With the Covid-19 vaccine rollout picking up pace and a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel finally in sight, it is time to give yourself something to look forward to. And nothing sounds better right now than gathering together your nearest and dearest at a luxury villa with awe-inspiring views, your own space to stretch out and a private swimming pool where you don’t have to get up at 5.30am to put towels on sunbeds.
When borders open and it is safe to travel again, a luxury villa holiday in Sicily, one of the Italian regions least affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, should be at the top of your wish list. Villa holidays in this sun-splashed island in the middle of the Mediterranean have always been popular with comfort-seeking travellers, and they are all the more appealing now.
Here are three reasons why renting a luxury villa in sun-kissed Sicily is the way to go in 2021.
1. Ultimate privacy
The unexpected coronavirus pandemic has changed the concept of vacationing, whit safety, cleanliness, seclusion and social distancing now replacing free breakfast and free Wi-Fi at the top of the list of priorities for travellers. Privacy is the new luxury, and self-contained villa holidays are the safest way to travel right now.
The very nature of a private stand-alone villa means you can enjoy the modern comforts, luxuries and high-spec amenities of a five-star hotel, but with no other guests or staff staying there. The property is all yours, and there are no shared facilities such as pools, lobbies, restaurants and buffet breakfast areas, not to mention shared showers and toilets.
Self-catering villas are the ideal accommodation choice if you want to practice effective social distancing from strangers, avoid face-to-face contact with people outside of the handful of close family and friends you are traveling with, and eliminate the stress involved in being in a new environment with people you don’t know.
2. Relaxation, peacefulness and remote exclusivity
Picture the perfect holiday, and what do you see? Chances are, if you love laid-back luxury, it is balmy evenings spent sipping on some local wine as the sun sets, and relaxing days spent snoozing by a blue swimming-pool glittering in the sunlight.
In a private villa you can relax, unwind, slow down, recharge and enjoy a holiday at your own pace. Whether it is lounging in a panoramic jacuzzi, soaking up the sun by the pool or enjoying al fresco dining to the melodic sound of cicadas you desire, you’ll have pure, undisturbed peace in a luxury villa in Sicily, where the ultimate privacy is imbued with an atmosphere of tranquillity that immediately calms your mind and uplifts your spirit.
3. Art, culture, beaches, great food and wine
Images of Sicily’s riches have adorned postcards and calendars since long before the age of Instagram. This sunny, triangle-shaped, mountainous island at the very south of boot-shaped Italy truly has it all: archaeological treasures, ancient ruins, grand coastal cities filled with art, history and culture, fine wines… And a variety of exquisite landscapes, from rocky cliffs and wide sandy beaches to roaring volcanoes.
Need some help deciding where to go next? Visit Select Sicily’s website, one of the island’s leading vacation home rental agencies. Selectsicilyvillas.com is a joy to browse as you search for your next luxury holiday rental. Make sure you book well in advance.