Amalfi Coast Vacation Ideas
The Amalfi Coast in Italy is considered by many to be the most beautiful stretch of coast in Europe. The towns all have great restaurants, luxury hotels, shopping boutiques and sunset views. The Amalfi Coast is a beautiful vacation destination.
Many of the best hotels on the Amalfi Coast have spectacular ocean views because they are perched atop the sheer cliffs that Amalfi is famous for. Visit from May to October. May, June and September are less crowded, but August can have the best weather.
The nearest airport is Capodichino Airport in Naples. From Naples you can either drive, take the train to Salerno, or ride the bus service which connects all of the various towns in the province. If you are spending your vacation on the Amalfi Coast, you can take a day trip to the island of Capri. Be sure to check the ferry schedule carefully so you don't miss the last boat off the island. On most days, the latest ferry departs Capri at 8pm. Remember: don't pack too much. A lot of luggage can make ferry trips difficult, especially if you plan on making several stops on your vacation.
In the summer months (May to October), Amalfi, Positano, Salerno, Capri, Naples and Sorrento are connected by ferry or hydrofoil. Co-ordinate your arrival with your hotel since they can meet you down by the water taxis, ferry or bus stop. If you prefer it, some hotels can arrange a car service to pick you up at the airport. This is by far the easiest method of travel, but it is also the most expensive. Be sure to check for specials and packages before you book.
1. 11th Century Palace on the Cliffs
Hotel Caruso Belvedere has romantic rooms and suites perched on top of a cliff which overlooks the sea and the spectacular coastline. When you swim in the infinity edge pool at the hotel, you feel like you are flying over the cliffs.
2. Terraced Grounds with Gardens
Hotel Santa Caterina has beautiful gardens and a restaurant overlooking the coast. Have a candlelit dinner on your romantic getaway to Italy. Choose from rooms and suites, including honeymoon suites with a sunken Jacuzzi overlooking the waters.
3. Summer in Positano
Le Sirenuse in Positano has luxury rooms and suites, a European spa and a gourmet restaurant. Be sure to book a room with a balcony overlooking the sea since not all of the rooms face the water.