Cabana-esque beachfront bungalows, sweeping bay views and a culinary heritage that dates as far back as the pebble stone beach on which it rests, La Plage is our favourite Sicilian secret that we just couldn’t keep from you. With a Mediterranean flair that oozes from each corner of this beachfront beauty, a stay at La Plage promises to showcase the finest facets of the Sicilian dream.
Nestled on Isola Bella bay, where soft pebbles meet the gently lapping waters of the Mediterranean Sea, La Plage offers the perfect location to dip in and out of the bustling cultural centre of Taormina. A 45 minute coastal cruise from Catania airport takes you to La Plage on Sicily’s pristine east coast, where the Greek architecture is plentiful and the imposing figure of Mount Etna is never far from sight. This coastal charmer also puts you within driving distance of Sicily’s other legendary towns; explore Agrigento’s iconic valley of the temples, discover the gangster past of Palermo or marvel at the baroque maze of Modica.
Freckling the beach beneath a furrowed pine forest are La Plage’s collection of spectacular bungalows, each combining a cosy charm with spectacular sea or garden views to provide the perfect base for your Sicilian adventure. Each bungalow can be bolstered with a balmy outdoor Jacuzzi for that extra dose of tranquillity. Or, for further elegance, opt for one of La Plage’s luxurious suites, where you can sunworship in your own garden and soak in the idyllic waters of a private whirlpool. Wherever you decide to hang your hat, you will be enraptured by a sense of utter seclusion from the outside world.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Nothing spells Sicilian satisfaction like La Plage. From the maxi-jacuzzi treatments and specialised wellness programmes of the ExPure Spa, to the private butler service of the resort’s beach club, every aspect of this hotel has been created to elevate the feeling of utter relaxation on the sun soaked shores of eastern Sicily. Combine this world-class service with five star culinary heritage and a location that puts the trophies of Taormina at your doorstop and you’ve got yourself the only option during your trip to Taormina.