Need To Know
203, 50 of which are suites.
11am, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from £558.47 (€643), including tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €3.50 per person per night on check-out.
Rates include breakfast and use of the spa, beach facilities, golf range and the resort's bicycles. City tax (€3.50 a person, each night, for every guest over 12) is charged at check-out. A half-board supplement for under-12s is available for €43 a day.
A sofa bed or cot can be added to the room free of charge for children under 12; a sofa bed can be added for €40 per night for children aged between 13 and 18, and for €80 per night for adults aged 18 and over.
Verdura Spa is an award-winning luxury wellbeing centre with thalassotherapy pools, a state-of-the-art gym and bespoke medispa programmes available.
At the hotel
Spa and thalassotherapy pools, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, four restaurants, five bars, kids club, playground, helipad, gardens, two championship-level 18-hole golf courses and a nine-hole par 3 course, private beach, fitness studio, salon and free WiFi throughout (high-speed WiFi for an extra charge).
In your room
Flatscreen TV with satellite channels, pay-per-view films, well-stocked in-room bar, CD/DVD player, Ortigia toiletries, slippers, bathrobes.
Our favourite rooms
All rooms have sea views and many can interconnect to accommodate families; the Grand Suite has a large living area and a separate bedroom. For those with children under the age of four, rooms will be childproofed in advance. Wooden shutters ensure all light is blocked so it feels like midnight at midday, if you’re hoping little ones might lie in.
The spa’s sleek slate-tiled 25-metre heated indoor pool may appear the preserve of adults, but between 8am and 2pm children under the age of 16 can splash about here if accompanied by an adult. The star attraction is the parasol- and lounger-edged 60-metre outdoor pool, between the private stretch of coast and Verdura’s main building; a lifeguard surveys this pool and the shore all summer. For over-16 guests in the spa, there are also heated mineral-rich thalassotherapy pools overlooking the rolling green grass, olive groves and mountains.
Also a vision in sand-coloured stone and earthy hues, Verdura Spa is a standalone sanctuary at the heart of the resort, with a museum-proportioned hammam, sophisticated relaxation areas and a juice bar. This Sicilian luxury spa takes a holistic approach to wellbeing, with an extensive menu of treatments infused with organic Sicilian plant oils and extracts that promise to promote anti-ageing, detoxification and fitness. Kids can indulge too, with special mini manicures, massages and facials.
Some of the fitness classes, including sunset and sunrise yoga, take place outdoors. Jogging, trekking and cycling trails meander through the resort’s olive, orange and lemon trees.
Book babysitting and spa treatments as in advance as possible.