Therasia Resort Sea & Spa, Vulcano 

Get away from it all

A hidden gem on the coast of the island of Vulcano with a relaxed, yet sophisticated style.

The incredible beauty of the resort results from its secluded natural setting far off the beaten track. Sitting between crystal clear waters and the slopes of Vulcanello – one of three volcanoes on the island – Therasia has an enviable position overlooking the sea stacks and other Aeolian Islands of the Tyrrhenian Sea. The hotel has been cleverly designed and built using locally sourced materials such as lava stone and cedar wood where possible, so it only adds to its unspoilt natural surroundings. The low-rise buildings feature arched picture windows that draw your eyes to each unique view, and the two infinity pools seemingly blend into the sea. The beautiful spa is an idyllic spot to retreat to following time out exploring Vulcano and the other islands, and you can even enjoy treatments exclusive to the region such as the Vulcano Black Sand Scrub. Although not renowned for its beaches, there are a handful of black-sand beaches that you can reach via shuttle, and the resort also has a sea platform which you can swim off.

Why we love Therasia Resort Sea & Spa, Vulcano

  • It’s rightly a member of the Leading Hotels of the World, whose properties are all one-of-a-kind and beautifully luxurious

  • At the modern spa, you can enjoy the healing benefits of thermal water, mud and steam, or enjoy an expert al fresco massage

  • There are breathtaking views of the gardens and the volcano or the other Aeolian Islands from all of the stylish rooms

  • Its standout dining venue is the Michelin-starred Il Cappero, where the innovative tasting menus are inspired by local cuisine

5 stars
May - Aug
Sicily: 3¼ hours
On the Vulcanello promontory on the island of Vulcano in the Aeolian Islands
Approx. 2 hours' transfer followed by a 1¾-hour ferry ride and 10-minute road transfer from Catania airport



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Authentic Sicilian and Mediterranean cuisine is a particular focus here and, although you are in an out-of-the-way location, you certainly don’t have to forego luxuries such as fine dining. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at the main restaurant L’Arcipelago where the cuisine is inspired by traditional Sicilian flavours. For a light poolside lunch, head to the casual restaurant I Grusoni, an open-air venue that's also open for dinner during the summer months.

The standout venue however, has to be the intimate Michelin-starred Il Cappero where six- to ten-course taster menus are served in a delightful setting overlooking the sea and island of Lipari. The innovative menu is also inspired by local cuisine and created using hand-picked seasonal produce.

Il Cappero
With a Michelin star, Il Cappero overlooks the sea stacks and island of Lipari. The region's stand-out venue has both a breathtaking setting and award-winning Sicilian cuisine.

Named after the breathtaking views it provides guests, here you can enjoy breakfast and dinner with far-reaching views from the open-sided dining room or the spacious terrace.

I Grusoni
The resort's most casual restaurant is open for lunch (and sometimes dinner during the summer months) and is positioned overlooking the pool.

I Tenerumi
The second dining venue here to have a Michelin star. This vegetarian restaurant features locally grown and organic produce.

I Russuri
The perfect spot for sundowners and a light snack throughout the day.

Il Faraglione
At the lounge bar you can enjoy a relaxed pre- or post-dinner drink to the sounds of piano music.

Dinner at the Michelin-starred restaurant, Il Cappero, is a must for special occasions or serious foodies. The restaurant's sommelier will be on hand to create the finest wine and food pairings.

What's included

Breakfast at L’Arcipelago.

The massages on offer at the Vulcano Natural Spa are based on the Diabasi® method where trained therapists focus on the body's biomechanical and physiological processes. There is a hot pool with hydro massage, Turkish bath, sauna and sensory showers. At the fitness centre, guests can take part in yoga, Pilates and muscle toning sessions.

Rent a boat and explore the beautiful coastlines of the Aeolian Islands, hike to the Gran Cratere and walk around the volcano’s rim or join a guided night visit to witness the eruption of Mount Stromboli.

From the main infinity pool, the resort drops down to a series of rocky terraces leading down to the sea where there is direct private access. Along the terraces you will find saltwater pools and sunloungers.

Using guidance from the Green Globe, Therasia Resort has a code of ethics on sustainability with a strong focus on how to preserve the beauty of the island, its environment and biodiversity.

Minimum stays apply.

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