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Isola Bella

Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #7 of 28 attractions in Taormina
Type: Islands
Activities: Sunbathing, Swimming
Description: Taormina is a region that is rich in natural beauty and scenic beaches, especially Isola Bella that means "the beautiful island."
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If you can go through the water (till June water is cold!) on this beautiful island and climb the narrow stairs to the top, you will not regret - clear emerald water below and magnificent views around are waiting for you! And if you have kids over 6 years they'll like to explore the numerous secluded corners of this island.... More

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Belgrade, Serbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Went to Isola Bella due to many great reviews, thought it can't be bad and being situated close to it one day we decided to spend on the beaches here. The cove itself is beautiful, nature at it's best, waters here are clean and beautiful like nowhere around but... Without rubber shoes its impossible to get in the water. When... More

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Melbourne, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We stayed in Hotel Isola Bella, so every morning when we ate our breakfast on the patio we could look at this stunning view. Isola Bella is a tiny island in a beautiful cove. It has old buildings on it and looks very mysterious. You can walk out there or swim around it.

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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The best part about this is crossing the gravel causeway which is just under waterline, I guess having to pay to enter keeps the crowds out, but to be fair there was not much to see at the 'wildlife park' except for the odd lizard, which it would be hard not to see elsewhere.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Lovely beach but covered with pebbles and stones. Regretted not buying the plastic sandals sold on the steps. My husband cut his foot when we attempted to go into the sea , it was so painful on our feet and very difficult to walk. We did laugh at everyone else struggling after we got back to our sun beds though.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Highly disappointed. We arrived in June (not quite high season) but yet it the beaches were overcrowded and we were packed in just like ‘sardines’. Our hotel had a special arrangement as like other hotels for having a beach area reserved for their hotel guest but expect to pay anything up 12 Euros which includes use of sunbed and parasol.... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Did not go to the island itself but the beaches attract more ppl here I think. Paid and free beaches with crystal clear water, but take beach shoes as it is very rocky. Stunning view.

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Iasi, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

a beautiful beach, an excellent view, clean water with fish ... the problem would be parking because you can park in pay-parking at a big distance (can park on the road but do not find place) and stones in water ... without special shoes is hard to get in and out from water.

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Quite a lot of steps down to the beach. Turn right past the sun beds and parasols and you get to the public area. As the beach is made of stones it is quite painful underfoot without beach shoes . Took me about 10 mins to get in the water as with every step I had to get my balance... More

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Bay Area, CA
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is one of the closest beaches to the gondola that brings you from the town down to the coast. Just as a warning, the entire stretch of the beach is rocky, so most people had water shoes or sturdier shoes to walk along. The water is cold but refreshing, and it is calm - more the feel of a... More

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