Villa Sant'Andrea, A Belmond Hotel, Taormina Mare


Sicily, Taormina

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5 * Bed and Breakfast Close to Beach Boutique Luxury Swimming Pool Views Fitness Centre Spa

  • Beautiful beachside location close to cable car for links up to Taormina
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool with views of Bay of Mazzarò

Wonderfully situated on the Bay of Mazzarò, the deluxe Villa Sant'Andrea, A Belmond Hotel enjoys an enchanting beach location just a short stroll from the cable car linking Mazzarò to Taormina.

Built in the early 19th century as the private residence of a distinguished English family and subsequently extended, the villa still retains much of its original character and aristocratic charm with antique furnishings and paintings adding to its comfort and elegance. It has recently been renovated and now boasts an outdoor heated swimming pool, which overlooks the enchanting bay of Mazzaró and provides an ideal setting for a relaxing day.

During the summer, meals may be taken outside on the pretty terrace, where there is also an open-air bar overlooking the hotel's private beach. Ristorante Sant'Andrea is a wonderful venue for a romantic candlelit dinner and, after dinner, head to the large terrace where you can enjoy those long balmy Sicilian evenings sipping prosseco and listening to piano music.

The hotel has 64 rooms (official rating 5 star). Child prices apply to ages 2-11 years.



Bars & Restaurants

Ristorante Sant'Andrea

Included With: Bed & Breakfast, Half Board, Full Board

Dress Code: Gentlemen are required to wear long trousers during the evening. 

This restaurant serves traditional Mediterranean cuisine and fresh seafood using local produce. During the summer months a light lunch menu is available on the panoramic terrace which enjoys views of the Bay of Mazzarò and the Calabrian coast.

Open for breakfast 7:30am - 10:30am, lunch 1pm - 2:30pm, dinner 7:30pm - 10:30pm.


Enjoy an elegant drink on the terrace of the bar while you watch the sunset over the sea.

Open 10:00am - 1:00am

Beach & Pools

Swimming Pool

The hotel's swimming pool is heated and enjoys views over the sea with a bar offering drinks, cocktails, coffee, ice cream and fruit.

Open 10am - 6:30pm


With a beach bar serving a variety of drinks, cocktails, coffee, ice-cream and fruit. 

Open 10:00am - 1:00am.

Spa & Wellness

Wellness Centre

The wellness centre boasts a steam bath, massages, treatments (payable locally) and a fitness room.

Activities & Entertainment

Shuttle Bus to Taormina Centre

A complimentary shuttle bus takes guests to Taormina centre and Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo.

Complimentary Boat Cruise

A complimentary boat trip is available for guests during summer.

Evening Entertainment

There is live music in the restaurant and a DJ playing at the beach bar every evening.

For Families

Kids Club

Dedicated kids club from May to September.



Stay connected with the wifi free of charge.

About the location

Holidays in Taormina marry history and culture to form an unforgettable experience in Italy. It’s perched at the top of Monte Tauro in the foothills of Mount Etna on Sicily’s Eastern coastline, between the cities of Catania and Messina. This ancient town offers visitors a view into the past with a number of elegantly preserved historic treasures, from the grand Greek-Roman Theatre to the equally impressive Palazzo Corvaja, which are just waiting to be discovered.

You don’t have to be a history buff to make the most of everything Taormina has to offer. Alongside the historical sights there are plenty of other attractions to take in. The main street, Corso Umberto, is traffic free and home to an array of shops and restaurants to rival any in the bigger cities.

There are also plenty of seaside activities to dive into thanks to the town’s coastal setting. Adventurous travellers can try watersports like wind surfing and snorkelling, while relaxing scenic boat tours around the gorgeous capes and grottos of the Ionian Sea allow you to explore at your own pace. Alternatively, simply spend long tranquil days on sun soaked shingle beaches.

Transfer time

The hotel is 50 minutes from Catania airport. Return private transfers included. To change your transfers or book car hire instead, simply call us once you’ve completed your booking.
Garden View Room

Max 2 adults

Classic Double Rooms are comfortably decorated and enjoy lovely views of the Mediterranean gardens or courtyard. They are available on request, please call to book.

Average size 20-25m²

Superior Sea View Room

Max 2 adults

Superior Double Rooms enjoy lovely views of the Bay of Mazzarò and have either a french balcony or a window with a wonderful view of the bay.

Average size 20-25m²

Deluxe Sea View Room with Balcony or Terrace

Max 2 adults

Deluxe Double Rooms have lovely views of the Bay of Mazzarò and have either a balcony or a terrace.

Average size 24-28m²

a living room filled with furniture and a large window
Garden View Junior Suite

Max 3 adults

Junior Suites with a garden view are a personal haven of comfort, offering plenty of space with a cosy sitting area.


Superior Sea View Junior Suite with Balcony

Max 3 adults

Superior Junior Suites have a comfortable living area, a bright and airy bedroom with either a king-size bed or twin beds and a balcony with beautiful sea views. They are available on request, please call to book.

Average size 35-40m²

Deluxe Sea View Junior Suite with Balcony or Terrace

Max 3 adults

Deluxe Junior Suites have been recently refurbished and offer luxurious furniture and a balcony or terrace with beautiful sea views. They are available on request, please call to book.


Average size 45-50m²

Deluxe Sea View Suite with Balcony

Max 3 adults

Deluxe Suites have a separate bedroom and sitting room and an expansive balcony or terrace with views of the Bay of Mazzarò. They are available on request, please call to book.

Average size 60-70m²

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KirstyG1969, Fareham, United Kingdom

Tripadvisor review Jun 09 2024
This is an excellent hotel with excellent staff and service. The location is wonderful with views of the sea and its own private beach. The rooms are very well equipped, almost too much as there was...
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andrewdfeemster, Naples, Florida

Tripadvisor review Jun 09 2024
Villa Sant’Andrea was beyond anything we could have imagined. My wife and I celebrated our honeymoon here and they rolled out the red carpet for us. We were welcomed with a bottle of Prosecco and a...
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