Isole de Favignana
One of the most enjoyable things we did during our stay in Sicily was visit the small island of Favignana. Just a 25 minute boat trip from Marsala, you’ll find cute and instagrammable ports, cobbled side roads, Gelaterias around every corner, and some of the most beautiful beaches I’ve ever seen.
We decided to rent bikes for the day there (just €5 each from a rental store close to the port) and followed signs to Cala Rosa, one of the most beautiful bays on the island. Most of the island is flat, aside from gentle inclines and declines here and there, but a very easy bike ride even for beginners like myself! Within 20 minutes cycling down scenic tracks we found ourselves back on the coast, overlooking crystal clear waters and spectacular rocky bays.
I’d recommend picking up an island map from the Port and using this as your guide just as we did, ticking off all the beautiful bays and beaches marked on the map. It’s worth remembering that this is still a remote and unspoilt island so you won’t find café’s or bars on the bays, instead we luckily found ourselves at the only bay with a small restaurant at lunch time, before hitting the road again to tick the final few beaches off our checklist.
Renting the bikes was by far the best way to see the island, we barely passed any cars on the lanes and were able to catch a glimpse of local farms, ancient ruins, and unspoilt gardens.
With my bikini on underneath, my outfit of the day consisted of a pair of embroidered shorts from Quiz Clothing, an equally fun pair of Pom Pom sandals from Boden (comfy enough for biking, and incredibly cute too!) as well as my Primark Bag, Topshop Sunnies and Camisole.
We finished our excursion around the island back at port, and after returning the bikes with an hour to spare until the final boat left back toward Marsala, we walked toward the main Piazza for some incredible Pistachio ice cream – definitely not one to be missed!
What I Wore
If you’d like to see more about what we got up to on Favignana and throughout the rest of our trip to Sicily, you can watch the Vlog here!
For accommodation, I’d highly recommend Scent of Sicily, and we stayed in Villa Dorotea; perfectly positioned for exploring the West Coast.