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Rocco Forte Verdura Resort: Find well-being on Sicilian soil

Rocco Forte’s hotels are always in exceptional locations, as here along the sublime Sicilian coast. The Rocco Forte Verdura Resort devotes 230 hectares to sports activities, a magnificent golf course and thalassotherapy treatments. Renowned wellness experts make Verdura Spa the place to be, with tailor-made wellness programs. Whether you’re looking to improve your golf technique, relax Sicilian-style or alleviate some of life’s discomforts, Rocco Forte Verdura Resort’s wellness programs are designed to suit every objective!

Near marvellous Sicilian sites

Rocco Forte Verdura Resort is one of the best hotels in Sicily. It is particularly popular for its magnificent Kyle Philipps-designed golf course, which hosts two championships each year, and for its 4,000 m² spa. In fact, it’s the flagship spa of the elegant Italian hotel chain Rocco Forte. Proud of its origins, this restaurant showcases the culture of Italy: elegance is the order of the day, and the cuisine is highly aromatic. Surrounded by olive and orange trees, the setting is idyllic.

Golf course and sea in the background (Photo: Rocco Forte Verdura)

The Verdura Resort is located in Sciatta, in the western part of the island. To get there, Palermo and Trapani airports are each about 1h20 away by car. The hotel’s location, not far from some of Sicily’s finest sites, makes it easy to visit the archeological site of Agrigento, or the stunning, pure-white cliffs of “La Scala dei Turchi”, all within a day’s drive. The best sunsets on the island can be admired over the Marsala salt flats, a real treat!

Between contemporary design and Sicilian sunshine

Suite’s private pool (Photo: Rocco Forte Verdura)

With just over 200 accommodations, the resort offers different categories, from double rooms to large private villas with swimming pools. Sicilian generosity can already be felt in the rooms, with their spacious volumes and unobstructed views of the Mediterranean or the Verdura golf courses. Note also that the hospitality products are all by Ortigia, a well-known local brand.

Comfortable suite living room (Photo: Rocco Forte Verdura)

The decor is very contemporary, with a touch of the island’s culture in the form of handicrafts. We also appreciate the large openings. To make the most of the Mediterranean sunshine, our accommodation features carefully designed terraces or private balconies.

Spacious rooms (Photo: Rocco Forte Verdura)

The hotel’s most luxurious accommodations offer a host of features, including a hammock in the Grand Suites, a superb pool in the Pool Suites and a Jacuzzi and pool in the Villa Suites. Staying in a suite at the Resort does, however, entitle you to many other benefits…such as the possibility of enjoying a golf lesson or even a tasting of local wines with the sommelier! If you stay in one of the Forte Suites, you can enjoy a massage on arrival at the resort. To top it all off, you can move around the resort with two golf carts.

Relax in expert hands

The Verdura Spa is Rocco Forte’s favorite, with 4,000 m² of wellness space where relaxation is king. The spa has chosen to focus primarily on thalassotherapy, with four dedicated pools. There are also two steam rooms and various saunas (Finnish and infrared).

Indulge in enchanting massages (Photo: Rocco Forte Verdura)

Another feature of this grandiose spa is that all treatments are carried out by leading wellness specialists, such as Dr. G. B. B., and Dr. P. S. C., who are also experts in their field. Mosaraf Ali, world-renowned for his expertise in Ayurveda, Yoga and Marma therapy, among others. The spa combines traditional medicine and modern techniques, with osteopaths, nutritionists and holistic and sports coaches. Always favoring local products, the spa also uses cosmetics made from the finest natural Sicilian products, such as Irene Forte products, created by the founder’s daughter.

Spa relaxation room (Photo: Rocco Forte Verdura)

Before relaxing with a treatment, you can activate your muscles by doing a few laps in the spa pool or the huge 60-metre-long outdoor pool!

Sporty, holistic wellness breaks

Yoga by the sea (Photo: Rocco Forte Verdura)

The Rocco Forte Verdura Resort’s wellness programs are designed to enhance well-being from a variety of perspectives. The Healthy Lifestyle, Fit and Relax programs require a minimum duration of 6 days, allowing the body and mind to absorb all the benefits of the proposed activities and treatments. They include several spa treatments, with different therapies, a daily thalassotherapy and sauna session, and consultations with wellness specialists. The Fit and Healthy Lifestyle programs also include personalized menus.

Following the same pattern, a three-day express program is also designed to help you learn to give up bad habits and succeed in building a balanced, multidimensional routine.

For an immersive stay, focusing more on the holistic side of some of the discomforts in your life, we recommend the 10-day program specially guided by Dr. Ali. The program includes daily yoga classes, evening meditations, spa treatments, massage of your marmas (energy points) and personalized menus. Whatever the purpose of your wellness stay, Dr. Schmidt will be there to help you. Ali will adapt your program to guide you on your way.

Golfers – or apprentice golfers – also have their own program. Lasting one, four or six days, it consists of a posture analysis and osteopathic sessions. Personalized treatments, daily thalassotherapy and infrared sauna sessions and customized technique courses are also part of the package.

The nearby beach (Photo: Rocco Forte Verdura)

Whenit comes to sports, there’s something for everyone! You can simply work out in the fully-equipped gym, or take advantage of the sunny weather to play a game of tennis or soccer, or learn the best techniques for playing golf. The resort also boasts cycling and trekking trails, a kids’ sports club, and a yoga and pilates studio. Whatever your sporting tastes, the resort’s specialist coaches can offer you personalized advice. And the sea is only a stone’s throw away. The hotel has its own private beach and water sports club.

Sicilian flavours in the spotlight

The bar (Photo: Rocco Forte Verdura)

Italian cuisine is certainly one of the most popular in the world. Its success stems not only from its mastery of flavors and textures, but also from the abundance of delicious local produce. This is even truer here in Sicily, a region rich in volcanic rock with highly fertilizing properties. In keeping with its philosophy, Rocco Forte Verdura Resort sources only ingredients from local producers. Some even come directly from the hotel’s organic vegetable garden.

Antipasti in room service mode (Photo: Rocco Forte Verdura)

Within the resort, eight bars and restaurants offer a menu of typical island flavors, in different atmospheres: from gourmet restaurants to poolside eateries and the famous Italian trattoria. In any case, all have terraces where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery.


Take advantage of our expertise in wellness breaks and contact us for a personalized quote for Rocco Forte Verdura Resort.

Rates : From around 260 euros per night in low season.

Call us for France: + 33 1 85 73 22 14 or for Switzerland: +41 22 501 75 16 to discuss your holiday plans.

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