Situated atop a cliff 300 metres above the sea, the Belmond Caruso offers breathtaking views of the Amalfi coast. On the heights of Ravello, the music lover’s town, this timeless place, cut off from the rest of the world, lends itself perfectly to a well-being getaway thanks to its enchanting setting and its dedicated wellness program.
Taking a step back to take care of yourself
The exceptional location of this tastefully renovated 11th-century château has all the makings of an eagle’s nest. Overlooking craggy hills and the deep blue sea, visitors feel as if they’re on cloud nine. The sensation is amplified by the spectacular cliffside infinity pool.
It’s in this soothing setting that the Belmond Caruso offers an exclusive wellness center, where treatments can be administered between spa and garden.
The Signature Hapiness Ritual, the center’s specialty, offers an aromatic experience using handcrafted Sicilian products: foot bath with aniseed soap, body scrub with jasmine-scented pumice stone, and to finish, a wrap with apricot butter and essential oils of mandarin, mint and bergamot.
A wide range of massages and facial and body treatments are also offered, using natural products with powerful active ingredients. Special mention for the anti-cellulite treatment: lymphatic drainage followed by an exfoliating massage with green clay, then a body wrap with essential oils and cider vinegar infused with ginger and turmeric.
Couples and families are not forgotten, with maternity programs (before and after), beauty programs for mother and daughter, or aromatherapy sessions for lovers.
Finally, the enchanting setting of the gardens overlooking the sea lends itself particularly well to the practice of yoga, whatever your level.
Rooms with view
Rooms and suites all boast exquisite views of the Amalfi coast, the endless sea or gardens of citrus and olive trees. Some have access to a small private garden.
The decor is meticulous, in a neo-classical spirit sprinkled with touches of fresh color like a lemon peel in a glass of sparkling water.
In the castle’s rooms and public areas, you can admire murals and master paintings. Spacious marble bathrooms add the final touch of eternity.
For an even more exclusive retreat away from it all, the Belmond Villa Marguerita, surrounded by aromatic gardens, offers two suites, a chef, a butler and access to all the hotel’s amenities.
At the chef’s table
There’s no dedicated nutritional program, but Mimmo Di Raffaele, chef of the Belmond Hotel’s gourmet restaurant, offers a unique experience that combines nutritional requirements with gastronomic discovery. All you have to do is head to the Arcade bar, where you can work out the menu with him over a drink. The tasting takes place in private, in the Chef’s Garden, and ends with a pastry demonstration in the kitchens.
And as the site is particularly well-suited to romantic getaways, a romantic dinner by the pool or in a secluded corner of the park can also be arranged.
Rates: From 800 euros per night in high season
or call us on + 33 (0)1 85 73 22 14 to discuss your holiday plans.