Luxe Amalfi Getaway

On Italy’s spectacular Amalfi Coast, it simply doesn’t get more glamorous than Positano. This dreamy cliffside village has perfected la dolce vita by the sea, with beautiful Mediterranean beaches, chic European style and fresh Italian cuisine at every turn. After so many summers spent unwinding on La Spiaggia Grande, I’m thrilled to share all our favorite local spots. From five-star hotels to rustic foodie finds, our curated list has all the secrets to a divine stay in Positano.


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Le Sirenuse
Via Cristoforo Colombo, 30, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
+39 089 875066

Positano’s most iconic lodging, Le Sirenuse is an old aristocratic family villa transformed into a five star hotel with a boutique, eclectic vibe. Right in the center of town overlooking the Duomo and the sea, it’s perfect for a glam getaway, complete with chic terrace bars and a Michelin-starred restaurant.


Il San Pietro di Positano
Via Laurito, 2, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
+39 089 875455

Perched high up on the hillside, each of San Pietro’s 59 rooms is carved into the cliff with its own balcony and breath-taking views. You can take the elevator down to the hotel’s private beach, or relax by the sky-high pool. Staying here also puts you in close proximity to their Michelin-starred restaurant, Zass—one of our favorites in town.


Hotel Palazzo Murat
Via dei Mulini, 23, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
+39 089 87517

This 17th-century baroque palace steps from the Duomo has plenty of history, charm and glamour. Antique furnishings once belonging to the King of Naples give the boutique hotel a royal flair, while the botanical garden on-site is a glorious place to unwind.


Hotel Eden Roc
Via G. Marconi, 110, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
+39 089 875844

With a facade of vines and flowers, the lovely Hotel Eden Roc is an intimate family-owned hotel that prides itself on tradition and service. Expect classic Mediterranean decor, a fabulous pool and spa, an esteemed rooftop restaurant and glorious sea views from your private balcony.


Hotel Covo dei Saraceni
Via Regina Giovanna, 5, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
+39 089 875400

If easy beach access is your top priority, Il Covo offers luxurious accommodations right up against La Spiaggia Grande—no stair climbing required. Simple, elegant rooms open directly onto the sea, while three restaurants offer a mix of fine dining and more casual fare, including what some have called the best pizza in town.


Villa Franca
Viale Pasitea, 318, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
+39 089 875655

This classic hilltop retreat comes complete with a rooftop pool and stunning views of the bay below. Bright airy rooms done in whites and neutrals with splashes of blue and turquoise have a romantic, beachy vibe.


Villa Magia
Via S. Giovanni, 19, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
+39 335 689 1661

Housed in a 13th century watchtower sitting right up against the sea, this beautiful boutique resort is an absolutely magical place to stay. One of the most exclusive properties in the area, Villa Magia offers just six super-luxurious rooms and suites and is accessible from the main-road—meaning no running up and down the steps required.


Villa Oliviero
Via Stefan Andres, 6, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
+39 089 875079

An exclusive villa for 12, this palatial home offers classic Amalfi living, boasting a large garden, private swimming pool, jacuzzi and turkish bath. Upon request the villa offers services like a private chef, wine tastings, massages, tours, trips and luxury yacht charters.


Buca di Bacco
Via Rampa Teglia, 4, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
+39 089 875699

About as close to the Spiaggia Grande as you can get, Buca di Baco is a charming place to stay, with 47 individually designed rooms done in a classic Italian style. The family-run hotel is warm, welcoming and unpretentious, with a lively restaurant that’s been a jet setter-favorite since the 1950s.


Hotel Punta Regina
Viale Pasitea, 224, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
+39 089 812020

An easy walk to shops and restaurants in the center of town, this glamorous palazzo is stylishly decorated with tastefully-selected antiques, handcrafted tile and luxurious marble. Rooms here are bigger than most in town, plus you can select to stay in a spacious junior suite with a lush Mediterranean garden and its own outdoor jacuzzi.


Hotel Miramare
Via Trara Genoino, 27, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
+39 089 875002

Terra-cotta floors, whitewashed walls and abundant bougainvillea make this 1930s hotel an Amalfi classic. Miramare offers a range of accommodations from standard rooms to deluxe suites to full apartments, all just a short walk from the beach and the center of town. You’ll fall in love with unique features like glass walls in the bathrooms, allowing you to overlook the sea as you soak.



Champagne Bar & Grill
Via Cristoforo Colombo, 30, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
+39 089 875066

While staying at Le Sirenuse this summer, this gorgeous terrace lounge became our favorite spot for sunset aperitivo hour. Should you choose to go beyond the bubbles and oysters, the bar also serves classic Mediterranean dishes for a casually elegant dinner.


Al Palazzo
Via dei Mulini, 23, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
+39 089 875177

Surrounded by a lush botanical garden at the bottom of the the Positano hillside, this gorgeous restaurant is just right for a romantic dinner date. Enjoy an elevated take on local cuisine and choose from over 400 fabulous wines.


Ristorante La Cambusa
Piazza Amerigo Vespucci, 4, 84017 Positano, Italy
+39 089 875432

Overlooking the town square just across from the beach, this breezy seafood spot serves epic sashimi—perfect for when you’re looking for a lighter (less carb-intensive) meal. Go for “Il crudo dello Chef” to try the best catch of the day, served raw in authentic Amalfi fashion.


Buca di Bacco
Via Rampa Teglia, 4, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
+39 089 875699

Overlooking La Spiaggia Grande, this renowned restaurant is consistently one of the liveliest spots in town. Specializing in simple, genuine local cuisine, this Positano institution has been beloved by jet setters since the early 50s and is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year in 2016.


IL Covo Restaurant
Via Regina Giovanna, 5, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
+39 089 875400

You can see all of the village from this sprawling terrace just steps from the sea. It’s a classically glamorous setting for enjoying the traditional Positano cuisine, delivered with subtle creative twists and elegant presentation.


Li Galli
Viale Pasitea, 318, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
+39 089 875655

This classically chic restaurant has a modern sensibility from the decor to the food. It’s contemporary style meets timeless Mediterranean flavors, perched high above the city with sweeping sky-to-ocean views from every seat.


Viale Pasitea, 242, Positano SA, Italy
+39 089 8123516

There are a lot of old-school, traditional restaurants in Positano—but this is not one of them. As chic and contemporary as something you might find in a major city, Next2 reinvents traditional Amalfi flavors for the next generation.


Via Grotte dell’Incanto, 51, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
+39 089 875874

On the top floor of an old beachfront palazzo, Rada’s gorgeous terrace is open to the moon, making it a coveted spot for events, weddings and dates. Whether you’re there for dinner or drinks, most nights a live piano player ups the romance factor.


Via Laurito, 2, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
+39 089 875455

Also at the San Pietro Hotel, this gourmet restaurant under a thatched-roof is a chic spot for lunching right up against the sand. Think a fresh Caprese sandwich served in a basket with a bottle of blood orange soda, or a perfect portion of simple lemon spaghetti.


Via Laurito, 2, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
+39 089 875455

This Michelin-starred restaurant in the San Pietro Hotel was so fabulous, I went twice in five days. I loved the luxurious, feminine decor and the beautiful views from the sprawling terrace, while the amuse bouche was the best piece of pizza I’ve ever had.


Da Adolfo
Via Laurito, 40, 84017 Positano, Italy
+39 089 875022

A five minute boat ride from Positano, this legendary seaside restaurant on its own little cove is a true Amalfi Coast gem. Go for whatever’s fresh caught that day (my tuna sashimi was epic) and definitely try the delicious house staple—grilled mozzarella on a lemon leaf.


Caffe Positano
Via Pasitea 168/170, 84017 Positano (Salerno), Italy
+39 089 875082

In the heart of the Positano village and surrounded by great shopping, this charming cafe whips up all the best classic pasta and seafood dishes. Ask to sit upstairs on the terrace for the best views, and order the zucchini spaghetti—it’s life changing.


La Terra
Via Tagliata, 14, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
+39 089 811179

This magical treehouse of a restaurant sits way up in the mountains above the city, making the sail boats in the harbor below look like ants. Serving the best local produce and freshly caught fish in a casually breathtaking setting, it’s a lovely place for a romantic weeknight dinner.


Lo Scoglio
Piazza delle Sirene, 15, 80061 Massa Lubrense NA, Italy
+39 081 808 1026

Accessible directly from the sea, Lo Scoglio is a legendary rustic restaurant beloved by island-hopping celebs arriving by yacht. Take a boat and head west to the tip of the Amalfi Coast for a delightful meal of seafood and pasta on a wooden pier over the sea.


Il San Pietro di Positano Spa
Via Laurito, 2, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
+39 089 875455

Featuring products from Swedish skincare brand La Prairie, the luxurious spa at Il San Pietro is sure to meet all your R&R needs. Along with high-end beauty and body treatments, Il San Pietro also boasts a Turkish Bath and top-of-the-line fitness studio with stunning sea views.


Le Sirenuse Spa
Via Cristoforo Colombo, 30, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
+39 089 875066

Contrasting the Hotel’s eclectic style, the Spa at Le Sirenuse has a sleek, modern sensibility fit for uninterrupted relaxation. Select from a range of all-natural massages, face, body and beauty treatments using products from AVEDA, with the option to book a luxe private suite or workout at the fitness center.


Hotel Villa Franca O’Spa
Viale Pasitea, 318, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
+39 089 875655

Escape into an oasis of calm with a day at this chic wellness center. Luxe massages and treatments are designed to put the spring back in your step—perhaps after a custom session with the on-site personal trainer.



Viale Pasitea, 242, Positano SA, Italy
+39 089 812 3516

One of Positano’s most modern and sophisticated dining establishments, Next2’s all-white terrace also happens to be a chic spot for a sea-view sip. On summer evenings, the outdoor cocktail bar often features live music to go with its delicious signature drinks.


Music on the Rocks at Rada
Via Grotte dell’Incanto, 51, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
+39 089 875874

Should you desire to strut your stuff on the dance floor, the nightclub at Rada is just the place. Carved out of the rock and directly accessible from La Spiaggia Grande, Music on the Rocks hosts international DJs and has attracted major A-list celebs like Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey, Bono and Denzel Washington.


The Champagne & Oyster Bar at Le Sirenuse
Via Cristoforo Colombo, 30, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
+39 089 875066

While staying at Le Sirenuse, this fabulous terrace bar became our go-to for sunset aperitivo hour. It’s just the place to mix and mingle with a high-vibe, international crowd while enjoying a fresh taste of the sea and a sip of the best bubbly.


Chez Black
Via del Brigantino, 19, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
+39 089 875036

For a beachside cocktail you can hardly do better than Chez Black. This Positano Institution makes the best Aperol Spritz we’ve ever had and is always buzzing with a laid-back, yet glamorous crowd.


The Terrace at Il San Pietro
Via Laurito, 2, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
+39 089 875455

At the ultra luxe San Pietro Hotel, this magical terrace bar sits high up on the clifftop above the sea. After a long day on the water, it’s a glam spot to sip Bellinis and watch the sunset with friends.


Franco’s Bar
Via Cristoforo Colombo, 30, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
+39 089 875066

The latest addition to Le Sirenuse Hotel, Franco’s is an elegant open-air bar suspended above the sea and decorated with impeccable taste and style. Expect drop-dead gorgeous views, old-fashioned drinks made for the modern era and elevated design details courtesy of international artists.



Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta
Via Marina Grande, Positano SA, Italy
With its iconic majolica-tiled dome, you won’t be able to miss this 10th century church while in Positano. Step inside to see the gorgeous classical interior, done in an always-elegant color palette of white and gold.


Marina Grande Beach
Spiaggia Grande, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
Also known as La Spiaggia Grande, Positano’s main beach is the center of the town’s social scene. Two fab beach clubs offer seating beneath the iconic orange umbrellas, while several bars, nightclubs and restaurants are lined up just steps from the sand. Should you choose to go exploring, this is also the best place to hop aboard a shuttle or rent a boat, kayak, or paddle board.


Blue Star Boat Tours
Via Marina Grande, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
+39 089 811888

See all the best sights along the Amalfi Coast with a luxe private boat tour. Your expert guide will take you to hidden coves and grottos where you can swim and snorkel, or even all the way to the Isle of Capri for a fabulous lunch.


Fornillo Beach
Via Fornillo, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
If you desire a day of peaceful relaxation, take a romantic stroll along Via Fornillo to this tranquil beach just west of town. The beautiful cove is home to three cafes all offering a place to sit, sip and enjoy a delicious seafood lunch.


Il Sentiero degli Dei (Path of THE Gods Trail)
Get to know the Amalfi Coast from high above. This three-hour mountain hike takes you through one spectacular scene after another, featuring breathtaking views all the way down the coastline and to the Isle of Capri.


Arienzo Beach
Via Arienzo, 16, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
Tucked away on a cove just east of La Spiaggia Grande, this gorgeous slice of paradise enjoys the sun longer than any other beach in Positano. You can arrive by boat or paddle board, or descend the 300 steps from town to shore. Once you’ve made it, snag a lounge chair at the Bagni D’Arienzo beach club and cool down with a Caffè Shakerato.



Via dei Mulini
84017 Positano SA, Italy
Take a stroll along Via dei Mulini for a taste of classic Positano style. Along the way you’ll find flowing dresses for aperitivo hour, handmade leather sandals and chic European swimsuits fit for La Spiaggia Grande.


D’ANNA Positano
Via Del Saracino 33 35, Corso Positano, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
+39 089 812 2032

The best in Italian luxury can be found at D’ANNA, a chic boutique that carries handbags, shoes, clothing and accessories from major brands like Fendi, plus lesser-known designers you’ll love to bring home with you.


Via dei Mulini, 19, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
+39 089 812181

For glamorous fine jewelry, look no further than this family-owned boutique. Carrying high-end pieces from both prestigious luxury brands and smaller designers with a one-of-a-kind style, the shop’s collection of treasures is unique to Positano.


Carthusia Profumi di Capri
Via Camerelle, 10, 80076 Capri NA, Italy
+39 081 837 0529

This legendary perfumer inspired by the Isle of Capri has been perfecting the art of fragrance since 1948. Visit the traditional apothecary-style shop to find a fabulous new scent capturing the essence of the Amalfi Coast.


La Bottega Di Brunella 
72 v. Pasitea, Positano, SA 84017, Italy
+39 089 875228

If you’re looking for locally-made Italian fashion fit for traipsing about the Mediterranean, La Bottega Di Brunella has you covered. From neo-romantic dresses made of light cotton gauze, to timeless linen suits, to fashion-forward beachwear, this one-of-a-kind shop perfects the Amalfi look.


Ceramica Assunta 
Via Cristoforo Colombo, 137, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
+39 089 875008

There’s something so whimsically-chic about traditional Italian ceramics and if you agree, you won’t walk out of here empty handed. Inside you’ll find the same handmade dinner plates they use at the top hotels and restaurants in town, including Le Sirenuse.


Via Cristoforo Colombo, 95, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
+39 089 875666

When getting away to the Amalfi Coast, you can’t go wrong in an outfit from Missoni. Thankfully the iconic luxury brand has set up shop right here in Positano, allowing you to pick up an easy zig-zag knit that will take you from the beach to sunset cocktails.


Emporio Le Sirenuse
Via Cristoforo Colombo, 103, Positano SA, Italy
+39 089 811468

Bring the eclectic style of Positano’s iconic Le Sirenuse Hotel home with you. Owner Carla Sersale’s curated collection of womenswear, menswear and home goods embodies her personal interpretation of la dolce vita.



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