Bridge in Sicily - the Acacia Resort, Parco dei Leoni

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30 Sep 2018 - 10 Oct 2018
Duration: 10 nights half board incl. flights
Ref: 18035
With: Andrew Kambites


Prices from £1,299
Single Supplement: £170
Deposit: £250

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Bridge Director: Andrew Kambites
Hosts: Barry & Maggie Watts

The Acacia Resort is located on Sicily’s northern coast between its capital Palermo and the bustling seaside town of Cefalu. This idyllic and secluded spot was specially chosen by the architect owner because it provides delightful views from every angle - whichever way you turn you will enjoy spectacular views of lush sub-tropical gardens, deep blue sea, countryside or mountains. During the day you can relax around the large free form swimming pool or on its stretch of private beach on one of the many complimentary sunbeds available. The vast gardens are simply beautiful with shrubs, exotic plants, flowers and trees.


If you can tear yourself away from this tranquil haven there are many really interesting and historic places to visit.

This year we have INCLUDED two fabulous excursions in our holiday package. We include a full day trip to Palermo the island capital with its magnificent Byzantine, Arab- Norman and Baroque architecture. We also include a half day trip to the coastal, medieval town of Cefalu with its mass of cobbled streets; & piazzas, and a beautiful cathedral hidden inside its city walls. It also boasts a giant 8km sandy beach, and an abundance of shops; quayside cafes and a rustic fisherman’s quarter.

There will be an optional excursion available to Taormina, the Pearl of Sicily & Mount Etna, the highest volcano in Europe. This will be a longer excursion than our usual tours, but we recognise that many people would like to have the opportunity to experience this iconic trip whilst in Sicily.

For something completely different why not join the optional Sicilian Cooking lesson and wine tasting tour? You will be taken through the narrow streets of Cefalu to the local markets to choose your ingredients and then the friendly chef will teach you how to prepare and cook your meal and combine it with the best Sicilian wine!


The Acacia Resort is truly the place to relax and get away from it all and enjoy simply beautiful scenery and surroundings. It is not located where you can walk out and find shops and eateries on your doorstep. Regular buses are available for a small charge from the strip of road outside the three beachside hotels that are situated next to each other in Parco dei Leoni. The buses run to Palermo, Cefalu and local markets. Car hire is also a popular option and can be booked at the hotel reception.


During your duplicate bridge holidays nothing is obligatory, you can play in as many or as few bridge sessions as you wish. Our bridge programmes will vary according to the length of your break and in addition to playing bridge, we will always endeavour to provide a minimum of two bridge seminars for breaks of 7 days or more.

All of our bridge holidays include bridge seminars with handouts in addition to a varied and interesting duplicate bridge programme. We use duplimated boards every evening to ensure fairness and consistency. Bridge hand records are provided, as well as bridge partners if needed.

Your duplicate bridge will usually be available twice daily, at 2.30pm and 7.45pm. The afternoon sessions usually finish between 4.45pm and 5pm, the evenings between 10.45pm - 11.15pm. The afternoons are normally given over to open pairs/teams. We endeavour to vary the evening sessions, with a balance between teams and pairs, with at least one Swiss style event during a two-week bridge break.

During all evening sessions, we utilise a duplimate machine, which means we are able to produce hand record sheets at the end of the session and when we have two or more sections, both can play the same hands. On our UK duplicate bridge breaks, provided numbers allow, we usually will lay on an "Early Bird" afternoon session on the day of arrival.

We don’t forget you are on holiday, our bridge programmes allow time for relaxation plus giving you plenty of opportunity to explore the surrounding area and relax.

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Twin room: £1299 per person incl. flights and transfers
Single supplement: £170. All rooms are spacious double rooms for sole use with a large terrace or balcony
Sea view supplement: £25 per room per night
Pool side supplement: £12 per room per night


  • Full bridge programme with seminars and varied bridge sessions
  • Masterpoints and prizes awarded
  • Return flights from Gatwick airport. Manchester and Luton airports available at a supplement
  • Return transfers from Catania or Palermo airport to hotel
  • Full day excursion to the island capital Palermo, with guided tour
  • Half day excursion to Cefalu
  • 10 night’s accommodation on a half board basis
  • The services of an experienced EBU bridge director and host
  • Porterage
  • Welcome cocktail


Drinks & meals other than those specified, optional excursions, travel insurance and items of a personal nature, i.e. telephone calls, laundry etc.

Acacia Resort****

The Acacia Resort is delightfully situated within its sub-tropical gardens leading down to its own private beach. All rooms are spacious with very large balconies with views from all angles of the delightful gardens. All single occupancy rooms are doubles for sole use.


  • Full bathroom with toiletries and hair dryer
  • Electronic safe deposit box - free of charge
  • Large furnished balcony or terrace
  • TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Mini-bar (charge)

Rooms each have a low sided bathtub with a shower attachment. There are 12 special mobility rooms with walk in shower in the hotel - please request if required.


Breakfast and dinner are both buffet style, and you can look forward to a good choice of quality Italian and international dishes in the elegant restaurant. You can even pick your own oranges at breakfast and press them and enjoy delicious fresh orange juice.

Snacks and refreshments can be purchased in the indoor or outdoor bars during the day, and during Happy Hour amazing cocktails are served with canapes at a special price.

For a little indulgence treat yourself to a visit to the hotel wellness centre set on the rooftop with incredible panoramic views and an outdoor pool with water treatments, Jacuzzi and steam (charge).

Activities on site include mini-golf, tennis and boccia. There is a nightly pianist, and a weekly Sicilian evening, and plenty of comfortable lounges and outside terraces where you can relax after our evening bridge sessions and enjoy a drink and discuss your bridge hands.