The Jetsetter rate includes daily buffet breakfast
Free shuttle to/from Bagno Alleluja beach club
Dirty martinis in the glam cocktail bar overlooking the bay of Punta Ala
Tons of books to flip through in the library
A small by-appointment spa for a jetlag-busting massage
What To Know
A city tax of approximately $3 per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
It's well worth renting a car to explore the surrounding countryside
The Massa Marittima region in southern Tuscany is dotted with mineral springs and medieval towns
Mosquitoes are quite prevalent in the area due to the proximity of the marina
Parking on site
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Hillside retreat overlooking the bay of Punta Ala in southern Tuscany, with a glam private beach club
The petite Baglioni Hotel Cala del Porto (Relais & Chateaux) retreat is set on a pine tree–studded hillside overlooking the bay of Punta Ala, in southern Tuscany. The imposing lobby is drenched in sunlight, and the public areas are strewn with antiques and huge framed images of Hollywood stars. With its own stretch of private beach and a restaurant that looks out at the marina, this five-star property so oozes traditional Tuscan glamour that you expect to find Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor sipping a whiskey sour on the terrace.
Bed and Bath
The 38 guestrooms combine bright and breezy decor (pastels, striped wallpaper, black-and-white photos of the coast) with traditional Tuscan flourishes (dark wood furniture, antiques). Most of the rooms come with balconies that look out across the sea toward the island of Elba; on a clear day you can see all the way to Corsica. The contemporary bathrooms feature twin sinks and signature Relais & Chateaux toiletries.
Most guests enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner on the terrace at the Belvedere restaurant, which overlooks the outdoor pool, the hotel's magnificent gardens and Punta Ala's bustling marina. It serves light Mediterranean dishes flavored with herbs grown in the hotel's own garden, and it has an impressive list of local wines. There's a small alfresco gym by the pool equipped with a multitrainer and a treadmill. The private Bagno Alleluja beach club, dotted with pagoda-shaped cabanas, is a mile away, but the property runs a free shuttle service.
In the Area
Punta Ala's marina is lined with designer boutiques, bars and restaurants and attracts wealthy Italians throughout the summer. Head to Restauranr La Vela to feast on fabulous Tuscan dishes. Close by is Enteco Ristoro Molo G, which serves magnums of champagne. Just 10 miles away, the ancient seaside town of Castiglione della Pescaia is now a modern city that has grown around a medieval fortress. The area is packed with shops and lovely restaurants such as Il Granaio, on Via Celso Camaiori; it is highly recommended for its seafood dishes and stunning garden. Or, for a more quiet and sheltered dining experience, visit La Vela's outdoor panoramic bar overlooking the spectacular terrace. This sophisticated restaurant embraces fish and meat specialty dishes from Mediterranean and Tuscan cuisine.