Fine dining and seaside cocktails with an All Inclusive Sicily holiday
In three hours’ flight time from the UK, transport yourself to an island dotted with scenic castles and fascinating history, where beaches offer ample opportunity for snorkelling, sailing or just basking on the sand.
Sicily is home to a host of wonderful beaches, including some around Taormina that are best reached by cable car. For easy-access beaches, look to the All Inclusive resorts in Castelmola, where private beaches are the standard. Or, book your stay in Giardini Naxos, a wide expanse of bay just below Taormina where the beach is the centre of attention. Beachside bars often serve right onto the sand in these areas, so you’ll never have to go below 100% holiday mode.
You won’t have to venture far to sample famous Sicilian cuisine either, as All Inclusive resorts across the island play host to their own themed nights and authentic Sicilian feasts complete with the famed local tipple, almond wine. If you do venture away from your hotel, there’s plenty of other things you can do for no extra charge like visiting ancient ruins and strolling through winding cobbled streets to admire the views.
If you decide to leave the private beaches of your resort, Cefalu is known for its quiet beaches, all offering spectacular views, and just outside of Castelmola are the popular Taormina beaches of Lido Mazzaro and Isola Bella. Ancient stone walls border sandy bays in these sunny spots, where crystal clear waters make for ideal swimming space.
What's included in your holiday
Hotels offer slightly different All Inclusive packages, but you’ll find that wherever you stay in Sicily you have three meals a day – plus snacks – included. The majority of All Inclusive packages include on-site sports facilities and regular evening entertainment. Sometimes, alcoholic drinks are thrown in at the bar on top of obligatory soft drink options. If your hotel has a children’s club, it won’t cost you extra either, and access to swimming pools and hotel gyms will be included too.
Most hotels include transfers to and from the airport as part of your All Inclusive package, but details will vary from venue to venue, so make sure you read all the information before making your booking.
Other popular holidays in Italy
If you’re still making up your mind on where to go for your All Inclusive Italian break, take a look at the luxurious options in romantic Tuscany and the famous Venetian Riviera. Classic Italian architecture meets natural beauty in the Italian Lakes, but you’d be hard pushed to beat the Neapolitan Riviera – better known as the Amalfi Coast – for incredible views and sleek All Inclusive hotels. That said, if you know that Sicily is the place for you, take a look at our top Sicilian hotels below and make sure you read our Sicily travel guide before you go.
If an Olympic-sized swimming pool and stunning views of Mount Etna sound appealing, this is probably the resort for you. Situated among olive groves and citrus trees, this hotel is only a 10-minute walk from the nearest sand and pebble beach, and five minutes' drive from the centre of Giardini Naxos. Included in your stay are two gourmet restaurants hosting regular Sicilian cookery nights, sunbeds and parasols on the beach and a daily activity programme including everything from aqua aerobics to archery.