The 10 Best Luxury Beach Hotels in Liguria

Find the 10 Best Luxury Beach Hotels in Liguria right here. Liguria is known for it’s natural beauty, including long stretch of beaches, impressive cliffs plunging into the sea, and magnificent national parks, Liguria is one of the most popular destinations for vacationers, and its sea-driven cuisine attracts chefs and foodies from around the world. This stretch of stunning coastline is the Italian Riviera, and it includes spots such as the Genoa, Sanremo, Portofino, and the Cinque Terre. Each offers visitors a unique Ligurian experience.

Liguria offers a variety of activities, from simply enjoying the charming villages, to hiking and exploring the mountainous woods, to water sports and fishing. Brilliantly fusing lux with charm, rustic natural views with five-star accommodations, and cosmopolitan vibes with small-town comfort, this region offers a bit of everything. With cities to enjoy such as Imperia, La Spezia, Savona, and the region’s capital Genoa, as well as popular destinations such as Portovenere, legendary Cinque Terre, and the island of Palmaria, Liguria sets the stage for the perfect Italian getaway with its atmosphere of romance, adventure, and escape. Find all of the best beaches of Italy here, or visit us at Pinterest.

Lugaria Weather – When to Visit

With the mildest of climates, tourists visit Liguria at all times of the year, but November and February can be wet and are best avoided. There are things to do all year round: from fascinating museums and fabulous palaces to visit, to beaches and wild mountain countryside to explore.

The high-season that runs from May to September and the coast can get very busy, especially at weekends. It is hot in Liguria in summer and it is not the best time to explore Genoa. It is essentially a beach experience in this season but it is also a beautiful period to spend time in the mountains, which are degrees cooler than the coast. August can be disappointing for visiting Genoa, as many restaurants close for the entire month and the city can be uncharacteristically empty.

In winter, when the air is clear and the views are at their best, it is a joy to walk along the Cinque Terre path in peace and gaze out across the sea to Corsica. Spring and autumn are best for sightseeing and any kind of sporting activity that doesn’t involve cooling off in the sea.

Best Lugaria Area Beaches

Camogli Beach, Liguria Italy, The 10 Best Luxury Beach Hotels in Liguria, best time to visit Liguria, best Liguria tours & Activities, best Liguria hotels, best Liguria restaurants, best Liguria bars
Camogli Beach

Camogli Beach has a gentle descent into the water with a flat bottom without stones. Everything is at your service at this beach, as well as convenient changing booths, toilets and rental points where you can rent all necessary sports or water equipment. In this amazing place you can enjoy wonderful picturesque views, plunge into the atmosphere of complete relaxation and tranquility, see a lot of new and interesting things.

Balzi Rossi Beach, Liguria Italy, The 10 Best Luxury Beach Hotels in Liguria, best time to visit Liguria, best Liguria tours & Activities, best Liguria hotels, best Liguria restaurants, best Liguria bars
Balzi Rossi Beach

The beach has both a public and a private part, a place beloved by artists and celebrities where you can take advantage of services of excellence. In addition to its crystal clear waters and beautiful vegetation that frames the location, the beach of Balzi Rossi also offers remarkable archaeological shows with rocks that create suggestive scenery. Do not miss the sunset, with warm colors that are reflective on the rocks and the sea for games of light to take your breath away.

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Calandre Beach, Liguria Italy, The 10 Best Luxury Beach Hotels in Liguria, best time to visit Liguria, best Liguria tours & Activities, best Liguria hotels, best Liguria restaurants, best Liguria bars
Calandre Beach

The Calandre beach is also called the “golden sands” for its sandy bottom and for the wide presence of free beach. If you are looking for a few moments to relax away from the hustle and bustle the advice is to go to the Calandre during the week and avoid the weekend when the beach gets quite crowded.

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Sant'ampeglio Beach, Liguria Italy, The 10 Best Luxury Beach Hotels in Liguria, best time to visit Liguria, best Liguria tours & Activities, best Liguria hotels, best Liguria restaurants, best Liguria bars
Sant’ampeglio Beach

Comfortable and close to the city center and the historic village, here you can find spotless water and a beach that is hardly crowded. It is a real hidden gem where, mostly, they are the people of the place who usually go there with the whole family! The rocks and small coves create natural pools perfect for children.

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Caletta del Gabbiano Beach, Liguria Italy, The 10 Best Luxury Beach Hotels in Liguria, best time to visit Liguria, best Liguria tours & Activities, best Liguria hotels, best Liguria restaurants, best Liguria bars
Caletta del Gabbiano Beach

It’s rocky conformation is not a comfortable beach and suitable for those who want to bring children and families but it is a perfect place for intimacy and a few moments of relaxation during the day. It is one of the cleanest stretches of water of the Italian Riviera West beaches with its crystal clear waters. At sunset The cove of the seagull becomes a real spectacle for aperitifs at sunset with friends or for a romantic date.

Best Liguria Tours & Activities

Cinque Terre Half Day Kayak Trip from Monterosso

Explore the waters of the Italian Riviera on this 3-hour kayaking trip along the Cinque Terre coastline. Departing from Monterosso, paddle alongside an expert guide, passing hidden coves, rugged cliffs and the bright, pastel hues of the five villages. Pause to stretch out on the beach or cool off with a swim before continuing on your journey. For an evening adventure, choose the sunset option with a stop in a cove for wine and snacks. Numbers are limited to twelve, with all skill levels welcome. Book your Cinque Terre Half Day Kayak Trip Here.

Visit and snorkeling in the Cinque Terre Bay

During the day there are several excursions, in search of distant and forgotten worlds, discovering hidden corners of Liguria, and the thousand colors that the sun creates inside the sea caves. We will provide snorkeling masks so that you can fully enjoy this experience. Book your Snorkeling and Visit to Cinque Terre Bay Here.

Exclusive Cinque Terre Private Day Trip from Florence

Experience one of Italy’s most photogenic UNESCO World Heritage Sites the easy way on an all-inclusive Cinque Terre day trip from Florence. Relax and enjoy the views as a driver takes you to the Ligurian Coast, where you’ll get assistance visiting for the five colorful seaside villages by train and by boat, traveling just like the locals do. Indulge in the flavors of Liguria, too, with included lunch and a wine tasting in Monterosso. Book your Exclusive Cinque Terre Private Day Trip from Florence Here.

Secret Gulf of Poets and Cinque Terre by Sea

See the Gulf of Poets and the Cinque Terre minus the crowds in one relaxing half-day boat trip from La Spezia. Ideal if you’re short on time, this boat ride visits a secluded swim spot that’s inaccessible by foot, and includes time at sea on an inflatable lounger to admire the shores without jostling for space. You’ll also stop at Monterosso al Mare to experience a Cinque Terre village up close. Book your Secret Gulf of Poets and Cinque Terre by Sea Here.

3-Hour Rome Piazzas Private Walking Tour

Rome’s lively piazzas are the heart of Roman life and home to some of the city’s most magnificent architecture. On this private 3-hour walking tour, admire the famous Fountain of the Four Rivers and Fountain of Neptune in Piazza Navona, climb the Spanish Steps in Piazza di Spagna, and stroll around Piazza del Popolo and Piazza Venezia. Hotel pickup is included. Book your 3-Hour Rome Piazzas Private Walking Tour Here.

Best Liguria Restaurants

Langosteria – Paraggi

This gem is located on one of Liguria’s most exclusive beaches, situated between Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure. Langosteria Paraggi boasts flawless service coupled with a menu that changes weekly. The specialty here is raw seafood, but the menu offers several other fish preparations. Telephone: 39 0185 046284 Web: Langosteria – Paraggi

Eco del Mare – Lerici

One of Liguria’s most evocative places, Eco del Mare is discreetly nestled into a private bay between Lerici and Tellaro. The long, panoramic flight of steps that descends to the beach recalls a pathway to a small paradise. Book a sunset dinner here for an unbelievably romantic evening. Telephone: 39 0187 968609 Web: Eco del Mare – Lerici

Torre Aurora – Monterosso

This thousand-year-old structure overlooks the Gulf of Monterosso on one side, and the other four towns of the Cinque Terre on the other. Today, as it has been over the centuries, the tower offers a breathtaking view – the perfect spot to sip excellent cocktails and sample revisited takes on Ligurian classics. Telephone: 39 366 1453702 Web: Torre Aurora – Monterosso

L’Arenella – Zoagli

Reachable only on foot via the promenade along the rocks of Zoagli, a small village in Tigullio located around Genoa, Arenella beach is as small as it is delightful. The same-named restaurant has a few tables atop a terrace set in the rocks. Telephone: 39 3394 434114 Web: L’Arenella – Zoagli

Bagni Medusa – Sant’Ilario, Genoa

The historic Bagni Medusa is close to Sant’Ilario, a popular village in the comune of Geona. In addition to having an incredible natural “swimming pool,” Bagni Medusa also boasts an excellent restaurant that also serves up a stellar version of spaghetti with clam sauce. Telephone: 39 0103 728113 Web: Bagni Medusa – Sant’Ilario, Genoa

Best Liguria Bars

Clipper Caffe

Address: Via Pietro Paleocapa 32/r, 17100 Savona Italy Telephone: 39 019 811820 Web: Clipper Caffe

Tosca Bar

Address: Via Galata 108 R, 16121, Genoa Italy Telephone: 39 340 546 2672 Web: Tosca Bar

The Queen Pub

Address: Via Natale Gallino 42, 16164, Genoa Italy Telephone: 39 333 236 7640 Web: The Queen Pub

Le Vernissage

Address: Salita Al Castello 8, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure Italy Telephone: 39 349 220 5846 Web: Le Vernissage

Oblivion Bar

Address: Via Torre d’Ere 1 Torre del Mare, 17028 Bergeggi Italy Telephone: 39 348 552 1720 Web: Oblivion Bar

The 10 Best Luxury Beach Hotels in Liguria

20 Comments

  1. Brooke

    Having read a few of your articles I am starting to realize the amount of spots you can visit when going to Italy. When you think of Italy you think of Rome, Naples ect. I so appreciate you expanding my mind and diving into all these really cute little spots to travel!

    When you mentioned sea-driven cuisine I was instantly interested. A big reason for me traveling to Italy would be to experience the food, so I want a spot that will really highlight that for me. 

    Camogli Beach looks to be my favorite out of the beaches you explained.

    Thanks!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Any sea driven cuisine is the best in my book 🙂  You cannot go wrong in Italy.  I am glad you enjoyed your visit to the 10 best luxury beach hotels in Liguria.

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  2. Enrique

    I don’t usually look for luxury when booking a vacation, but when I read the words “archaeology” and “architecture”, I thought I might make an exception. I love archaeology, pyramids, and the like, as well as admiring the architecture of different cities.

    Out of the places you mentioned, the one that interests me the most is Balzi Rossi Beach.

    Now, let me ask you something. I know it depends on several factors, but what is a realistic budget for a one-week trip to Liguria? Just hotels, meals, and activities. I know the flight price will depend on my point of origin.

    Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to your reply.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Boy, even a budget would be hard to gauge.  If you email some dates to leahraearend@gmail.com, it would be easier to give you a budget.  Hotel rates and airfare really depend on when you want to visit.  Rates can fluctuate a lot.  I look forward to hearing from you, and I can put something together for you.

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  3. Paolo

    Mamma mia! Liguria is beautiful! The first beach I want to visit is Camogli Beach. I am a photographer, and I want to take my drone for some shots over there. The video you embedded in your post has given me several ideas of shots that haven’t been taken and would generate breathtaking results. Overall, I started to plan my journey there. I am excited, to say the least!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Perfect pick!  Camogli Beach is the best beach in the area in my opinion.  Thanks for stopping by Paolo and taking the time to leave me comments.

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  4. only1hugh

    I visited Italy very briefly when I was younger and always wanted to go back. The old world intertwined with the new and contemporary is most attractive. I would enjoy exploring cities such as Imperia, Florence, Savona, and the capital Genoa. I could get lost in all the art, architecture, boat trip to La Spezia to do snorkeling and to swim and eat at the natural pool in Bagni Medusa. With all that there is to do and a fair $146/night at the Melia Genova Liguria certainly has caught my attention. 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Great, prices are really not too bad for a hotel that is above par.   Glad you enjoyed your digital visit to the 10 best luxury beach hotels in Liguria.

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  5. Daniel Tshiyole

    I have never heard of Liguria.  I had to look it up to see that it is part of Italy.  I have been looking for a romantic destination for me and my partner.  This looks like just the perfect place for us. Definitely a visit to Camogli Beach is in order.  It looks amazing.  Also the Grand Hotel Del Mar…amazing!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Glad you enjoyed your digital visit to Liguria Italy.  I know that you and your partner would have an amazing time.  Please let me know if you need any additional information.

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  6. JulijanaM

    I already said, Italy is a great destination. Already visited some really cool places, and fell in love with Taormina long time ago. I have never been to Lugaria, and it seems very nice as all other Italian cost beautiful places. My friend visited Cinque Terre and according to her, this is the most beautiful place in Lugaria. I see now this recommendation, wonderful!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes, Cinque Terre is the most beautiful place in Liguria, agreed!  Thanks for visiting the 10 best Luxury Beach Hotels in Liguria.

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  7. Johnny

    Nice job! Was wondering were to travel after this Pandemic times. Did not know Liguria even existed!!! Thanks for informing about Liguria offerings on activities ,as  enjoying the charming villages, hiking and exploring the mountainous woods, to water sports and fishing. Besides, Images selected are excellent!

    Will take a closer look to this place!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Great Johnny, glad you enjoyed.  Thanks for visiting beach travel destinations.

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  8. Cynthia

    Italy is on my bucket list, as I’ve heard it’s wonderful there!  I would love to visit Liguria and take advantage of the beautiful historic sights there, as well as the beaches.  Camogli Beach would be a day trip for me so I can enjoy the activities and excitement of a busy beach!  Sant’ampeglio Beach is a must so I can be close to the historic village (which I would visit the same day!).  I’ll wrap it up with a 3-Hour Rome Piazzas Private Walking Tour!  Thank you for posting!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are welcome Cynthia! Italy is just one of those places that has it all, beauty, wonderful beaches, history, culture, and of course the food LOL  Cannot go wrong visiting Italy.

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  9. LineCowley

    Hi there, although I live in Italy, I have only once been to Cinque Terre, but never to Genoa or the surrounding beaches. Cinque Terre is very beautiful and well worth a visit, but prepare yourself that it is very expensive compared with many other areas of Italy. We did do some lovely walks along the cliff tops, following a mountain track between the villages. 

    I would like to return to Liguria and explore the area more, as there is loads to see and do. 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes, Cinque Terre is expensive but so worth it for sure.  You are very lucky to live in Italy!  A very beautiful and amazing place!

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  10. Matiss

    Haha, great food? Say no more. I’m down. Haha. No, but seriously. Whenever I travel tasting the local food and cuisine is one of my favorite things to do. You can find so many awesome foods and new tastes. I mean, there have been numerous times when I’ve taken a recipe leaflet back with me.

    It looks like a really great place to visit. Plus, Italy is definitely not that far from where I live. 

    Since I have two children and I don’t really like overcrowded places, the Sant’ampeglio Beach sounds amazing. I bet my girls would love those natural pools. Kayaking on Riviera also sounds wonderful. 🙂 Thank you for sharing. 🙂

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I agree!  I love the culture, the food, history, everything.  Liguira has it all!  Glad you enjoyed Matiss.

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