The Ultimate Honeymoon in Sicily

So, you’ve exchanged your vows, uttered ‘I do,’ and exchanged pleasantries with friends and family? Now that the inevitable wedding stress is behind you, you’re ready for the fun part! For a honeymoon that combines luxury, romance and tranquillity, why not whisk the love of your life away to sunny Sicily? Our team at Prestige Holidays has three tips for how to begin your new life together on the most romantic note.

Interested in other honeymoon destinations? For inspiration, check out some of our favourites in this blog post

Per Favore, Palermo!

Does your ultimate honeymoon include sun, sea and sightseeing? If walking hand in hand on the beach or exploring the nooks and crannies of historic streets sounds like an ideal way to enjoy your beloved’s company, honeymooning in Sicily’s capital of Palermo is the perfect destination for you. Although there are many ways to celebrate your love in this charming city, my personal recommendation for couples is indulging in a night of opera at the Teatro Massimo. After all, who wouldn’t be wowed by the dramatic gusto and striking musicality of its opera stars? Whether you’re an opera connoisseur or not, an elegant evening at one of Europe’s paramount theatres is sure to captivate you and your partner alike.

Our Favourite Honeymoon Hotel

No matter how beautiful your chosen destination is, no honeymoon is complete without the perfect accommodation. If your heart is set on Palermo, a stay at the Grand Hotel Villa Igiea guarantees an enchanting honeymoon experience. With its elegant art nouveau rooms, panoramic views of Palermo Bay, and high-class restaurants, you and your true love will be able to savour every minute of your special getaway in this five-star hotel. Many of my clients who have spent their honeymoons here were particularly fond of the property’s beauty spa, whose luxurious Shiatzu massages and couples’ treatments were the highlight of their holiday in paradise.

Ti amo, Taormina!

Ah, who hasn’t dreamt of a holiday in Taormina? This extraordinary city is an oasis of warmth and relaxation in both summer and winter, and charms thousands of tourists each year with its fantastic views of Mount Etna. Along with lazing in the sand at Baia di Mazzarò Beach, Taormina offers two ideal excursions for starry-eyed couples. If you’re the athletic type, you and your number one can organise a couples’ session of horseback riding along the beach, or listen to the chirping of the birds as you venture through the tranquil woods surrounding Mount Etna. These lovely routes not only allow you to fully appreciate the splendour of Taormina’s flora and fauna, but are also truly unique experiences to share with your one and only.

Our Favourite Honeymoon Hotel

For a great location, awe-inspiring views of the Mediterranean and the exclusive use of a private beach, be sure to stay at one of my all-time favourite luxury hotels: the Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea. Whether you’re a fan of antique furnishing, in-room massages, or fresh sea food and traditional Sicilian dishes, this five-star hotel has it all. Couples are especially fond of the hotel’s complimentary cruises along Sicily’s coast in summer, and also enjoy the luxury of travelling to Taormina’s quaint town centre by cable car. Be prepared for jaw-dropping extravagance and first-class pampering if you’re lucky enough to spend your honeymoon here.

Ciao, Cefalu!

Situated on Sicily’s northern coast, the dreamy fishing town of Cefalu is an ideal spot for newlyweds in search of sunshine and serenity. Although its beach is one of the finest in Sicily, Cefalu attracts fewer visitors than the historical cities of Palermo and Taormina, and is thus the best destination for couples who would like to enjoy some peace and quiet together. Fortunately, Cefalu’s rocky coastline and golden sand is not only gorgeous, but can also be explored in the most romantic way imaginable: by boat. If you’re ready to let yourself be swayed by the waves of the ocean and delight in the picture-perfect coastline of Sicily, I highly recommend treating yourself and your beloved to a boating adventure. For maximum romance, toast your commitment with some bubbly and watch the sun set over Cefalu’s cityscape during an evening outing.

Our Favourite Honeymoon Hotel

If you think that a clean and cosy room will suffice, trust me: it definitely won’t! On your honeymoon, you’ll want to pull out all the stops and let yourself be pampered from head to toe. For the ultimate luxury honeymoon, our team recommends Hotel Calette n.5, whose refreshing outdoor pool, private beach, tennis courts and chic en-suite rooms offer some of the most panoramic views of Cefalu’s landscape. If relaxation treatments tickle your fancy, you’ll also love the hotel’s spa, whose massages are bound to knead the wedding stress right out of your shoulders. And, to finish off your days in style, you’ll even be able to feast your eyes on a beach sunset as you feast your tastebuds on the hotel’s lavish dinners, prepared by gourmet chefs.

There you have it, newlyweds: spending your honeymoon in Sicily is simply and utterly incredible. But my suggestions for Palermo, Taormina, and Cefalu only provide a small glimpse into the romantic and luxurious escapades that Sicily has to offer. If you’re curious about everything that this island has in store for you, don’t hesitate to call on our team at Prestige Holidays for help. Give us a ring today!