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Donna Carmela

Donna Carmela Resort & Lodges, Sicily

7-night luxury holiday from £1,420 pp incl. flights & transfers


Short description

Nestled in the countryside of Carruba Di Riposto in Sicily, this boutique hotel serves up incredible island views and standout food & wine.


Recommended for:
Food & wine | History & culture | Relaxation

Sympathetically restored and extended by its current owners, this beautiful mansion offers a relaxing, tropical haven from which to relax or explore the island of Sicily.


The hotel is located in the centre of a plantation and as such surrounded by 100 acres of lush mediterranean and subtropical plants. The hotel is decorated in a contemporary style with distinctly Sicilian touches throughout.

Rooms are split over several buildings and more recently exclusive villas and lodges have been added. The grounds of the hotel have been beautifully landscaped with a stunning pool to relax by after a day exploring the surrounding towns or Mount Etna. Once you have tired of sampling local wines and eating there are many activities available from cycling, horseback riding, wine tasting, or perhaps just a short drive to the nearby villages of Taormina or Acitrezza.


All the rooms are individually decorated and furnished using high quality materials and are equipped with satellite TV, minibar, WiFi, air conditioning and en-suite shower room. The Deluxe rooms are on two levels featuring a living area and terrace with beautiful views of the surrounding landscape to the sea or Mount Etna.

In the grounds is a Dependence (villette) situated deep in the nursery, sleeps up to 4 and has bedroom, lounge, kitchen, bathroom, veranda and a sunken jacuzzi on the terrace. The Lodges with either garden or sea view, sleeping up to four these rooms are surrounded by greenery with a terrace. The Romantic Lodges all have a small heated hydro massage pool on the terrace (saltwater). There is also an Imperial Villa for those seeking exclusivity with its own private pool and staff.


The hotel has created a lovely bar and restaurant in the original stable block, with an inside dining area with lounge, wine cellar and outside terrace surrounded with lawns, olive trees, flowering scented shrubs and views over the nursery.

The elegant à la carte restaurant specialises in traditional Sicilian cuisine with a modern twist, using only locally sourced, seasonal produce to create an imaginative à la carte menu. The restaurant also offers guests an extensive local wine list including wine from the hotel's own vineyard.


The hotel is approached from country lanes and there is a driveway with parking outside the main building. There is a lovely reception area where welcoming multilingual staff will guide guests to their room and offer information about the hotel and local area. In the gardens is an outdoor swimming pool and terrace with sunbeds and parasols, overlooking the nursery.

The hotel can organise wine tasting events, vineyard tours, botanical visits and excursions to Mount Etna, as well as various excursions to other points of historical and cultural interest such as Taormina, Acireale and Syracuse. Complimentary bicycles are available for guests use.

Stay here on these holidays

Backstreet restaurant, Taormina

Gastronomy of Sicily

10-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,970 pp incl. flights

Sicily's rich past has given rise to a uniquely contrasting history and it's a similar story when it comes to its food and wine. You’ll take it all in with stays in boutique properties and pretty country drives, with the island’s famous gastronomy showcased in wine tastings and open-kitchen dining.


Any element of this accommodation can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Superior

7-night luxury holiday from £1,420 pp incl. flights & transfers

Two-Floor Suite

03 Jan - 29 Feb / 01 Nov - 20 Dec 2024

from £1,420 pp. incl. flights

01 Mar - 30 May / 01 Sep - 31 Oct 2024

from £1,795 pp. incl. flights

01 Jun - 31 Aug / 21 - 31 Dec 2024

from £2,185 pp. incl. flights


  • Complimentary UK airport departure lounge access
  • Return flights between UK and Catania
  • Return airport transfers between Catania airport and the hotel, provided by Donna Carmela
  • 7 nights accommodation in a Two-Floor Suite on a BB basis

Upgrades to Half board available - please ask your Wexas consultant for details

Wexas can also arrange car hire to enable you to explore the surrounding area, with Taormina and Mount Etna close by, whilst combining time relaxing at Donna Carmela Resort

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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