Capri & Ischia Holidays: An Overview

The supremely romantic islands of Capri and Ischia are best explored on foot or by scooter. We can tailor make your holiday to include boat trips around the islands, excursions to Naples, the historic remains of Pompeii and Herculaneum, or the Amalfi Coast.

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Why we think you’ll love it

  • Wait until the day-trippers have left before visiting the Blue Grotto - swimming in the intense blue waters of the cave is even better with no-one around.
  • You can take the chairlift up Monte Solaro for wonderful panoramic views over the Bay of Naples.
  • Ischia is long renowned for its abundant thermal springs and their mineral-rich waters and mud making it a fascinating luxury holiday destination.

Luxury Holidays to Capri & Ischia

Capri, the smaller of the two islands, has been popular since Caesar Augustus first took a shine to it in 29BC. Emperor Tiberius ruled the Roman Empire from here for the last decade of his life and the remains of his lavish imperial villas are still visible. More recently, Capri has been a favoured luxury holiday haunt for writers, artists and film stars.

Take the chairlift up Monte Solaro for wonderful panoramic views over the Bay of Naples, with Mount Vesuvius in the distance, or go by boat to the famous sea cave known as the Blue Grotto, with its translucent waters. In the evenings, join the locals on a passeggiata around Capri town, browse the boutique-lined alleyways and sip bellinis in the Piazzetta.

A short hop across the bay brings you to Ischia, long renowned for its abundant thermal springs and their mineral-rich waters and mud, and another wonderful luxury holiday destination. Ischia has numerous beaches, at some of which hot thermal waters mix with the seawater.


Original Highlight

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Lunch at the Il Riccio restaurant is a truly memorable experience. Recently awarded one coveted Michelin star – a very rare accolade for such a wonderfully informal restaurant - it sits perched above the Blue Grotto on Capri and offers perhaps the best seafood in the whole bay of Naples. THAT is saying something!

Dave, Original Traveller

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  • Average Temp. — 8°C / 46°F
  • Rainfall — 7cm / 3.1 inches
Flight from London

2:15 hrs

Time Difference

GMT +1 hr

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Capri Beach, Italy

Boat Trips

Capri & Ischia

While nothing beats a traditional passagiatta or wandering around the streets at sunset marvelling at the sites of Capri or Anacapri, a boat trip gives a sense of the dramatic nature of the island and allows visits to parts of the island not accessible by land. Plus you'll feel impossibly glamorous while doing it.

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JK Place Capri, luxury hotel in Italy

JK Place Capri

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JK Place Capri is an attractive white villa dating from the late 19th century and a hotel since 1885, opened in its latest incarnation in 2007.

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Capri Palace hotel, luxury hotel in Italy

Capri Palace

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Situated at 900ft above sea level, the hotel has superb views over the Gulf of Naples and the nearby islands of Ischia and Procida.

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Blue Deer

Blue Deer

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Giorgia and Stefano Barbini, the deeply stylish owners of the equally stylish San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge in the Dolomites, have an eye for detail that even we are in awe of. They are purists, perfectionists and now, with the launch of Blue Deer (to the Mountain Lodge’s White Deer), a beautiful 74ft catamaran, they are also visionaries.

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Blue Grotto, Capri

Blue Grotto

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A natural phenomenon and major attraction on the island of Capri, the Blue Grotto definitely lives up to its billing.

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Caesar Augustus hotel at night, luxury hotel in Italy

Caesar Augustus

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If you appreciate a good view and don’t suffer from vertigo, the family-run Caesar Augustus on Capri might be the place for you.

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I just wanted to thank you for your impeccable organisation. It really was first class service at every point, I can't praise you and your organisation highly enough. Thank you so much and I hope to have the chance of travelling with you again.


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