Suite name: Villa Giardini del Principe
Location: Between Palermo and Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
Size of accommodation: 450 sq m immersed in 10,000 sq m of mature landscaped gardens
Cost per night: From €645 per night for the main villa
Who’s stayed here: High-profile businessmen, American entrepreneurs, highly distinguished doctors
What makes it special: A rare sea-front villa in Sicily, this magnificent property surrounded by beautiful palm-filled botanic gardens is the ideal setting for large families holidaying together, special events or business retreats.
Guests can choose among three independent villas, each offering superlative amenities. An elegant home for up to 8 guests and two smaller cottages, each offering a glimpse of the wonderful sea just 50 metres away. A total of 22 guests can be comfortably accommodated.
Inside the impeccably maintained gardens guests can choose among three different pools, interconnected by waterfalls, one of which is designated to kids. An outdoor kitchen with barbecue is perfect to enjoy lunches prepared by the chef and served by the local personnel around the pool or in the various terraces and gazebos.
To allow guests to truly connect with Sicily’s culture, history and nature, the villa offers a variety of local services, including the chartering of a fast boat with skipper (moored opposite the villa) and a wide selection of private guided tours to Palermo and to six UNESCO cultural and natural sites.