We spent 4 days in Golfo Aranci at the end of September 2009. It rained every day. We also had thunder and lighting. Just unlucky, but this is what I thought.
The natural landscape around Golfo Aranci is beautiful with clear waters and mountains for a backdrop. However were nature ends and man took over is where the problem lies. The town is more or less a one street town a bit like the towns in the old cowboy films. It was VERY quiet, all that was missing was the tumble weed. The buildings are aesthetically bland and do nothing to compliment the natural landscape. The world ends between 1pm and 4pm, fine if you can sunbathe otherwise you are confined to your accommodation.There is a lot of new hotels/apartments under construction which will put further strain on the limited resources of the town. It was also very expensive to eat out with prices comparable to Rome or Florence( but not quite Dublin ) If you decide to come in the main season I`m sure there will be a lot more places open and if you hire a car you will get to see a lovely part of Europe but do not expect Sorrento.