Italian adventures are calling.
Perched on the edge of the stunning Amalfi Coast, the beautiful 19th century family-owned Hotel Santa Caterina is set to reopen for the 2020 season on 27 March
Overlooking the bay of Naples and offering guests panoramic views of the iconic sweeping azure-blue UNESCO World Heritage Site, this property is focusing on stays with a mindful edge for the year ahead, with a range of wellness-related activities to try.
For those wishing to be part of the Blue Mindfulness movement, this is just the place. Inspired by the book, ‘Blue Mind’ by Wallace J Nichols, Blue Mindfulness is the idea of harnessing the power of being in, on, or near water – to soothe and calm, improving physical and mental health, coupled with a growing desire to respect and protect our oceans.
Aside from the glorious, seemingly never-ending blue sea view, guests benefit from exclusive, direct access to the sea via private elevator, a true rarity for hotels in the area.
Inside the hotel, hotel guests can enjoy a world class spa, and re-establish natural balance with a range of luxurious face and body treatments using the essences of local Mediterranean herbs and citrus fruits. This includes the famous ‘Sfusato d’Amalfi”, the large, fragrant lemons that grow upon the cliff faces of the Amalfi coast.
The hotel’s signature massage, “Amalfi Gold” relaxes guests with an energising and rejuvenating treatment which uses the lemon oil which leaves skin smooth and purified, following the stimulation of Chakra energy.
As well as the pampering, yoga classes are offered daily to encourage guests to incorporate stretching and flexibility into their daily schedule. The usual studio scenery is swapped the incredible beauty of the Amalfi coast.
Mindfulness is also aided by the option of gentle strolls through the beautiful local towns of Amalfi, Positano and Ravello.
It’s also encouraged to visit the nearby ancient Greek ruins of Paesturm, where curious minds can learn about the history of the Roman empire through treasured archaeological sites.