The Amalfi Coast is truly an alluring wonder of the world with its sheer cliffs and rugged shoreline dotted with luxury resorts like Belmond Hotel Caruso.
There are 13 towns along the 31 miles of coast – the most famous being Amalfi, the town that gives its name to the coast that’s situated at the mouth of the Valle dei Mulini.
One of the most glamorous places to stay is Belmond Hotel Caruso, a former 11th-century palace that simply drifts on a ‘balcony’ above the Mediterranean Sea.
It has spectacular views from its cliff edge location 1,150 feet above sea level, which is high above tiered groves of lemons and olive vines.
It’s ideally located for sightseeing: it’s 4 miles from Amalfi’s town centre, 11 miles from Positano and 17 miles from the lost city of the Pompeii (the hotel provides a complimentary shuttle service to and from Amalfi and Positano).
Belmond Hotel Caruso is a triumph of the restorer’s skill. Its ancient walls and fresco-covered ceilings have been carefully preserved to make it a work of art in itself.
Make sure to spend time strolling through the terraced gardens or lounge beside the stunning infinity pool that’s an architectural masterpiece.
Set at the highest point above the town of Ravello, the pool seemingly suspended in the clouds, providing an unparalleled vista and breathtaking views of the coastline below.
As you relax in the gently heated water, concierge can bring you an iPod pre-loaded with your choice of music, a fresh fruit appetizer or an Evian vaporizer.
Feeling adventurous? Consider the complimentary daily boat tour in the hotel’s traditional wooden boat Ercole.
This daily tour is the best opportunity to enjoy the Amalfi coast and its turquoise waters; the hotel includes a return shuttle transfer.
Back at the resort, re-energize with a workout in the tranquil surroundings of the hotel’s beautiful garden or the air-conditioned gym.
Belmond Hotel Caruso’s gym has a full range of cardio equipment and weight machines, all positioned in front of a panoramic window providing a timely distraction!
For a more intensive workout, a qualified personal trainer can cater for your every need.
After a day of relaxation, adventure or working out, it’s time to enjoy the tranquility of the property over dinner and drinks.
Restaurants at Belmond Hotel Caruso offer mouth-watering cuisine and exquisite cocktails, served in style.
Famed for its superb selection of fresh, local Mediterranean dishes, Belmond Hotel Caruso’s Belvedere Restaurant offers diners an unforgettable experience.
Chef Mimmo di Raffaele takes guests on a tantalising journey of discovery. Traditional Italian specialities inspire innovative dishes.
Dine in the elegant indoor dining room, the atmospheric outdoor terrace, or in the al fresco area close to the pool, surrounded by ancient rose bushes.
The Cocktail and Piano bar is a destination par excellence for Amalfi Coast nightlife. Atmospherically lit, it offers an extensive list of innovative cocktails. A wide range of wine, champagne and delicious local Prosecco.
When it’s finally time to call it a night, every room and suite that defines luxury.
Befitting one of the most timeless hotels in Italy, Double Rooms reflect the classic Neapolitan era. Each has its own unique design overlooking sun-drenched seas or lush terraced gardens.
Belmond Hotel Caruso Deluxe Sea View Double Room
Watch in wonder as the sun skates across the azure blue water. Gloriously spacious, each room has its own terrace or balcony.
Belmond Hotel Caruso Deluxe Junior Suites
With the choice of a grand, sweeping terrace or private balcony, this is the place to truly unwind and let your troubles drift away. Sun-loungers, a table and chairs are perfect for people watching and soaking up the view. Some suites also feature a private garden carefully planted with Mediterranean herbs, flowers and olive trees.
Belmond Hotel Caruso Superior Suites
Combining beautiful design details, sumptuous furnishings and elegant decor, each Superior Suite epitomises classic Italian style. Expansive windows provide enchanting views of the village. Generously proportioned bathrooms are complete with over-sized bath, a separate shower and finished in decadent marble.
Belmond Hotel Caruso Exclusive Suites
Go all out on indulgence at the most exclusive luxury hotel Ravello has to offer. With unrivalled sea views, our Exclusive Suites offer complete decadence in picture-perfect Ravello. Enjoy a leisurely stroll in the private garden, or savour the sweeping panorama from the terrace, complete with sun loungers and dining area. Exclusive Suites also have a beautifully appointed living area with soft furnishings and unique wall art, complemented by every conceivable modern amenity.
For more information on Belmond Hotel Caruso, visit www.belmond.com/hotel-caruso-