The private beach at the Hotel Il San Pietro, Positano, Italy. Courtesy of Il San Pietro di Positano

Dreaming of Italy and Hotel Il San Pietro in Positano

Since it’s opening in 1970, Hotel II San Pietro has been enchanting guests with it’s Italian glamour and dreamy Amalfi Coast location. Sprawling across the striking Positano cliffside, the 56-room property sits among fragrant citrus trees, flowering bougainvillea vines and the sapphire blue Mediterranean sea.

Frequented by high-profile guests and celebrities including Tina Turner and Dustin Hoffman, the hotel contains individually styled guest suits, terraces overlooking the sea, gourmet restaurants and a number of luxurious facilities. Descending down the cliffside to the only private beach in the Amalfi Coast, Hotel II San Pietro is the epitome of Italian romance.

 At Hotel II San Pietro, every guest room is unique. Styled by Fausta Gaetani and her team, the beautifully tiled suites play with coastal accents, classic Italian prints and luxury finishings. While the design of each room changes, all of the suites feature wide windows that let in natural light, luxurious oversized beds and stunning panoramic terraces with sun loungers. Bathrooms feature large showers and deep baths in Italian marble and terracotta ceramic tiles.

One of the most famous rooms in the hotel is the elegant Virginia Suite. Occupying an entire floor, the suite offers an indulgent amount of space and an exquisitely styled interior. But no matter which room you choose, you will be spoilt with a spectacular view of the mediterranean sea.

Boasting its own kitchen gardens carved into the cliffside, the hotel’s restaurant’s base their menus on seasonal produce. The laidback Carlino Restaurant offers freshly caught seafood, zesty pastas and a sunny alfresco setting. While Zass Restaurant offers guests a romantic fine-dining option, overlooking the sea and surrounding villages.

Dining options don’t stop there, with the magical Terrace Bar blending indoors and out. Finished with cream sofas, terracotta tiles and bougainvillea vines, guests can enjoy a glass of wine as they watch the sunset over Positano, Praiano, and Li Galli islands. In the afternoon, the Terrace Bar is frequented by the gourmet food truck, The Bee Chic, serving up an array of tasty snacks to enjoy with an aperitivo.

An elevator carved into the cliff takes guests down to the hotel’s exclusive beach. With sun lounges, a solarium and a beach bar, guests can spend hours swimming in the crystal clear waters and lounging in the sun with a gourmet selection of wines, cocktails and fresh fruit.

The hotel also has a freshwater pool overlooking the sea, one of the world’s most scenic tennis courts, a day spa, gym and wellness centre. Yoga classes and pilates sessions take place on the beach lawn overlooking the bay, while outdoor fitness equipment sits prettily under the lemon orchard.

For ocean lovers, Il San Pietro offers a complimentary two-hour cruise along the coast between June and September. This allows guests to take in the breathtaking Amalfi coastline from the ocean, enjoying a dip and drink on the way. The hotel also has a private yacht available for full day charter rentals.

While we might not be able to travel to Italy yet, we can still dream of staying at Hotel II San Pietro until our next trip.

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