Whether you’re looking for lazy days by the pool or an active walking holiday, Capri is a small island that promises unforgettable memories with its dynamic culture and environment.
Capri has been a much-loved holiday destination for years, especially popular with a-list celebrities, who flock to the island for a much-needed dose of southern Italy’s unmatched charm.
From experiencing paradise at the otherworldly Blue Grotto, to perusing Capri’s flourishing culinary scene, to traversing the winding coastal paths, to discovering more about the island’s heritage in Anacapri, this dazzling destination is one to seriously consider for your villa holiday in Italy.
Our villas to rent in Capri make the perfect base to explore for the ultimate family holiday, group getaway, or romantic escape. Stay by the beach, walk into town, or chill out by your very own private pool.
Begin your villa holiday in Capri by experiencing the island in the best possible way - from the water! Taking a boat tour around Capri is a popular activity, whether you choose to join an organised tour or hire your own private guide.
Most depart from Capri’s main port, Marina Grande, then continue to take visitors past the famous rock formations of the island, including Faraglioni, Tiberius’ Leap, and Punta Carena. You may also make a stop at Capri’s world-famous Blue Grotto during your boat trip, however individual tours to the site also run too.
The Blue Grotto has been attracting attention from visitors ever since Roman times - emperor Tiberius loved it so much that he commissioned statues to be built to decorate it. The glow-in-the-dark quality comes from sunlight bouncing on the cave walls, causing the electric-blue water to seemingly glow. Jump into a small rowing boat to properly experience the magic.
Looking for epic viewpoints for those all important holiday snaps? You’re in luck - Capri is full of them. One of the most panoramic is the Pizzolungo trail, which takes you through the historic centre of Capri and along a footpath that hugs the southern coast of the island. You’ll be treated to spectacular views of the glistening sea, Sorrentine peninsula, and Faraglioni.
Head to the island’s second, smaller village of Anacapri for a quieter and more tranquil experience. The village sits at the highest point of the island, and the pretty lanes are lined with artisan workshops for you to peruse. You can also take the chairlift to the top of nearby Mount Solaro, where you can enjoy sweeping views of the entirety of Capri.
The island’s jagged, rocky coastline means beaches in Capri are few and far between but fear not, this rarity only makes them even more enticing.
If you’re arriving by boat, the clear water by Marina Grande is usually the first thing you’ll see, and the area is also home to a relaxing shallow beach too.
Nearby, Marina Piccola also has a couple of free, pebble-lined public beaches that are great for yacht-spotting. Walk down towards Torrena Saracena for a quieter experience.
Head to the northern edge of the island for Capri’s most popular beach, Bagni di Tiberio, which offers both pebbled and sandy spots ideal for strolling, sunbathing, and general relaxation.
Towards the southern edge of Capri the beaches tend to be a little less crowded - ideal if you’re looking for a more secluded spot. We recommend Marina di Mulo - just arrive early to make the most of the sunshine.
Here’s the part you’ve all been waiting for: what are the best things to eat and drink in Capri? And where to try them?
Like most Italian towns, Capri lends its name to a popular national dish - the Caprese salad. No doubt you’ve probably tried this mixture of mozzarella, tomato and basil back on home soil, but there’s nothing like tasting the fresh flavours in the land that invented it. You’ll find the dish in every local restaurant on the island.
Got a sweet tooth? You’re in for a treat when visiting Capri. The Torta Caprese is another local delicacy, a dense flourless chocolate cake made with toasted ground almonds and dark chocolate. Tales go that either frightened cooks (startled by the Mafia!) or forgetful sisters are the reasons behind the lack of flour in the cake…
Capri also has its fair share of pizzerias, being just a stone's throw away from the birthplace of pizza, Naples. One of the best places to sample it is at Aurora, where the pizza all’acqua is made using a 100-year old recipe.
Looking for another unique dining experience? Head to Da Paolino, where the fragrance of over 130 lemon trees accompany your meal. There’s also an excellent selection of lemon flavoured desserts to choose from.