Just a stone’s throw away from the town of Sorrento, lies the beautiful island of Capri.
When I think of Capri, I think of Hollywood legends like Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor, jetting off for some privacy away from the incessant paparazzi. I think of elegant but casual summer style (think capri pants, loose shirts and oversized shades), gorgeous rugged scenery, and of course, delicious food (Caprese Salad is one of my favourites!).
Of course, we just had to take the opportunity for an exclusive tour of the whole island. Because when you’re on holiday, you really need to push the boat out right….
We hopped on to a speedboat (group tours are easily arranged through most hotels in Sorrento) and sailed off into the sun.
I’m not going to lie.. I don’t think I’ve ever felt so glamorous.
The journey lasts about two hours as you can stop to admire and snap away at all the picturesque little views around the coast line.
You definitely don’t want to forget your camera!
Finally the island itself came into full view in the distance…
Before docking, the boat tour involved a full circle of the island to really get the most out of the trip.
We got to see such amazing sights as the White Grotto, so called because of the natural bright white rock around the edges.
The Blue Grotto.
Which again gets its name from the incredible natural lighting which makes the water shine an almost electric blue.
And the most famous of all the sights in Capri. The one that you will probably recognise from post cards or films!
The Arco Naturale.
You see it coming in the distance and it just looks so spectacular! It’s hard to believe that it’s a completely natural rock formation.
Sailing through the arch was a pretty breathtaking experience.
Unfortunately, it was around this time that I started to feel really really unwell…
It was the dreaded sea sickness! I suddenly started to feel like every rocking movement of the boat was causing my stomach to do somersaults. Any moment, I was worried that I might do the very unladylike thing of hurling over the side!
Thankfully, we got to take a little break to go for a short swim which did help quite a lot. I was still pretty relieved to finally reach dry land though!
The port is exactly as you would expect; all bright white houses, long wide streets, and boutique shops and restaurants.
You can very much imagine someone like Audrey Hepburn taking a turn along the seafront.
I want a front door exactly like the one above!
I was still feeling a little peaky, so after a bit of exploring we decided to chill out for the rest of the afternoon in a nice cafe.
We chose this dreamy looking place, right on the waterfront!
It’s a contemporary Italian called L’Approbo and the food was absolutely delicious!
Fresh, succulent tuna tartare with flavours from the Mediterranean
The most perfectly crisp and salty calamari I’ve ever had the pleasure of tasting.
Served simply with lemon for squeezing, the classic way.
And finally, we couldn’t leave Capri without trying its most famous dish, could we?
The traditional Caprese Salad of mozzarella, tomato and basil.
The flavours were so fresh and completely mouthwatering!
After food, we strolled along to the beach, which I must admit was a bit of a disappointment! It was very small and crowded with people. I’m told there are better ones on the other side of the island though!
As the sun was starting to set, we needed to get back to the boat in case it left without us!
But we couldn’t resist a few photo ops with all the beautiful boats lined up at the harbour.
This was my favourite one right here!
Hopping back on our boat, we sailed off as the sun went down, enjoying our last glimpse of this beautiful island.
And I may even have fallen asleep! Oops.
Until next time, Capri!
Have you guys ever visited Capri? Is it on your list of places to go? And if you have been, what are your recommendations to do/see/eat? Let me know in the comments!
Thanks for reading! Joanna xxxxx