In a secluded cove on the Bay of Mazzaro, Villa Sant'Andrea is the place to go if you want to hide away. Built as an aristocratic residence in 1830, this 60-room property continues to offer the ambience of an exclusive manor house. Though guests are just three minutes by cable car from the center of Taormina, they will feel a world apart, as they lounge beneath umbrellas on the hotel's private beach, drift in the swimming pool that feels like an extension of the sea or savor a spa treatment with products that incorporate Sicilian and Mediterranean ingredients. Creatively crafted regional classics are served on the terrace at Restaurant Oliviero, and during the summer months, lunch menus include seafood cooked over a charcoal fire. To enhance the luxury of your stay, complimentary offerings include a full buffet breakfast, the use of iPads in suites and a coastal cruise, featuring snorkeling in Grotto Azzurra and a visit to the medieval castle at Capo Sant' Alessio.