Belmond Hotel Caruso, Amalfi Coast

Seemingly floating on the Mediterranean, this 11th-century palace perches on the cliffs of the Amalfi Coast.  Offering spectacular views, these are best appreciated from the undeniable jewel in the hotel’s crown: the clifftop infinity pool. Having retained all of the original charm and romance of its former years, the hotel seamlessly blends comfort and luxury into every aspect, creating a unique and visually stunning property; a feast for the eyes wherever you turn.


The Amalfi landscape has played something of a muse to history’s great luminaries and it’s really no surprise why. Teetering on the top of the cliff line, Belmond Hotel Caruso is just a short cobbled path away from the picturesque town of Ravello which, sitting 350m above the sea, is a place that we have come to love, a place that André Gide once evocatively described as being “nearer to the sky than it is to the sea”. Not enough…well the ancient city of Pompeii, colorful Positano, and idyllic island of Capri are all in easy reach, a short hillside drive or boat trip away. As far as hotel settings go, this one is hard to beat.

Your room

Belmond Hotel Caruso’s fifty rooms and suites are all individually decorated in an elegantly classic Neapolitan style, many with original ceiling murals and 18th and 19th-century antiques. Sweeping vistas over the sky, sea and mountains greet you as soon as you open your door complemented by the sweet fragrance of freshly cut flowers. We think you should try one of the exclusive suites; truly are a sight to behold, with private gardens and a magnificent terrace with views to match; it’s a pretty magical backdrop for a laid-back breakfast.

Why we like it

The pool. The pool. The pool. With some serious…’stop-you-in-your-tracks’ views, it’s hard to make out where the water ends and the sky begins.