Verdura Resort, a Rocco Forte Hotel 

La dolce vita

A paradisiacal hideaway that is perfect for an active sport and spa break, as well as luxe family holidays.

Set in 570 acres of olive groves and countryside on Sicily’s southwest coast, Verdura Resort was sensitively created using local materials and influenced by traditional architecture. There’s over a mile of private coastline to enjoy, but the distance is no problem – hop on one of the many bikes you’ll spot around the complex.

Why we love Verdura Resort, a Rocco Forte Hotel

  • At Zagara, celebrity chef Fulvio Pierangelini showcases the best of Mediterranean cuisine

  • Kids and teens can take part in a Juventus Training Experience in the summer, with professional coaches from the team teaching them soccer skills

  • Families can learn how to make Sicilian pizza and pasta at the resort’s culinary school

  • Learn from expert mixologists and try fine wine tasting with the resort’s sommelier

5 stars
Apr - Oct
Sicily: 3¼ hours
Approx. 15 minutes by road from the nearest town of Sciacca
Approx. 1 hour 20 minutes’ transfer from Palermo airport
Beach, Romance, Wellness, Spa, Suitable for children, Kids club, Culture



  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Activities
  • Diving & Watersports
  • Sustainability
  • Families
  • Golf
  • Good to Know

There are four restaurants and two bars to keep the dining options varied. At Zagara, celebrity chef Fulvio Pierangelini showcases the best of Mediterranean cuisine, while at beachfront Amare, the chefs barbecue the freshest fish, seafood and meats right in front of you. Head to Granita to try the Sicilian mojito made from dark rum, local mint and plenty of freshly picked citrus.

Buon Giorno
A casual restaurant serving a breakfast buffet with plenty of freshly baked pastries and local meats and cheeses.

La Zagara
Fine dining à la carte restaurant offering Mediterranean cuisine, open for dinner.

Seasonal trattoria and pizzeria with a sea view terrace serving home made pasta, seafood and tempting ice creams, open for lunch and dinner.

Located on the beach serving salads, barbecued dishes, fresh fish and pizza for dinner.

The resort's main bar with a wonderful large terrace and stunning sea views offering tapas and cocktails.

Pool Bar
Offering light meals, snack and drinks between swims.

At Zagara, celebrity chef Fulvio Pierangelini, head chef Emanuele Riccobono and sommelier Nando Papa have created menus to showcase the best of Sicilian cuisine.

What's included

Breakfast at Buon Giorno restaurant.

Upgrade options

Half Board • Breakfast at Buon Giorno • Dinner at select restaurants
Full Board • Breakfast at Buon Giorno • Lunch and dinner at select restaurants.

The award-winning spa is set in tranquil olive groves with 11 treatment rooms, a Hamman, four thalassotherapy pools and an indoor heated lap pool. There’s also a full fitness centre and wellness and lifestyle programmes.

Learn the art of Sicilian cuisine with a cookery lesson, explore the many hiking trails from the resort, put on your dancing shoes for a salsa class or visit the latest art exhibitions at the Farm Cultural Park.

Visit the Water Sports Club where windsurfing, diving, stand-up paddleboarding, wakeboarding, flyboarding and kitesurfing are just some of the activities on offer. For something more leisurely, take a boat tour of Torre Salsa Nature Reserve.

Verdura Resort has made a range of sustainably minded choices, including how the resort is powered, the use of water and how waste is disposed of.

Carefully designed to be an ultra-appealing option for families, there’s an excellent kids' club complemented by impressive themed programmes and family activities.

Golfers are spoilt for choice. There are three championship 18-hole golf courses, a 9-hole course, putting greens and a driving range to keep you busy, plus a Clubhouse with a golf shop and restaurant.

Minimum stay: 3 nights 04-22 Apr; 7 nights 05-18 Aug.

A tourist tax is payable at the hotel.

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