It’s all nectarine, lemon and blush pink luxury villas lined up along a sparkling harbour where the biggest super yachts in the Med are moored, on holidays to Portofino. There’s sublime solitude of the swanky kind at this mere speck of a fishing village on the Ligurian coast where the jet set crowd have been arriving by private boat since the 1960s to be seen and to shop atop the tip of a perfect peninsula on the Italian Riviera.
We love going up into the mountains to visit the old working olive mills and hopping over the water to almost equally attractive Portovenere, but really, the most dazzling highlight is the Belmond Hotel Splendido, home to the only swimming pool in town. To match its illustrious surrounds, that infinity saltwater pool is heated to the perfect temperature, lined with oversized daybeds and almost leans over into the Mediterannean Sea. You’ll soon catch on to expect nothing but the best on Portofino holidays. There are cocktails on the white-washed roof terrace of Portofino lighthouse, the option to borrow Hotel Splendido’s 36 foot boat for a sunset cruise and the indulgent realisation that all your taxi rides will be taken in a shiny white state-of-the-art Audi Q7. Follow the scent of honeysuckle down to the pint sized Piazzetta for a lobster lunch, dip in and out of designer boutiques on Via Roma or jump on a boat to the fairytale cliff-hugging fishing villages of Cinque Terre.
Whether you want the sweet luxury of idleness on a sun-kissed terrace or fancy cruising by boat around the Ligurian coast, call in store to see us and we’ll help craft your perfect Portofino holiday.