sea-front hotels with private beaches

9 August 2023
Written by The Italy Insider

Literally jumping from your room into blue sea is something we all dream of and we have some news for you: there is no need to go to the Maldives or the Seychelles, Mauritius or Tahiti. It can be done right here, in Italy. Here are 7 hotels that allow this dream come true:


la foresteria Planeta, sicilia

In Menfi, La Foresteria Planeta is a modern resort with a familiar feel surrounded by acres of countryside, vineyards and olive groves. The fourteen rooms, named after herbs, overlook both the sea and countryside, and are surrounded by a well trimmed garden and swimming pool. This year, the family launched a summery addition to the estate: Insula Beach Club. An oasis sandwiched between the Mediterranean Sea and the scent of pine and reed trees. There’s a lovely open-air kitchen where you can savour sharing dishes and fresh courses with Sicilian flavours. WEBSITE

Insula Beach Club at La Foresteria Planeta


Eco del Mare Night and Day Beach Club, Liguria

Six rooms facing the sea, overlooking one of the most beautiful and elegant beaches of the Gulf of La Spezia, between Lerici and Tellaro; each one different from the other, the furnishing details come from all over the world: an understated elegance. And just below the hotel is the beach, nestled between two wooded headlands, which are the parks of two splendid historic villas. Of course, there is also an excellent restaurant at a stone’s throw from the shore, where you can enjoy a simple but refined cuisine with the use of fresh, seasonal products. Eco del mare, this is the name of the beach, and it’s a unique place where nature, culture, elegance and discretion come together. WEBSITE


Mare Pineta Resort, milano marittima, emilia romagna

Located in Milano Marittima, Emilia Romagna, Mare Pineta Resort was the first Grand Hotel of the area. It recently underwent renovations in which a new, three level block was inaugurated with sixteen new rooms and suites and a restaurant designed by architect Piero Lissoni. There’s an exclusive, 15m2 beach club for guests with sun loungers, gazebos, an excellent restaurant and a lounge where you can savour refreshing cocktails and non alcoholic drinks. There’s also a space for children to play. WEBSITE

Mare Pineta Resort


7 pines, baja sardinia, sardegna

Immersed in the natural landscape of Baja Sardinia, surrounded by hectares of gardens that will lead you to uncontaminated beaches. 7 Pines resort offers three traditional restaurants and bars, each of them with a breathtaking view of the panorama and a traditional culinary experience. Thanks to the location of the relais, you will immediately feel in harmony with the turquoise sea and natural rocky panorama, creating an absolutely relaxing atmosphere. WEBSITE

7Pines Resort


Lanthia Resort, Sardegna

Located in the midst of Sardegna’s wildest nature, among centuries old oak trees and azure coloured waters: Lanthia Resort is located along the Oligastra Coastline. A simple, cosy resort whose heart and core revolves around enhancing the island. From the exposed granite of the hotel façade to the finely embroidered linens to the restaurant, with exquisite cuisine that uses only locally sourced ingredients. Among the many adventurous experiences you can venture into whilst staying at Lanthia Resort, simply enjoying the secluded setting of the beach club is one of them. A long stretch of lightly granulated sand that overlooks the Gulf of Orosei makes an idyllic afternoon well spent – and wait and see what happens at sunset. WEBSITE


Borgo Sant’Andrea, Campania

The hotel overlooks the Conca dei Marini, not far from the center of Amalfi. Twenty-nine rooms, sixteen suites, panoramic terraces and gardens have been carefully designed as an ode to the coast, through its colours, art and use of Italian craftsmanship in the decor. The outdoor mediterranean style garden is filled with pomegranates, olive trees, myrtles and centuries-old plants and it’s a beautiful, calming space to walk around or read a book. There’s a private beach on the rocky spur, an exclusive beach club, a spa and three restaurants from quick snacks to traditional dishes and fine dining. WEBSITE

Beach club at Borgo Sant’Andrea. Ph. Credits Adrian Gaut


Villa sant’andrea, taormina, sicilia

Located in the romantic Bay of Mazzarò in Sicily, surrounded by a beautiful subtropical garden we find Villa Sant’Andrea. The villa was built by an aristocratic family in 1919 and still today it withholds its authentic charm. Elegant design, refined artworks and pure materials emphasise the beauty of the suites in which you’ll wake up to a mesmerising view of the sea. Spend your day lounging by the pool or bring a deck of cards and enjoy the exclusivity of the private beach club. In the evening you can always book a table at La Brizza, savouring Sicilian cuisine on water’s edge. WEBSITE

Brizza at Villa Sant’Andrea. Ph. Courtesy of Belmond


Masseria Torre Coccaro, puglia

In the beauty of the Apulian countryside we find Masseria Torre Coccaro a magical place with an authentic place that will lead you to an oasis of tranquility. Masseria Torre Coccaro offers its guests a rural yet chic experience surrounded by all the comforts of a hotel. From dreamy SPA located in natural caves to the exclusive beach club, the Masseria has a wide range of activities that will make your stay unique. WEBSITE

Fresh fish at Masseria Torre Coccaro beach club
Masseria Torre Coccaro beach club


Santavenere, maratea, Basilicata

Basilicata is one of those destinations that hasn’t been completely engulfed by tourism (yet!) a part from Matera. Maratea, on the other hand, is a smaller village equally as charming – set along on the coastline amongst cultural gems and pristine beaches. Santavenere is precisely this; a hotel enriched by the scents of blueberry, broom and sage with crystal coloured waters in the backdrop. A sense of peace and seclusion that can also be lived at the beach club, or should we say, sun loungers dotted along the rocks for the ultimate escape. WEBSITE

Santavenere di Maratea


hotel pitrizza, Sardegna

A secluded oasis nestled along the emerald coastline of Porto Cervo. It comes to no surprise this part of Sardegna is named Costa Smeralda. Hotel Pitrizza, due to enter the Cheval Blanc portfolio in 2025, preserves the structure of traditional Sardinian stazzi with a collection of rooms that have both a private patio and face out onto the sea. Here there’s a small, private beach club for those sleeping at the hotel nestled within a private bay. Watch how many yachts you’ll see sailing by as you sip a refreshing drink under the mediterranean sunshine. WEBSITE

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