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We stayed at Buca Di Bacco for our entire honeymoon stay and it couldn't have been nicer. The hotel is much larger than it appears, yet it has a very personal feel. The rooms (we had 2 different ones) have ocean view and are impeccably clean. The hotel staff were fantastic and very helpful. Worth a mention is the bartender in the evening who makes wonderful drinks and has a great sense of humor, and our morning breakfast server. He makes the best coffee drinks and has a lot of local knowledge. He often would share a tidbit about a restaurant or activity. At first we were weary of him, but our biggest regret of the trip was not taking him up on his offers or suggestions earlier.The beach is a quick walk from the hotel and Bucca has a very nice "bar" which you can get just about anything to eat and drink.
The hotels restaurant was also very good and well priced compared to some others nearby. The thing I particularly enjoyed was that the kitchen was in plain view and during the day you can watch them prepare that nights meal.On the whole we were very impressed with everything , and they do offer a lot compared to some other hotels in the area.Highlights of the trip would have to be the endless exploring to be had in the area. AKA the Amalfi Coast. The water was warm and the beach was clean. And when you got enough sun there were endless alleys to duck into and little galleries, pottery store and shops. One of our favorite things to do was to make our own lunch. We would stop in a couple of the specialty food shops there, grab a bottle of wine, and one (or two) of the great Italian desserts, and find a nice cool spot and enjoy an inexpensive but wonderful lunch.
We found the food all over Positano to be very good, but two places where exceptional for dinner. The terrace at Hotel Al Palazzo Murat was one of the most elegant evenings we had. Every course was sensational, and the service was as well. Our other favorite was our last evening in Positano. Our breakfast waiter suggested Ristorante Il Ritrovo. This place is family owned and delicious. The freshly harvested tomato's are hanging all over the place, and we looked around back and a local fisherman was delivering the days catch. This place is at the very top of Positano and requires a cab or bus ride. The food and service and views of Positano were amazing!
We did manage to get around just fine without a car, cabs, buses, and ferries are numerous. And given the treacherous roads I would advise leaving the driving to the locals. Positano is a great spot, and one we will definitely return too.
From journal Honeymoon in Positano, Italy