Image via DC Travel
Lying beneath the endless blue skies and surrounded by iridescently clear blue sea is the Amalfi Coast, Italy’s breathtakingly picturesque collection of colourful houses and spectacular views.
The beauty of the coast, the white sand you can sink your toes into, and the many wonderful places to visit makes the Amalfi Coast one of the most beautiful and romantic destinations for a honeymoon. Take a relaxing trip around the coast to check out the too-beautiful-for-words honeymoon location. Here’s our pick of the ‘Top 5s’ when visiting the Amalfi Coast.
Image via Ride2Guide
5 Places to Stay:
There are so many beautiful places to stay when you visit the Amalfi Coast. The spectacular coastline allows for breathtaking views and you’re guaranteed to see them all at any number of Amalfi Coast’s hotels and villas. Here are our top five favourite places to stay to take advantage of these picture postcard views.
Set amongst tiered gardens, the renovated 17th century Monastery has been decorated with beautiful furnishings and a view that can only be achieved when perched dramatically on the edge of a cliff. There are so many wonderful features to discover at this absolutely gorgeous hotel!
Image via Monastro Santa Roca,Conca dei Marini
This gem is incredibly romantic, and definitely worth every cent. The luxurious rooms and renowned restaurants are only some of the amazing features up for offer. This is an excellent choice for those seeking central locations, wonderful spas, and spectacular views all around!
Image via La Sirenuse Hotel
This absolutely stunning hotel is a breath of fresh air compared to the more traditional alternatives. With stunning artworks, white-furnished rooms, and an excellent rooftop restaurant, this is a rare contemporary hotspot on the coast.
Image via Casa Angelina Priano
Previously an ancient villa in Positano, the hotel is now a romantic and relaxing escape for couples. Enjoy the hotels central location, beautiful views, and enchanting candle-lit dinners overlooking the bay.
Image via Conca D’Ora
The Belmond Hotel is an absolutely gorgeous choice for your honeymoon; from the rooftop’s well-renowned restaurant, the Belvedere, to the fairytale-like architecture and the pool-side panoramic views. In the heart of beautiful Ravello, this hotel is a big favourite for couples enjoying the Amalfi Coast.
Image via Belmond Hotel Caruso
Image via Italian Villa Vacations
5 Places to Visit:
There are so, so many places to visit on the Amalfi Coast, and so many of them are perfect for a honeymoon. Here are our favourites.
1. Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Ravello
If you’re in Ravello (and we highly recommend that you visit), stop by the Villa Cimbrone where you can visit the gorgeous gardens and experience all of the spectacular views that Ravello has up for offer.
Image via Ravello.com
2. Amalfi Cathedral, the Duomo
This charming Cathedral is the cultural heart of Amalfi, and is surrounded by beauty and history.
3. Castello di Arechi, Salerno
For Salerno’s world-renowned landmark, head up to the dramatically towering Castello di Arechi. Here make sure you enjoy the views and, if you’re lucky, attend a concert of two.
4. Sentiero delgi Dei, Amalfi Coast
It’s a bit of a hike—but it’s so worth it! All the places listed here can boast some wonderful views, but for the best head up the ‘Trail of the Gods’ where you will come across vineyards and caves and be greeted with the most spectacular views in all of the Amalfi Coast!
Image via Napolimeteo
Although not technically the Amalfi Coast, Pompeii is most easily accessible via Sorrento. This is perfect for history buffs or adventurous couples. Take a couple of hours to visit the unique world frozen in time.
5 Things to Do:
Although it would be easy to simply lay by the luxurious pools overlooking the breathtaking coast for the entirety of your stay, there are loads of things to do on the Amalfi Coast.
1. Rent a Vespa and Explore!
The Amalfi Coast is a treasure trove of gorgeous locations and breathtaking views, and it is possible to see it all in one trip (if you plan it right!). Renting a Vespa is the most romantic (and convenient) way to tour the coast, but it’s just as accessible by car or on foot. There are a ton of places that rent out Vespa’s for your convenience, and one of our favourites is Penisola Rent in Sorrento.
Image via Penisola Rent
2. Eat Pizza in Naples
The birthplace of pizza… the crème de le crème of pizza bars! If you want a real, mouth-watering slice, the likes of which you’ve never tasted before, then stopping by Naples is an absolute must! Our favourite place to get pizza, and other delicious Italian dishes, is the Pizzeria Starita.
Image via Pizzeria Starita
3. Capri Cruise from Sorrento
Venture out into the turquoise waters and explore the Amalfi Coast from afar! This is an absolutely breathtaking experience! Either charter your own boat or hop on a tour, like the spectacular cruises which Oceania Cruises offers, and take in the sights from beautiful coastal waters.
4. Wine Tours and Tastings
What’s more romantic than vineyard tours and wine tastings? Especially on the Amalfi Coast? This is a must-do on your honeymoon! For the best experience, take a private, intimate tour of the vineyards across Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello with a sommelier from Swirl the Glass.
Image via Swirl the Glass
5. Just… Explore!
Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, the Amalfi Coast has so much to see and do. Don’t just settle in one spot—take a detour and discover some of the more secluded hidden gems. Take the off-the-beaten-track, or just walk along the coast… and just explore everything!
Image via Casa Angelina Priano
With some of the most breathtaking views imaginable at every turn, luxurious hotels and villas to stay in between exploration of the coast, and its overall relaxed, romantic vibe, the Amalfi Coast is an absolutely stunning option for a honeymoon – just heaven!
Ms Chinoiserie Says: With a unique history and picture postcard views at every turn, the Amalfi Coast is a honeymooners’ paradise; definitely worth a visit if Italy is on your list!