3rd May 2019
Italy’s Amalfi Coast is known for its stunning cliffside towns and sparkling blue waters. Several towns make up the Amalfi Coast — like Positano, Praiano and Maiori — but the town of Ravello is best for a smaller, less touristy destination. Perched high on a hilltop soaring above the sea, the resort town is known for its sweeping views, terraced gardens and medieval-style architecture. Visitors can easily access other towns along the Amalfi Coast, but make mesmerizing Ravello your home base for a true seaside retreat.
Belmond Hotel Caruso sits on a cliff edge overlooking the Amalfi Coast. The former 11th-century palace boasts all the luxuries a family could desire: marbled hallways, a heated infinity pool, a restaurant with panoramic terraces, complimentary boat excursions and a full-service spa with a kids’ menu.
Speaking of little ones, this is one luxury hotel where they are more than welcome. In fact, Belmond Hotel Caruso goes out of its way to cater to its youngest guests and help them experience the hotel fully, as well as the town of Ravello and its hidden secrets. Kids are welcome to swim in the infinity pool, play in the stunning Belvedere Gardens or spend a day at sea on the hotel’s boat with their family.
Children are greeted with a special welcome kit in their room, a variety of kids’ movies, slippers and bathrobes, cribs and high chairs. At the hotel’s restaurant, a children’s menu is available along with coloring sets to occupy the little ones.
For an additional fee, Belmond Hotel Caruso offers a selection of activities for kids to dive into the local culture. With these activities, the hotel hopes to cater to different interests while giving kids a glimpse into Italy’s la vita dulce.
At the poolside snack bar, the top chef invites kids to enjoy the exciting experience of preparing your own pizza with genuine local ingredients and the real traditional Neapolitan recipe. You start by preparing the dough and then you learn how to stretch it, dress it with different ingredients and bake it. Obviously – at the end of the ‘adventure’ – you have to taste and eat your own pizza.
A professional filmmaker guides kids in creating their own vacation movie. Kids will choose the location, decide the soundtrack and learn how to plan the scene, act it out and execute their vision on film.
For the artsy set, get hands-on with an Amalfi potter! After a brief introduction to the history and the origins of the Vietri ceramic, the most typical craft of the Amalfi Coast, kids are encouraged to show off their creativity. The potter will guide kids through wheel throwing, hand building, shaping and decorating their own piece of art to bring back home as a unique memory.
Meanwhile, larger families or those looking for more space can take advantage of the hotel’s new Belmond Villa Margherita, set within the property’s gardens. Enjoy complete privacy in the two secluded suites that exude Mediterranean charm and stunning views. You’ll have the services of a private butler to attend to your every need, plus a personal chef to indulge your culinary desires.
The Amalfi Coast offers a little bit of everything when it comes to a family vacation: beaches and mountains, city streets, art, history and incredible food. Hotel Belmond Caruso ensures visitors — of every age — get a taste of it all.