The long, often deserted sandy beaches are without a doubt one of the major attractions of the area around Menfi
, and Le Chicas is within easy reach of several of these. From the wild beaches of the Belice Nature Reserve
(5 mins by car) to the fully equipped lidi with sports and restaurant facilities of Porto Palo, this area is a magnet for beach loves. Guests staying at Le Chicas have privileged access to Planeta's exclusive Beach Club
at nearby Lido Fiori (entrance fees apply).
For those in search of culture, the superb Greek archaeological site of Selinunte
is one of the finest in the Mediterranean. Menfi itself is a centre of the local wine industry, with several wineries, including two Planeta
wineries that produces some of the best known wines of that famous marque. Sciacca
, too, is just up the coast. This old fishing port and spa town is well worth a visit, and has some great fish restaurants.
If you're looking to explore some of Sicily's historic towns and cities, Palermo
, Mazara del Vallo
are all between 45mins and hour and 1.5 hours' drive away.
And when you've done all that, head inland to see some fascinating hill towns, such as Caltabellotta or Sambuca.
Cycling in the Menfi area
is a very pleasurable pastime, thanks to both the quiet back roads and the purpose-built cycle track along and around the old railway line between Menfi, Porto Palo and Sciacca (running very close to Le Chicas). We’d be delighted to have bikes delivered to your villa and, if anyone in your group is an inveterate pedaller, arrange for a local guide to show them the best routes.
Palermo airport: 106km-66miles-1hr20
Trapani airport: 106km-66miles-1hr20
Catania airport: 288km-180miles-3hr20
Comiso airport: 203km-126miles-3hr5
Closest sandy beaches: 2.5km-1.5miles-5mins drive (or 30mins walk) in the Belice Nature Reserve below the house or 15mins drive at Porto Palo di Menfi
Nearest shops and restaurants: 10 mins drive in Menfi and 20mins drive in Castelvetrano
Mazara del Vallo: 38km-23miles-35mins
"Le Chicas was one of our best villa experiences, so all parties happy and would be happy to return."
Collected by us from the detailed feedback forms we send to all our clients
The view is stunning, we love the remoteness of Le Chicas as well as the proximity to the beach.
Le Chicas was really nice. The pool we really liked and we had a good balance between interior peace and quiet and the coast. All positive really. Thank you.
What did we enjoy most about our holiday in Sicily? The weather and the view and pool from Le Chicas.
Le Chicas was one of our best villa experiences, so all parties happy and would be happy to return.
Le Chicas is a lovely villa.
We had a great stay and particularly enjoyed the view from the property.
We loved our holiday.
Le Chicas was exactly as described, very nice. The views were stunning.
The overall experience was wonderful!
Everything was great at Le Chicas! Our holiday was even better than we expected. We will be back!
Overall, the villa was great. We loved the swimming pool and eating outside for breakfast and dinner.
It was a lovely villa in an outstanding setting. The pool was fabulous. Your villas are possibly the best that I've seen anywhere and we all agreed that it was probably the best villa holiday that we've had.
We had a great time!
Overall a very good stay; owner very friendly and flexible. Le Chicas is a very nice villa with all amenities available. We have no real recommendations for improvements on your service - everything was really well arranged from start to finish and we would definitely use Think Sicily's services again in the future for next trip to Sicily.
The house location was perfect - tucked up on a hill surrounded by fields but close to the beach on the nature reserve. The house itself was brilliantly set up and laid out with everything one might need on holiday. The outside dining area, living area and pool meant we essentially lived outdoors. All eight of us loved our holiday!
We were extremely pleased with the property and thought that the photos on the website provided a very accurate description of the villa... We enjoyed the tranquil setting of the villa and the nearby beaches... I cannot highly commend Alex or Claudia enough in their efforts to make sure that we chose the correct villa and that everything was ready for our visit to Sicily. They were both always exceptionally helpful and easy to contact.
Slightly basic but suitable for family with children who love pool. Owner and caretaker very welcoming and helpful. Chef wonderful... just like a Mamma should be.
We thoroughly enjoyed the panoramic view of the apartment, the wonderful weather, the local beach, the temples and the local cuisine.
The quality of the furnishings is top class and the location and views are very hard to beat... It was a great holiday and I would certainly go back to Sicily.
Great views and beautiful location... Comfortable villa.