In Positano, check into the Villa Rosa Positano (doubles from $221) for wide ocean vistas from a sprawling, 12-room, whitewashed house. Book a room on one of the top floors - the higher the better - to ensure unobstructed views.
The lofty rooms at the 19th-century Villa Lara (doubles from $175), perched on a terraced hillside, have sweeping views of the area's tiled roofs. The friendly staff here sets the seven-room B&B apart.
For away-from-it-all privacy, try Al Borgo Torello (doubles from $104), in the small medieval village of Torello. Of the four rooms - all named for flowers - the Rose and the Sunflower have stunning panoramas of the Amalfi coastline. We recommend the Rose room for its secluded balcony.