The five-star Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa is set 10 miles from Comiso International airport, and 62 miles from Catania airport on the sunsoaked island of Sicily. Just 10 minutes’ drive from the historical centre of Ragusa, there are plenty of nearby seaside locations including Marina di Ragusa, Punta Secca, Sampieri , and Camerina, with pristine beaches and pretty fishing villages. And the resort offers two 18-hole championship golf courses, a spa, and a fitness centre. All in all, an idyllic holiday hideaway.
The 18-hole Gary Player Parkland is set among the fragrant wild olive and carob trees native to the Ragusa countryside, while the links course designed by Franco Piras is stretched out over two valleys and blends seamlessly with the sea, the nature reserve with its two large lakes that provide homes to many migrating birds, and the island of Malta on the horizon. There is a clubhouse with a spa, and a Dareen Clarke golf academy featuring a driving range with 70 tees, pitching and chipping green, practice bunker and a putting green. The resort offers all kinds of different packages and tournaments.
Donnafugata offers a choice of Classic, Superior, Deluxe rooms, and Suites, all decorated in a fresh contemporary style in neutral tones, with wooden floors and crisp white linen, and with baroque touches on the bed heads and the wall paper. There are balconies overlooking the countryside, the sea or the gardens, and each of the room shas satellite TV, a minibar, air conditioning, a safe, and free Wi-Fi. Modern stylish bathrooms with tubs and showers, big mirrors, plenty of white fluffy towels, and a hairdryer. Suites have a spacious separate living room, as well as two bathrooms, and extra treats like coffee-making machines, and a huge terrace overlooking the golf course.
The spa boasts the Conde Nast Traveller Favourite Overseas day Spa award, and has a wide range of rejuvenating personalized treatments and massages, delivered by highly trained experts. There are two steam baths, a large suna, a gym, and three different hydromassage areas. In addition there is a large landscaped outdoor swimming pool set in the lush gardens, and beyond the resort, there are UNESCO world heritage sites to visite, as well as beautiful beaches and pretty fishing ports. Just a few minutes away by free shuttle from the resort is the natural reserve at Randello, and at Marina di Ragusa, 20 minutes away, with its well known Don Sarafino restaurant.
Donnafugata offers two restaurants, the Club House 19th Hole and a Wine bar. A lavish breakfast buffet is serve at Il Fico d’India, which has two ooutdoor terraces, while Il Carrubo offers Mediterranean specialities prepared with fresh produce, in a large bright dining room over looking the gardens and golf courses. There is an extensive collection of Sicilian wines to choose from. The Club House 19th House offers a simple menu of Panini, fresh fish and chilled cocktails, and the Wine Bar, set in the original palmento, or wine-making building. Her you can learn about the ancient techniques used to make wine, while trying different vintages accompanied by local meats and cheeses.
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