Laqua: much more than just a boutique hotel
In the heart of Italy’s Sorrentian peninsula, abutting the celebrated Amalfi Coast, owners Cinzia and Antonino Cannavacciuolo proudly welcome you to their charming little haven by the sea: welcome to Laqua Charme & Boutique. Not too far from Italy’s top vacation destinations including Naples, Capri and Ischia, Laqua’s location on Meta di Sorrento is intimate, serene and satisfying. This contemporary boutique hotel offers stunning ocean views and reflects the relaxed Italian atmosphere of Italy with a focus on the Chinese art of Feng Shui in concept and style.
Boasting just six comfortably proportioned rooms, Guests of Laqua enjoy all the amenities of a five-star boutique hotel and the personalized concierge-style attention of a lavish private getaway. Neutral palettes of greens, browns and creams create a comfortable space completed by details such as pristine bathrooms, large screen televisions and a minibar. Soothing lights and fragrances are used for a calming atmosphere. A terrace punctuates the space off each room, while an infinity pool seamlessly blends the view between the hotel and the sea. Two of the rooms are triple rooms, perfect for those with young children.
Focusing on the Chinese art of Feng Shui, each room is relaxing and welcoming with a touch of contemporary elegance. The classic room with a sea view has twin beds together, featuring a private plunge pool at the end of the terrace, accessible through the floor to ceiling patio doors; the partial views from the room over the Sorrento Sea are stunning. The metal free beds encourage a deep sleep, while the feng shui arrangement and natural materials such as the large drift wood bedheads calm the mind. The private bathrooms are spacious and feature a glass walled shower unit. In the deluxe room or the triple room, wake up to full views of the Sorrento sea or relax on your own decking by your own plunge pool. The rooms have small seating areas inside and chairs for admiring the view outside on the decking with large candles for atmospheric evening lightings and Flat-screen TVs fitted to the walls. The bathrooms are modern with spacious shower units.
Fill up on a healthy breakfast each morning in the convivial Laqua Charme & Boutique breakfast room or choose for your breakfast to be brought to your terrace. Choose from local products such as Neapolitan coffee and fruit, yoghurts, bread, hams, cheeses, cereals, fruit juices and hot drinks. Traditional and local food from the Sorrento area is exciting and the Laqua Charme & Boutique concierge will happily recommend the best restaurants for you tastes. Enjoy light snacks on your terrace at any time and options for a romantic and private evening or enjoy a candlelit dinner in one of the local Michelin starred restaurants.
Wellness at Laqua Charme & Boutique is as well-thought out and unique as the hotel’s design. In addition to personalized wellness areas within each room, the hotel boasts an intimate retreat-within-a retreat where Guests benefit from the luxury of an indoor heated pool, sauna and tropical rain shower. The indoor heated Spa tub is perfect to unwind in, with coloured mood lighting on the ceiling above, relax in the warmth of the 34°C pool and then sweat it out in the sauna. Next to the pool is the sensory shower, set into the wall red and blue tonal lights above and a large tropical rain shower head. There is also the outside pool, perfect for the warmer weather and enjoying the stunning ocean view.
The hotel’s wellness center is private and personal. Spa-style therapies are heavily influenced by the Indian arts of Ayurveda and guests are encouraged to book the treatment that suits their needs. Treat yourself to a manicure or pedicure or completely relax and unwind with a facial, massage or body treatment. The thalassotherapy is also available, where its core objective is to boost the whole well-being of both your body and soul.
For those wanting a bit more action, Laqua Charme & Boutique offers boat hire and yacht charters for half or full days, with the added opportunity of photo shoot whilst exploring the impressive Italian coastlines. The on board photo shoot is the ultimate memento of your serene Italian getaway. For the most adventurous, there is the option to go scuba diving. Guests can take a course on the Sorrento coast or in Capri or take night or day dives to explore the underwater world. Located in the town of Meta, Laqua Charme & Boutique is perfectly situated for a quiet and relaxing vacation. Meta is a seaside town with sandy beaches 3,8 km from Sorrento, an ideal location within easy reach of the many attractions of the Sorrento Peninsula. The Sorrento peninsula is one of the most celebrated destinations on earth, once seen never forgotten. Visits and excursions include Pompeii and Herculaneum, the islands of Ischia and Capri, Positano, Amalfi, Ravello and many more less well-known and still unspoilt places.
History, culture, art, agriculture, food and wine and just plain Italian simpatia weave a magic spell on travelers who over the centuries have continued to fall in love with this enchanted place, the amazing landscapes, lush vegetation and richly productive earth as well as the sunny disposition of its inhabitants. Lovers of good, genuine food will flock to taste the fruits of this magnificent land and meet the fine craftsmen who encourage respect for natural productive cycles. It is practically impossible to resist their oil, wine, limoncello, walnuts, desserts such as the tangy, sweet delizia al limone, the pasta from Gragnano, dairy products from Agerola, sausage and pork salami with orange zest from Vico Equense, burrini and little cheeses called Caciottini, goat’s cheese caprignetti and the world-renowned Provolone del Monaco DOP. Laqua Charme & Boutique’s location is perfect for half day trips to the nearby town of Sorrento or full day trips to Capri, Ischia, Amalfi Coast, Ravello, Pompeii and Herculaneum. If you want something completely different to the usual holiday itineraries, get involved with the fishing locals and try your hand with those who know best. Laqua Charme & Boutique is just 48 km from Naples International airport.
In April, May and early June, southern Italy is at its best, the weather is generally pleasant and flowers are in bloom. Easter is a busy time for most tourist destinations. In May the ocean water is warm enough for swimming and beaches are uncrowded. Temperatures can be torrid in summer. The archaeological sites swarm with visitors and the islands and Amalfi Coast resorts are crowded. If you seek a beach, keep in mind that during August all of Italy flocks to the shores. From late September through early November you’ll find gentle, warm weather and acres of beach space; swimming temperatures last through October. Watch the clock, however, as the days get shorter. At most archaeological sites you’re rounded up two hours before sunset but by then most crowds have departed, so afternoon is still a good time to see Pompeii and Herculaneum. Early winter is relatively mild but later in the season cold fronts can arrive and stay for days. In resort destinations, many hotels, restaurants and other facilities close from November until around Easter.
Laqua Charme & Boutique is so much more than just a boutique hotel, it is an authentic experience: regeneration for the senses, the essence of sheer relaxation. Lastly let Laqua Charme & Boutique be your Home from Home at Meta di Sorrento, high above the sapphire seas and grotto studded cliffs, year-round sun, breathtaking views and sunsets to fall in love by.