Striking the perfect balance of seclusion without solitude, Monastero Santa Rosa allows guests to determine the tone of their stay, whether they’re looking to disappear for an intimate getaway or gather with the group and make new acquaintances. It’s hard to imagine that the generous grounds, filled with four levels of gardens, lush landscaping, plentiful lounge chairs, and canopied daybeds, serve just 20 rooms and suites. Where most boutique properties might only offer in-room massages, Monastero Santa Rosa hosts a fully equipped spa to rival any major city spa, offering not just treatment rooms, but large-scale amenities that include a sauna, steam, mosaic-tiled experience shower, hydro pool, and tepidarium.
Guests are welcome to feel a part of the scene at the library and bar. Engage in a game of chess or cards or read while sipping a martini in the modern cocktail area. Relax down by the pool or discover the resort’s secret gardens, quiet sun decks, and indoor relaxation areas. Get the best of both worlds by making your stay as energizing or relaxed as you wish, by selecting different spaces to suit your mood at any time.
Enter a sanctuary evoking a lost time. The spiritual enchantment of the transformed monastery remains ever present in the luxuriously converted 20 rooms and suites, each named for an herb that the nuns would have used in making their medicines from the Monastero Santa Rosa garden. Vaulted ceilings and the primary structure of the nuns’ rooms and refectory have been preserved and linked together with ensuites to create sumptuous bedrooms, each with a spellbinding sea view stretching from the Conca dei Marini’s fishing harbor below to Amalfi beyond. A local Neopolitan designer has collaborated with the owner to create an elegant ambiance graced by timeless Italian antiques. Every conceivable lavish amenity and comfort abound. But the focus remains the vistas. From this distinct vantage perch, the dazzling coast and Gulf of Salerno is revealed, framed through windows and balconies facing the sea. Each room still exudes the sense of tranquility where a nun once stayed—a totally private and intimate retreat bathed in the angelic sunlight of the Amalfi Coast. The suites represent an authentic Italian residential experience. Each suite has been individually designed with furniture hand picked by the owner, Bianca, throughout her travels in Italy. One-of-a-kind antiques accent the suites while historical black and white photographs taken before the renovation don the walls evoking the spiritual past. The suites vary in size with each space completely unique—some with elegant living and dining rooms as well as terraces swathed in bougainvillea lingering over the Gulf of Salerno and the enchanting Conca dei Marini fishing village.