High on a hill over Positano’s famous bay, this tranquil enclave is just minutes from the town centre and the beaches of Spiaggia Grande and Spiagga Fornillo, with to-die-for views from every level. It’s a perfect spot for exploring the Amalfi Coast, with regular ferry crossings to Salerno, Amalfi, Naples and Capri, and boat charters readily available for creating your own flexible itinerary. The driving here is spectacular too, of course, with the coast road winding over precipitous cliffs. Aside from the marine attractions, include a stop at the Greek ruins at Paestum, and take in a classical concert and the cliffside gardens of Ravello.
Each room has balcony views over the dramatic bay or the narrow cobbled paths down into Positano. Air-conditioning, LED TV, free WiFi and a marble bathroom all add to the home comforts. Choose a Superior room or above for splendid sea views. All suites have a private balcony as well as a living room area.
Enjoy casual lunches at the poolside Li Galli Grill, and choose from a sophisticated dinner menu at Li Galli Gourmet Restaurant, based on premium locally sourced ingredients. The Gallis Bar has a sensational wine list and a fine range of cocktails, and all three outlets open onto terraces over the bay. Meal options around Positano range from excellent pizzerias to fine seafood dining.
The rooftop swimming pool has wonderful views. A pre-booked Wellness Escape includes a two-hour therapeutic treatment for two at the O’Spa, including body scrub and Turkish bath. For the chance of replicating your dining experience back home, you can take a course in Campanian cooking or a cocktail class with the resident chef or mixologist. The HVF Emporium has a good selection of handpicked, locally crafted souvenirs including ceramics, skincare products and limited-edition linens, and there’s a shuttle service to the beaches.
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