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The best luxury beach hotels in Italy

  • Travel 101
  • By Kiri Gordon
  • Published 03 February 2023
  • Revised 09 March 2023

When you think of an Italian holiday, you may assume it’s all cities and amphitheatres, but you’d be mistaken. 

There are so many tranquil beach places that give Spain and Greece a run for their money. In fact, Italy boasts a sensational 5,000 miles of stunning coastline and four different seas lap at its beachside resorts. 

Whether you’re staying in a glamourous villa or a historic suite with a view or a beachfront room, Italy is full of seaside delights. 

The best Italy beach holidays are famously in destinations such as Sardinia, Sicily and Puglia. So, let’s find the perfect luxury beach hotel in Italy for you. 

Belmond Hotel Splendido in Portofino

Glamorous and breath-taking Belmond Hotel Splendido is located up in the hills of Liguria. You’ll be transported back in time at this regal hotel with the sensational flora and fauna of the gardens and the endless views out to the sea from the infinity pool. 

The beaches are just a short shuttle ride away where you can explore the coastline or even hop on one of the ferries and private boats. 

You’ll love the sumptuous dining options at La Terrazza where you can tuck into fresh seafood dishes of lobster with minted aubergine or the loin of lamb as you soak in the spectacular beach views. 

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Belmond Hotel Splendido

Belmond Hotel Splendido

Le Sirenuse on the Amalfi Coast

Just a short 5-minute stroll from the stunning shoreline is enchanting Le Sirenuse. Located within the hills of Positano on the Amalfi Coast, this resort has been greeting visitors since the 50s. It’s likened to a contemporary art museum with the finest antiques to discover.

With a mix of traditional romantic Italian decor, family ambience and luxury, you’ll be swept away by the magic of this hotel. 

The seductive views from its cliff edge setting mean you can enjoy the sun, sea and sand within minutes as well as explore the Marina Grande Port. 

Enjoy the onsite spa facilities and one of the four delectable restaurants serving up award-winning delights. You can also love the range of boat trip adventures on offer. 

Le Sirenuse

Le Sirenuse
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Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea in Sicily

There is nothing more charming than the allure of Sicily and that extends to stunning Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea

The light and expansive rooms with immaculate sea views are full of family heirlooms and the richness of the marble floors and grand furnishings. Its exclusive location on a private beach on the Bay of Mazarrois ideal for coastal lovers. 

Spend your evenings clinking drinks at the beachfront bars or taking in the views of the extravagant eateries. 

You can also enjoy free boat cruises along the bay or head to the historic Taormina to get a real mix of urban culture and beach life. 

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Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea

Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea

Borgo Egnazia in Puglia

Described as Puglia’s ‘best-kept secret for luxury and elegance’ Borgo Egnazia is set on 20 acres of coastline. 

This stunning resort is an Apulian fortified village that overlooks the deep blue waters of the ocean. You can explore the majestic little coves as you stroll along the soft sands. 

The resort itself is sensational with romantic courtyards, piazza turrets and the most elevated villas made from tufa limestone. 

The fairy-tale vibe of the resort is a dream come true. These Roman-style villas are perfect for foodies with the best fine-dining restaurants in the region. 

You can reconnect with nature as you tee off with a round of golf in the most stunning setting or take in the views as you’re pampered and nourished at the spa. 

Borgo Egnazia

Borgo Egnazia

Hotel Cala di Volpe, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Costa Smeralda in Sardinia

Hotel Cala di Volpe, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Costa Smeralda is a stunning hotel that overlooks the most breath-taking bay. 

The hotel oozes opulence from every facade and furnishing. With traditional and quaint Sardinian style you’ll be awash with pastel colours and pale blue palettes with plush white lines and handcrafted ceramic floor tiles. The bespoke furniture, marble bathrooms and private terraces just scream luxe living. 

The restaurants are exceptionally high quality with local produce and imaginative Sardinian- Mediterranean gourmet dishes that complement the sensational scenery. Tuck into fine Japanese dishes or enjoy a boat trip to the beach club. 

You must also head to the spa which is pure heaven or take a dip in the seawater pool. No matter what you decide to do at this luxurious hotel, you’re sure to sink into serenity. 

Hotel Cala di Volpe, a Luxury Collection Hotel

Hotel Cala di Volpe, a Luxury Collection Hotel

7Pines Resort Sardinia

One of the most fantastic beachfront hotels is 7Pines Resort Sardinia in Costa Smeralda. Explore the weaving pathways of the resort as you make your way down to the secluded beaches that are dotted around the hotel. 

Fringed by palm trees, you can relax on the beach or by the glittering swimming pool. The swim-up Gazebo Bar Pool is a particular highlight here. Beach lovers can explore the majestic coves or sit back and relax with a cocktail at the beach shack. 

This resort is the perfect place for sun worshipers in need of some TLC and relaxation. Those who like to get the adrenaline pumping can indulge in activities like football and tennis. 

Tend to muscles at the Pure Seven Spa with a medley of rejuvenating treatments to nourish the mind, body and soul. 

Book the best Italian luxury holiday offers today for your European adventure. 

7Pines Resort Sardinia

7Pines Resort Sardinia

The best luxury beach hotels in Italy FAQs

What’s the most luxurious beach hotel in Italy? 
Luxury and Italy go hand-in-hand so it makes sense that there are plenty of luxurious hotels on the Italian coasts to choose from. 

Some of the most exceptional hotels are Belmond Hotel Splendido in Portofino, Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea in Sicily and 7Pines Resort Sardinia in Costa Smeralda. 

What beach activities are available in Italy? 
The sea in Italy is warm enough for swimming and watersports. Head to coastlines like the Amalfi Coast, Positano and Sardinia for boat rides, kayaking and sailing. 

Is Italy good for a beach holiday? 
Yes, the beaches in Italy are stunning with miles of gorgeous beaches to explore. Little coves and cliffs are complemented by stunning fishing villages and the most beautiful scenery. If you're looking for a beach hotel with a lighter footprint, read our list of top sustainable hotels in Italy. 

All the charm and history that you love about Italy, combined with the breeze of the surrounding sea, makes it the perfect coastal destination. 

Discover the best luxury Italy beach holidays and let Winged Boots take care of your perfect vacation. 

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