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Spa Hotels|Spa Resorts|Wellness Retreats

Verdura Resort, a Rocco Forte Hotel

Sicily, Italy

Verdura Resort, a Rocco Forte Hotel

Sicily, Italy


  • Couples
  • Family Friendly
  • Going Solo
  • Retreat
  • Wellness


  • Pool
  • Thalassotherapy

To Do

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Personal training
  • Pilates
  • Pool – Indoor
  • Pool – Outdoor
  • Tennis
  • Watersports
  • Yoga

Located on the south coast of Sicily, Verdura Resort comprises of more than 500 acres of sun-kissed Mediterranean countryside in which to luxuriate and rejuvenate. As well as the ‘number one’ golf course in Italy and a selection of sports academies teaching everything from tennis and swimming to football, the resort offers the chance to immerse yourself in island life with bike rides, walking treks, boat trips, water sports and culinary experiences that present the best of Sicilian produce. Whisk yourself away and learn to dance salsa or bachata or learn from a local guide about the cultural highlights of the island, all from a luxurious base where your every need is catered for.

Enjoy the exquisite meals and delectable drinks that are prepared across the resort’s eight restaurants and two bars, where sea views, a soundtrack of waves and the scent of orange blossom fill the senses.

Then ensconce yourself in the Irene Forte Spa for a wellness experience that combines the natural bounty of Verdura’s own organic farm with world-class face and body rituals, indulgent therapies and a high-tech approach to results-driven treatments.

The Spa

Irene Forte Spa

Offering a distinctly Sicilian spa experience, the Irene Forte Spa at Verdura Resort immerses you in a selection of signature treatments inspired by ingredients from the 500-acre estate.

The 4,000sqm facility is set around an open-air courtyard amid orange trees and olive groves, and includes 11 treatment rooms, a hair and beauty Salon, a four-pool thalassotherapy circuit, infrared and Finnish saunas, a double-height steam room, experience showers, an indoor lap pool, a gym complete with Technogym equipment and a bar serving nutritional food, juices and infusions.

The treatment menu incorporates a wide selection of Irene Forte facials, including the Etna Age-Defying facial, which uses hot volcanic stones to revitalise and rebalance the skin, and a Radiofrequency and Microcurrent facial, designed to increase collagen production and speed up the skin’s metabolism. For the body there is the Sicilian Earth & Sea Toning treatment as well as Irene Forte Endospheres – non-invasive treatments for body contouring, muscle toning, lymphatic drainage, cellulite reduction and pain relief. Irene Forte Rituals include a Mediterranean Skin Diet facial and an Olive Oil Body ritual, and a range of nurturing services have been tailored for those living with cancer.

In addition to traditional spa and wellness experiences, Verdura Resort also offers a comprehensive range of wellbeing experiences to nourish the body and mind. The fitness offering includes water sports, horse riding, cycling trips around the island and academy events with renowned coaches from a variety of disciplines.

Spa Facilities

  • Treatment Rooms
  • Thalassotherapy Pools
  • 20m Swimming Pool
  • Finnish Sauna
  • Gym
  • Indoor and outdoor relaxation areas
  • Infrared Saunas
  • Steam Rooms
  • Fitness Studio

Spa Products

  • Irene Forte

To Stay

Rooms at Verdura Resort range from spacious Deluxe versions with private balconies to Superior Deluxe Seafront rooms that offer shimmering views of the Mediterranean, elegant four-poster beds and private courtyards with direct beach access. Classic Suites are full of art and reflect the finest craftsmanship throughout, while generously sized Grand Suites provide kitchen facilities and sea-facing double terraces with sun loungers and hammocks.

At the higher end of the scale are a selection of Forte Suites, from Mimosa to the Acacia Suite with Pool, that cater for up to six guests in elegant surroundings that can include outdoor dining and private Jacuzzis. For those looking for an even more exclusive wellness holiday, the resort offers a choice of three and four-bedroom villas that offer every amenity you could wish for.

Check in: 2:00 pm
Check out: 11:00 am

To Eat

Eight restaurants and two bars serve up a feast of refreshment at all times of the day and night. At Amare you can enjoy seafood specialties to the sound of the sea lapping the shore, while Liolà is a colourful dining room with sea-views that provides a relaxed and rustic selection of locally inspired dishes.

Named for the orange blossom that scents the estate, Zagara is an atmospheric venue with indoor and outdoor seating, while breakfast at Buongiorno is the perfect way to start the day – every day. For a relaxing end to the day, visit Granita for expertly mixed cocktails and tapas-style plates as the sun sets.

Facilities and Activities

  • 2 championship 18-hole courses
  • 9-hole par-3 course
  • Double-ended driving range and putting green
  • 60m outdoor pool
  • Culinary activities
  • Full-size football pitch
  • Helipad
  • Kid and teen Clubs
  • Private beach with water sports club
  • Trekking, running and cycling trails
  • Shopping: 4 boutiques
  • Sightseeing excursions
  • Tennis Academy with 6 floodlit clay courts
  • Two padel courts
  • Open air bootcamp
  • Basketball court
  • Beachvolley court


Verdura Resort, S.S. 115, Km 131, Sciacca, AG, Italy

Palermo International Airport is approximately 80 minutes away by car.

Verdura Resort has its own helipad for guests wishing to arrive by helicopter.