Located right on the beach, Hotel Buca di Bacco is conveniently central. It has a friendly atmosphere and a delicious restaurant alongside wonderful sea views that have been the inspiration for many famous authors since 1916, when it first opened.
Belmond Hotel Caruso
The Belmond Hotel Caruso is a stately property with most of its rooms overlooking the sea while a handful look over the gardens below. Ravello town is just a short walk from the hotel, but if you want to explore the bay, you can take a complimentary tour in the hotel’s private boat. The infinity pool is one of the standout features and looks out to sea. The design of the hotel is classic, light and elegant; some of the communal areas masterfully revive the shades of Pompeii with burnt terracottas, ochres and deep greens.
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Each room or suite has a distinct shape and theme but all promise a fresh, elegant interior with magnificent views over the sea and nearby towns or out on to the village. The bathrooms are spacious with impressive marble bathtubs. On a sunny day, you can enjoy your breakfast on the balcony or sit in the sunshine on your terrace.
Belmond Hotel Caruso sits high up in the town of Ravello. It has car access so you don’t need to climb many stairs to reach it. A 25 minute drive brings you to Amalfi town, where you can catch a boat to Positano, Capri, Sorrento or Naples. The coastal drive to reach Ravello from any of these places is one of the most beautiful drives in the region.
Food and drink
The Belvedere Restaurant serves gourmet cuisine using locally sourced produce. You can sit under the frescoed ceiling of the grand dining room and piano bar or on the outdoor terrace. For a poolside lunch, you can enjoy a light meal or pizza in the sunshine. Breakfast is served on the terrace or you may have it brought to your balcony.
Facilities and activities
The infinity pool stands out as the hotel’s signature attraction, but there's plenty more to see and do here. One of our preferred activities for families is the option to ‘Make your own Film’ with the help of a professional filmmaker. You can also take a complimentary tour of the coast in the hotel’s private boat or unwind in the spa or gym.
The Belmond Hotel Caruso is historic, quintessentially Mediterranean, and captivatingly beautiful. We suggest this hotel for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere, its location and view over the infinity pool, and its expert service towards all guests, from honeymooners to families.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Casa Angelina is a serene, boutique property. Minimalist in style and exceptionally chic, every inch within its signature white walls and multi-level terraces is a work of art in itself.
The Covo dei Saraceni dates back to the 19th century and balances elegance, an unrivaled seafront location, and first rate service. It is the result of one family’s dedication to maintaining the beauty of their town and home.
Once a large convent built into the rock just above Amalfi town, this 13th-century structure still has an intact cloister and church which, along with its spectacular infinity pool, are its most impressive features.
Dating back to the 12th century, the Hotel Luna Convento’s most beautiful feature is the sunlit cloister around which the hotel is built. Although simple, the property is steeped in history and charm, with an idyllic swimming pool overlooking the sea.
A landmark hotel on the Amalfi coast and just a short drive from Positano, Il San Pietro has everything from a private beach to tennis courts and a Michelin star restaurant, not to mention excellent service and impressive views.
This ancient palazzo (palace) is known throughout Positano for its heritage and elegance. Once a grand private villa, Le Sirenuse was transformed into a first rate hotel in 1951 and has been the town’s premier historic hotel ever since.
Once a 17th-century monastery, perched high up on the Amalfi coast, the Monastero Santa Rosa has been expertly renovated to five star standards without losing any of its original features. It’s an exceptional property with sea views, a spa, and an infinity pool.
Ancient Palazzo Murat, in central Positano, radiates a classic Mediterranean romanticism. Steeped in history, it tastefully flaunts its original antique doors, artwork, heavy stone balconies, and its peaceful swimming pool with sea views.
The Punta Regina is a charming hotel with an authentic family atmosphere. Located near the top of the hill, but still within the heart of Positano, it has the height for those spectacular sea views and a convenient location for exploring.
Villa Cimbrone is a 12th-century masterpiece, once owned by Lord Beckett who painstakingly restored it and its famous gardens to their current magnificence. It has since played host to an array of historic icons, most notably Virginia Wolf, Winston Churchill and Greta Garbo.
Villa Franca is definitively boutique. Using the whites and blues of the region, this hotel is a refreshing and tranquil refuge that overlooks the town below and the sea beyond. It’s artistic, fun and exceptionally chic.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Enjoy a guided tour of the ancient Roman town of Pompeii, preserved by six meters of volcanic ash after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius back in 79 AD.
Experience a half day cooking class at a local family home. You will learn the secret recipes of the D’Antonio family, from making homemade pasta to fileting the catch of the day.
Discover the role that lemons play in traditional life on the Amalfi Coast with this half-day tour. You’ll take a guided walk through the lemon groves and tour a local limoncello distillery, as well as sitting down to a seaside lunch.