Capovaticano Resort Thalasso
What We Love
- Family friendly: kids’ club, outdoor playground and babysitting service
- Thalassotherapy treatments in the super-luxe spa
- Outdoor and indoor heated swimming pools
- Breathtaking views of Stromboli and the Aeolian Islands
What To Know
- WiFi is free
- It’s a 90 minute drive to the nearest airport
- The hotel is closed from November to April
- The property opened in 2011
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Directly opposite the volcanic island of Stromboli, on the rugged, untrammeled coast of Calabria, Capovaticano Resort Thalasso & Spa is a chic health retreat set on a wide stretch of private beach. Amid plunging granite cliffs and turquoise surf, the resort’s striking S-shaped structure and minimalist design are in keeping with the clean lines and colors of the Southern Italian landscape. The 121 rooms are large and airy, with a soothing color scheme (pale greens and blues), private balconies and tons of light. Bathrooms are kitted out in grey slate with egg-shaped sinks and walk-in rainshowers. The focus of the resort is total relaxation of the mind and body; there are a range of Thalassotherapy packages available, most featuring water treatments, massages and body wraps. Book a personal training session, a water aerobics class or relax with a sauna, a Turkish bath or an aromatic shower. In the evening, dine on family-style Calabrian fare at Il Matineo, and follow up with a glass of champagne at Stromboli Beach Bar: the soaring views of the Aeolian Islands set a suitably soothing tone.
In the Area
Part of the resort’s draw is its isolated location. But for those willing to travel there’s a lot to explore in this relatively untouched corner of Italy. Head for Tropea, a fairytale medieval village twenty minutes’ drive from the resort. Here you’ll find winding cobble streets, charming bars and restaurants, and the famous Santa Maria dell’Isola, a Benedictine monastery on a dramatic granite promontory by the fine sand beach. From here, you can organize a cruise to the nearby Aeolian Islands; don’t miss the epically picturesque Panarea a jet set bolthole for the long of limb and high of cheekbone.
How to Get There
Wow!! This place is truly everything we were hoping for and more. From the moment we arrived to the very end of our stay everyone at this resort was so accommodating and went out of their way to make our experience memorable and make us feel at home. The place is gorgeous and our room was beautiful and spotless thanks to Daniela who would work around our daughter sleeping. We have a two year old daughter and traveling with a two year old can be crazy at times but Gioacchino and the staff went out of their way to make her smile and even send our dinner to our room bc she fell asleep early at times. Francesca was a breath of fresh air and so kind she truly felt like a long time friend... the breakfast was amazing and Anna Maria who makes the crepes was amazing, she even made our daughter a pancake one morning after breakfast was over bc she woke up late, I can’t thank her enough... we will definitely stay here again, it is a beautiful resort and we can’t thank the staff enough for making our stay so wonderful including the mini club that kept our daughter entertained and safe!
Disappointed with the restaurant for the evening meals. The buffet was very limited and not particularly good quality. The smarmy manager may appeal to Italians but not necessarily to other cultures. Wines supposedly were not available and they only brought out the most expensive ones expecting you to accept quite happily. However, breakfasts were excellent.
I honestly cannot say enough positive things about this resort. My husband and I were in awe from the moment we walked through the front doors. Immediately, we were greeted by Jack (Director of Food and Beverage), and were escorted on a tour of the whole resort. Jack treats all guests with the utmost respect and is a prime example of what customer service should be. All of the staff were wonderful. Carlo was another example of wonderful customer service, in the restaurant. Very attentive and helpful. Taught us Italian and showed us the best places to visit! We were not initially having the best Italian experience, but this resort completely changed everything for us! We had an amazing time and I can't thank this resort and staff enough! Thank you Capovaticano for the unforgettable memories!
Alexandra and Jason