Thermal Relaxation: 6 Best Spa-Hotels of Sicily

UNA Hotel One - Siracusa

(photo by UNA Hotels & Resorts)

Sicily is rich not only in cultural attractions, but it’s also just overflowed with thermal energy. Hot springs, hidden in Sicilian cities and villages, will please your body, strengthen your health and diversify your vacation. Currently, all the thermal springs in Sicily are tied to a particular spa-hotel. And this is not surprising, because in this case, treatment and rest will be much more pleasant and comfortable. So, we have selected the best spa-hotels in Sicily, where you can spend your time maximally pleasantly as well as improve your health.

Shalai Resort

Luci e colori dell'autunno a Piano Provenzana di Linguaglossa sull'Etna (2.000 metri)

(photo by Luigi Strano)

If you like to discover new places, this cozy hotel in the authentic Sicilian village of Linguaglossa, which is 47 kilometers from Catania, will please you with its originality. Shalai Resort is located right in the middle between the mountains and the sea from the north-eastern side of Mount Etna, and you can easily reach it by car rental Interrent Catania. It represents an unusual combination of traditions and modernity, the decor with elements of antiquity and a real home comfort. According to the Sicilian dialect, Shalai means “the moment of true happiness and well-being”, and this meaning fully expresses the mood and concept of the hotel. Shalai Resort offers a wide range of regenerative and relaxing programs for health and beauty. At your service are sauna, swimming pool, Turkish bath and a special area for relaxation, where under the influence of aromatherapy guests can fully relax with body and soul. The average cost per night is 220€.

Address: Via Guglielmo Marconi, 25, 95015 Linguaglossa


Therasia Resort Sea and SPA


(photo by Therasia Resort Sea & Spa)

If you are searching for privacy, luxury and outstanding service, then Therasia Resort Sea and SPA will fully satisfy all your needs. It’s situated on Vulcano Island just 800 meters from the sea shore among the most amazing landscapes of Sicily. The hotel features a calm and refined atmosphere, which is emphasized by the fully-white walls. The major highlight of Therasia Resort’s interior decoration is the use of only natural local materials: olive and cedar tree, Sicilian terracotta and volcanic stones from Etna, so the hotel can be called truly-Sicilian. Visitors have the opportunity to choose the specific procedures from the huge list of services available in the wellness center: from small cosmetic programs to more complex therapeutic and recovery courses, consisting of massage, hydrotherapy and relaxing baths. The average price per night is from 300€.

Address: Località Vulcanello – Isola di Vulcano, 98050 Lipari


Des Etrangers Hotel & SPA


(photo by Travelive Photos)

Not everybody wants to relax on remote islands – someone likes to combine medical procedures with an active cultural program. Such tourists can choose Des Etrangers Hotel & SPA – an elegant spa-hotel situated in the center of the legendary Ortigia, the historic heart of Syracuse. This is a special hotel, which stands out for an amazing combination of an excellent location, exquisite interior and a variety of healing services. For sightseeing and shopping, you just need to go outside and you will find yourself in the center of the Old City of Syracuse with all its impressive sights. A memorable gastronomic experience is guaranteed in the restaurants of the hotel. Des Etrangers Hotel is the key solution to enjoy the selection of spa procedures, soak in Jacuzzi, relax in the sauna and bring your thoughts in order during the aromatherapy session. The average price of accommodation is 180€/night.

Address: Passeggio Adorno, 10-12, 96100 Siracusa


Villa Athena

Athena Villa Poseidon Devine Villas

(photo by Unique Feeling Connected)

Located in Agrigento in the Valley of the Temples, Villa Athena will help you to relax and at the same time dip into the history of Sicily. In fact, there are only few hotels in the world can boast of such an exclusive location in the center of the historical sites. Villa Athena is located in a 17th century mansion, which was rebuilt into a hotel about 40 years ago. This hotel is a family property, and the current owners carefully preserve the established traditions and honor of their name, providing guests with exceptional service. You won’t be disappointed either by the classical style of the interior or by the quality of the services: attentive staff, excellent food and treatment in the wellness complex will make your stay at Villa Athena pleasant and useful. The price per night is 380€.

Address: Via Passeggiata Archeologica, 33, 92100 Agrigento


Cefalu Sea Palace

Cefalu - near our hotel

(photo by Graeme Churchard)

It’s difficult to find a more suitable place to hide from everyday worries than Cefalu Sea Palace located directly on the Cefalu Beach. In order to splash into the sea and get your share of the generous Sicilian sun, it’s enough to make just a couple of steps, and you’ll immediately find yourself in the center of beach entertainments. The well-equipped spa center of the hotel offers a plenty of water procedures – from a Turkish bath till the course of an emotional shower, combining the positive effects of water, light and pleasant smells. The average cost per night starts from 200€.

Address: Lungomare G. Giardina, 90015 Cefalù


Marina di Petrolo Hotel & Spa


(photo by hongde jiang)

This magnificent spa-hotel is located Castellammare del Golfo resort city, where you’re guaranteed to enjoy fresh air and a pleasant, relaxing atmosphere. Regenerative procedures in Marina di Petrolo will be especially suitable for women: all options of services are designed in such a way that not only to refresh the body and improve health, but also to give pleasure to customers. The list of services includes massages with the use of innovative techniques, rejuvenating procedures to restore the tone of the body, as well as comprehensive programs for facial care. The price of accommodation is about 80€/night.

Address: Via Marina di Petrolo, 16, 91014 Castellammare del Golfo

Summing it up, Sicily is a unique place. The secret is that many hotels are situated in places of healing springs, allowing you to combine rest on the beautiful Mediterranean coast and enjoying healing treatments at local spa centers. Well, the above-mentioned hotels are excellent for relaxation and refreshing your heath, providing all the necessary amenities for an unforgettable weekend on Sicily.