We have two recommended ways of arriving on this jewel of an island, you may either fly from the UK to Pisa and take a second flight to Elba, or if you'd prefer a more scenic option replace the second flight for a ferry journey and then allow yourself to soak up the sights in a two and a half hour transfer. Travelling with Powder Byrne ensures that your children have an amazing time in our exclusive programmes, enjoying a host of sports, local activities and beach-based activities, all overseen by our experienced team - the perfect place for family holidays in Italy.
The idyllic island of Elba has been a favourite with our clients for many years and it is no surprise why. You'll enjoy a charming holiday island, just a short ferry ride from the mainland, that retains a traditional and chic Italian feel, avoiding the clutches of mass tourism, where Italian families choose to spend their holidays. 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 environs have to offer and will recommend ideas and experiences that will ensure you have a memorable holiday.
We carefully select our hotels visiting each property and researching it in great detail before ever sending a client. Our hotels are hand-picked for their unparalleled accommodation, cuisine and facilities as well as first-class service.
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.
On the beautiful bay of the same name, it shares all of the great Powder Byrne resort service and kids' programmes with the Hermitage, with only a short walk along the beach between the two.
It's no secret that the Italian's are passionate about their food and it has always been a big draw for our clients visiting the island of Elba. Below you'll find a selection of restaurants we believe no trip to Elba is complete without a visit to.
Le Viste, Portoferraio
Set in a secluded cove in Portoferraio that can only be accessed by foot Le Viste is a hidden gem loved by locals for it's beach shack charm and relaxed island atmosphere. Here you'll find a menu of freshly caught sea food cooked to perfection paired with a view to die for.
Capo Nord, Marchiana Marina
Situated on the beach at Marchiana Marina, Capo Nord prides itself on it's service and hospitality as well as the local food and wine it serves up. Make sure you get a table outside as you'll catch a refreshing sea breeze and a breathtaking sunset if timed right.
Within walking distance from our Elba hotels you'll find L'Ostrica dug into the side of the bay's headland above beach. A classic Italian restaurant you'll find traditional Tuscan fare which makes the most of the abundance of fresh seafood available. Once you've drunk in the view and the wines it's just a short walk along the beach back to your hotel.
Why not charter a boat for a day and explore the island from a different perspective, and enjoy a floating lunch and snorkelling with the kids? Our in-resort team are always on hand with transport around the island and they will arrange activities and reservations for you throughout your stay to suit your needs. Those in search of relaxation will not be disappointed, as you'll quickly slip into the island's relaxed pace of life. Enjoy long lunches of delicious local fish and shellfish whilst the kids are off having their own adventures with their new found friends in our inspiring programmes.
From the moment you confirm your stay in Elba, we'll take care of all the little details for you, so you have the peace of mind that your arrangements are in the best of hands. With over 20 years experience on the island we have a rich network of partners and great local relationships who ensure you have access to the very best the island has to offer. Our hotels in Elba offer a vast array of sports and activities both on land and on the water, as well as access to a rich culture and history and a delicious culinary tradition. The coastline is interspersed with traditional fishing villages, as well as wide sandy beaches and private coves, making it ideal for days out exploring from the hotel.
Villa San Martino
Villa dei Mulini
Our clients always enjoy taking the kids to the many evening markets in the local villages that run throughout the summer, perhaps soaking up the Italian charm whilst enjoying an al fresco pizza. Older kids will be spoiled for choice with SCUBA, sailing, waterskiing and a host of other activities on offer at the hotel, and there are some fantastic hiking and biking trails around the dramatic coastline for the more intrepid! These things and many others are what make Elba the perfect place for family holidays to Italy.
The combination of our fantastic children’s programmes overseen by our own staff, and the adoration of all bambini by your Italian hosts, makes Elba the perfect destination for your family holiday. Our hotels offer lots of open space with shady gardens running down to the shore, lots of sports facilities including tennis, football and golf, as well as beach fun and watersports galore! The private sandy beach at the Hermitage is at the end of the bay, and the shallow protected water provides a very safe environment for younger ones to enjoy, all overseen by the hotel's lifeguards and beach attendants.
We appreciate that only when the kids are happy that parents really switch off and enjoy their holiday too. Creating the right environment where everyone feels their needs are being met and that they can enjoy themselves is the key to our success. Find out below which of our programmes we'll be running in Elba this summer.