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Hailed as one of the best new stays around by the sort of magazines well-heeled travellers peruse, Sikelia Luxury Retreat on the tiny Italian island of Pantelleria is well deserving of the hype. An elegant white-washed outpost on the wild and windswept isle, whose name is derived from the Arabic for 'daughter of the winds', Sikelia's a first-class escape amid the farmsteads and their rough-hewn volcanic-rock walls. Outside, the traditional dammuso-style structures with their domed roofs have an archaic appeal; indoors, the style is contemporary, the spa treatments serene, and the creative cuisine is the island’s very best. It’s a ‘paradise found’ sort of spot, the kind worth writing home about… unless you’d rather keep it to yourself, of course.
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Have a cocktail (or 10) on us – as a Smith member, you’ll get an €80 credit (per booking) to spend during your stay