CLUB MED CEFALÙ SICILY, ITALY
The newest star of Club Med’s Exclusive Collection, and the first five-trident resort in Europe, opened its doors in June 2018. Nestled neatly into rocky cliffs overlooking the charming historical town of Cefalù, the village-style resort rests in harmony with the environment thanks to the extensive use of local wood and stone.
Beautiful historical elements of the resort have been preserved and modernised to create an enchanting ambience within the village, most notably the Palazzo Gourmet Lounge where guests can enjoy light, all-day dining, or simply drinks in the bar. Two other restaurants deliver spectacular views over the sparkling emerald Mediterranean. The main dining room, La Rocca, overlooks Cefalù and the imposing rock that towers above the little town, while La Riva Beach Restaurant overlooks the sea.
As part of Club Med’s aim to ensure its guests feel at home, rooms are light and surprisingly spacious, and many of the public spaces throughout the village provide intimate areas for a more private experience.
Two beautifully appointed pool areas, including a naturally filtered Zen pool, as well as swimming and sunbathing spaces dotted along the sea are serviced by their own bars and provide plenty of options to soak up the beautiful surroundings.
If all of that isn’t enough, the resort’s dedicated concierge will tailor excursions of the local area for an additional charge, and can incorporate drive-yourself tours in one of the resort's fleet of Fiat 500s. The town of Cefalù is only 15 minutes’ walk or five minutes’ drive from the resort, and has an unassuming charm steeped in history. clubmed.com.au