From afar on the Amalfi Drive, this looks like a shimmering white palace perched on the cliffs. Upon arriving, you'll see no other hotel has such a dizzying roost above the sea. The road-level entrance hides the flagstone terraces and gardens set amid soaring rock pinnacles taking full advantage of the location. The seaside bathing area, accessed by an elevator excavated through 1,000 feet of rock, is jaw-dropping and complete with private beach, rocky tunnels, buffet,
and bar. Not jaw-dropping, however, are the public and guest rooms, all very standard-issue and staidly traditional in style. Still, they are comfortable and come with grand views of the sea and nearby Praiano. All in all, this is a delightfully low-key and relaxing place. Should you wish to give thanks for the region's natural wonders, a grotto on-site contains a small rock chapel.