Located three miles off the Italian coast, the small, rocky island of Capri is dotted with luxury boutiques, flowering gardens, fragrant lemon trees and colorful seaside villas.
The glitz and glam of Capri is apparent even as you approach the island. Private yachts and sleek speedboats can be seen cruising the cobalt blue waters, while chic couples sunbathe on the small, pebble beaches. In Capri Town, you’ll find a combination of high-end designer shops, upscale eateries, and lavish resorts sporting gorgeous views.
However, Capri is not just a place for luxury-loving shopaholics. Whether you’re seeking dramatic ocean views, crystal clear beaches, unique natural wonders, peaceful island walks, Italian architecture, or colorful gardens, there’s honestly something for everyone on Capri.
That said, Capri is quite an expensive destination if you intend to stay for a while. The majority of the accommodation here is geared towards resort-seekers, and the restaurants tend to be quite pricey. However, it’s very easy to take a day trip from Naples, which means you’ll only need to splurge for one or two meals here.
So, what is there to do on Capri?
Check out the famous Blue Grotto
The Blue Grotto is famous for its dazzling blue light, created when sunlight enters through a small opening in the rock walls underwater. It’s definitely geared towards tourists, but it’s also pretty magical. It’s one of the few sea caves in the world that experiences this phenomenon.
Take a stroll around the island
One of the best ways to “get lost” on the island is by exploring outside of town. There are some seriously beautiful walking areas here, with flowery gardens and parks offering shade from the hot sun.
Check out the views
The nice thing about this small island is that no matter what, if you walk upwards long enough, you’ll eventually be rewarded with a pretty spectacular view.
Sip on a cold glass of Limoncello
Limoncello, a Southern Italian specialty, is a popular lemon liqueur served in a chilled glass. The flavor and texture of Limoncello were definitely not for me–that said, it’s still big part of the history and culture here, so I’d still recommend giving it a try.
Listen for the Sirens’ Song
It’s interesting to note that Capri actually has a quite curious mythological history. Greek mythology refers to Capri as the isle of the sirens, and Homer and Virgil cited the island as a place where sailors would be lured to their deaths if they heard the sirens’ beautiful, mysterious songs. Whether sirens inhabit the island or not may be up for debate, but one thing is for sure: Capri has the uncanny ability to cast its spell of enchantment on anyone who visits.
Have you ever been to Capri? Would you like to go?