Join us in summer on the Italian Isle of Elba and experience La Dolce Vita. Elba is a pure Italian treasure set in the crystalline waters of the Tuscan archipelago, offering a special summer experience that regular visitors try to keep as secret as possible. A firm favourite with Italians drawn by the island’s authentic appeal.
The idyllic island of Elba has been a favourite with our clients for many years and it is no surprise why. Elba is a charming holiday island and just a short ferry ride from the mainland. It retains a traditional Italian feel and has managed to avoid the clutches of mass tourism. Throughout the summer season our in-resort team are on hand to welcome you and provide you with all the support you need. They’ll introduce you to all the best experiences the hotel and surroundings have to offer and will recommend ideas and experiences that will ensure you have a memorable holiday.
ACTIVITIES AND GASTRONOMY
We have hand-picked some of our favourite things to do and places to eat from our extensive experience in Elba. Our client concierge team will be happy to make reservations and give additional recommendations for you. You’ll find our top picks below.
Le Viste is a hidden gem loved by locals for its beach shack charm and relaxed island atmosphere. It is set in a secluded cove in Portoferraio that can only be accessed by foot and you will find a menu of freshly caught seafood paired with a view to die for.
Our Powder Byrne team can charter a boat for you and your family to explore the island from the seas. Enjoy a delicious floating lunch or discover an incredible array of marine life whilst snorkelling. There are also shipwrecks to explore, the most famous being the Elviscot wreck which can be found just off the beach in Pomonte and lies in shallow waters, making it an easy wreck for all to explore.
Once Napoleon’s former residences, these two villas are now museums both located in or near Portoferraio. Admire Napoleonic antiques and impressive architecture whilst learning about the life of this former emperor whilst exiled on Elba.
Marino Di Campo is the longest beach on the island, with soft white sand and shallow water making it ideal for families with young children. Activities include windsurfing, pedalo and kayak rentals and there is also a bar if you want to enjoy a snack or refreshing drink.
Our Children’s Programmes
FROM TOTS TO TEENS, WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED
Our award-winning and fun-filled range of children’s programmes are in full swing in Elba throughout the summer season.
At Powder Byrne we understand that travelling with young children can be a daunting prospect. As parents you want to ensure that your little ones are well cared for in a safe and fun environment, while all important routines are not disrupted. We have carefully designed our summer pb crèche programme to ensure that babies and toddlers will enjoy a unique crèche experience and parents will enjoy a relaxing and well earned rest.
Create lifelong holiday memories and make new friends when you discover all the fun that Scallywags has in store, with exciting activities such as tennis lessons, arts and crafts, swimming sessions, cookery classes and beach adventures.
Adrenaline fuelled, non-stop action awaits those looking for fun in TheZone. Your kids will be in their element in our structured daily programmes, which include water sports, sailing, swimming, tennis, football and golf sessions – not to mention wild inflatables and banana boats, theZone is the ultimate adventure.
Perfect for kids who are now a bit too old for TheZone but who are still in need of a structured programme supervised by our staff, the PB Adventure Academy will introduce them to all the sports, activities, and facilities the resort has to offer and encourage them to make friends, try new sports and build on the skills they already have. The Adventure Academy in Elba includes golf, tennis with our LTA-accredited pro, and water sports including water skiing, sailing, banana boats and windsurfing. Taking in all Elba has to offer they will venture by mountain bike on the island’s beautiful coastal path, explore the Old Portoferraio port, or take a gondola up the mountain to reach the top of the island and see its surroundings.
Our Family Programmes
LEARN TOGETHER THIS SUMMER
We’ve selected sports and activities that you can learn together and enjoy as a family. All programmes are adjustable and flexible to your wants and needs, we’ll always ensure we create a holiday that works for you.
Soak up the sun and enjoy the beach as you learn to sail with your family on the beautiful shores of Narengo Beach in Elba. Sheltered by two small headlands, Narengo beach is protected from strong winds, making it the ideal location to learn and practice sailing. Sailing will take place in the morning from Monday to Friday and will last around 2-3 hours. Following each session, we’ll transfer you and your family back to resort where you will have plenty of time to spend the afternoon at your leisure and for the kids to join our children’s programmes.
We are delighted to offer our PB Tennis Academy during peak summer weeks at the exclusive resort of Elba in Italy. The academy is for children 8 and up and is hosted by our own LTA accredited instructors who work with Powder Byrne staff to ensure that players are given the attention they need to really improve their game.
With three swimming pools and a beautiful secluded beach spread across our two hotels on Biodola Bay, there is plenty to grab your attention before you even leave the resort. Our team are on hand to advise you on the best activities, from kayaking along the coastline to snorkelling with the sea creatures of Elba near the wreckage of the Elviscot ship, there is fun in the water for all the family.
The 9 hole golf course at the Hermitage offers up picturesque views, with an additional practice course situated by one of the artificial lakes. If you are keen to try a spot of tennis then you can play in one of the 9 tennis courts, with 8 red sand courts and 1 synthetic court. There is also some great cycling and hiking trails around the island.
OUR HAND-PICKED ACCOMMODATION
A SECLUDED 5-STAR HOTEL
A small-secluded 5-star hideaway on the best bay on the island, where sun slips into the sea in front of you every night, it’s no surprise demand is so high. The Hermitage is an understated family run hotel situated right on the beach in the secluded Biodola bay, this exclusive retreat boasts warm hospitality, first-class service, and exceptional cuisine.
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