Where mountainous landscapes lead into immaculate blue water, the Amalfi Coast boasts cute boutique shops, photogenic piazzas, hiking trails, and – especially – elevated luxury accommodations. If you’re looking to lift your next beach vacation to new heights (literally – and with a view), the Amalfi Coast delivers.
Enjoy the silky-taste of la dolce vita in the postcard-perfect towns along the Amalfi Coast in Southern Italy. This region features a world of history, rich culture, and exquisite dining – Italian staples. But along the incomparable Amalfi Coast, you get all Italy has to offer as well as uniquely stunning cliffside views and gorgeous beaches.
Where to stay in ultimate Italian luxury? We have some ideas.
Il Covo dei Saraceni Hotel
One of the most luxurious hotels on the coast, this gem is ideally situated directly against the sea at the Spiaggia Grande, with views that seem too good to be true. When you first arrive, you’ll be doing double takes. The hotel features stylish architecture typical of local Positano villas, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. Heightened levels of service make for a true luxury experience, but it won’t be stuffy – they brag about having some of the best pizza around, so definitely grab a slice and kick off your sandals and soak in the views. When you get warm, their handmade gelato will cool you down.
The pools are fitted with a sophisticated temperature control system to ensure the water is always at the ideal temperature, with an infinity pool built for the views. Sixty-six rooms and suites, featuring spacious bathrooms made with colorful Vietri ceramics, means a stay here will be an intimate, boutique luxury experience, all with a sea view of the glistening bay of Positano.
The Restaurant Covo dei Saraceni offers an equally fantastic view of the sea – perfect for when the sun is going down – and features a menu rooted in the traditional cuisine of Positano. Master chefs hark back to this classic style, using only the freshest ingredients to create a menu filled with delectable seafood dishes.
Home to a long and fascinating history – the story goes way back to the 18th century – the hotel itself was built in 1820 and hosted the likes of kings and queens and world-renowned writers. One of Sorrento’s most well-known luxury hotels, it rises out of the southern tip of the Gulf of Naples. The solarium pool overlooks the sea and is the perfect place to cool off after a long day exploring the sites, shops, and attractions in the local area.
Guests can enjoy snacks during the day at the exclusive Club Lounge, which is a comfortable and quiet retreat within the hotel. Though the aesthetics will be extravagant, large, and with the heavy weight of history, modern amenities like free Wi-Fi are included with your stay. Also included – exclusive access to the private beach, with parasols and tanning beds available beside the pristine waters of Sorrento. The hotel also highlights its amazing Wellness Center for tranquil spa treatments. Just as relaxing will be your elegant suite, ranging in styles and size but always with well-appointed service, endless amenities, and unbelievable views.
Versatile chefs make your dining experience here one-of-a-kind, taking a modern approach with a focus on a nutrient-rich Mediterranean diet. Creative dishes are born from fine local ingredients and always burst with flavor. Dining rooms include La Pergola, with panoramic terraces ideal for hot summer days, The Mimmo Jodice room, dedicated to the Neapolitan photographer, wide panes offering an enchanting window onto the Gulf, and Villa Pompeiana, an elegant terrace celebrating the ancient imperial style.
Parco dei Principi
This luxury oasis along the Amalfi Coast boasts a private beach that is actually linked by tunnels that are dug into rocks. The path through the tunnels snakes from the hotel and onto the private beach. Two cliffs are host to a solarium as well, creating an experience in sync with the surrounding natural beauty.
Here, it’s all about the surroundings – the botanical garden contains rare plants, making this one of the most romantic luxury hotels in all of Italy. Within the stunning garden, a saltwater pool designed by Gio Ponti – the renowned Italian architect – provides guests a unique experience even at the pool, with small islands and a diving board that seems to be suspended in air over the water.
The Gio Ponti-designed restaurant is equally fascinating, created to give guests an endless view of the sea. The telescope effect of the view magnifies the sensation with its use of wide spaces and no wall backdrops. The cuisine is as unique as Gio Ponti’s designs, utilizing the freshest ingredients to pair with the surreal view.
At the restaurant Poggio Siracusa, guests can enjoy dinner on the beach. During the summer, this deck restaurant is open for guests to enjoy a meal up-close to the shimmering shore – no telescopic effect necessary! This is the place to pull up a seat for fresh seafood specialties, made that much more succulent with the sounds of the calming waves.
The hotel is situated nearby shopping and nightlife, with sea view suites and rooms for a full Amalfi Coast experience.
Italy’s famed Amalfi Coast welcomes thousands of luxury-seekers every year, and for good reason. Make your summer vacation one-of-a-kind with a stay in the region’s most luxurious hotels. Together with GOGO Vacations, your local travel agent will get you there.