I stayed at 'The White Lotus' resort in Sicily, and found 7 hidden elements of the 5-star resort that weren't proven within the sequence

In April, I spent one evening on the luxurious “White Lotus” resort in Sicily the place the hit sequence was filmed.

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Mikhaila Friel, left, spent one evening at San Domenico Palace, a 4 Seasons Lodge, the place “The White Lotus” was filmed.

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Again in April, I spent one evening at San Domenico Palace, a 4 Seasons Lodge, the place season two of “The White Lotus” was filmed in Taormina, Sicily.

I stayed in a sea-view room with a terrace, which price $2,248, or round €2,047, for one evening and the value included breakfast. 

Whereas there, I realized that my favourite fictional resort wasn’t so fictional in spite of everything. Many elements of the resort together with the infinity pool, piano bar, and the eating places regarded precisely the identical in actual life. 

And whereas there have been many recognizable elements of the resort from the present, there have been additionally many spots that weren’t proven on display.

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Meghann Fahy performs Daphne in “The White Lotus,” left, and Mikhaila Friel is pictured on the similar restaurant, proper.

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That being mentioned, there have been many elements of the resort that weren’t proven on display, together with the posh spa and a high-end jewellery retailer the place company spend their thousands and thousands. Right here have been a few of my favorites. 

The resort has its personal jewellery retailer, the place company spend a mean of $8,700 per go to.

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Jewellery on show on the resort retailer.

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I used to be stunned to find a jewellery retailer on the grounds of the resort that wasn’t proven within the sequence. The shop had an extravagant number of necklaces, earrings, and different objects that company usually spend hundreds — if not thousands and thousands — of euros on.

One such merchandise was a gold choker necklace constructed from greater than 1,000 pure diamonds, which price €1.5 million, or round $1.6 million, the shop assistant informed me throughout my go to. 

The shop assistant added that almost all company who go to the shop spend a mean of €8,000, or round $8,600. 

The resort additionally has a spa.

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The spa at “The White Lotus” resort in Sicily.

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Whereas the spa on the “White Lotus” in Maui was a frequent location within the first season of the present, the spa in Taormina wasn’t proven on display within the second season. 

I did not use the spa, however the resort employees allowed me to watch one of many remedy rooms throughout my go to.

Costs differ relying on what remedy you get; for instance, an aromatherapy therapeutic massage and hyaluronic facial lifting remedy prices €480, or round $520, and a stone remedy therapeutic massage prices between €250 and €270, which is roughly between $270 and $295, in response to the web site.

Entry to the fitness center was free, making it one of many solely main perks included in my $2,248 keep.

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The fitness center.

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The fitness center and the out of doors infinity pool have been the one two main free amenities that I had entry to throughout my keep. 

I did not find yourself utilizing the fitness center, as I used to be on the resort for lower than 24 hours. However I believed it was an ideal facility, particularly for company who’re staying on the resort for longer durations.

The resort’s tower has an interesting historical past that wasn’t talked about within the sequence.

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The resort’s tower.

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Within the sequence, Mia and Lucia are sometimes seen strolling down the corridors of the resort with buying luggage in hand. The corridors result in the outer a part of the resort, together with a backyard with leafy inexperienced vegetation.

Past the backyard, there’s a tower that is clearly seen in actual life. The tower is the one a part of the resort that was broken throughout World Conflict II, a spokesperson informed me throughout my go to.

As an alternative of a mini fridge, there was a large closet with water, a espresso machine, and a number of tea.

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Found contained in the resort room cabinet.

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After I opened the closet, I observed there was house to hold garments along with a small desk and a number of drawers. Some have been empty, whereas others had a number of teas and occasional. 

I completely loved seeing the behind-the-scenes elements of the resort that weren’t proven on digital camera.

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Mikhaila pictured in her resort room.

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General, I had a tremendous time at San Domenico Palace, and seeing all of the hidden elements of the resort that weren’t proven on display made it much more of an journey. My favourite was positively the view from my balcony, as I consider the surroundings in Taormina is one thing it’s a must to witness in actual life to totally recognize. 


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