Just off the south-western coast of Italy
lies the secluded island of Capri. Out of the way of the stresses of life, this place is the polar opposite of other popular Italian getaways like Rome
, and is designed for leaving all your worries behind. Serene and tranquil, here you can enjoy the peace of an intimate island which can be traversed in minutes, stunning scenery, and a low population of friendly locals and high-end holiday makers. The equal mix of traditional old-town environments and second-to-none service from the resorts make for an incredible experience of pure leisure.
Being a small island, there are only a handful of hotels truly worth your attention when booking your luxury
holiday. The narrow choice emphasises the intimacy of the island, and isn’t a downside as these hotels are amongst the most acclaimed in the world thanks to a myriad of Michelin-stars and awards. Their reputations are total reassurance that your holiday will be one to remember. Don’t be surprised if you brush shoulders with some high-profile faces too, as the elements of seclusion, a phenomenal environment, and high-end service make for a holiday that attracts the world’s elite.
You’ll find plenty to do in this haven, and when you’re not appreciating the incredible views, you could be speed-boating around the island, relaxing on a pristine beach
such as Lido del Faro, or taking five in a world-class spa
. Experience pure beauty, from the caves and blue waters of Grotta Azzurra, to the traditional old town of Anacapri. Drink cocktails, sail
the waters surrounding, and shop ‘till you drop at the boutique shopping
district. At Capri you’ll enjoy the holiday experience that celebrities indulge in, so if it’s good enough for the stars, you can bet it’s good enough for you.
WINGED BOOTS WISDOM
There has never been a definitive link to other words from which ‘Capri’ derives. However, in Greek ‘Kapros’ means ‘wild boar’, and the Latin ‘Capreae’ means ‘goats’. Plentiful wild boar fossils have been found here over the years, and historical evidence shows that the Romans used to refer to it as ‘the goat island’, which eludes to Capri’s etymology.