The Grand Hotel Minareto is a luxury sea side resort set on the white sandy beach on Latomie Bay. The hotel is the only luxury hotel in Sicily inside the Plemmerio Marine Nature Reserve with its protected sea waters that are full of interesting species and fascinating fauna and flora. Opposite the hotel is the island of Ortigia (which can be reached by boat or car), an ancient city full of masterpieces of art, history and architectures and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The hotel itself boasts a private sandy beach, an outdoor pool and a spa centre. The 74 rooms and 6 suites are grouped together in low-rise cottages that are scattered around the resortâ€™s expansive and beautiful gardens. The â€˜Nesosâ€™ restaurant serves creative Mediterranean cuisine and the poolside â€˜Grill & Barâ€™ is a place to enjoy traditional local rotisserie specialities and the fresh â€˜catch of the dayâ€™.