- Capri All inclusive holidays
It may be small, but the island of Capri has a huge reputation as one of the most luxurious, indulgent and beautiful holiday destinations in the Mediterranean. This stunning location, situated just 5km from the Italian mainland, sits in the Bay of Naples, giving it a sheltered position and a fabulous coastline. Its beaches, luxury hotels and casinos are legendary, but it’s also a great destination for families, adventurers and, of course, hopeless romantics. Capri all inclusive holidays offer the very best in accommodation, things to do, and sights to see, all topped off by pristine beaches and crystal clear water.
Capri’s fame stretches back over the centuries, and even into myth and legend. It was known as the isle of the sirens in Greek mythology, and was loved by Roman emperors, especially the notorious Tiberius, who threw his enemies from the surrounding cliffs. Today, the island’s inhabitants are much more welcoming, and the economy caters to tourism. So expect to see plenty of hotels, ranging from family-run B&Bs through to luxury villas and family-friendly resorts.
The historic centre of Capri is divided in two, with whitewashed houses and cobbled streets. One of the best ways to explore on foot is to take the charming Tragara road, which leads down to Belvedere, all the while commanding panoramic views of the island’s coastline. Places to visit include the Anacapri Forts, the Certosa di San Giacomo Carthusian Monastery and the delightful Marina Piccola (the Little Harbour). Out to sea you will find the imposing limestone sea stacks known as the Faraglioni. Head inland for Capri’s most beautiful panorama: Monte Solaro, towering 589m above the Bay of Naples.
Head down to the water’s edge and you will discover the Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra). This natural cave has been used as a bath since Roman times. The natural wonder of the sunlight appearing to light the water from below gives it an incredible blue colour. A tour heads out from Marina Grande, where you’ll transfer to a tiny rowing boat (the only way to get into the cave). Alternatively, you can take one of the many paths that take you along the edge of the cliffs or through the woods from Anacapri.
It may be the home of one of the most monstrous Roman emperors ever to wear the laurel leaves, but the Villa Jovis is now one of the main tourist attractions on the island. A visit to Tiberius’ palatial villa also puts you close to a number of other attractions, such as the Santa Maria del Soccorso church, the Lighthouse Tower and the Caves of Tiberius.
In the grounds of Villa Jovis is Villa San Michele, built in the early 1900s by Swedish physician, Axel Munthe. The gardens are beautiful, and well worth a visit just for the stunning views out to sea. You’ll also find the Torre Materita: a tower dating back to the 14th century and once part of the island’s defence against marauding Saracens.
If you love the peace and tranquillity of a botanical garden then the Gardens of Augustus, also known as the Krupp Gardens, are stunning. They may be relatively modern, but the terraced format gives you incredible panoramic views from every angle. Visit in the summer, when the ornamental plants are a riot of colour.
Don’t miss out on a stroll around the ancient town of Capri itself. This historic location has roots all the way back to the 8th century BC, and is filled with charming houses centred around ‘courti’ or courtyards, interlinked by narrow, cobbled alleyways.
Holidays in Capri are an opportunity to discover one of the Mediterranean’s hidden gems. Filled with natural beauty and tranquil spots, it’s a wonderful chance to get away from the hustle and bustle. There are also lots of opportunities to party: from live music and festivals to exclusive clubs and casinos. From April to September a series of festivals celebrate various patron saints, as well as the folklore of the island. The all-important grape harvest prompts 10 days of celebration, which includes shows, competitions, and of course, plenty of opportunities to the sample the previous years’ harvests!
Capri also hosts one of Europe’s most important film festivals in December, so if you fancy a little bit of ‘star-gazing’ during your holiday, then head to the island later in the year.
Evenings focus around the Piazzetta, in the very heart of the town. Here you will find bars and restaurants, while a number of clubs are tucked away down the side-streets. Many clubs don’t close until the early hours of the morning. Look out for the popular Anema e Core club, which plays host to live music and is a real party spot for all-night revellers.
Why choose an all-inclusive holiday to Capri
Capri basks in a typically Mediterranean climate, and its sheltered position in the Bay of Naples means it rarely experiences any kind of weather extremes, even in the winter. If you are planning a summer all inclusive holiday in Capri with children then the hottest months are June, July, and August when temperatures range from 22°-26°C. During December, January, and February the temperature dips down to 9° to 13°C. Like cheap all-inclusive holidays to Capri? Check out our other amazing deals for Capri holidays!