An exclusive, timeless place full of tranquillity
Sleek, sophisticated, secret: this is Sikelia. Carved from a cluster of century-old stone dwellings, this intimate resort is located on the little-known island of Pantelleria, midway between Sicily and Tunisia.
Twenty dammusi, or stone houses, have been turned into individual suites, each of which bears a different configuration, but all exhibit the same crisp, clean lines, vaulted ceilings, stone arches and soothing interior colour schemes. Half overlook a tranquil courtyard and freeform pool, the rest gaze out toward the deep blue sea. Contemporary minimalist furniture, luxury linens and walls adorned with artworks by the renowned artist Gennaro Avallone all contribute to the sense of effortless elegance.
The bounty of the island’s volcanic landscape forms an intrinsic part of the Sikelia experience: locally grown capers, olives and wines feature prominently in the acclaimed restaurant’s Italian-Arabic-North African fusion cuisine, while wellness seekers can soak in natural, therapeutic hot springs and mineral mud baths a stone’s throw from the resort.