Snorkelling activities in Sicily
To the right of the beach, Lido Mazzarò, past the Sant'Andrea hotel and round the cape is the miniscule Isola Bella set in a stunning cove. You can walk here in a few minutes but it is more fun to rent a small boat from Mazzarò to paddle round Capo Sant'Andrea. Isola Bella was bought by Florence Trevelyan for a mere 5000 lire. It is her house that you can see on the island. Now it is run as a nature reserve by the World Wildlife Fund and the craggy base is a wonderful snorkelling spot.