Charming seaside towns, pristine beaches and tranquil islands

Cultural tourists often forget that Italy is the center of the Mediterranean and boasts some of its most spectacular coasts. Seaside towns and villages, inaccessible coastlines as well as lively beach holiday destinations allow visitors to tailor their “sun and surf” experience to their exact preferences.

Exceptional cuisine and traditional summer fairs are an added bonus.

Out Travel Planners selected the best sea accommodation in Italy, just choose the ones that thrills you the most, we’ll do the rest!

Needless to say, you can combine a beach stay (even a few days) and a traditional Italian itinerary.

And for the most discerning travellers, enquire about our private yacht based holidays: we guarantee convenience, luxury and privacy.

Masseria San Domenico


Masseria San Domenico offers boutique-style intimacy bound with first class facilities such as a magnificent outdoor free-form swimming pool. After a careful restoration, completed respecting the old shapes and the original building materials, the tower was converted into a 5 star deluxe resort in 1996. The building itself dates back to the 15th century, when it was used by the Knights of Malta as a watch-tower. An impressive free-form seawater pool flows its way through the lush gardens and the 2 exclusive beaches (one sandy one rocky) allows guests to soak up some sun without the crowds.


Hotel Baia delle Zagare is set in a beautiful cove overlooking the sea, in a stretch of high coastline, jagged and studded with wonderful sea caves, on a high cliff covered with Aleppo pines and Mediterranean scrub and stacks that rise high in the sea a few meters from the shore. The national geographic nominated Baia delle Zagare “one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world”. The beaches, fringed by white cliffs overhanging the sea, are reserved for the hotel guests and can be reached by panoramic lifts hollowed out in the rock. one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world.

Hotel Cala del Pozzo


Dimora Cala del Pozzo is an exclusive boutique hotel that preserves the identity of a Favignana’s typical rural house of mid ‘800. It is located in a fascinating position, in the wildest part of Favignana, a few meters from Cala del Pozzo, a beautiful stretch of coast with turquoise sea. Facing west, you can admire one of the most beautiful views of the island. The hotel overlooks the sea with the silhouettes of Levanzo and Marettimo islands as a background.

Mazzarò sea palace


Located on the charming Baia di Mazzarò , between the sinuous lines of the promontories of beautiful Taormina, close to the iconic Isoal Bella, Hotel Mazzaro ’ Sea Palace gives you the thrill of a stay in the wonderful Sicily. With its direct view of the sea, a few steps from the funicular to the historic center of the city, the VOI Grand Hotel Mazzaro ’ Sea Palace is the perfect place for a unique experience to live, between art, nature and relax.

Hotel Lisca Bianca


The Lisca Bianca hotel is arguably one of the best possible accommodation in posh Pananarea. It is located in central position in front of the touristic harbour and offers breathtaking views of the sea and the other little Eolian islands that are located in front of Panarea. The hotel is divided in small buildings surrounded by wonderful gardens with local flowers and plants. Each sea view room has its own terrace with astonishing views of the sea and guests can lounge in the bar on the main terrace of the hotel from sunset till late night.

Hotel Capofaro


Capofaro was born out of the love that the Tasca d’Almerita family have for wine and sea, a spectacular estate found on the island of Salina, designed for friends, guests and travellers of taste, providing the best in Mediterranean hospitality. Capofaro is the truest expression of Salina, a locanda surrounded by rows of vines reaching the sea, producing Malvasia, the typical wine of the island. Twenty-seven rooms in total, each unique yet all with their own private terrace with a sea or garden view, surrounded by 4,5 hectares of Malvasia vineyards. The white strcutures are enhanced by terraces with the typical Aeolian style columns, bright pink bourgainvillea flowers and shady canopies.

Covo dei Saraceni


Among the most exclusive hotels on the Amalfi coast, Il Covo dei Saraceni Hotel is the perfect option for those wishing to relax and enjoy the Mediterranean beach after visiting the Amalfi coast. Covo dei Saracani has a privileged location directly on the sea at the Spiaggia Grande, and is build respecting the forms and the colours of the typical traditional Amalfi architectural style. It offers to its guests a splendid seaside pool and great views of Li Galli island.

Capo Spartivento


The Faro-Spartivento Lighthouse is today the only lighthouse in Italy dedicated to hospitality, and a truly unique experience among its ancient walls. A new luxury concept, where exclusivity and authenticity meet. The undisputed protagonist on Capo Spartivento's rocky stage is nature: a total immersion in Sardinia’s cliffs and deep, blue sea, to be admired from the breathtaking infinity pool. From its dominating position overlooking this wild corner of coast, Faro Capo-Spartivento doesn’t offer you a holiday that follows a script, but your personal Lighthouse Experience in Sardinia.


Capo d’Orso Hotel is located in one of the most exclusive settings in the North of Sardinia in the luxuriant Cala Capra park (Palau) , overlooking the stretch of water that faces the island of Caprera and with a view that extends as far as the Costa Smeralda. Located in an incredible natural setting, the Capo d’Orso is a boutique 5 star hotel that always maintains a particular charm, perfect for those looking for a romantic, relaxing and luxury holiday. The hotel sits right on the sea between two beaches, Cala Capra and Cala Selvaggia that are both sheltered from the wind while the wooden solariums and sundecks set over the water and the hammocks strung between the juniper trees are there to guarantee you endless hours of peaceful relaxation.

Hotel Hermitage


For over fifty years, the De Ferrari family has been passionately taking care of the Hotel Hermitage the most exclusive accommodation to be found on the Elba island. Most of the 5-star Hotel Hermitage rooms and suites on the Island of Elba consist of private cottages set into the rock and surrounded by Mediterranean Maquis, a real refuge from the rest of the world. From your room you can go directly down to resort private beach, where you can walk on the fine sand and dive into the crystal clear water with its countless shades of blue and green. As an alternative to the beach, the Hermitage Hotel offers 3 sea water swimming pools.

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