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Refreshers Bridge in Sicily, Acacia Marina

11 May 2022

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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.

  • Refreshers Bridge directed by James Tullett and hosted by Jane Tullett
  • 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

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.

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)