It’s no secret that the Amalfi Coast is a treasure trove of luxurious experiences waiting to be discovered. It is for this reason that thousands of tourists flood to the iconic coastline each year and so many choose the area as their dream location to get married.
No matter where you turn when visiting the coast, you’re sure to be wowed by the scenery. However, if you’re looking to bring about the most luxurious trip possible, there are a few locations and activities you should add to your itinerary. Take in all the beauty offered in both Amalfi and Positano with these experiences…
Yacht And Boat Traveling: Unique Sightseeing
Surrounded by the beautiful Mediterranean sea, both Amalfi and Positano’s way of living largely revolves around the water. The waters off the Italian coast are simply stunning, they offer many luxurious and relaxing activities. While the Amalfi Coast is famed for its winding road that can be traveled by car or moped, taking to the sea provides different views altogether.
Hiring a private yacht or boat will allow you to fully immerse yourself in the way of life here. By viewing the Amalfi Coast from sea level you’ll have the opportunity to see how the towns have been directly built into the cliffsides. And, not to forget a perfect position to snap postcard-worthy photographs too.
You can choose to hire a yacht or boat for a whole or half-day, depending on your itinerary. There is the option to choose which scenic spots to explore such as the breathtaking Grotta dello Smeraldo (Emerald Grotto) on the way to the towns of Amalfi and Positano. Add to this the opportunity to swim out in the open sea (as the locals do) an finish the day of sightseeing with a trip to La Conca del Sogno, a restaurant accessible by boat only for a delicious seafood dinner for a perfect luxury experience.
Capri Boutique Shops: Spend Like A Celebrity
The cosmopolitan gem, Isola Capri has attracted many celebrities over the years who have escaped to the island for total relaxation and retail therapy. Known for both its natural beauty and designer shopping scene, a day trip to the island provides the ultimate celebrity experience. Take a boat from either Amalfi or Positano to reach the island and head towards the jewel that is Anacapri. Here you’ll have the opportunity to shop at the pretty boutiques, enjoy a coffee or spritz at one of the cafes, and take in the panoramic views that can be seen from Villa San Michele.
If you want to take your Capri experience to the next level, get on the chairlift from Anacapri to a vantage point located at Mount Solaro. Here you’ll be delighted by the spectacle that awaits you, a dazzling view of the beautiful Italian landscape like no other.
Fine Dining: Michelin Starred Restaurants
There are a number of exquisite restaurants in the region of Campania. If you’re hoping to achieve the ultimate luxury experience while in Amalfi or Positano, where you dine should certainly be considered.
Zass, Il San Pietro is located about 2km away from Positano and is undoubtedly the Amalfi Coast’s most popular terrace. Perfectly suspended between land and sea, it offers extraordinary views across the sea, the restaurant’s kitchen only uses locally sourced ingredients found in the area. Everything on the menu here is homemade, and the chef Alois Vanlangenaeker serves light, innovative dishes full of flavour and texture.
La Sponda is another popular restaurant located in Positano which deserves to be listed as one of the prettiest restaurants in the country. The beautiful surroundings offer an uninterrupted view of Positano’s main church’s white-tiled dome and the sea. Add to this delicately hand-painted dining room tiles and candlelight for a truly romantic setting. The menu is inspired by local cuisine and the chefs here serve traditional food with a light contemporary touch.
Ristorante La Caravella draws in creatives from across the world with even Andy Warhol having dined here. Part-restaurant, part-museum, the restaurant showcases an important ceramics collection and boasts a Michelin star. Serving food since the early 1960s, the eclectic gourmet menu is overseen by the Dipino family who has curated a wine list to perfectly complement each dish. At the restaurant, three tasting menus are offered using local ingredients such as squid ink and provolone.
Snorkeling And Diving: Live Wildlife
There are a number of diving schools and snorkeling activities to choose from in Amalfi. Of course, many of the more extravagant sights can be found tucked away in the towns of Amalfi and Positano including the historical cathedrals, but the sea has its own beauty which should be fully admired.
There are different options depending on the type of seascape experience you want to have. Considered a world heritage site, snorkeling, and diving in the Amalfi Coast is going to provide you with a live wildlife show. You’ll see flora and fauna spanning various species, with the vegetation rich in various colours for a vibrant sight.
Take Relaxation To The Next Level: Amalfi Coast Spas
Though the natural landscape and slow-paced life across the Amalfi Coast is enough in itself to encourage relaxation, a spa day can take any experience to the next level of bliss. There are a number of spa resort hotels Amalfi and Positano that feature stunning pools, Jacuzzis, and local massage rituals.
Le Sirenuse is one of the most popular spas found in the area. Located in Positano, the spa is found in a hotel that once stood as a grand 18th-century villa. Here, visitors can enjoy a range of therapeutic treatments in its historic interior. Outside, the hotel features a stunning pool atop a terrace 70 meters above sea level with spectacular views of Positano.
Santa Caterina Hotel located in Amalfi has an exclusive wellness center and a prime location. Guests can indulge in the glorious range of facial and body treatments for a truly Zen experience. If you plan to tackle the many walks in the area, this hotel is the perfect place to retreat to. The Art Noveau architecture alongside 5-star treatment and a beautiful cliffside location is enough to win the heart of anyone who stays here.