The Most Amazing Lampedusa Sicily Hotels

The Most Amazing Lampedusa Sicily hotels are wonderful. Lampedusa is one of the most frequented destinations for sun worshippers, scuba divers and nature lovers, and it is the last bit of Italian terrain before the African coast. Lampedusa is a wonderful sun-bleached island south of Sicily, part of the Pelagian Archipelago, along with neighboring island Linosa and the Scoglio (a tiny boulder of an island) known as Lampione.  In the eastern and southeastern shores, you’ll find beautiful sandy beaches, from the smallest and most hidden to the largest and most crowded. And they are numerous and welcoming.

Be sure to visit Rabbit Island, one of the prettiest beaches is on the Island and is protected, given its loggerhead sea turtle population that lays its eggs here. Watching the loggerhead sea turtles is absolutely captivating. The island can be reached even by non-swimmers, as it is only 328 feet from the Lampedusa coast, over a stretch of water just a little over 3 meters deep. Attempt to get to the other side of Rabbit Island if you want to spot its submerged natural arch, colonized by orange Madre pores, colorful sponges, red shrimp, and rockfish and moray eel burrows. 

During the hottest nights of the summer, make sure to attend some of the many celebrations that take place on the island’s beaches, including bonfires, spaghetti cookouts, barbecues, and musical performances.  You can check out all the Best Beaches of Italy here, or head to our Pinterest site for some beautiful pictures.

Lampedusa Weather – When to Visit

The best time to visit Lampedusa is during spring and fall, when temperatures are comfortable and there are fewer crowds. The scenery is vibrant, prices are lower, and the weather is ideal for exploring all the country has to offer. Temperatures start to warm up in spring, with temperatures in the mid-seventies.

The summer months, (July and August), see higher temperatures — normally around 81°F, but they they can reach 88°F at the height of the day. This time if year is the busiest time to visit Lampedusa. Many Italians take the whole month of August off and escape the humidity, with lots of businesses closing during this time. However, this does mean the cities are much quieter, so you still have the chance to explore.

Temperatures cool down gradually in the fall and September is still very pleasant, with average temperatures of 77°F. Expect crisp fall leaves and some sunnier days, but plan for wet weather too. Some attractions introduce shorter winter hours from October on, so be mindful of this when booking.

Best Lampedusa Beaches

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La Tabaccara

Also referred to as the Natural Pool of Lampedusa, La Tabaccara’s water is so transparent that anchored boats in the pool look as if they’re flying. The path towards Rabbit Beach makes for once-in-a-lifetime photography of the seemingly floating boats.

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Spiaggia dei Conigli

The blue water and white sand of Spiaggia dei Conigli has led to its ranking as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. This well-known beach has clear, shallow water. Bring your snorkeling gear and explore the local marine life, or lay out a blanket and bask in the sun. Note the contrast between the water and the rocky coastline. A ten-minute walk from the beach, the town center offers restaurants and small shops.

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Sciatu Persu

Sciatu Persu has crystal blue waters that lap over porous rock formations. Lay out your towel and soak up the Mediterranean sun and relax. Then head to one of the nearby seafood stands for fresh fish.

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Cala Croce Beach

Cala Croce Beach is a swimming oasis of shallow crystal-clear water that leads to the turquoise sea. There are umbrellas and chaises here for rent. You’ll also find nearby bars and restaurants to enjoy while overlooking the beach. The beach is easily accessible, but it tend to get busy, so arrive early for a prime spot.

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Cala Pulcino

Cala Pulcino offers turquoise waters, a soft sandy shore, and rugged rock formations. Spend the day relaxing on the white-sand shoreline, or make your way thru the shallow waters to visit the secluded cove with magnificent views of cliffs. the easiest access is going to be by boat, or you can make the long walk to the beach.

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Best Lampedusa Tours & Activities

Museo Atlantico Diving Tour from Playa Blanca

Diving fans—this one’s for you. Experience the thrill of admiring an underwater sculpture museum in Lanzarote. Enjoy the convenience of having equipment rental included, so you don’t have to worry about bringing heavy gear with you. After a short boat transfer, a diving instructor accompanies you to a maximum depth of roughly 14-meters. See 10 different groups of sculptures that depict life and residents of Lanzarote, as well as wider cultural themes. Book your Museo Atlantico Diving Tour Here.

Taste of the Sea – Daily boat trip to Lampedusa

An unforgettable experience dedicated to the discovery of places of inestimable naturalistic value accompanied by real seafarers who know its history and its inhabitants. Lots of sun, baths, flavors, emotions and laughter. Between a test with the SUP board, a guided snorkeling and a group selfie with drone, if lucky, we could also receive a greeting from dolphins and turtles that swim freely near our coasts. Book your Taste of the Sea Tour Here.

Agrigento; Valley of the Temples, Scala dei Turchi from Palermo, Private Tour

Optimize your time in Sicily with this driving tour that includes pickup in Palermo and hassle-free transport to three of the top sights on the island: the Valley of the Temples, Agrigento, and the Scala dei Turchi beach. Enjoy free time to explore the Greek ruins in the “Valle dei Templi”, then sightsee in Agrigento. End with a photo op at the dramatic Scala dei Turchi coastline. Book your Agrigento; Valley of the Temples, Scala dei Turchi Private Tour from Palermo Here.

Monreale, Cefalù and Castelbuono from Palermo, Private Tour

Get more out of your trip to Monreale, Cefalù, and Castelbuono, and book a tour for your personal group with a private driver-guide. You’ll start with a pickup from your Palermo hotel to save time, then head out of the city, learning about the landscape of La Conca d’Oro and its history-rich towns as you go. Ample free time is included, and the day itself can be tailored to you. Book your Monreale, Cefalu and Castelbuono from Pelermo Private Tour Here.

A Walk Among the Monuments & Markets of Palermo

The tour explores both the historical, architectural and cultural aspects of the city. Through the visit of the main monuments and tastings of typical local products (street food) you will be able to grasp the essence of the city. Book your Walk Among the Monuments & Markets of Palermo Here.

Best Lampedusa Restaurants

Trattoria Terranova $11 – 30

Hidden away from Lampedusa’s beach-loving crowds on an inland back street, this trattoria inspires confidence the minute you step through the door. Filled with tantalizing specialties, from the carrellata di antipasti (caponata, marinated sardines, vegetable couscous) to fresh grilled seafood mains. Telephone: 39 0922 971925 Web: Trattoria Terranova

Bar dell’Amicizia $10 and Under

Ask people where to find the best desserts in Lampedusa and they’ll likely point you to the ‘Bar of Friendship’ – just look for the cute sign depicting two dolphin friends sharing a gelato. Yes, the gelati are good, but perhaps even better are the cannoli, filled on the spot with fresh ricotta and available as early as 5am when the doors open. Telephone: 39 0922 970432 Web: Bar dell’Amicizia

Gastronomia Mancino $11 – 30

At lunchtime, locals pour into this downtown tavola calda (cafeteria) with abundant outdoor seating on a central Lampedusa square. The reasonably priced offerings include arancini (rice balls stuffed with everything from shrimp to prosciutto and mozzarella), panini, pizza slices and delicious primi (first courses) such as pasta with swordfish and eggplant or grouper-stuffed ravioli with Sicilian pesto. Web: Gastronomia Mancino

Cavalluccio Marino $40 and Over

Cavalluccio Marino puts a modern spin on Sicilian classics, from swordfish cannoli to champagne risotto with red Mazara prawns. In summer, dine on white tables and chairs spread across the romantically lit sea-facing patio. Island specialties available with advance notice include couscous di cernia (grouper fish couscous) and zuppa di pesce (fish soup). Telephone: 39 0922 970053 Web: Cavalluccio Marino

Ristorante Lipadusa $11 – 30

In the center of the village, a classic very simple atmosphere for this family run establishment with typical gastronomic dishes. Telephone: 39 0922 970267 Web: Ristorante Lipadusa

Best Lampedusa Bars

Moka Lounge

It’s as much a beach kiosk as a stylish cocktail bar, with locals strolling up in trunks and bikinis for iced coffee or bottled water. Telephone: 39 3343 525863 Web: Moka Lounge

Kalo’s Café

Metal steps right out of the water lead to its sun-baked terrace and bamboo-thatched pavilion. Try sea-salty Messina beers and punchy negronis served with crisps and nibbles. Telephone: 39 3687 719282 Web: Kalo’s Cafe

Lounge Bar Sbarcatoio

Stop in for beers or chilli-laced margaritas, perfect with sharing boards of bruschetta. Telephone: 39 3473 412843 Web: Lounge Bar Sbarcatoio

Bar Chiosco Cala Madonna

chiosco is a simple beach kiosk serving drinks, and Cala Madonna’s is a ramshackle white-painted shack surrounded by elegant navy parasols on the rocks above a deep scoop of the wilderness-wrapped bay.  Telephone: 39 3386 486930 Web: Bar Chiosco Cala Madonna

Sprizzando

This bar has a stash of great Italian liqueurs, soda and piles of fresh fruit to work with, bringing out trays of Aperols, Campari sodas and wine spritzers in plastic cups, along with slender slates of bruschetta. Telephone: 39 3381 294155 Web: Sprizzando

The Most Amazing Lampedusa Sicily Hotels

26 Comments

  1. Collins

    Hello, greetings. I have always been looking for an ideal place to go for the Christmas and it seems like I have gotten one, so nice and also very affordable. Lampedusa is indeed beautiful and I never knew, this was a huge eye opener I must say and It has so many nice attractions. I’m definitely jumping on this opportunity. Thank you so much for sharing this here.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are welcome Collins, thanks for stopping by.  Glad you enjoyed 🙂

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  2. Nat

    I’m a beach lover. Every year at least once I have to go for a holiday to the beach. I have been to Italy, but not to the beach. Sicily looks amazing, especially the crystal clear water. The turtle island must be fascinating. I would definitely love to see that. Thank you for the great tip for a summer holiday. The snorkeling tour sounds good to me.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      If you are a beach lover, than you will absolutely love Sicily for sure.  Wonderful beaches and so much more!

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  3. Jenni Elliott

    It was great to read your article about the most amazing Lampedusa Sicily Hotels, Leahrae. Especially when reading about the beaches, I was almost there soaking up the sun and the blue waters. Your descriptions of the restaurants and bars had me salivating. I absolutely must add this place to my “bucket list”! Thank you so much.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I agree Jenni!  Thanks for visiting the most amazing Lampedusa Sicily hotels.

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  4. Lily

    What a beautiful place to visit and I never realized that it was so close to Africa. Lampedusa seems to have that tranquil ocean setting where you can spend days just swimming, eating, and laughing in the turquoise water. The hotel Medusa looks lovely. A perfect stately building with views to the ocean set in the inner town, close to restaurants, tours, and activities.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes and very close to Africa.  Beautiful, so much to see and the food and culture…awesome!  Thanks for visiting beach travel destinations Lily.

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  5. SARA

    What a wonderful idea for a website. Lampedusa looks so beautiful. I am definitely going to be placing it on my travel list.  I love exploring beautiful beaches in the US, Caribbean, and Mexico but I never knew that Italy had such an amazing beach.  Your post about this amazing Italian Island makes me want to start planning now for next spring.  I appreciate all the effort and time you put it in.  Thanks

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are very welcome Sara, thanks for stopping by the most amazing Lampedusa Sicily hotels and for taking the time to leave me comments as well.

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  6. Matiss

    Yeah, those Lampedusa beaches look so beautiful. I mean, they feel like such a cool place to be at and to visit. Can’t wait for something like the Spiaggia dei Conigli or Sciatu Persu.

    As far as food goes, Bar dell’Amicizia sounds like my kind of place. I’m always down for a great dessert. Kids will probably love that aspect about the restaurant, too. Of all the beaches, which one would you prefer to visit with kids? Do you happen to know if diving is also available for kids (Museo Atlantico Diving Tour)?

    Plus, duly noted. I will visit in either autumn or fall. 🙂

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes, kids can dive too.  I am not sure of the age restriction or how old yours are, but you all can enjoy Lampedusa diving 🙂  

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  7. Johnny

    Excellent article on Italian beaches! Sicily is one of my favorite places, and did not have this information! We are going with my wife on vacations to Italy next year, and we will totally take your suggestion about hotels and beaches! We are always looking for crystal blue waters!

    Wil let know once we come back!

    Thanks again!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are welcome Johnny.  I am glad you enjoyed.  I have to agree that Sicily is pretty amazing, and soooo much to see and do and enjoy.  Cannot go wrong for sure.  Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. Enrique

    Hey, Leahrae,

    The beaches look amazing, especially Spiaggia dei Conigli. It looks like a Mexican beach called Balandra in Baja California.

    I could easily spend the whole day there. If I understood correctly, this beach is not too touristy, right? I prefer to stay away from the crowds as much as possible.

    I’ll definitely add this to my travel bucket list for the near future. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are very welcome Enrique.  Thanks for visiting beach travel destinations.

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  9. Daniel Tshiyole

    What country is this in. I have been looking for places to travel to seeing that the festive season is approaching. Would you recommend this location for a trip with your partner? I also have not traveled out of my country so this will be a perfect start. Thank you for this article, I had a great time reading it. 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      It’s in Italy 🙂  Yes, this would be a wonderful trip with your partner, could be very romantic, as Italy is a romantic country.  Glad you enjoyed Daniel.

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  10. Ben

    wow, this is a great article, very informative and the video of the drone shots is a very nice touch. As I don’t get abroad much I definately will use one of your articles to help me choose. They have all the information that I could need on there to decide where I would like to go, Even down to the hotels, but there is just one problem there is no prices for the hotels on your article. besides that well done!!

    Great article

    Keep it up!!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you Ben!  There are prices for the hotels, you just have to click on them and put in your dates.  Very price specific 🙂

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  11. Vasile

    Lampedusa is a wonderful island. I have been to Italy twice and I would have liked to visit such islands.
    There are unique places in Italy, I have reached some but an island like this Lampedusa I did not deserve.
    You need a plan made with an experienced otherwise you get lost in Italy with many destinations to visit.
    I talked to my son from Italy but I am related to him and why he wants to visit.
    In time I have to propose a visit to the island of Lampedusa.
    Respectfully
    Vasile,

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Sounds like you would enjoy a trip back to Italy to visit Lampedusa 🙂  I am glad you enjoyed your visit to beach travel destinations.

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  12. LineCowley

    Lampedusa is indeed a beautiful Italian island.  I would love to travel to Italy and was looking for a unique destination, and this looks like just the place.  I appreciate all your effort into putting this together.  It will be most helpful when planning.  Got it bookmarked for when I am ready to start the plans!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Great, please let me know if you need any additional information.

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  13. Paolo

    Mamma mia! Sicily is beautiful! I have been planning to go to Lampedusa before the pandemic started. And it has been impossible. Sicily is the land of my grandparents. And I would like to visit as a tourist and enjoy its beaches. But also connect with my Italian roots. Your post has encouraged me to start searching for lodging.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Great Paolo!  Sicily is beautiful!

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