Our Holiday Hot List suggests five hotels in Sicily from bargain to family-friendly

This week, we are off to Sicily. The Italian island gem has become more affordable thanks to new low-cost flights. Here are our pick of the best hotels around the popular resort of Cefalu and the buzzing port city of Catania.

Best bargain

THE 3* Santa Lucia E Le Sabbie D’Oro is just minutes from its own sandy beach, a mile from Cefalu’s centre.

It offers retro charm and classically styled rooms, plus a pool with a bar, a restaurant and pretty terrace.

Seven nights’ half-board is from £261pp or £279pp full-board, including Gatwick flights to Catania on May 15.

See olympicholidays.com or call 0208 492 6792.

Family friendly

FEATURING its own private beach, the 4* Fiesta Sicilia Resort Athenee Palace is an ideal family hotel. It has a spa and kids will be kept busy with their own pool, playground, mini-golf, ping pong and tennis.

Seven nights’ half-board based on two adults and two children sharing, including flights from Manchester on May 20, costs from £290pp. See loveholidays.com or call 0203 870 6844.

Old-school charm

BEAUTIFUL gardens surround the 5* Romano Palace Luxury Hotel, set on the beach in Catania.

It features elegant rooms, a large pool and a whirlpool, plus a selection of high-end restaurants and bars to choose from.

Seven nights’ B&B is from £552pp including flights from various UK airports. You can find out more at onthebeach.co.uk or call 0871 474 3000.

Splashing out

CLUB Med opened a new all-inclusive 5* resort in Cefalu last June. It sits on rugged cliffs with amazing views and has gourmet restaurants, four bars and two pools.

Sports include sailing and electric surfboarding, paddle boarding academy, tennis, yoga and Pilates.

Seven nights’ all-inclusive is from £1,292pp, including flights from London in April. See clubmed.co.uk.

Young & chic

Has a roof terrace with stunning coastal views over the city, a free shuttle goes to the sea and it has access to a lovely private beach.

Seven nights’ B&B is from £1,893pp, including flights from Gatwick on May 8. See easyjet.com/holidays or call 020 3499 5232.


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