10 fabulous boutique stay in Italy for a romantic escape by the sea

They are romantic, exceptional, elegant hotels, and are in wonderful places: overlooking the sea, on the most beautiful coasts of Italy.


Whether they are for Valentine’s Day, for the honeymoon or for the wedding anniversary, it does not matter: romantic escapes are always a good opportunity to interrupt the couple’s routine and live magical moments together away from home.


Choosing the right hotel, however, is essential: if it is true that the cowl does not make the monk, it is equally true that the wrong location could ruin even the weekend started with the most romantic intentions.


Get inspire by our selection of the finest boutique hotels for your romantic escape.


A taste of luxury in sumptuous Maratea

beach hotels for couples Hotel santavenere
Hotel Santavenere

Refinement and luxury in the surroundings of Maratea, in Basilicata, at the historic Hotel Santavenere, a small hidden treasure immersed in a large private park as far as the eye can see and overlooking the sea.


A swimming pool, private park, private access to the sea, golf carts, a tennis court, three bars and two elegant restaurants are just some of the facilities available for your stay.


Easy car-free break with sea views and an ultra-charming town

beach hotels for couples Locanda Don Ferrante
Locanda Don Ferrante

In the heart of the historic centre of Monopoli, the Relais Don Ferrante comes with a splendid view of the sea. The name comes from Don Ferrante Loffredo, who was Viceroy of the provinces of Bari. During his rule, the walls and the first nucleus of the castle of Charles V were built. The hotel stands on these walls, which elegantly integrates them into the rooms.


The overall design on the outside is rustic and elegant, while inside, you will feel lulled in a space that – thanks to the large spaces available – you will not struggle to call home.


Fab Boutique hotel, fantastic views, great service

beach hotels for couples Hotel Marulivo
Terrace of the Hotel Marulivo

Hotel Marulivo is where the clock stops running. Along the clear coast of Palinuro, in the small fairytale village of Pisciotta, suspended between the olive trees and the sea. Here, the stone, the terracotta, the ancient woods and the sea chase each other in a poem of rooms, stairs and hidden corners, all inspire quiet and meditation together with a welcome that puts the guest at the centre.


The splendid terrace overlooking the sea provides memorable moments at every hour of the day.


The sea at 4 kilometers is a marvel of colors, caves and pristine coves. The natural caves, including the famous Blue and Silver caves, are a paradise for diving, snorkeling and boat excursions.


City-plus-beach break: Palermo

beach hotels for couples Unico Boutique Hotel d’Arte
Unico Boutique Hotel d’Arte - Double Deluxe with sea view

Unico Boutique Hotel d’Arte is an 8-room boutique hotel on the sea of Palermo. An intimate and atmospheric refuge displaying works by contemporary artists are exhibited in the common spaces and in the rooms.


For the exclusive use of guests, an infinity pool to find harmony and a large solarium with a mini-pool from which to enjoy a breathtaking view of the Gulf of Mondello.


Mozzarella, Greek Temples and far reaching views

beach hotels for couples Borgo La Pietraia
Borgo La Pietraia - Junior Suite

A beautiful stone resort surrounded by olive trees with a swimming pool in front of an enchanting panorama that ranges from Punta Campanella, part of the Sorrento peninsula, at the Bay of Trentova, which marks the beginning of the Cilento coast.


A corner of the Cilento Park, between the mountains and the sea, close to Greek Temples and Buffalo dairy farms.


Borgo La Pietraia is so satisfying that sometimes you don’t even want to go down to the sea, the swimming pool, the silence, the pleasure of reading and idleness, the comfortable rooms are almost a drug.


Organic escapes for plates piled with pesticide-free ingredients

beach hotels for couples Dimora dell’Olivastro
Dimora dell'Olivastro - Room with terrace and private mini-pool

Dimora dell’Olivastro is a farmhouse inserted in an organic farm and is located in one of the most beautiful areas of the island of Favignana; exposed to sunset, it offers one of the most enchanting views of the island. Dimora dell’Olivastro offers genuine Sicilian hospitality in an elegant setting with a boutique hotel atmosphere.


The six exclusive rooms combine the charm of ethnic or antique furnishings with a more contemporary touch. All equipped with a private outdoor space, they have, where possible, a separate living area. Designed more like an alcove, with showers or exposed tubs, as if they were furnishing elements.


Ischia: the Spa Island

beach hotels for couples Botania Relais and Spa
Botania Relais & Spa

Beach, sea and thermal springs: Ischia is the perfect destination for truly relaxing holidays.


The Botania Relais & Spa is immersed in the greenery of a 30,000 sqm park: the predominant color on the island finds free rein here. Gardens, flower beds, palm trees, fruit trees and ponds surround the 50 rooms inside the 9 white villas with private terrace or balcony. Flowered paths and dry stone walls alternate between aromatic plants such as rosemary, sage and lavender.


The location is absolutely strategic: it is easy to reach both the thermal baths and the beach, a few hundred meters away, and also the other renowned places on the island.


Instagram-Perfect Amalfi Coast

beach hotel for couple Relais Blu
Relais Blu - Junior Suite with Terrace overlooking the island of Capri

Have you ever wondered where many of the hugely popular photos are taken on Instagram, along the Amalfi Coast? Well, this is one of the favorite places for social fanatics! The Relais Blu is a fusion of the best expendable goods in Italy: landscape, territory, design, dolce vita and food.


There is a spectacular infinity pool in which to relax and take lots of photos! Even the dishes served at the Michelin restaurant are all to be photographed: colorful, well presented, and always delicious, in short, a gourmet cuisine as unique as its venue.


Dine on uncomplicated gourmet food and enjoy fine wine

Planeta Foresteria pool
Planeta Foresteria - Pool

Planeta La Foresteria resort is the most genuine expression of the hospitality of the Planeta family, ambassador of Sicily and of fine Sicilian wines and oils in the world. Here you can find a family atmosphere, typical of an elegant and aristocratic country house, surrounded by vineyards and aromatic herbs.


Apart from the tastings among the vineyards and olive groves, you can reach the beach a few minutes away, use the bikes made available for free, to explore the surroundings; or spend a morning for the cooking class and learn how to prepare traditional recipes with Chef Angelo Pumilia.


Ancient Greeks on the Rocks

beach hotels for couples B&B La Giuggiulena
B&B La Giuggiulena - Double room with balcony sea view

Clinging to the rock from which the name: “Giuggiulena“, the villa is a secret place, an oasis of serenity and beauty overlooking the sea in the company of the waves and the moon.


The eye sweeps up to the inlet of the large port and Ortigia, from which it is only a 15-minute walk away.

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