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 with our Ultimate Capri Travel Guide.
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
Nestled in the charming hills of Anacapri at the base of Mount Solaro, Capri Palace Jumeirah is a stunning luxury hotel offering breathtaking views of Naples Gulf and Ischia. With 68 beautifully designed guestrooms and their renowned Capri Medical Spa, it provides a serene retreat from the bustle of town, yet remains close to the island’s attractions.
The gastronomic experience is exceptional with the island’s only two-Michelin starred restaurant, L’Olivo, where Executive Chef Andrea Migliaccio reinterprets regional traditions into innovative and elegant dishes. Additionally, seafood connoisseurs will find a delightful culinary journey at the celebrity hotspot and seafood heaven, Il Riccio Restaurant & Beach Club, located moments away from the fabled Blue Grotto. A visit to the hotel’s bar reveals a mesmerizing video installation by artist Fabrizio Plessi, radiating the island’s famed Blue Grotto color. Capri Palace Jumeirah is a true oasis of luxury, blending breathtaking beauty with culinary excellence.
Prices for Capri Palace Jumeirah, one of the best hotels in Capri, start at US $500++ per night. Click for best available prices
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.
We hope you enjoyed our Ultimate Capri Travel Guide. If you’re still on the search for more places to stay in Capri, head over to our curation of the Best Hotels in Capri and get planning your Italian dream vacation! Traveling further along the Amalfi Coast? Don’t miss our list of the absolute Best Hotels on the Amalfi Coast.