A classic destination popular with iconic movie stars of the 50s, there’s no doubt Capri has to be on the top of your travel bucket list. Reminisce on Jackie O’ with oversized sunglasses strolling through the Piazzetta, or Sophia Loren stylishly tanning on a yacht.
At Capri, you’ll find a mixture of island simplicity, stunning natural scenery, and a hint of dolce vita that never seemed to fade since the good old days. Some may stop here for just a quick day trip, but we urge you to stay overnight to appreciate all that this island has to offer. Get lost wandering in alleyways, visit ancient churches and gardens, and soak up the sun for a romantic and stylish holiday in Capri.
5 Must-Do’s in Capri
1. Rent a boat
The most common route to Capri is by sea, so we urge you to make the most of it! Take the early ferry from Naples to witness the majestic sun rising over the mountains of this island. The sky turns in all shades of warm colors as the sleepy town gradually awakens. Then, spend the day lazing on a boat and exploring secret beaches.
2. Visit Marina Piccola
One of the best thing about Capri is its picturesque beaches found across the island. The one not to be missed is Marina Piccola, where legend has it that Ulysses was seduced by the sirens. Visit Marina Piccola for the ultimate European summer dream – lazy and dreamy days by the sea, racking up a glowing tan, and cooling off in the crystal clear waters.
3. Have an Aperol Spritz at the Piazzetta
Strolling through Capri, you’ll most likely stumble upon the bustling square also known as la Piazzetta, located in heart of the island. This is the perfect place to grab an Aperol spritz on a leisurely evening and enjoy the wonderful sight of stylish designer-clad holidayers parade through town.
4. Take a dip in The Blue Grotto
One of the best ways to see the beauty of Capri is by boat. From there, you can marvel at the dramatic limestone cliffs and catch unique sites like the Faraglioni or the luminescent and dazzling glow of The Blue Grotto. Psst: Get there later in the day after day-trippers have gone for a magical dip!
5. Spend a leisurely day at La Fontelina Beach Club
An iconic spot that has seen the likes of Sophia Loren and Bridget Bardot, La Fontelina Beach Club is paradise on earth. Reachable by a short boat ride, find yourself looking out to stunning views of the Faraglioni, devouring fresh seafood, and sipping on vino under the iconic striped umbrellas.
WHERE TO STAY IN CAPRI
You may be on vacation, but J.K. Place Capri promises you’ll feel at home at their luxury hotel, offering understated elegance and dedicated guest service. Part of the J.K. Place charm comes from its interior design which has been strongly influenced by the Mediterranean coastline, featuring light spaces, blue hues and wooden touches. Each room promises to bring the Mediterranean Sea to you, but if you’re looking for the ultimate luxury, look no further than the Penthouse Suite. Perfect for families, this 75 square metre suite features two double rooms with their own bathrooms, two terraces and an abundance of lounging space both indoors and outdoors. With a suite like this, it’s no wonder J.K place is regarded as one of the best hotels in Capri.
J.K. Place also offers a range of activities designed to get you out and about, but if you’re wanting to get above then their helicopter tour is calling your name. Discover the historical sites of Mt Vesuvius, Pompei, Herculaneum and Paestum from the sky, as well as the surrounding cities of Caserta, Salerno and Naples. End the journey by admiring the Amalfi Coast and the Bay of Naples from your prime seat in the sky and look down in awe at the famous Faraglionoi of Capri jutting out of the sea.
- Prices for J.K. Place Capri, one of the best hotels in Capri, start at US $649++ per night. Click for best available prices.
Romance is in the air at Hotel Villa Brunella, a hidden gem at the end of the picture perfect Via Tragara. Villa Brunella cascades down the hillside, amidst lush landscapes and bouganvillea filled gardens, with views overlooking the famous Faraglioni. You couldn’t ask for a more peaceful location that’s still somehow steps from the centre of Capri, with the Via Camerelle shopping lane and Piazzetta as nearby neighbours.
With its terraced design down the hill, every room at this Capri hotel boasts unobstructed views of the sea from private balconies, adorned with majolica tiles and bright island decor. Rooms are spacious and feature large bathrooms complete with tubs to soak away your worries, so you’ll surely be revitalised by the time it comes to leave. In the evenings, indulge in a romantic candlelit dinner at Terrazza Brunella, one of the most prestigious restaurants on the island, or delight in the same delicious cuisine from the comfort of your room.
- Prices for Hotel Villa Brunella Capri, one of the best hotels in Capri, start at US $275++ per night. Click for best available prices.
Embark on a journey back in time at Hotel La Palma, the first and oldest Capri hotel which originally opened its doors in 1822. Hotel La Palma has maintained its heritage charm whilst complementing it with modern touches. A quirky art hotel, guests immediately feel at home amidst its bright and spacious areas accentuated by highlights of Mediterranean colours. All 70 rooms have been individually decorated and come complete with cosy terraces where you can sit and enjoy the view as well as delight in a sumptuous room service breakfast each morning.
Experience authentic Mediterranean flavours at Relais La Palma Capri, inspired by a combination of traditional Italian dishes and local Caprese recipes, all rich in flavour. Each evening, sit out on the restaurant and bar terrace as you enjoy your meal surrounded by lush gardens and vibrant flowers. Sip on a wine or two as you’re whisked away by live music and the candlelight dancing around you at one of the best hotels in Capri.
- Prices for Hotel La Palma, one of the best hotels in Capri, start at US $200++ per night. Click for best available prices.
If you’re still on the search for more places to stay in Capri, head over to our curation of theBest Hotels in Capri and get planning your Italian dream vacation!