A small island off the Bay of Naples, Capri offers the ideal setting for a luxurious vacation where wellbeing and relaxation meet the Italian dolce vita. Elegant villas and immaculately-tended gardens dot steep and verdant cliffs, cut through by sun-drenched lanes offering jaw-dropping vistas over the Mediterranean Sea. It shouldn’t surprise anyone to learn that poets and artists have been inspired by such stunning scenery over the centuries.
Offering private SPAs, chic restaurants and panoramic pools, the luxury and boutique hotels of Capri provide deluxe experiences surrounded by quintessential Mediterranean beauty. Our selection below includes five of the best options available on the island.
From €330/ night
Grand Hotel Quisisana has been around long enough to become an icon of luxury and grandeur in Capri. Opened in 1845 near the central Piazzetta, the hotel boasts a long list of celebrity guests, and is still a favourite among VIPs sojourning on the island. The standards it offers live well up to its reputation. The rooms are bright and elegantly designed in pristine Mediterranean style, with private terraces included in each suite. The communal terrace and gardens look out to some of Capri’s best views, while food is served in two different on-site restaurants. A SPA and a separate private villa are available.
From €390/ night
Run by the same family as the Quisisana, this boutique hotel is located in a more secluded lane nearby. It welcomes guests with a Moorish façade hidden among lush gardens, a perfect introduction to the quiet and relaxing atmosphere found inside. Two panoramic swimming pools and a luxury SPA are available, as well as a poolside restaurant and a tennis court. The rooms feature many of the elements that define the island’s style, such as majolica-tile floors, vaulted ceilings and antique furniture. A terrace and a Jacuzzi are included in most rooms. Two separate private villas are also available.
From €200/ night
This four-star boutique hotel is tucked away in a picturesque lane branching off the famous Via Camerelle. Each room comes with a private terrace overlooking the sea, while the bright and spacious interiors are fitted with majolica-tile floors. The casual and stylish design also defines the communal areas, which include a panoramic pool. Other amenities are a cocktail and snack bar, in-room SPA services and a fitness area. The Terrazza Brunella restaurant enjoys an excellent reputation in Capri, both for the quality of the food and the romantic setting it offers.
From €345/ night
Located near the harbour, this five-star hotel is housed in an authentic Caprese Villa facing the Bay of Naples. The hotel’s simple elegance pairs with a keen focus on wellbeing and relaxation, with the on-site SPA offering a wide range of treatments. Decorations by artist Gio Ponti lend a unique touch to the swimming pool, which is surrounded by a 3,000 square metre park complete with chaise longs and hammocks. The top-range suites come with a heated plunge pool on the terrace, while the restaurant serves traditional cuisine with a refined and experimental twist.
From €450/ night
Tiberio Palace offers glimpses of the dolce vita in a chic contemporary ambiance. Creative design and retro features combine in an original take on Capri’s effortless elegance, both in the guest rooms and communal spaces. Each room and suite is fitted with unique items and individually decorated with shades of blue, turquoise, saffron and coral red. Majolica-tile floors add an extra touch to the sea views enjoyed from the balconies. The SPA and wellness area covers 600 square metres, while the on-site restaurant sources fruit and vegetables from the adjoining garden. A Kosher restaurant is also available.