Given that Adler translates to eagle in German, it’s fitting that the Adler Spa Resort Sicilia is perched atop a coastal plateau above Sicilia’s southernmost shores and has a bird’s eye view of the Mediterranean Sea. Just as the family-owned hotelier has accomplished with its counterparts in the Dolomites and the Tyrol bordering Italy and Germany, Adler Spa Resorts & Lodges’ first southern Italian location sets itself apart as a fully immersive, holistic and sustainable 360-degree luxury spa experience taking full advantage of the rugged, sun-kissed backdrop.
In accordance to the Sanoner family’s vision for Adler, the resort has been brought to life with a contemporary architecture framework that delivers a definite “wow” factor, emphasizing both sustainability and harmony with the area’s natural landscape. While there’s a minimalist sensibility to the 74 junior suites and 16 family suites, the resort’s most distinctive features includes a yoga platform, Thalasso pool, three saunas and fully equipped fitness studio. There are also perfectly landscaped gardens surrounding the spa which gently taper downwards to a private beach and a secluded eco-lido situated in a sheltered bay.
The spa’s 13 treatment rooms overlooking the pristine sea are regarded as the heart of the resort. The spa menu includes therapies and beauty treatments that capture the essence of Sicilia that integrating oils, extracts and ingredients gathered from the gardens and the countryside beyond. What guests don’t see, sustainability built into the inner workings of the property, also adds to the serenity and integrity of the land the resort sits on.
Although the resort, set to open in July 2022, was designed with rest and relaxation first and foremost, guests can add in a variety of activities such as yoga, hiking, fitness, water sports and horse-riding. Many of these daily activities are included within the all-inclusive price, and open guests up to a greater appreciation for the coastal Sicily’s natural assets. The same holds true for the food and beverage programme, as the on-property gourmet restaurant, al fresco osteria, wine tastings and cooking classes showcase seasonal, locally grown, and organic ingredients.