence is located in Marina di Ragusa in south west Sicily, offering modern, flexible accommodation ideal for couples or families looking to explore this area of the island.
Prices from £462pw

This charming old farmhouse just outside Marina di Ragusa has been transformed into a lovely rustic-chic residence with self-catering apartments, guest rooms and pool overlooking the countryside and sea.
Prices from £784pw

Situated in a superb location halfway between the cosmopolitan town of Taormina and the picturesque beaches at Taormina Mare, tese modern apartments have a shared pool and sea glimpses of Isola Bella.
Prices from £852 pw

Tucked away in 18 hectares of parkland amongst the Iblea the countryside, 14km from Ragusa, this small 19th century villa-style hotel and apartments have stunning countryside views and 2 infinity pools.
Prices from £818pw

Situated in the seaside town of San Vito Lo Capo on the north west tip of Sicily, Villaggio Cala Mancina offers a selection of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments close to the town and stunning long white sandy beach.
Prices from £359pw

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