The other love island: Why Sicily has everything you need for the perfect honeymoon
Whether you are planning a lovely honeymoon in Sicily all inclusive, the best bit is heading off the next morning to a romantic hideaway for two. In Sicily, you can be sure of secluded sandy beaches and delicious food and wine, alongside the promise of sunny days from as early as April right through to September and October. Find your Sicily honeymoon packages:
Honeymoon in a private Sicily villa with private pool and Jacuzzi
When you can cool down in your own private pool and jacuzzi and dine under the stars on barbecued fish prepared in an outdoor kitchen, it is hard to see why anyone would choose to stay in a hotel. With everything at your fingertips, the only reason for venturing out from Casa del Carrubo will be to wander into the fishing village of Calabernardo for provisions or to the nearby pizzeria. When you do want to explore, amble down to the beach or take a short drive to the astonishing baroque town of Noto to marvel at the honey-coloured buildings and linger over a gelato at Caffe Sicilia.
One week at Casa del Carrubo from £1027.
Luxury honeymoon in sicily dreamy sea views
At Villa Lo Scoglio, you can choose a different terrace or veranda on each day of your holiday, each adorned with splashes of brilliantly-coloured bougainvillea and all perfectly private. With so much outdoor space, including a large roof terrace, the villa has 270° dazzling sea views over the the aquamarine waters that hug this south-east coastline. Inside, there is a large nautically-themed lounge which is cooled by wafting sea breezes, and a traditional Sicilian-tiled kitchen. Cool off in one of the rocky bays below the beachfront villa, accessed via private steps through the plant-filled, scented gardens.
One week at Villa Lo Scoglio from £1375.
Best place to honeymoon in sicily: on the beach
Sicily honeymoon with a beachside stay in a budget cottage. Small but perfectly formed, Casetta in Pietra offers excellent value and the pleasure of being able to stroll down to the sandy Bay of Cornino. Perched on the edge of the Monte Cofano Nature Reserve, the cottage has a secluded veranda for al fresco meals and is a short drive from some of the best beaches on Sicily’s west coast. For days out, there are mini-cruises to the Aegadian Islands or trips to the medieval hilltop town of Erice where you can declare your undying love for one another at Venus Castle, said to have been built on the site of the ancient Temple of Venus, the god of love.
One week at Casetta in Pietra from £563 .
Honeymoon in sicily: romantic legends and Greek mythology
Soak up the romantic atmosphere of the island of Ortigia, the historic centre of the Greek city of Syracuse. Enjoy sundowners and memorable sunsets from the roof terrace of your waterfront villa, then wander down to the Fountain of Arethusa to start a journey of discovery involving river gods, Grecian nymphs and the goddess Diana. Situated in the heart of Ortigia, the newly-refurbished Casa a Ortigia has contemporary interiors and a secluded roof terrace overlooking the waterfront.
One week at Casa a Ortigia from £893.
Villa specialist Wish Sicily picks its top villas for your Sicily honeymoon ideas.