The Experience

Verdura Golf & Spa Resort

On the southern shores of the Mediterranean’s most enchanting island is a secret new hideaway blessed by the sun and the scent of fresh olives.  Verdura’s exclusive beach stretches into a glittering azure sea, the columns of ancient temples stand nearby. This is a magical place in which to relax, revive and unwind. This is a place like no other.  Inspired by the warmth, passion and beauty of Sicily, Verdura Golf & Spa Resort is a five-star destination for an unforgettable holiday experience. It is the first resort in the Rocco Forte Collection, and takes our trademark Art of Simple Luxury to an outstanding new level. 


Furnished in a fresh contemporary style that reflects the essence of Sicily, the guest rooms at Verdura Golf & Spa Resort provide an elegant and relaxing personal space. There are 203 in total, each with its own uninterrupted view across the sparkling Mediterranean Sea from a private terrace.  Set across 230 hectares of olive groves and countryside, the rooms are in two distinct types of building, Courtyard and Landscape, which are woven subtly into the landscape and offer a real sense of privacy and space. Natural materials such as stone, sand, wood and cane echo the traditional architecture of Sicily, and rooms make imaginative use of both outdoor and indoor space.

Created by Olga Polizzi, The Rocco Forte Collection’s Director of Design, the interiors are beautifully appointed and encapsulate The Art of Simple Luxury. She has used a rich palette of earth tones and bright printed fabrics to reflect the character of Sicily, with a design motif inspired by a classic Sicilian tile. Bedrooms feature four-poster wooden beds, polished concrete floors and artful Italian lighting, and are decorated with locally fired earthenware. The bathrooms are naturally lit with stone vanity tops, and some have outside courtyards with fig trees.


At Verdura Golf & Spa Resort we have created a culinary experience as unique as the island. With four different restaurants and four bars, plus private dining options, guests can choose the perfect venue to suit every occasion.

Buon Giorno is our casual restaurant and serves an international buffet breakfast.  During dinner it is exclusively open for children, offering healthy and nutritionally balanced dishes designed for our young guests.  La Zagara is a sophisticated restaurant located in the main building, overlooking the sea and the gardens and offers an a la carte dinner menu.  Liola is a typical Sicilian Trattoria with beautiful cliff top views of the sea. This is the ideal place for an informal meal.  The resort has an extensive wine cellar stocked with many regional wines from around Italy and the world. At La Gelateria, guests can choose their favorite ice cream and sorbet flavors.

If you want to chill out over a freshly mixed drink, the Verdura’s five bars – set in different locations around the resort – provide a relaxing and stylish environment throughout the day and evening. Guests can take tea and biscuits at La Granita, a drink or two at the Pool Bar, and try a vitamin-packed fruit cocktail in the Spa Bar. After dinner, the Torre Bar hosts nightly performances by local musicians.


Set amid fragrant, sun-kissed olive groves and gardens, Verdura Spa offers a complete holistic approach to health, wellbeing and fitness. An extensive menu of  spa treatments, lifestyle, exercise and nutritional  programmes  will leave the body revived, relaxed and rejuvenated. At 4,000 square metres, the Spa is one of the largest in Europe. There are 11 treatment rooms and outdoor treatmentspaces; a glass-walled, state-of-the-art gym with a complete range of equipment; a relaxation area; a yoga room; a double-height hammam, experience showers and sauna. It has its own four thalassotherapy pools for invigorating treatments, and a 20-metre lap pool for serious swimmers. A separate beauty area offers hairdressing, manicures and pedicures. The Spa Bar will serve fresh organic juices and nutritionally balanced meals.

Situated at the heart of the resort, the swimming pool is one of Europe’s largest, at 60 metres long. Water cascades down from one tier into the next, and infinity-edge views look out to sea. Lifeguards ensure that it remains safe and secure for children and adults alike.

Leading golf architect Kyle Phillips, renowned for his championship courses at Kingsbarn in Scotland and The Grove in England, has designed an astonishing range of courses that work in close harmony with the beautiful Sicilian landscape. There are two championship 18-hole courses and a 9-hole course, all set amid olive and orange groves and with spellbinding views of the azure Mediterranean Sea. Built around a small piazza, the Verdura clubhouse provides an informal place to socialize with other guests. Here you will find changing rooms, boutique shops, golf-pro shop, as well as the Torre Bar, perfect for a post -round drink.

Set on a glorious stretch of coastline in the south-west of Sicily, Verdura Golf & Spa Resort offers unparalleled style and sophistication for a well-traveled clientele seeking a quiet or active getaway, romance or spending time with family. Encircled by oranges and olive groves, the resort boasts 203 stylish rooms and suites, four restaurants, world-class golfing, watersports, tennis, football and a truly luxurious 4,000-square-meter spa with four thalasso therapy pools.

Take a trip to the Planeta vineyards in Sambuca di Sicilia. You can taste a selection of beautiful wines and oils followed by a traditional Sicilian lunch.Distance from Palermo Airport (PMO): 75 mi/120 km Guests Receive:

  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • $85 EUR Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay
    • (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full, not valid at Pergola Restaurant)
  • Early check-in/late check-out
    • subject to availability
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