Last year we spent one week on Capri and it turned out to be one of the most relaxing family holidays ever.
After a short flight to Naples we took a ferry to Capri. The minute you see the Marina Grande you fall in love with this little rock in the Mediterranean Sea.
After a little break and some ice cream and "caffe freddo" we took one of the famous cabs. Only residents have the permission to drive a car during the summer months, so you either have to take the bus, cab or you simply walk. Public transport is extremely organized but be aware that the buses are always packed. Traveling by bus worked surprisingly well with our 5 year old daughter and she never really complained even if it was hot, crowded and very boring. However, we tried to avoid long bus rides and often walked or took a taxi.
We stayed at Villa Eva in Anacapri and we can highly recommend it to everybody whether you are a couple, a bunch of friends or a family. The family run hotel is located in a very peaceful area of the island and the bungalow style rooms are situated in a beautiful garden. Double rooms as well as some for up to 6 people are available too which is perfect for families.
On Capri there are two villages, Capri and Anacapri. Capri is very busy during night & day and has a posh vibe, Anacapri is more relaxed and you`ll even see locals hanging out at the piazza at night. Both places are worth a visit and every town has it's own charm but I would definitely say we preferred staying in Anacapri.
There are so many places to see even the island is so small and you might want to check out this website or their fantastic free app for more information.
Capri has some free beaches but as it is a rocky island with no sandy beaches there are some beach clubs too. We stayed at Torre Saracena & La canzone del Mare at Marina Piccola as well as Gradola close to the blue grotto. Both have been a lovely experience, especially the restaurant Da Giovanni a Gradola was amazing considered that it is a tiny kitchen built almost into the rock.
Speaking of food. We never had anything bad and it's hard to recommend specific restaurants. However I would like to mention Giorgio al Cucciolo as it is very close to Villa Eva. Most places offer excellent food, service and view but Giorgio's had it all.
Imagine to have dinner with this view....
Capri was one of the most beautiful places I have ever been and it is impossible not to enjoy the atmosphere, the food, the people and that very special 50ies movie star vibe.
The moment I arrived I knew I would fall in love with that place and when we left I was certain that it will not be forever.