Il San Pietro Di Positano
An Amalfi Marvel
What it is
The cliffside Positano that viral Instagram posts are made of, complete with a private yacht for charter.
What it isn't
Forgettable. You’ll be having fever dreams about your stay here for years to come.
What we think
Among the many show-stopping amenities that beckon guests at this eye-popping respite: a gratis cruise along the Positano cliffs, where swimming is heartily encouraged and cocktails are always at-the-ready. In short: the perfect day. Everything at Il San Pietro emits an aura of the exquisite, from the tennis court slung between craggy coastal bluffs to La Prairie spa to the swimming pool, a Slim Aarons photograph made real (indeed, the society photographer shot some of his most iconic images here in 1979). Guest rooms themselves are sun-swathed and summery—you’ll have trouble deciding which highly-photogenic area to post to your social media, though this was designed for greatness long before Zuckerberg had a handle on your feed. Even the classic rooms include terraces that peer out on the sea, and safe deposit boxes for your baubles (trust us, you won’t need to wear jewelry in a place like this). Did we mention the hotel’s Zass restaurant has its own seaside organic gardens—and a Michelin star? Of course it does.
You're here because
Julia Roberts and George Clooney have stayed here (not together. At least, not that we think). What more do you need to know?
There are beaches, and then there are the hotel’s private beach, accessed only by a private elevator you ride through the cliff. You splay out on an Hermes orange lounge chair as a breeze laps at the water, and call for a cocktail. #NeverLeaving.
Restaurants & Bars
Zass - Italian gastronomic tradition.
The Carlino - It’s the perfect place to sample popular local dishes made from fresh seasonal ingredients.
A complimentary shuttle ride from central Positano, a mere mile from the hotel.