Hey there, Planning for a trip to Capri and looking for some information? Then you have come to the right place. I have been to Capri for 2 days and arrived from Naples in cruise. I am going to write up some information that might help you have a wonderful trip to this lovely island.
Capri is a little isle of luxury (also called as the playground of the rich and famous) and a sea food lover’s paradise. it is also one of the exotic island’s where celebrities like Jenifer Aniston and many other’s were spotted.
How to reach ?
There are two ways by which you can reach Capri. Either take a flight to Naples (nearest airport) and then a cruise from Molo Beverello or there are also day trips directly from Rome with hotel pick up services (They take you by bus till Naples and then cruise to Capri). it take almost an hour to reach Capri by cruise and the view is spectacular.I thoroughly enjoyed the cruise ride as it was my first time in Italy and my first island that I was about to visit.:)
Where to stay? To stay or not to stay ?
Not many people stay overnight in Capri as its expensive. But I was determined to spend a night in this beautiful island as I dint want to take a chance to miss Blue Grotto. If you are not a budget traveler, there are some exotic beach side hotels and Airbnb’s. And in case you want to save some bucks you should check out Anacapri, located at a higher elevation on the island than Capri.
I wasn’t prepared for a long queue at the Bus/Taxi stop.The only way up is by public transport and the bus frequency is every 30 mins and due to the narrow lanes the bus size is quite small. The Bus ride was adventurous as it took us through the narrow lanes with hairpin bends & twists around the curves dangerously close to the edge. And it’s not a good idea to walk with your luggage as it’s a climb uphill.
I booked my stay in Anacapri at this beautifull AirBnB called B & B Panorama. I strongly recommend this place. The Host was great and you can see the sunsets unique to the world by drinking a cool drink while the sun is falling between the crystalline waters of the Mediterranean Sea and slowly disappearing.
What to see?
A boat tour to the entire island is a must see.
Blue Grotto – The Sunlight passing through an underwater cavity and shining through the sea water, creates a blue reflection that illuminates the cave called as Blue grotto. The beauty leaves you spellbound.The Row Boat skipper singing Opera adds up to the charm that the cave offers. There are cruise lines starting from Marina Grande that takes you through the Blue grotto and you can also take a tour to the entire island.
I would strongly recommend to stay overnight as generally the place gets crowded and there are long queues for the Grotto tour. Also there are no tours post 5 p.m. The best way would be to stay overnight and reach Marina Grande in the morning. The tour for Blue Grotto starts at 9 am, as mostly by that time there are no cruises arriving at the island. The tickets are easily available at Marina Grande.
The Boat ride till Blue Grotto will cost 15 Euros and the entrance for Blue Grotto is 13 Euros. There are a lot of my friends who have been to Capri but couldn’t see Blue Grotto, So you have to really plan out and If you are lucky and the weather permits you are in for a ride of a lifetime. For more info check out – http://www.capri.com/en/s/la-grotta-azzurra
P.S – I experienced Blue Grotto in June, so summer would be the ideal time to visit Blue grotto.
Mount Solaro chairlift – You can also go to Mount Solaro chairlift. At 589 meters above sea level, Monte Solaro is the highest and most panoramic point on the island of Capri.There are all sizes of boats, some private yachts sailing near the island. You can also rent a boat. The views are breathtaking and mesmerizing.
Take a stroll at the local market where there are some exotic shopping options available. Get yourself a hand made sandal starting from 60 euro’s. You can see the cobblers making the sandals.
All I would say is – Back your bags & go there!!