Aerial view over the Faraglioni rock formations of Capri, with yacths and sailing boats.

Steeped in history and fame, Capri has long been a haven for discerning travellers seeking the epitome of relaxation and indulgence. For years, it has also been the playground of the world’s elite. A favourite of Hollywood stars including Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, a luxury holiday in Capri exudes an air of exclusivity and glamour that few destinations can rival.

Arriving at the island is like stepping into a world where time slows down and indulgence knows no bounds. Dive into our Capri guide to find out everything you need to know for the ultimate Italian villa holiday…

About Capri

View of Marina Piccola beach and beach clubs, located on Capri Island.

The enchanting island of Capri is located in Southern Italy in the Bay of Naples, just off the well-known Amalfi Coast. First discovered by Emperor Augustus during the early years of the Roman Empire, Capri became his cherished retreat. He commissioned the construction of magnificent temples, opulent villas, and lush gardens, creating his own private paradise. This legacy of opulence and tranquillity continues to enchant visitors today.

The best time to visit Capri is typically from the beginning of April to mid-June, and from the start of September to mid-October. During these months, crowds are thinner, and the weather is more favourable. Here are some key facts you may want to check out before planning your luxury holiday in Capri:

Island Group: Campanian Archipelago
Highest Elevation: 589m (1,932ft)
Language: Italian is the official language on Capri, however you’ll find that English is widely spoken across the island,
How to reach Capri: Accessible via helicopter or private boat charter from Naples, Sorrento and Amalfi
Top Attractions in Capri: Blue Grotto, Faraglioni, Villa San Michele, Marina Grande, the Piazzetta

Two Sides of Capri

Aerial view over Capri houses with the Mediterranean Sea in the background.

As you plan your luxury holiday in Capri, you’ll soon realise that there are two distinct sides to this enchanting Italian island: Capri Town and Anacapri. Each boasts its own unique charm, allowing visitors to choose the right destination for their holiday.

Capri Town

As you step into Capri town the atmosphere radiates with elegance and sophistication. It is perfect for those seeking a vibrant nightlife scene, indulgent beach days, and high-end shopping experiences. This lively hub has attracted discerning travellers from around the world who seek glamorous luxury holidays in Capri. Here, the pulsating energy of the famed “Piazzetta” sets the stage for relaxing days and exhilarating nights. Rub shoulders with Hollywood stars and elite athletes as you sip espresso at fashionable cafés. Alternatively, dance the night away at exclusive nightclubs frequented by the international jet set.

For the ultimate shopping experience, make your way through Via Camerelle where high-end luxury boutiques are lined, showcasing designer brands from Italian and international fashion.


On the other hand, Anacapri offers a peaceful retreat, sitting at the foot of Mount Solaro. It is ideal for nature lovers, avid hikers, and those eager to immerse themselves in artisanal workshops and local culture. Thanks to plenty of outdoor playgrounds and pedestrian-only areas, Anacapri is perfect for a luxury family holiday in Capri. Here, you will have the chance to immerse yourself in a slower pace and enjoy an authentic island experience. As time slows down within the streets and picturesque landscapes, visitors can explore a wealth of cultural treasures and natural wonders.

Best Beaches in Capri

View over Marina Grande Beach, with crystal clear waters in the background. One of the best beaches on Capri.

When visiting Capri, a wonderful list of dreamy beaches awaits. This destination boasts petite beaches, nestled amidst the rocky coastline, an alternative from traditional sandy shores. Many of these miniature coves are host to chic beach clubs. Complete with loungers, umbrellas and charming cafés, they ensure the utmost comfort.

Beaches In Capri Town

Just a short drive north of Capri Town, Marina Grande is not only the largest beach in Capri, but it also provides a family-friendly retreat. And for a touch of history, nearby you’ll find the beach Bagni di Tiberio. Swim in the same crystalline waters favoured by Emperor Tiberius over two millennia ago.

Heading south, you will find the beaches of Marina Piccola, the most glamorous of all those on the island. Here, the pièce de résistance of beach clubs in Capri is La Canzone del Mare. Picture sipping your favourite cocktail while you experience the famous dolce vita! Finally, I Faraglioni offers an exclusive beach club experience beneath its iconic rock formations. Soak up the sun and savour impeccable Mediterranean cuisine at Da Luigi.

Beaches in Anacapri

Among the must-visit beaches in Capri is Il Faro di Punta Carena on the Anacapri side. This is one of the best spots to enjoy a dreamy sunset in Capri. But, what locals love the most about this beach is the imposing lighthouse, a characteristic landmark of the island.

Last but not least, just above the famous Blue Grotto stands the ultimate stylish beach club, Il Riccio. This is an unmissable stop when visiting Capri. Picture sipping Champagne while relaxing on luxury sun beds with a dreamy view of the Mediterranean Sea. Nearby, the adjoining restaurant is the ideal place where to indulge in a gourmet lunch during a luxury villa holiday on Capri.

Things to Do on Capri

Shiny blue waters inside the Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra) in Anacapri. A great place to visit on a luxury holiday in Capri.

When considering what to do on a summer vacation to Capri, you can rest assured that this magical Italian island will offer something special to suit everyone’s tastes.

Boats Tours in Capri

One of the classic things to do in Capri, embark on an unforgettable journey around the stunning coastline of Capri with a luxury boat tour, offering a unique perspective of this enchanting island. Relax on a leisurely cruise, soaking in panoramic views of rugged cliffs and verdant hillsides.

As you glide across the azure waters of the Bay of Naples, marvel at iconic landmarks such as the majestic Faraglioni rock formations. Explore the legendary Blue Grotto Sea cave (picture above), where the azure waters are illuminated with an otherworldly glow. Alternatively, from the bustling port of Marina Grande, you can set sail on a day trip to discover Naples and iconic towns along the Amalfi Coast.

Culture and Nature

Capri Town is not only a playground for the rich and famous, but also a treasure trove of cultural wonders. It boasts landmarks such as the Cathedral of Santo Stefano and the historic Roman ruins of Villa Jovis. Following this, take a leisurely stroll through the panoramic Gardens of Augustus. Lose yourself in the island’s history, with breathtaking views as a backdrop.

On the other hand, Anacapri’s historic centre beckons with quaint artisan workshops: lovely spots to discover local heritage. Here, the main cultural highlights include the cathedral of Santa Sofia and Villa San Michele. For outdoor enthusiasts, the surrounding countryside boasts a network of scenic hiking trails. Both the Migliera path to a coastal lookout point and the trail of the Forts offer breathtaking views of the island’s surroundings. Don’t forget to take the chairlift from Piazza Vittoria; in 10 minutes you will reach the highest peak on the island, the summit of Monte Solaro.

Restaurants in Capri

Sunset view from L'Olivo Restaurant in Capri

Among the crown jewels of Capri’s dining scene is L’Olivo, a two-Michelin-starred haven of culinary creativity. Helmed by Chef Andrea Migliaccio, get ready to devour dishes infused with the rich gastronomic traditions of the region. Meanwhile, for a taste of authentic Caprese cuisine, look no further than Da Gelsomina. Steeped in tradition, this restaurant is a beloved landmark where generations of the same family have been serving local specialities sourced from their own garden.

Likewise, on the Capri Town side of the island, Il Geranio Restaurant offers a refined fusion of Mediterranean flavours and contemporary luxury. And finally, a culinary journey to Capri wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Aurora. This is the island’s oldest restaurant, with over 120 years of history.

Luxury Villa Holidays to Capri

When thinking of luxury villa holidays in Capri, picture stunning natural landscapes blending with sophistication and an unhurried pace of life. Enjoy a glamorous laid-back lifestyle from your own luxury private villa in Capri.

Villa Giada

Pool view of the luxury villa in Capri, Villa Giada

Situated within the prestigious Parco Silvania in Anacapri, Villa Giada stands as one of the most luxurious private villas in Capri. Sleeping up to 10 guests across 4 impeccably styled bedrooms, this expansive 400m² property promises a stay defined by luxury and comfort.

Imagine spending your summer holiday on Capri surrounded by maximum privacy and tranquillity, where your only task is to admire magnificent sea views and unforgettable sunsets. In addition to an outdoor swimming pool, alfresco dining spots, and a wine cellar, the property also features a private speedboat. For a small extra charge, explore everything that this beautiful island has to offer during your stay at this gorgeous luxury villa in Capri.

Thanks to its many facilities, Villa Giada is an ideal sanctuary for couples, groups of friends, or families seeking an unforgettable luxury holiday in Capri.

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