Sometimes you come to places where the only word leaving your mouth is: WOW! The Verdura Resort by Rocco Forte Hotels is one of those places. It is among Europe’s premier contemporary luxury golf and lifestyle resorts. Verdura features 203 rooms and suites, all with sea view, and is a paradise for golfers. It features one of the most memorable finishes anywhere in the world with the final four holes set alongside the Mediterranean.
The Verdura resort is set in 230 hectares of stunning landscape overlooking the Mediterranean with 1.8km of private coastline, The resort is located on the southern coast of Sicily between Agrigento and the fishing city of Sciacca. The courses are matched by outstanding practice amenities including a double-ended driving range and a golf academy.
Verdura Resort fuses strong, modernist, environmentally-sensitive architecture with design that is simultaneously luxurious, yet firmly rooted in Sicilian culture. Inspired by the spectacular Mediterranean setting the Italian architect Albanese used local colors such as Latin terracotta and ochre, and varying textures by mixing local materials such as stone, sand and wood. Strong geometrical lines characterize the buildings, likened to the design of traditional Sicilian houses.
Guests can sample an authentic taste of traditional Sicily with an array of dishes at one of the resort’s four restaurants and five bars – with fresh, organic produce sourced straight from Verdura’s own garden. In addition, visitors can enjoy an array of cultural and culinary experiences where they can discover the secrets of Sicilian cooking and taste the famous wines of the region.
Verdura’s sports facilities include six tennis courts; a 60m two-tiered infinity pool; numerous watersports, one football pitch; a 170sqm fully-equipped gym and a collection of running trails through olive and lemon groves. The resort’s award-winning 4,000sqm spa complex includes 11 treatment rooms, gym, yoga studio, a 25-metre indoor lap pool, four outdoor Thalassotherapy pools, a double-height steam room, male and female saunas and a spa bar for healthy alternatives.
Verdura Resort has received widespread recognition through numerous awards including, most recently, winning the title of ‘Italy’s Best Golf Hotel’ at the 2015 World Golf Awards’, retaining its place in Golf World’s benchmark ‘Top 100 Courses in Continental Europe 2015/16’ rankings and claiming a ‘Golden Award for Golf’ at the 2015 Voyages & Hôtels Readers Awards. In addition, it was also named ‘Best Family European Golf Resort‘ by the 2011 Tatler Travel Guide, Modern Course in Italy’ by leading Italian magazine ‘Il Mondo del Golf’.
However the hotel only offers high quality rooms, the presidential suite is one of a kind. Space, design, nature and elegance merge with the stunning Sicilian landscape. The suite assures the maximum of privacy with spectacular views over the Mediterranean Sea. It faces a private garden with three terraces, a private swimming pool and a large outdoor dining area, perfect for dining “under the stars”. Indoor there is a generous living room with a dining area, a kitchenette, guest cloakroom and a cozy furnished courtyard. The spacious bathroom is finished in stone and has a sunken bath, a separate shower and a full-length relaxing area which faces an outdoor terrace with private Jacuzzi overlooking the sea. The suite may be connected with two further suites to create a private villa.
Sit back and relax in this luxurious environment!
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