A luxury yacht charter is simply the only way to do the Amalfi Coast justice as you meander between the jewels of Ischia, Capri, Ravello, Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi. There is certainly no shortage of things to do: as well as natural beauty and ancient ruins, the Amalfi Coast offers the ultimate in dining, nightlife, shopping and pampering experiences.
Cruise to Ischia to bathe in the famed hot mineral springs and walk among the lush gardens, or enjoy a Michelin star lunch in Positano on an elegant terrace with a panoramic sea view. Dive shipwrecks off the coast or explore the bewitching Blue Grotto on Capri, ethereal and haunting.
Those who like to shop will adore their Amalfi Coast yacht charter, as the towns are full of glamorous boutiques with serious celebrity credentials. Have a pair of Capri pants tailored at famous La Pari Sienne, a pair of Positano sands made at La Botteguccia or a bespoke piece of jewellery crafted at La Campanina. You could even take home a Carthusia perfume created from the flowers and scents of Capri.
A pervasive sense of history just adds to the magic of this part of the world, with tales of pirates and sackings and empires that crumbled into the sea. Visit the medieval town of Amalfi with its extraordinary cathedral, blue and white fishing boats rocking in the pretty harbour and lemon terraces stretching up the hillside. Explore the ruins of Emperor Tiberius’ villa on Capri, built in a remote spot to protect him from the assassins he feared- although it’s also been suggested that the villa’s seclusion was something to do with the very wild parties he had there. Perhaps he was wearing no clothes.
When darkness falls on the Amalfi Coast, there is a happy abundance of elegant cocktail and wine bars with breathtaking views, and as the night heats up watch the waves swirl and boil below the glass-plate floor of a nightclub built in a sea cave, the Mediterranean shining silver before you.
Back on your yacht, drop anchor in a perfect cove where the forest meets the sea, the smell of pine needles rich in the summer air. Read and eat fine food and sleep the day away, a slight breeze flicking the pages of your book as you lie on a deckchair, champagne fizzing quietly in the sunshine, looking up now and then at the truly astonishing Amalfi Coast.
To learn more about a luxury yacht charter on the Amalfi Coast, contact the yacht charter specialists at bluewater.