Concierge.com's insider take:
No wonder this five-star hotel has attracted the likes of Frank Sinatra, Richard Burton, and Ivana Trump. Nestled in the pine and olive groves above the bay of Fiumicello, the Santavenere is a gorgeous light- and plant-filled retreat (red and pink bougainvillea frame guest room windows). There are bars both by the swimming pool and on the rocky private beach. The house spa, Le Terme, offers Turkish baths and shiatsu massage.