Remembering a moment at the beach when the sun was shining, the air was warm and refreshing at the same time, the sea was blue and inviting, and the sound of the waves so calming... At this time of the year, we just can't help but dreaming of a beach...
So, we've created an itinerary to all our beach destinations, to some of the best places in Europe, and share with you some suggestions for an incredible beach vacation!
We'll travel to the most beautiful properties and amazing beach clubs, from Spain to Italy...
DAY 1: Arrival day in Marbella, Spain
The all renovated guest rooms, suites and villas with private pools spread out in a beautiful 60 years old garden where nothing is taller than the trees, right by the sea the stunning Beach Club with seawater swimming pool, six stupendous restaurants, real Thalasso Spa, impressive private golf course up on the hills, exceptional kids club and fitness room makes the Marbella Club the most emblematic beach resort in Spain. The celebrated beach resort didn’t start life as a luxury boutique hotel. But it feels as much of a retreat as when Prince Max fell for the sea-facing farmhouse here, just under a century ago. Distinguished yet discreet. Sophisticated yet sociable. Honeymoon seclusion and a home-from-home for families.
Experience: Spend the day at MC Beach Club, indulge in that sweetest of pastimes, “the dolce far niente “– lounge on sunbeds, take dips in the heated seawater pool or enjoy an unrivalled service from a lounger on the soft sand steps from the sea. Don’t miss out on the legendary international daytime buffet. Impressively delicious!
Eat: Evening at El Estrecho typical tapas bar located in the old town. You will find the best tapas bar in Marbella, open since 1954. The family-run restaurant is known for its “gambas al pil pil” and classic tapas with a wonderful array of meat, fish, seafood and vegetable dishes.
DAY 2: More of Marbella
Built in the style of an Andalusian village, the spacious guest rooms and suites are spread in 27 three-storey villas, scattered around lush, sub-tropical landscaped gardens, gently cascading down to the Mediterranean Sea, features the new breathtaking Beach Club & Sea Grill plus five sensational restaurants including Del Mar and Suite Restaurant & Lounge, extraordinary Tennis Club and stunning Private Golf Course.
Experience: Enjoy the sea and warm Mediterranean waters! Rent a paddleboard, water bicycle, jet skis, or head for the horizon aboard a sailing yacht. In Afternoon, stroll in the Casco Antiguo of Marbella for some shopping and Spanish tapas.
Eat: Dinner at Sea Grill seafood restaurant with breathtaking views of the beach and, even if you decide to dine inside, the floor to ceiling glass walls will allow you to enjoy your meal with unrestricted views of the seascape. The restaurant uses only locally sourced produce and display seafood around the restaurant for you to choose from.
End the night at the seductive nightclub La Suite, where you will be encouraged to dance the night away as you please..
DAY 3: From Marbella, Spain to Ravello, Italy
Stay: Palazzo Avino
Located in Ravello, on Italy's famed Amalfi Coast, with glorious surroundings of brilliant blue sea, a profusion of flowers Palazzo Avino offer visitors a peaceful haven. Originally a 12th Century villa the property has been tastefully refurbished retaining its medieval and baroque features. It features Rooftop solarium and heated swimming pool; Ravello’s only exclusive Beach Clubhouse by the Sea with oceanfront pool; Three distinctive restaurants and a Lobster & Martini Bar, with settings ranging from casual oceanfront to stylishly sophisticated Rossellini’s, one Michelin star gastronomic experience.
Experience : Enjoy a memorable day at sea with a private yacht charter! Go for a swim in unforgettable surrounding and navigate the crystalline waters of the Mediterranean to discover hidden grottos (Emerald, White, Green & Blue), picturesque villages (Furore Fijord, Conca dei Marini, Praiano, Positano) and wonderful islands (Li Galli, Capri). Come back in time to catch the sunset from the Lobster and Martini Bar sipping on one of the 100 different Martinis uniquely crafted by the hotel’s in-house Martini mixologist!
Eat: Dinner at Lido Azzuro. The restaurant overlooks the suggestive and picturesque port of Amalfi, a maritime town that had always woven its long history with sea, fishing and navigation. Located just few steps from the historical center, it has a privileged terrace from which you can enjoy both the unique natural beauty of the Amalfi coast and the typical dishes of local tradition, rediscovering in every flavour the scents, colors, feelings and emotions of this land with an illustrious past.
DAY 4: From Ravello to Savalletri
Stay: Borgo Egnazia
Borgo Egnazia is like a breathing tale of Puglia, spoken by the ancient culture of the land and by the sheer beauty of its nonpareil architecture. It happens every hour of the year: you come and live your time here, and nature is powerful, peace is intense, harmony is full. It’s a place where you meet your self. It’s Borgo Egnazia: it’s nowhere else. The endless expanse of olive groves, located along Puglia’s lush coast is where you will find Borgo Egnazia with its sophisticated rooms in La Corte, suites connected by narrow alleys in the lively Borgo designed to replicate a typical Apulian town and Three-bedroom villas with pool, complemented with five authentic and unique restaurants, eye-opening Beach Club Cala Masciola, championship course San Domenico Golf, surprising and exceptional Vair Spa, kids irresistible Trullaleri Club, two extensive outdoor swimming pools and one indoor, fascinating cooking classes…and the list goes on.
Experience: Explore the region by bike! This is the ideal way to get in a bit of healthy outdoor activity while getting acquainted with the surrounding area. Rent a bike and enjoy a picnic under an ancient olive tree or an almond tree in bloom. Have a lunch at the Beach Club Cala Masciola’s restaurant and enjoy an amazing fresh grilled fish and cocktail, while relaxing on one of the cabanas by the sea.
Eat: Dinner at Da Zio Pietro located in the historical centre of Cisternino, this is a typical butcher’shop with an adjoining small dining room where it is possible to taste a wide selection of roasted meat that you choose yourself from the count. Good local wine and simple side dishes can complete the meal.
DAY 5: More of Puglia
Stay: Masseria San Domenico
Against the backdrop of the blue Mediterranean sky and sea, Masseria San Domenico lies only 500 metres from the Adriatic coast, once a watchtower owned by the Knights of Malta, its whitewashed building stands amidst centenarian olive groves and is where you can find a magnificent outdoor free-form swimming pool, a state-of-the-art Thalassotherapy Spa, San Domenico Mare lovely Beach Club with four rooms “pied dans l’eau”, a classic gourmet restaurant, the pool Grill, Ulivo Bar, two tennis courts, a modern gym and a challenging 18-hole golf course. Stark white stone buildings, housing wonderfully comfortable rooms, are interconnected by a series of arched passageways and spacious, open piazzas. To the south is the Adriatic, viewed over a sea of ancient olive trees; to the north are scenic mountains.
Experience: Spend a day at San Domenico A Mare, the beach reserved exclusively to Masseria San Domenico guests, with a panoramic pontoon on the rocks with easy access to the sea and a corner of white sand overlooking a cove with turquoise and shallow waters. The beach has a restaurant, a bar and an elegant lounge for relaxing. Be sure to enjoy a Prosecco & Crudo !
Eat: Evening at Pescheria du Mari Located right in the center of the tiny town of Savelletri di Fasano, Pescheria due Mari has a contemporary design that poses a striking yet beautiful contrast to the historic church and ocean port that surround it. The family-owned and -operated restaurant is currently run by a father-daughter duo, who work side-by-side, with the father preparing the food and his daughter serving and practising her English. The menu is seafood-only and the speciality is raw fish. Everything on the menu is spectacular but opt for the daily special, which features the freshest fish of the day. The tiny restaurant boasts a small dining room, but the sprawling alfresco terrace is the best place to eat thanks to the beautiful views. A sunset aperitivo here is a must!
Enjoy the sunny beaches!
See full detailed itinerary here: Querido Itinerary: Beach Destinations