Dreaming of a hotel that merges rustic island charm with a sense of refined modern luxury? Well, we’ve found exactly that at the Therasia Resort and Spa. A white-washed patch of paradise that peers across the Aeolian archipelago and offers a heady combination of lingering sunsets, mouth-watering Sicilian cuisine and bespoke spa treatments, the Therasia epitomises the endless charms of the Aeolian Islands.
Perched on a rugged headline that boasts one of our favourite sunset views of all time, the Therasia Resort and Spa can be found on the quaint island of Vulcano, where you will be whisked back in time to an undulating volcanic landscape that retains a distinctly untouched charm. Despite this undiscovered feel, Vulcano is wonderfully easy to reach; take a short hydrofoil ferry from the mainlands of Italy or Sicily and you will arrive at the island’s charming port, which is just a 10-minute drive from the waiting arms of the Therasia. The hotel itself provides the perfect base to discover the island; just 5 minutes from the Vulcano’s natural sulphur baths and 15 from the island’s imposing volcanic crater, your days can be spent soaking in healing muds or striding to smouldering peaks before embarking on a private boat tour of Aeolian archipelago.
Boasting 94 rooms that are awash with crisp-white tones, rustic stone floors and private balconies that peer across to the hazy archipelago beyond, the Therasia’s accommodation options offer the perfect spaces for relaxation in the climes of the Sicilian sunshine. Deluxe rooms offer more spacious outdoor spaces that are partially shaded by traditional cannizzi straw roofs for when that Aeolian sun reaches its scorching peak, whilst the Master Room offers an outdoor jacuzzi for unrivalled relaxation in the midst of true island beauty. Which ever room you choose, expect crisp white linens, soothing neutral tones, aquamarine bathrooms with cleansing raindrop showers and a sense of Mediterranean mellow that’s simply unsurpassed on the island of Vulcano.
WHY WE LIKE IT
For us, nowhere highlights the wonders of the Aeolian Islands like Hotel Therasia. From the languid infinity pool that seems to stretch on forever to the spa that offers a heady infusion of contemporary and classic therapies, we can promise that you’ll never get bored of the Therasia’s plentiful offerings. But what we love most about this charming islander is the culinary prowess that’s showcased throughout, from the al-fresco pizza and prosecco at I Grusoni, to the Michelin starred experience on offer at Il Cappero, legendary Sicilian cuisine is showcased nowhere better than this boutique beauty.