Capri Honeymoons | Bride Guide To The Island of Capri
Capri is an island famous for natural beauty, a deep-rooted and fascinating Roman history and pleasantly mild climate. The island of Capri is a favorite destination for international tourists, and has also become a popular honeymoon destination.
The island is located seventeen nautical miles south of Naples and three from the Sorrento peninsula. It is about 6 km long and from 1.2 to 2.8 km wide and covers an area of about 10 square km. Part of the island belongs to the municipality of Capri and part to the municipality of Anacapri, located high on the hills to the west. The island has two harbours, Marina Piccola and Marina Grande (the main port of the island).
Travel To The Island
Capri is served by ferry or hydrofoil from Naples, Sorrento, Positano or Amalfi as well as by boat services from the ports of the Bay of Naples and the Sorrentine Peninsula. Naples is served by two ports, Mergellina and Molo Beverello. Molo Beverello has a higher frequency of departures and a larger selection of boats than Mergellina.
From Naples, the ferry takes 80 minutes, and the hydrofoil 40 minutes. From Sorrento, the ferry takes about 40 minutes while the hydrofoil takes about 20 minutes.
Boats call at Marina Grande, from where a funicular goes up to Capri town. From Anacapri, a chair lift takes passengers to the top of the island.
The island of Capri is laced with medieval pathways, many of which are now lined with designer shops and cafes. Venture up to Anacapri and relax in the discreet charm of the square or take the funicular railway to the summit of Monte Salaro, to view the deep blue waters of the coastline of Naples beyond.
For more adventurous couples, share the truly magical experience of visiting the ‘Grotta Azzurra’. No visit to Capri is complete without at least a few hours spent on the Mediterranean sea surrounding the island. There are lots of options to choose from including joining an organised tour and renting a private boat – with your own captain! The most enchanting stretches of the Capri coastline are completely inaccessible by land but boat visitors are able to reach secluded bays which are just perfect for swimming or sun bathing – far from the crowds crammed onto the tiny pebble beaches. A leisurely tour around the island will last roughly two and a half hours, including time for a quick swim in the sea.
There are many wonderful hotels to choose from on the island. One of the most popular is The Capri Tiberio Palace, a short stroll from the island’s busy Piazzetta along a narrow, cobbled street lined with elegant boutiques, well positioned for access to the town and just high enough to provide sparkling Mediterranean views from the bedrooms. Until recently it belonged to the Marriott chain but is now privately owned by an Italian, whose wife owns the successful JK Place Capri near the port! The hotel has had a substantial facelift and looks amazing!
We spoke to Simona Guida from The Capri Tiberio Palace, and she sent us some of these beautiful images of the hotel…
When To Go
September – when the tourists have left and the island is quieter and basking in late Summer sunshine!
Category: Honeymoon Heaven