The five most beautiful beaches in Sicily: your yacht holiday from Taormina to Sciacca
Sicily is a perfect destination for those who want to spend a holiday aboard a luxury yacht for rent. In fact, renting a yacht is confirmed every year as the best choice to live in a totalitarian way this island, the largest in the Mediterranean.
to be reached on board your yacht. Here is our ranking.
#1 The beach of Isola Bella
In our top 5 of the most beautiful beaches in Sicily, from Taormina to Sciacca, the beach of Isola Bella, south of Taormina, is full marks. And it is from here that our journey in one of the most beautiful and sparkling corners of Sicily starts.
A favorite destination for those who love to dive into clear waters for diving, here you can find starfish, hedgehogs, moray eels and corals. Our skilled skippers will accompany you in exclusive and reserved bays, not to be missed, also a visit to the Grotta delle Conchiglie and the Blue Grotto.
#2 White fountains
The Fontane bianche beach is defined by many as “Tropics of the Mediterranean”, one of the most beautiful beaches in Sicily. The name derives from the freshwater fountains that can be found here and the white color of the beach.
Three kilometers of sand with ivory reflections. Here it is a must to be equipped with masks and fins to admire the marine world, an enchantment of nature. Inevitable a stop in Plemmirio,a prehistoric village that stands in amarine protected area. Respecting nature and its balance you can admire beautiful corals and the largest shell in the Mediterranean (the Pinna Nobilis).
In addition, our skippers will advise you and guide you to discover the caves that are located between the rocks. Wonderful surprises await you, such as cavities that become real tunnels that emerge on the other side of the promontory giving you an unexpected wonder.
For those who want to combine a beach holiday with a bit of trekking to rediscover the history and its roots, we recommend a visit to nearby Syracuse.
#3 Capo Passero Island Beach in Portopalo
The island of Capo Passero rises in the middle of two seas, in fact it is a watershed between the Ionian and the Mediterranean. We are in the southernmost area if you exclude the smaller islands.
Days of vacation permitting we advise you not to give up visiting the warehouses of the old tonnara and the fort of Capo Passero.
#4 Scale of the Turks, Realmonte
The glance for those who reach the scale of the Turks from the sea is of great effect, a white rock that stands out overlooking the blue sea. The color contrast is spectacular.
Bringing to light the legend that binds this magical place we can say that during the invasion of the Moors, the Turks used these natural stairs to reach Sicily, hence the name of the place.
The Scala dei Turchi is located not far from the Valley of the Temples,we recommend a trip inland, you will not regret it.
#5 Torre Salsa Nature Reserve
Don’t miss the Torre Salsa Nature Reserve,
a protected area located between Siculiana Marina and Eraclea Minoa, protected by the WWF. The reserve is characterized by one of the few dune environments left on the island.
Always remaining in this corner of paradise we also recommend the beach of Pietre Caduti in Borgo Bonsignore.
It is a village of 51 inhabitants, belonging to the municipality of Ribera,a well-preserved example of new rural villages built in the late thirties in Sicily. Today it is inhabited especially in the summer. Also to the municipality of Ribera also belongs the seaside village Seccagrande.
Every summer they always attract many visitors to fishing competitions, games on the beach and the many events sponsored by the Municipal Administration to cheer up the summer evenings. Do not miss the fireworks games, with musical accompaniment, which take place every year at midnight on August 15 on the beach, a real open-air show to be admired from the sea.
The best way to explore Sicily is on board a boat
Obviously a whole holiday would not be enough to admire the east coast of Sicily, but surely spending days of vacation on board a yacht is certainly the best way to discover and admire it.
Sicily is a land rich in history and traditions, landscape has no equal. Able to conquer every tourist for the beauty of its cities and the scents of its cuisine, also the welcome of the islanders warms and enriches those who are lucky enough to want to discover it. In addition to its wonderful landscapes it is a perfect destination to discover on board a yacht.