The Island of Capri is one of the most visited islands in the Bay of Naples. From the siren landscape, crystal blue waters, and unique charm, no wonder Capri continues to seduce thousands of visitors a day.
Last September, I was seduced by Capri’s charm. And let’s face it, its not very hard to do. The second that you pull into the Marina Grande, you are taken back by the gorgeous landscape. From the lush mountain views, some of the coolest rock formations, and the crystal blue waters.
Since we only had a few short hours to explore Capri, we felt like the best option would be to take a boat ride around the island (Hint: There are several companies located at Marina Grande with several different options). Before our trip we were set on renting a private boat, but unfortunately we arrived later then planned. So we settled on a tour company. The tour company was called Motoscafisticapri Capri. This boat company is located in the Marina Grande and one of the first things you come across. We opted for the Island Tour without the Blue Grotto.
Yes I know, I went all the way to Capri and did NOT go into the Blue Grotto. I am sure it is lovely, but I also think it is kind of a tourist trap. The wait to get into the grotto was long, and I didn’t want to waste my time getting into the grotto when there is a whole island to see.
As you can see, our 2 hour boat road hit all of the breathtaking sights that Capri has to offer. So I am ok with my decision not to see the blue grotto.
After our boat ride, we headed up to Capri Town. Capri Town can be reached by the famous funicular (located at the pier). Capri Town is everything that you can imagine. Not only do you get breathtaking views of the Bay of Naples and Capri itself, but you are immersed with the white-on-white Capriote architecture, flower-filled window boxes and stylish boutiques. These sights are definitely spectacular.
Overall, I enjoyed my time in Capri. I do wish I had more time to explore. I wanted to really immerse myself in the island. There are so many sights to see that it is impossible to fit everything in in just one day. So if you have time to spare, I suggest spending a couple days on the Island of Capri.
And for all the hikers out there, this is a hikers paradise! There are so many hiking trails that reveal some stunning sights. Sights that can only be seen through hiking. I am not an avid hiker, but I am down to try everything once.
Since there is so much to see that I was unable to see in my one afternoon, I am putting Capri back on my Bucket List. I want to return to explore. Next time, I’m going to enjoy some hiking, see Anacapri, walk down Via Krupp, and spend some time at Marina Piccola.
So basically, yes I would MOST DEFINITELY go back to Capri. If you are every in the Bay of Naples or the Amalfi Coast, take a day trip. You will not be disappointed!
Stay Tuned and Safe Travels,