A new luxury wellness oasis in Western Sicily
Located in a verdant and luxuriant Mediterranean park, amidst palm trees and centuries-old olive trees, fountains and water features, Almar Giardino di Costanza Resort & Spa is inspired by and incorporates features of an ancient Sicilian noble beam. The name is a tribute to Constance of Altavilla, mother of Emperor Frederick II, a protagonist of the Arab-Norman era.
The authenticity of the style of the Resort is perfect for savouring the ultimate luxury experience. Guests can enjoy peace and quiet around the large swimming pool encircled by citrus plants, orchards and rose gardens, or just relax amidst the elegant and sophisticated interiors, with lounges pervaded by natural light that gently filters through the large windows.
Here, the 88 Suites and Junior Suites, all with their high half-vaulted ceilings, typical island baroque plaster decorations, large terraces and traditional furnishings, are also an experience to be enjoyed during the day.
The heart of the Resort is the brand new Almablu Wellness & Spa, a true multi-sensory journey that lets one travel back in time to the different ancient Sicilian dominations: the Arab-Roman and the Norman. Rooted in tradition it begins inside the hammam with the tepidarium, the calidarium and the laconicum. Guests enter the elegant Arabian patio to experience the Turkish salt bath, which uses the classic salt from the ancient Culcasi di Nubia salt pan.
Self-discovery continues through the area inspired by the Norman period and by Constance of Altavilla, the last sovereign and empress of Sicily. This area consists of the medium-temperature bio-sauna, the Finnish sauna, the ice cascade and the plunge and the typical cold-water pool. The heated indoor pool, connected to the Arab-Roman area, is also reminiscent of the thermal baths of ancient Rome. Restored, rejuvenated and refreshed, the journey culminates in the large relaxation area equipped with comfortable loungers and a tearoom, to surrender oneself to just rest or to one of the many exclusive body and face treatments inspired by traditional Chinese medicine to restore the right balance.
For breaks of pure relaxation under the sun, the Resort boasts the fine sandy bay of its private beach. Just 15 km from the Resort, reachable with the Resort’s private shuttle, Lido di Costanza is a beautiful and typical Sicilian beach, where the crystal-clear waters of this corner of the Mediterranean Sea offer invigoration and relaxation, culminating at sunset, one of the most romantic moments that the Sicilian coast can offer.
Equally outstanding are the gastronomic offers of the AquaMadre Restaurant. The name takes from the famous salt pans of the area. Indeed, the salt from the salt pans of the South-West coast is the main influence in the cuisine of the AquaMadre Restaurant. A selection of ten types of typical and artisanal flavoured salts, coming from the ancient Culcasi di Nubia salt pan, is used in the preparation of the delicious dishes.
The restaurant offers a traditional cuisine with international influences, based on a wide selection of traditional Mediterranean dishes infusing the typically Sicilian flavours and using only the best local fresh ingredients, including the famous red and pink prawns from Mazara del Vallo, the tasty Sicilian blood oranges, as well as native artichokes. Growing near the cliffs, they not only absorb all the properties of seawater but are also imbued with a particular and unique marine and algae flavour.
An oasis of tranquillity and relaxation, Almar Giardino di Costanza Resort & Spa is the ideal destination for relaxing holidays, cultural visits or food and wine tours. The Resort organises many activities to experience the area, from fishing trips accompanied by fishermen from Mazara, wine and olive oil tastings, tours of the salt pans of Trapani, Marsala and Mozia and excursions to the surrounding area. The Resort is proximally located to both the Mazara coast, characterised by a succession of dunes and coves bordered by the Mediterranean scrub, and to the archaeological sites of Segesta, Selinunte and Erice.