The ideal stop during any luxury cruise along the Amalfi Coast, the iconic island of Capri, is best viewed from the sea. The dramatic, rugged coastline of the island is dotted with shimmering caves, hidden coves and spectacular beaches that have lured visitors for years. An idyllic Mediterranean1 hotspot, the island is a hotspot for the yachting elite as it offers a blend of new and old-world charm. From its many historical sites and world-class restaurants, a yacht charter to Capri will leave you wanting to see more.
An electric experience
No visit to Capri is complete without going to the famous Blue Grotto. Also known as the Grotta Azzurra, this cavern is a natural phenomenon due to its light formation. Visit in the late afternoon to make the most of the evening light. The seawater glows a vivid, shocking blue in a dark cavern due to the sunlight passing through an underwater cave – a truly unforgettable sight.
The Piazzetta in the main town of Capri is lined with cafes, restaurants and bars. It is also a popular people-watching spot, with many day-trippers and locals stopping for an aperitif or cocktail in the sun before dinner.
The Gardens of Augustus
A walk through the Gardens of Augustus is a great way to learn more about the island’s flora. Extensive botanical gardens overlook the Faraglioni and the “Via Krupp”, a historic paved footpath that features an elevation difference of nearly 100-metres; these gardens are home to several different species of plants. Originally built by a German industrialist in the early 20th century, enjoy the island’s stunning views.
A tranquil alternative to the bustling Capri, the smaller sister town Anacapri offers a taste of authentic, rural Italian life. An ideal spot to sample local cuisine and wine, head over to Villa San Michele in the hills on the northern side of the town to learn more about the island’s culture and admire ancient art.