THE LOWDOWN This 17th century former monastery has terraced gardens that plunge over the cliff towards the sparkling Bay of Salerno, making the uninterrupted views some of the best on the Amalfi Coast. The hotel’s only restaurant, Il Refettorio, received its first Michelin star in 2017 for its bold Mediterranean gastronomic menu, incorporating fresh ingredients from the resort’s garden.
THE CHEF Christoph Bob from Alain Ducasse’s thrice Michelin starred restaurant at the Plaza Athénée in Paris.
WHAT TO ORDER The broad bean salad with bacon and smoked olive oil followed by the king prawn ravioli.
BEST TABLE Sea-view tables on the terrace under the pergola are meraviglioso – overlooking the hotel’s stunning gardens and out across the Tyrrhenian Sea. If you’re there for sunset, everything is glazed in an apricot glow.
HOW TO GET THERE Amalfi port is the closest marina, a 10-minute drive from the hotel.
WHO GOES Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco, and Jake Gyllenhaal.