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Jane AndersonAward-winning travel writer Jane Anderson

Romantic Capri

Our verdict:

Capri is a white isle in a sapphire sea, where movie stars come for legendary spa treatments (Gwyneth Paltrow favours the Leg School at Capri Palace), millionaires retire to their clifftop retreats and couples whisper sweet nothings in the Blue Grotto. My personal pick of the hotels is the Capri Palace Hotel, an Italian gem with indulgence written all over it.

Recommended tour operator: Exsus

Romantic Capri with Exsus (1)Monroe SuiteExplore Capri under sail20/10/05 CAPRI PALACE HOTEL

Exsus says

When it comes to romance, the Italians rule supreme – and nowhere in Italy is more romantic than the island of Capri. Spend your days exploring the stunning coastline by boat, or simply lounging poolside, with glamorous dinners in the evenings, accompanied by panoramic views.

  • Exclusive hotels
  • Great for foodies
  • Old-school glamour

Located in Anacapri, the island’s most exclusive area, the Capri Palace Hotel & Spa is the grande dame of Capri and one of our most sublime honeymoon recommendations.

With sensational views across the Bay of Naples, this hotel is the epitome of Italian seaside glamour. Soaring columns, vaults and arches, an eclectic art collection and stylish interiors create the ambience of an Italian palazzo. The guest rooms and suites contain chic furnishings and ivory textiles, and some have a private pool and garden.

The L’Olivo restaurant boasts two Michelin stars, while the elegant Il Riccio restaurant and beach club, by the famed Blue Grotto, also has a Michelin star, and you can dine on the terrace overlooking the sea at Bistro Ragu.

Capri has long been recognised as a place of healing and revitalisation, and is renowned for its health-giving waters. Now it is home to one of Europe’s best spas, the Capri Beauty Farm, with a wide variety of pampering beauty treatments to suit all spa lovers.

For the ultimate Italian honeymoon, we recommend our 10-night Amalfi Mi Amore holiday, where you can experience beautiful Praiano and Ravello, with three nights at the Capri Palace in between. Soak up pretty fishing villages, historic hilltop towns and the quintessential Italian island of Capri.

Alternatively, enjoy Living La Dolce Vita on a perfect Italian honeymoon which takes in Rome, Capri and the beautiful Amalfi Coast, with hidden gems such as private scenic boat trips and secluded clifftop pools along the way. Or explore the islands and volcanoes of southern Italy on an action-packed adventure which starts on Capri before taking in Sorrento – including tours of Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius; the island of Panarea and the peaks of Stromboli and Vulcano; and Zafferana Etnea, which sits in the shadow of the iconic Mount Etna.

Find out more about the Capri Palace Hotel & Spa, our other honeymoons in Italy and our latest honeymoon offers.

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