Luxury Hotels in Positano

Stepping up the cliffs overlooking the azure waters of the Mediterranean, Positano has been a holiday destination for millennia. From Roman Emperors to sixties rock stars, Positano has always attracted the rich and famous with its dazzling beach, its lush gardens, and its exotic rooms above quiet cobbled squares, where old men play endless games of backgammon and sip Limoncello. With accommodation ranging from five star hotels to intimate B&Bs, where white wrought iron furniture sits on perfect balconies overlooking the town, Positano provides a stellar set of options for every budget. From the terracotta-tiled terrace of your luxury hotel you can watch the cloud shadows play over the billowing hills behind Positano, or swim in a pool seemingly suspended in thin air. The town’s streets switch-back down through the rows of pastel-painted houses to its tiny strip of beach where white and yellow fishing boats are drawn up on the sand. Its restaurants are perfectly placed to watch the sun setting over the wine-dark sea every evening. Check out our selection of Positano hotels and holiday like a rock star…or a Roman, on the Amalfi Coast.

Hotel Santa Caterina

The luxurious Hotel Santa Caterina is an Art Nouveau villa built on a rock overlooking the stunning Amalfi coast. It’s a short 0.5 km stroll from Amalfi Harbour and within walking distance to many popular attractions and sights, such as Amalfi Cathedral and Luna Convento Franciscan Convent. What’s more, you’ll […]

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Parco dei Principi

The cliffside 5-star Parco Dei Principi hotel is designed by Italian architect Gio Ponti and boasts a unique setting, surrounded by a 3-hectare botanical park. Located 1 km from Sorrento, the report offers undisrupted views of the Gulf of Naples. It also makes for easy access to Amalfi and Positano, […]

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Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi

What’s unique about this luxury hotel is that it was once an ancient 13th-century monastery! However, while the site may be historical, this hilltop hotel is full of modern amenities. The Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi is located in the centre of Amalfi, a 40-minute drive from Positano. Furthermore, you’ll […]

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Casa Angelina

This boutique luxe hotel nestled in the cliffs of the Amalfi Coast is an inviting sanctuary for a relaxing Positano vacation. From the hotel, you can take the glass elevator down to the stunning Gavitella Beach or take a few steps along the road to arrive at the San Gennaro […]

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Villa Treville

The cliff top Villa Treville offers one of the most luxurious hotel experiences in Positano. It features elevator access to a private beach and a private boat transfer to Positano town should you not fancy the short 15-minute scenic walk. Located atop a breathtaking cliff with incredible panoramic views, this […]

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Covo Dei Saraceni

The seafront luxury hotel, Covo Dei Saraceni on Positano Spiaggia, provides a tranquil environment to unwind in style. Aside from 5 beaches less than 1km from the hotel, you’ll be within walking distance to all Postanos attractions like the Roman Archeological Museum. Plus, the hotel is close to the town’s […]

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Il San Pietro di Positano

This gorgeous 5-star hotel sits on the San Pietro Beach and is a short walk from various stunning Positano beaches, including Arienzo, Fiumicello, and La Porta. Il San Pietro is ideal for those looking for a laid-back beach getaway in one of the most beautiful European destinations. The hotel is […]

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Le Sirenuse – Positano

Le Sirenuse is a luxury hotel with a unique history. It’s still owned by the family of its founder from Naples. An ancestor of theirs was an archbishop there in the 18th century and almost became pope. Another relative became mayor of nearby Positano in 1944 with the family opening […]

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Hotel Villa Franca – Positano

Hotel Villa Franca has incredible views over the Mediterranean. This luxury hotel was founded in the traditional fishing village Positano in the early 1940s by Giuseppe Rosso. It continues the tradition of holidaying here begun by two Roman emperors, Augustus and Tiberius, about two thousand years ago. Giuseppe’s children, Mario […]

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Hotel Le Agavi – Positano

Hotel Le Agavi is nestled into the cliffs of a mountain (The Monti Lattari range) to offer guests of this luxury hotel incredible, panoramic views of the bay and the Mediterranean. This area was once a holiday retreat for Roman emperors, so you’re following in fine tradition. Spread out over […]

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Once you’ve booked your luxe hotel in Positano, it’s time to plan your relaxing Italian break in this picturesque cliffside village. As a well-known holiday destination on the Amalfi Coast, you won’t be short of things to do and see in Positano. Here are eight highlights of this colourful beach town.

Stroll through the charming streets

Upon arriving in Positano, familiarise yourself with the seaside village by taking a wander around. The long winding roads lined with colourful houses make Positano the perfect walking city, and there are cute boutique stores, ceramic shops, and art galleries around every turn. Plus, as some of the streets are pretty steep, taking a morning stroll is an excellent way to build up your appetite for all that delicious Italian food to come!

Explore The Emerald Grotto

The Emerald Grotto is one of the most magnificent nature spots along the Amalfi Coast. It’s a naturally-formed cave full of seawater and is just a 20-minute drive from Positano. When the sunlight seeps through, the water glistens an Emerald colour, and the light spreads magical reflections up the walls of the cave. You can drive to the cave or book a private charter to take you there via sea. However, once you arrive at the entrance, you’ll have to board one of the small rowboats there to go inside.

Sip your way around the vineyards of the Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast is home to many beautiful vineyards and wineries offering tours, tastings, and lunch. Marisa Cuomo in Furore is one of the most famous ones and is just a 50-minute drive from Positano in a unique cliffside location. Here you can try their renowned Fior d’Uva, the only white wine in the region fermented in wooden barrels. Alternatively, Tramonti is a mountain town located about 90 minutes from Positano. There are several vineyards and vineyards here, making for the perfect vineyard-hopping day.

Walk The Path Of The Gods

Positano has one of the best coastal walks in Italy, thanks to the 4-mile long Path Of The Gods. This coastal trail gives splendid views over the coast and as far out as Capri island. And don’t worry, it’s a gentle and easy-to-follow trail that ends in Nocelle. Here, you can catch a taxi or public bus back to your luxury hotel in Positano to rest your sore feet.

Hire a private yacht and sail to Capri

For an unforgettable experience, book a private charter yacht from Positano to sail you around the Amalfi Coast in total comfort and privacy. Then, stop off at the chic island of Capri. Here you can visit the Villa San Michele and have lunch in Piazzetta di Capri. Don’t leave without a shopping spree in Via Camerelle, where you’ll find top designer labels, such as Dior, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton.

Indulge in Italian delights at La Tagliata

Positano is full of incredible restaurants but for the most authentic dishes in a breathtaking hilltop setting, head to La Tagliata. This traditional, rugged-style restaurant has three terraces that give expansive views of the ocean and the islands of Galli and Capri.

Spend an evening at Rada

Rada is one of Positano’s most high-end establishments, consisting of a restaurant, rooftop bar, and nightclub. Rada restaurant is built into the cliffside, so you feel like you’re eating on the sea. The prestigious rooftop bar is above, and the club is deep inside the cave below. This hip venue is ideal for a romantic dinner, sophisticated sunset cocktails, dancing the night away in a quirky cave-like club, or all three of the above!