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From the editors of Condé Nast Traveler:
This Sicilian island of black volcanic beaches, pretty coves with colored fishing boats, and an interior of olive trees and vineyards has long been under the radar for non-Italians, mainly because stylish digs were unavailable for those without an invite to the villas of insiders like Giorgio Armani. That changed last year with Pantelleria Dream. Done in the island's traditional dammusi style (whitewashed structures with domed roofs), the 46 spacious and light-filled rooms have polished concrete floors and comfortable platform beds. The property's wide views take in the sea, and stone paths lined with desert flowers lead to a sleek bar area and restaurant (breakfast and lunch are included in the room rate) and a spectacular infinity pool. Other attractions are the friendly staff and the bamboo-lined pergola areas that come with each room, while drawbacks include bathroom lighting that would make a supermodel look unattractive.2007 Hot List
When to go: Mid-September to mid-October, when the summering Italians have left but the days are still warm.
Which room to book: L1, L2, and L3 have perfect views of the bay.
Amenities: Bar/lounge, Gym, Pool, SpaSubscribe now to Condé Nast Traveler for just $1 an issue! ›