Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
An enchanting villa in a stunning cliff-top position overlooking one of the most beautiful bays in the world: Isola Bella below Taormina. The property is situated in a complex of quality holiday villas with a spectacular swimming pool and an elevator which takes you down to the fabulous rocky shore and into the emerald blue-green waters of the surrounding grottos, a magical spot to relax and soak up the Sicilian sun. The historical centre of medieval Taormina, Sicily’s most famous resort, is only a couple of miles away.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Catania Airport 60 km, Nearest railway: Taormina-Giardini 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, Sea view|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
The house is on three levels. Enter the front door to the main living area, with stylish sitting and dining areas, and access to the dining area in the veranda outside. Off this living area is a small but fully equipped kitchen. Some spiral stairs take you to the first floor which is home to two double bedrooms with queen size bed and a bathroom with shower. The bedrooms share a balcony with spectacular sea views. Some stairs lead up to a third double bedroom with queen size bed and en-suite bathroom (with shower), and to a small roof terrace with sun all day long. The atmosphere and decoration throughout are warm and simple with excellent use of colour and original features of the house.
|Further details outdoors||
Villa Suk is a unique building of its kind, with a breathtaking charm which stands out from its idyllic setting on a high rocky cliff in front of Isola Bella, one of the world's most exclusive locations. The villa has its own private garden, filled with plants, flowers, olive groves and orange trees, offering great al fresco dining options, sunlit breakfast spots and peaceful reading corners. The views are simply spectacular: the vastness of the cobalt blue sea and the Isola Bella bay with Calabria's coastline stretching into the distance, an unforgettable scenery.
An underground corridor leads to the complex saltwater pool, dramatically located on the cliff edge with breathtaking views of Isola Bella bay. From inside the pool, one really has the sensation of hanging directly above the azure sea (pool open from mid-May to mid-October). An elevator takes you through 50m of solid rock to the spectacular rocky shore where you can sunbath or swim in the emerald blue-green waters, while the crystal clear waters of the surrounding grottoes provide fabulous conditions for snorkelling and scuba diving (the entire Isola Bella bay is a WWF protected Nature Reserve). Although the private shore and pool can get quite busy with complex residents in July and August, they remain extremely quiet during other periods.
- English-speaking representative on hand to answer any questions.
- Maid/cook service on request.
The Sicily region
"To have seen Italy without having seen Sicily is not to have seen Italy at all, for Sicily is the clue to everything...The things that enchant you cannot be counted." (J.W. Goethe, “Italian Journey”, 1873)
From blackened lava fields to soft sandy coves, Sicily boasts wonderfully contrasting landscapes. This idyllic isle is a patchwork of rolling plains, sweet-smelling citrus groves, precipitous cliffs and flower-filled meadows. Like the scenery, Sicily's heritage is also incredibly varied. Its strategic mid-Mediterranean location made it the coveted prize of many an empire and centuries of invasion by the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, French and Spanish left behind indelible marks on the island's cultural landscape.
Taormina is ideally located to reach, with daily excursions, most parts of Sicily including Mount Etna, Europe's largest active volcano and home to many outdoor activities, the splendid Aeolian Islands (UNESCO World Heritage site), the late baroque towns of the Val di Noto (Caltagirone, Militello Val di Catania, Catania, Modica, Noto, Palazzolo Acreide, Ragusa and Scicli, all UNESCO WH sites), Siracusa and its historical centre Ortigia (UNESCO WH site), Villa Romana del Casale with its mosaics (UNESCO WH site), Agrigento with its Greek temples (UNESCO WH site)… thousands of years of history in one island!
Holidays in Sicily are also about enjoying the island's passion for food and drink. Whatever you're doing, it'll feel even better paired with a glass of almond wine, homemade pizza or steaming espresso. Add a superb all-year round climate and the locals' irresistible zest and hospitality and you're sure of a memorable time here.
If you can tear yourself away from the peace of Villa Suk, a couple of miles away is the historic town of Taormina, the "Pearl of the Mediterranean”, easily reachable by bus, taxis or with the help of a cable car located 15 minutes walk away.
Idyllically perched on a rocky promontory high above the sea with Mount Etna brooding in the background, its location is a breathtaking collage of mountains, azure seas and dramatic cliffs topped by a stunning Greco-Roman amphitheatre dating back to the 3rd century BC. Taormina is like a treasure chest of history: walking along its main traffic-free street, Corso Umberto, and the maze of narrow streets and small beautiful squares, you will find theatres and gymnasiums from the Greek age, Odeon and baths from the Roman age, stunning buildings in which the Arab and the Norman cultures melt together in a memorable sense of beauty. Small shops selling local crafts, designer boutiques, romantic candlelit bars and sparkling restaurants, tucked away among the medieval streets of the old town, add to Taormina's charm. And if you're lucky enough to coincide your visit with the Taormina Art Festival in the summer, you'll be treated to a fantastic programme of international music, theatre, art, opera, dance and film.
Some of Taormina's finest beaches are within a short walking distance (10 mins) from Villa Suk: choose from Mazzaro, Capo Taormina, Spisone and gorgeous Isola Bella bay for idyllic hours catching the rays, trying out water sports or enjoying the many local boat excursions. Within easy reach of Taormina is Mount Etna volcano (45 mins drive) for a cool day immersed in nature (including the stunning golf course “Il Picciolo” with spectacular and scenic views for all 18 holes, set among among oaks, hazels and vineyards), the medieval village of Castelmola (10 mins) with its narrow streets and breathtaking views, Alcantara valley with its magnificent gorges (15 mins), and the town of Catania (40 mins) with its historical buildings and monuments, elegant shops and vibrating nightlife.