a VirtualTourist member from Vancouver
We're trying to decide if Villa Sara is the right choice for two of us and our 4 year old daughter. I wonder if rent-a-car is the answer to our commuting or there is a better way to commute to the beaches? What is your experience?
If you will spend a lot of times on beaches and excursions, it is worth considering staying in either Letojanni (longest beach) or touristy Giardini-Naxos just below Taormina itself. Not as romantic, but this is a lot easier than driving up and down the mountain every time you want to leave Taormina for excursions.
From Taormina there is a cable car down to its little nice beach.