5-Star Hotel Guide

Amalfi Coast

Limestone cliffs plunge into an azure sea and miraculous views mesmerise every traveller

Amalfi Coast
Amalfi Coast

5-star guide to the Amalfi Coast

Picture the most spectacular limestone cliffs, plunging dramatically into an azure sea with fishing villages hugging the coastline and you have only just begun to imagine the delights of the fabled Amalfi Coast. 

Just an hour and a half's drive south of Naples you will discover a spectacular destination with ever-changing land and seascapes and a unique dolce vita. Stretching 50km along the Sorrento Peninsula in southern Italy, this much sought-after destination will always make us wax lyrically.

With pretty fishing villages, like Positano, perched along the coastline and lively towns, including Ravello, Amalfi and Sorrento, to explore by car, or better still by boat, the Amalfi Coast has long been a favourite of Luxury Explorer. We particularly adore this area in Spring, when our favourite hotels awake for Easter, and in early Summer and September/October, when life just couldn't feel better.

We have spent a decade selecting the very best 5-star hotels and luxury villas the Amalfi Coast has to offer – properties that insist on raising the bar on today's expectations of luxury year-on-year. For luxury hotels, choose from the minimalist chic of Casa Angelina, carved into the dramatic cliff-face in Praiano, the classic 5-star luxe of Hotel Caruso in sophisticated Ravello, and the aristocratic luxury of Positano's finest hotel, Le Sirenuse.

For an added sprinkle of seclusion without compromising on any 5-star comfort, discover our inspiring selection of private Amalfi Coast luxury villas, all bearing the discerning Luxury Explorer seal of approval. Each of these villas is unique, from astonishing palazzos perched above Positano, like Palazzo Santa Croce, to Torre di Clavel, an imposing former fort down on the water, to a film director's lair high above the town with spectacular views along this astonishing rocky coastline. 

There are wonderful informal restaurants where you can dine by the water on the freshest of catches, straight from the sea, like La Gavitella in Praiano to Michelin-starred cuisine at La Sponda in Le Sirenuse and Zass at Il San Pietro outside Positano, La Caravella in Amalfi, Rosselini's at Palazzo Alvina in Ravello and Don Alphonso 1890 in Sant' Agata - retaining its two Michelin stars, year after year.

The only catch with such an exclusive destination as the Amalfi Coast is that availability is always limited, so it pays to reserve early and ensure you book the very best accommodation with the most spectacular views. 

Contact our concierge for for advice and guidance on availability and reserve your Amalfi Coast experience with Luxury Explorer.