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Refreshers Bridge in Sicily, Acacia Marina

20th April – 1st May 2020

12 days from £1,499pp

In light of the current Coronavirus crisis, we have taken the decision to postpone departures before 30th April to a future date. We will be updating this page with new departure information once we have the details finalised, and will be contacting those due to depart regarding alternative arrangements. Thank you for your patience and understanding at this difficult time.

We are delighted to be running a Refreshers Bridge holiday alongside our Club Standard holiday to the Acacia Marina Resort, Sicily, where we will have almost exclusive use of the fantastic facilities on offer.

  • Bridge directed by James Tullett and hosted by Jane Tullett 
  • Included flights from Luton or London Gatwick airport. Manchester & Bristol available at a supplement.
  • 11 nights at the 4* Acacia Marina, half board with drinks package
  • Perfectly positioned on the sea front promenade in Marina di Ragusa
  • Three included excursions visiting five UNESCO sites
  • Large Bridge room with unlimited table space

Refreshers Bridge

Refreshers Bridge is aimed at social bridge players, those who wish to improve their bidding and play, or those who simply want a friendly holiday with a smaller size group. We do not award EBU master points with these holidays, so the more hardened duplicate bridge players do not attend, therefore leading to a more social and easy-going atmosphere.

Refreshers Bridge in Sicily, Acacia Marina Resort

The 4-star Acacia Marina Hotel stands in a stunning tropical garden and during our stay First for Bridge guests will have almost exclusive use of the facilities, which include a lovely outdoor pool with three large hot tubs on its terraces, tennis courts, sauna, gym and a small spa. We have a large bridge room with unlimited table space that is close to the airy lounge and bar, where guests can relax before and after bridge sessions.

We have contracted both Building A and the brand new Palace Acacia building, which opened in May 2019, for our guests.

By doing this we have the best positioned rooms that all have lift access, and the majority of rooms are recently refurbished. The new rooms in the Palace Acacia Building are all superior and brand new, beautifully furnished and spacious - well worth the upgrade. The Palace Acacia building will be sold as adult only by the hotel.

Included to enhance your holiday:

This incredible region of Sicily is so rich in history that it boasts no less than eight UNESCO sites directly within its borders. For this reason we simply had to INCLUDE three fabulous excursions in our holiday package to allow you to visit five of them and have them brought to life by our knowledgeable guides.

  • Visit Siracusa, the former capital of Magna Grecia, and Noto, Sicily’s capital of Baroque
  • Enjoy a half day tour to Ragusa Ibla and the beautiful Venetian Donnafugata Castle 
  • Visit to Modica & Scicli

Your Accommodation

Acacia Marina Resort, Sicily

The Acacia Marina is a very highly recommended hotel for its dining, service, location and facilities. Perfectly positioned on the sea front promenade in Marina di Ragusa, a flat coastal stroll takes you into the marina & small seaside resort where you will find a selection of cafes, bars and shops. The beautiful, golden beach has been awarded a Blue Flag - only 7 beaches in Sicily have claimed this award; and the resort and seafront promenade is kept exceptionally clean and environmental friendly.
Hotel Facilities & Amenities

The hotel is set in 20,000 m2 of beautiful floral gardens with Mediterranean - tropical vegetation, and inside the hotel there is a very pleasant lounge with good seating and a selection of reading books.

We dine in the main restaurant with its characteristic architecture overlooking the gardens. Breakfast and dinner is buffet and offers a good choice of tasteful international and local dishes, and show cooking using local product.

Facilities in the hotel include a large outdoor pool with 3 large hot tubs, tennis courts, sauna and spa. You will find plenty of sun loungers by the pool where it is a very pleasant place to relax surrounded by flowers and rich vegetation in the hotels beautiful gardens.

Room Facilities & Amenities

All rooms are equipped with the following:

  • Full bathroom with toiletries and hair dryer. (Mainly walk in showers - some have low bathtubs)
  • Electronic safe deposit box - (charge 2 euro per day)
  • Balcony or patio
  • TV with UK channels
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Fridge
  • Free WiFi
  • Tea & coffee making facilities