Highlights

  • Take in the Amalfi Coast’s beauty from your private terrace
  • Indulge with a cocktail by the pool
  • Dine al fresco as lemon scent wafts from nearby groves
  • Sip cocktails in the piano bar

Perched on a cliff some 300 metres above the Tyrrhenian Sea, this palatial jewel showcases the Amalfi Coast at its glittering best, not least for its views of Ravello’s multicoloured tumble. However, it’s an attraction in its own right. Ringed by lemon and olive groves, the Hotel Caruso is an 11th-century palace, complete with marbled hallways and paintings by old masters.


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In more detail

Accommodation is suitably impressive. Neapolitan artwork looks down on glossy wood furnishings, themselves pointed towards balconies and terraces trailed with vines. Many feature their own private garden, while upgrades gaze out over the rooftops of Ravello to the gleaming waters below. This being Belmond, the suites are especially impressive, host to marble bathrooms and beautiful blue-and-white tiling.

In terms of dining, the Hotel Caruso makes the most of its privileged setting with al-fresco seating. As such, tender carpaccio and zesty sorbets are complemented by the scent of coastal flowers that comes in with the sea breeze. For something extra special, consider taking a private dinner served on a table floating on the infinity pool. Alongside a tailor-made menu, you’ll be treated to butler service and live music.

Otherwise, drinks and snacks are also served poolside, while the gardens offer plenty of nooks to enjoy a quiet glass of something sparkling. Then, when the sun sets, retreat to the 18th-century frescoes of the piano bar. For further relaxation and to complement the spectacular infinity pool, there’s an excellent range of spa treatments available. Choose between the likes of massages, facials and tailor-made experiences. Alternatively, explore with everything from Roman ruins to Vespa rides and boat cruises.

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