TAORMINA, SICILY (May 25, 2023) – V Retreats, the luxury division of VOIhotels, announces new authentic experiences for guests at Mazzarò Sea Palace, its 5-star, luxury hotel on the beach in Taormina, Sicily.
“We want our guests to be immersed in the Sicilian culture and striking scenery around Taormina in a truly unique way,” says V Retreats CCO Angelo La Riccia.
The V Retreats team created a menu of unforgettable experiences including a Helicopter Tour of Mount Etna; a Godfather Tour by Vintage Fiat; a Semi-Submarine Taormina Tour, an Unforgettable Arrival by Boat, and being serenaded like a traditional Sicilian bride.
Mazzarò Sea Palace enjoys a stunning setting facing the Mediterranean Sea with sandy beachfront dotted by lounge beds and a view bookended by large volcanic rocks rising from the sea. It’s one of just four hotels on the Sea in Taormina. The hotel’s large terraces offer enchanting views from the rooms, restaurants and shared spaces.
For the 2023 season, the hotel has newly reimagined dining concepts including a new gourmet restaurant BLUM uniquely set on two small terraces facing the Bay, and a new look for its signature restaurant, Armònia.
Mount Etna & Taormina Tour by Helicopter
An unforgettable flight experience that will allow you to admire, up close, the summit of the largest active volcano in Europe, towering 1,1500 feet, then take you to the ancient village of Taormina, flying over the famous Greek Theatre, Isola Bella and the enchanting bays of the Taormina coast.
From € 2,100 for 45 minutes (4 people)
The Godfather Tour in a Vintage Fiat 500
Set off driving an iconic vintage Fiat 500, discovering key places and sights of the past, to relive the story of Michael Corleone. You will cross the beautiful coastal scenery of Taormina, arriving at the pretty villages of Savoca and Forza D'Agrò, where you can admire breathtaking views, explore the sites and venues of The Godfather film and beyond.
From € 420 per car (1-2 people)
A Traditional Sicilian Serenade
A serenade of the bride is mandatory at any traditional Sicilian wedding. Serenades can be heard in the small neighborhoods throughout Sicily, where grooms cannot neglect to organize this beautiful act of love that involves families and friends. Mazzarò Sea Palace is happy to help a groom-to-be in organizing a romantic of serenade. A romantic corner of the hotel will be prepared for the occasion and together with the musical set-up, a minstrel will sing love songs for the bride and the groom in the traditional Sicilian dialect or from a small repertoire.
From € 400 for 1 hour
Private Underwater Taormina Tour
Immerse yourself in the most beautiful bays of Taormina and Giardini Naxos and see why these fascinating places are the favorite of guests visiting Taormina and Sicily. Guests will see a succession of unique sea beds with varied marine flora and fauna such as the splendid corals and posidonia that inhabit them and make the coast of Taormina a setting of incomparable beauty.
From € 350 (max 12 people)
Unforgettable Welcome by Boat
A driver will meet and greet the guests upon arrival and take them to the Giardini Naxos harbor (30/45-minute ride). There they will board a vessel and set off on a trip to discover the most beautiful coastline of Sicily with its crystal-clear waters and landscape of historical and natural importance. While sipping Sicilian sparkling wine, guests will have the chance to admire the fascinating Isola Bella (Beautiful Island), the pretty blue cave and countless natural wonders along the Mediterranean Sea coastline of Sicily. At the hotel, a member of the staff will meet and greet the guests on the beach, give you a brief introduction to the hotel and provide a personalized check-in.
The Unforgettable Welcome experience can be customized with a special playlist, bouquet of flowers and more.
From € 300 (1- 3 pax )
See the full list of experiences here: MAZZARÒ SEA PALACE EXPERIENCES.
Room rates start at 450 euros/night with breakfast included.
About Mazzarò Sea Palace
Mazzarò Sea Palace is a 76 room and suite luxury hotel that occupies a privileged position on a sandy beach on Taormina, Sicily’s Mazzarò Bay. Each of its rooms have large terraces facing the sea, many with their own plunge pools. For the 2023 season, Mazzarò has a new gourmet restaurant, BLUM, set alongside the pool on two small terraces facing the sea and offering a refined menu based on local Sicilian ingredients that opened May 2023. The restaurant joins the hotel’s signature Armònia restaurant, which enjoys a new look this season. And along with its Almarè bar, each overlook the bay of Mazzarò from splendid panoramic terraces. The hotel is open seasonally from April to October.
About V Retreats
VRetreats (https://vretreats.com/) is the new hotel brand by VOIhotels, targeted to the luxury segment of the Italian and international market. The collection is dedicated to lovers of Italian art, history and culture and aims to redesign the concept of luxury, no longer an end in itself, but as a key to accessing the beauty of Italy. Each of the eight retreats have been selected for their personality and peculiarities, aspects that VRetreats heightens, enhancing the nature of the original facilities: they are oases of beauty with an important past and embellished by cloisters, internal gardens and terraces where guests can reconnect with themselves and the surrounding place. The project aims to have 12 boutique hotels in three years, in iconic Italian locations, even off the beaten tracks: there are currently six, in Taormina, Rome, Venice, Lecce, Sardinia and the Italian Alps.
About J.MAK HOSPITALITY
J.MAK Hospitality (www.jmak.com) works alongside leading luxury hotels and travel services around the world to connect them with key travel agency partners and broader audiences who will impact their businesses and drive awareness. J.MAK focuses on hospitality brands with personality, helping each client articulate their individual flair, so they can authentically stand out. We harness our network to build relationships through in-person and virtual connection, as well as hefty marketing and social media engagement. We are passionate, experienced luxury travel experts disrupting the industry norm.