This five-star hotel sits on its own promontory above a pretty bay, amidst acres of private pine forest criss-crossed with jogging tracks, and built around a 16th century tower. A shuttle service runs to and from the village of Lacco Ameno but, in reality, who wants to do anything but just soak up the sun and those incredible views? Idle away days by the sea or alongside the heated seawater pool which, thanks to its position, has 180-degree views of the bay.
Food at the Mezzatorre is a gastronomic experience, combining the best of the sea with produce from the island’s lush green interior. Neapolitan and Mediterranean influences dominate the dinner menu at a choice of two restaurants, one more formal, the other more casual.
For the ultimate romantic treat, book one of two private tables, down by the seafront or on the tower’s terrace
Ischia, 2 hours transfer from Naples International Airport
2 restaurants, 3 bars. Health and beauty centre with gym and tennis court. 3 indoor pools and 1 outdoor pool