Where is the best area to stay in Capri?
The small and legendary island of Capri is split in half by the Monte Solaro. To the west you will find the quieter area of Anacapri, and to the east you have the more lively area of Capri. The old and acclaimed town of Capri can be found up in the hillside with two hillsides sloping down towards the sea, one which runs down to the Marina Grande and the other towards the Marina Piccola.
If you want to experience the real ambience that Capri has to offer, the best area to stay is Capri town, in a hotel with sea views if possible. The majority of the town’s bars, restaurants and activity can be found between the Piazzetta and the Villa Heliios. Along the roads leading up to it, there are several pedestrian streets lined with small boutiques such as the Via Croce, Le Botteghe and the Via Fuorlovado, with Via Camerelle deserving special attention.
The Marina Piccola can be accessed by cable car, where you will find many restaurants with amazing views for enjoying long and tasty lunches. The beach is peaceful and has perfectly crystal-clear water.
Another great place to stay is the Marina Grande, where some hotels even have direct access to the beach. It is also close to the port area, where you can take boat trips to explore other areas in the region. One of the most popular day trips is a visit to the Grotta Azzurra (Blue Grotto). The area also boasts a great selection of bars, restaurants and seafront shopping.