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Bridge in Sicily, Acacia Marina

11 May 2022

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Discover the rich history of stunning Sicily with our springtime Bridge holiday staying at the seafront Acacia Marina Resort. Our included excursions will allow you explore the beauty of this idyllic region.

  • Bridge directed by Colin Simcox and hosted by our friendly First for Bridge team
  • Stay at the 4* Acacia Marina, half board with drinks package
  • Perfectly positioned on the sea front promenade in Marina di Ragusa
  • Enjoy fantastic facilities including an outdoor pool, hot tubs, spa and tennis courts
  • Flights from London Gatwick and transfer to hotel included
  • Visit five UNESCO World Heritage Site on our included excursions

Club Standard Bridge

This holiday is a club standard bridge holiday licensed by the EBU (English Bridge Union) with Masterpoints awarded and duplimated boards used. We have recently introduced electronic scoring to our holidays and hand records are also provided. Our qualified & experienced directors construct a programme of interesting seminars and varied bridge sessions to offer variety during each holiday.

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.

  • Take in two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in one day when we visit Siracusa, the former capital of Magna Grecia; and Noto, Sicily’s capital of Baroque. A full day of incredible sights; temples & architecture by Sicilians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Byzantines and Spanish all of whom have left traces of their permanence.
  • Enjoy half day tour to Ragusa Ibla, another UNESCO World Heritage Site which has earned its status from its fine examples of Baroque architecture, within a wonderful old hilltop city of churches and winding streets. We also visit the very beautiful gothic Venetian Donnafugata Castle and entrance is included.
  • Visit Modica & Scicli - two more UNESCO sites near Ragusa. Modica, is an important example of Sicilian Baroque and also famous for its chocolate made from a very old Aztec recipe. Scicli is rich in Baroque, facades, statues and sculptures. It is also the film setting of the fictional Inspector Montalbano and you will feel the” Montalbano atmosphere “everywhere.

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.

Please note that since the private beach is managed by third parties, there will be an additional charge for use.

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
Room Types
Choose our standard room type for an enjoyable stay in comfortable surroundings, or upgrade to add a little extra luxury to your holiday.

Building A - Standard room
These lovely rooms come with a small patio surrounded by plants, perfect if you like privacy. Rooms have floor to ceiling windows and are available as a double/twin share or for sole use.

Building A - Superior room
These rooms have either a balcony or patio with views of the luxurious gardens, side sea views or front sea views (supplements apply). They are available as a double/twin share or for sole use.

Building A – Deluxe room
These bright and airy rooms have a balcony with lovely views of the pool, side sea views or front sea views (supplements apply). They are available as a double share or for sole use.

Acacia Palace - Superior Palace room
These comfortable rooms have a balcony with views of the flowered garden or side sea views (supplements apply). If you’re looking for a front sea view, these are also available and come with a private Jacuzzi on the large balcony (supplements apply). All superior palace rooms are available as a double share or for sole use.

Acacia Palace - Suite
These comfortable two-room Suites have a bedroom and bright, spacious sitting room. They have a large, equipped terrace with private hot tub, views of the flowered garden with tropical Mediterranean vegetation and frontal sea view. (Please call to request this room)