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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 Travel

Exsus Travel 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 World Charm

For the ultimate Italian honeymoon, including several nights in Capri, we recommend our 10-night Amalfi coast honeymoon, during which you will also visit breathtaking Praiano and Ravello.

When in Capri, stay at the Capri Palace Hotel & Spa which is located in Anacapri, the island’s most exclusive area. The grande dame of Capri hotels and one of our most sublime honeymoon recommendations, the hotel has sensational views across the Bay of Naples and is the epitome of Italian seaside glamour. Soaring columns, beautiful archways and an eclectic art collection create the ambience of an Italian palazzo, and the stylish décor is continued into the crisp white rooms and suites, some of which have private pools and gardens.

When not just enjoying time spent together in the sun, Capri has plenty to keep you entertained on your honeymoon. The island has long been recognised as a place of healing and revitalisation, and is renowned for its health-giving waters. Our top spa choice is Capri Palace’s Capri Beauty Farm, which offers a wide range of pampering treatments to help cure any post-wedding blues.

Capri is also known for its unique natural beauty and we always suggest visiting some of the most striking spots. For example, take a boat into the iconic Blue Grotto, a sea cave which glows brilliant blue inside, or hop on the chairlift to Mt Solaro, from where you can enjoy panoramic sea views. Culture lovers should also explore the picturesque Villa San Michele in Anacapri, or visit the main town of Capri which is a treasure trove of designer boutiques, and delicious dining experiences.

That said, when it comes to dining, the Capri Palace still rules supreme in our eyes. In fact, with two Michelin-starred restaurants, there is really no need to eat anywhere else. Elegant L’Olivo offers locally inspired dishes with a two-Michelin star twist; Il Rico serves fresh seafood from its clifftop perch overlooking the Blue Grotto, and for a more casual dining experience there is also the lovely Bistrot Ragu.

Finally, if you prefer activity over indulgence, we suggest forgoing the traditional Capri and Amalfi combination, instead using Capri as a relaxing start to a more adventurous honeymoon exploring the islands and volcanoes of southern Italy. Visit Sorrento and enjoy tours of Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius, travel to the island of Panarea and admire the peaks of Stromboli and Vulcano, before finishing up in Sicily’s Zafferana Etnea, which sits in the shadow of the iconic Mount Etna.

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

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