Verdura Golf & Spa Resort
Six years in the making, the long anticipated Verdura Golf & Spa Resort is the latest addition to the Rocco Forte collection, and is set to become Sicily’s most prestigious and luxurious resort. The ultimate place to relax and unwind, the resort offers exclusivity, privacy, and exudes an air of elegance & refined simplicity. Located on the south coast of Sicily near the small village of Verdura, the development rolls across a vast area of stunning terrain, and consists of several ancient buildings, which have been sympathetically restored, using traditional materials, including volcanic tufa, cane and timber. The Olga Polizzi interiors are a blend of modern and traditional, with warm, earthy tones, designed to reflect the natural landscape.
The Resort offers two 18-hole championship golf courses, plus a 9-hole course and driving range, designed by golf course architect Kyle Phillips, who also designed the acclaimed courses of ‘Kingsbarns’ near St. Andrews, and ‘The Grove’ in Hertfordshire. A team of PGA-qualified professionals are available for group or one-to-one tuition, with tailor-made programmes to suit all ages and abilities. A full range of golfing equipment can be hired at the Clubhouse and electric golf carts are also available for hire. Built around a small piazza, the Clubhouse includes changing rooms with showers and lockers, lounge, pro-shop, boutiques, café bar, and a restaurant.
West Course closed on the 12th & 13th September 2011
East Course closed between 03 - 17 Octber 2011
Other sporting facilities include a stunning 60-metre two-tiered swimming pool overlooking the sea, a tennis centre with 6 floodlit courts, full-size football pitch, yoga classes, various water-sports including a diving centre and bike hire. Off centre activities include horse riding, land and sea excursions, scuba diving and fishing.
For children aged 3-12 years there is the complimentary Kid’s Club (lunch, special events and baby sitting payable locally) complete with pool, open 7 days a week from 1000-2200hrs on a full or half day option. Teenagers also have their own dedicated programme.
The Resort offers four restaurants, including a traditional, formal restaurant, located in the restored Torre Verdura fort. ‘Buon Giorno’ is a casual restaurant, serving an ample buffet breakfast, after which it opens exclusively for children’s meals. ‘La Zagara’, offers an a la carte menu for dinner, featuring the best of Mediterranean cuisine with Sicilian influences. Both restaurants overlook the pool and the sea. ‘Liola’ is the ideal place for a casual meal with its stunning sea view terrace, whilst ‘Amare’ (open-air & seasonal) is the perfect venue for a casual lunch or romantic candle-lit dinner, just steps from the sea, specialising in fresh seafood The Resort also offers in-room dining with a 24-hour menu.
Set apart from the rest of the resort, the 4000m² Verdura Spa complex offers the ultimate in rest and relaxation and is reputed to be one of the most sophisticated in Europe. The spa comprises 11 treatment rooms, together with an outdoor treatment terrace, a 70m² relaxation area, a spacious, fully equipped gym, 25m² covered swimming pool, decked terrace with sun-loungers and four thalassotherapy pools. A separate beauty area offers hairdressing, pedicures and manicures. Personal programmes can be tailored to suit individual requirements including diet and exercise.
Rooms 203- Guestrooms and suites are spacious and offer the utmost in comfort and modern facilities. Located on the ground or first floor, the rooms are elegantly decorated in contemporary style, with polished concrete floors and colourful local artefacts. Interconnecting available for all rooms except Classic suites. Extra bed & cot available in all rooms. (extra bed & 2 cots possible in all but Deluxe & Superior).
All rooms include: • bathrooms with bath & separate walk-in shower •
sea view with private furnished terrace or balcony • air-conditioning • plasma LCD TV • fax & computer hook-up • hair dryer • safe • multi-line telephone • mini-bar • beach bag & towels.
Deluxe: 40sq.m with king or twin beds.
Superior Deluxe: 40sq.m with king or twin beds. Private entrance and courtyard.
Junior Suite: 60-64sq.m with a king bed and seating area with desk.
Classic Suite Euro: 60-64sqm with a king bed and sitting area leading out onto the spacious terrace. Private entrance
Grand Suite: 72-87sq.m with king or twin beds. Private entrance and courtyard. Separate sitting room and kitchenette.
Ambassador Suite: 169sq.m with king-size bed. Three outdoor courtyard spaces including a large outdoor terrace overlooking the sea. Private entrance, walk-in wardrobe, large sitting room, kitchenette, main bathroom plus a half bathroom. A personal butler service is available upon request.
Presidential Suite The largest suite at 175sq.m, king size bed and walk in
wardrobe. Private entrance, plunge pool, Jacuzzi, sitting room, dining area, small kitchen, master bedroom, large bathroom, plus a second guest bathroom. Three private terraces, with outside dining area, overlooking the golf course and the sea. Butler service on request. (The Presidential suite can be booked with two connecting Superior Deluxe rooms)
Wireless Internet on request. DVD player & I-pod dock included in suites.
Facilities: • 4 Restaurants (including dietetic & beach) • Bar • Spa/Fitness Centre • Beauty Salon • 2 championship Golf Courses & one 9-hole course •Tennis Courts • Clubhouse • Boutiques • Pizzera • Private area of beach with sun-beds (free) pool & beach towels (free) shuttle to town - 10km (at local cost) •wireless Internet on request (local cost)
HB option is available at this hotel at £80 per persom per day. Children under the age of 12 years receive 50% reduction.