Last month, Freddie and I went completely off grid – turned off all social media and checked into a place we’ve never seen before – a secret three day getaway at Hotel Santa Caterina in Amalfi. And today, I thought it would be fun to share a peek inside our romantic little jaunt.

Nestled along Italy’s iconic Amalfi Coast, the town of Amalfi has long captivated travelers with its breathtaking vistas, historical richness, and Mediterranean charm – we’ve always been just a stones throw away visiting the ever popular spots like Positano and Capri, but for couples seeking a truly magical getaway, the real secret lies in the enchanting embrace of Hotel Santa Caterina. Perched majestically on the Amalfi cliffside, this luxurious haven offers a secluded retreat that promises romance, relaxation, and unforgettable memories together.

Amalfi’s allure begins with its stunning coastal scenery. Picture-perfect cliffs plunge dramatically into the cerulean seas of the Mediterranean, creating a landscape that is both awe-inspiring and serene. Freddie and I wandered through the narrow, winding streets of the town center, where vibrant piazzas and quaint shops beckoned with local crafts and culinary delights. We indulged in fresh seafood, sampled local wines, and savored the region’s famed limoncello, all while soaking in the sun-drenched beauty of this historic town. A few of our favorite spots were Lido Azzurro, Da Gemma and Pizzeria Donna Stella.

Amid this coastal paradise, Hotel Santa Caterina stands out as an epitome of elegance and luxury. This family owned 19th-century villa, lovingly transformed into a world-class luxury hotel, offers a sanctuary where Freddie and I could escape the ordinary – a trip we’ve been planning to take since spending time with the hotels owner on our last trip to Turks and Caicos. If you remember, a few months ago, we were there for “A Taste of Amalfi in Turks and Caicos” – a collaboration between Rock House Resort and Hotel Santa Caterina where I first tasted the famed gold flaked yellow pizza.

Every room and suite at Hotel Santa Caterina is a masterpiece of design and Mediterranean comfort. Elegantly furnished, each space offers unique decor that reflects the charm of the Amalfi Coast while providing modern amenities to ensure a lavish stay. Perched along the cliffside, we woke up to the gentle sound of waves and stepped onto our private balcony to witness the sun casting its golden glow over the sea each morning – I couldnt imagine how I’d never leave and as I sit here from my couch, I’m not-so-secretly plotting my return….

Dining at Hotel Santa Caterina is an experience unto itself. The properties renowned restaurant serves stand out dishes crafted from the freshest local ingredients. We enjoyed candlelit dinners on the terrace, where the sea views were as mesmerizing as the culinary creations. For a more casual setting, the beach club’s restaurant offered delightful options right by the water’s edge. Our go-to order was spaghetti with clams and pizza, paired perfectly with an Aperol Spritz.

Speaking of the beach club, it’s one of the hotel’s hidden gems which is accessible via a scenic glass elevator ride down the cliff’s edge that is not for the faint of heart. Here, we basked in the sun, swam in the crystal-clear waters, and sipped refreshing cocktails from the beach bar. For an added touch of luxury, the hotel’s infinity pool seemed to merge seamlessly with the sea, a perfect spot for a quick dip.

The on-site spa is a haven of tranquility, offering a range of treatments designed to rejuvenate and relax. We pampered ourselves with massages the moment we arrived—a perfect post-flight experience. Surrounding the hotel are lush terraced gardens filled with lemon and orange trees, vibrant flowers, and peaceful pathways that led us to our room.

Whether we were lounging by the infinity pool, enjoying a gourmet meal with a view, or exploring the historic charms of Amalfi, Hotel Santa Caterina offered the perfect backdrop for our romantic escape. Here, every moment was designed to create lasting memories, making it the ideal destination for couples seeking a idilic getaway.

As a proud member of the Leading Hotels of the World, Hotel Santa Caterina not only offers exceptional beauty but also the perks of the Leaders Club program. Benefits such as complimentary breakfast, points towards free nights, pre-arrival upgrades, early check-in, late check-out, access to exclusive events, and members-only rates enhance every stay, making each visit uniquely rewarding. Throughout our stay, we enjoyed sharing that we were traveling as Leaders Club members, a testament to the personalized service and exclusive travel benefits that are hallmarks of The Leading Hotels of the World. This network, comprised of over 400 hotels in more than 80 countries, is a testament to the art of hospitality, offering story-worthy moments through authentic, individualized experiences and warm, high-touch service that beckons the discerning traveler back time and again.