Choosing your honeymoon destination is not always an easy choice with all the beautiful destinations in the world, but one of the most popular honeymoon destinations among newlyweds is the Amalfi Coast, couples fly from all over the world dreaming of the perfect Amalfi Coast honeymoon.
Many couples choose to have a honeymoon in Italy, and one of the areas they choose to visit is the Amalfi Coast.
The Amalfi Coast is a 50-kilometer stretch of coastline along the southern edge of Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula, in the Campania region. The Amalfi Coast is known for its sheer cliffs and beautiful beaches and pastel-colored villages.
Many couples who want to visit the Amalfi Coast fly into Naples and then take a train or bus to visit the towns.
The Amalfi Coast is one of the most crowded regions in Italy during certain months especially July and August. There are so many things you can do on the Amalfi coast and places to visit as well, to enjoy your Amalfi Coast honeymoon, here you will find all the details you need for the perfect honeymoon.
The breathtaking Sorrento is located at the start of the Amalfi Coast, it is known for its beautiful architecture, pretty beaches, lovely shops, and has an amazing location near the most beautiful areas, Sorrento is an ideal location to use as a base for exploring the coast, you can take the Circumvesuviana train to go to Naples and Pompeii, or take a ferry to Capri.
Some of the most popular places to see in Sorrento are the pristine waters of Naples Bay and Marina Piccola beach, Punta Campanella nature reserve, Piazza Tasso, Basilica di Sant’Antonino, and the Duomo dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo.
The magical Positano is known as the "Vertical City", Positano is famous for its breathtaking views and is home to some glamorous shops, restaurants, and buzzing nightlife.
While in Positano you can visit Fornillo or Spiaggia Grande beach, the Le Sirenuse islands, and make sure to visit the busy Via Pasitea.
Another known detail about Positano is that it is one of the most expensive towns in the area but it’s definitely a must if you visit the Amalfi Coast.
Ravello is perched is on the mountainside and ends at the blue sea, the town of Ravello is charming and romantic in every way. While in Ravello make sure to explore the beautiful gardens of Roman Villas such as Cimbrone and Rufolo.
The charming town of Ravello offers the best views of the Amalfi Coast, and it is also popular for its famous gardens, Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo.
Amalfi is the largest town in the area and it is one of the most popular destinations for honeymoon and visitors who are looking for both medieval architecture and history.
When at Amalfi make sure you see the lovely beaches, and of course the Cathedral of Sant’Andrea which was built in the 10th century, and the Cloister of Paradise, an Arab-style building which was built in the 13th century and is currently an open-air museum with many mosaics and paintings.
For all the foodies out there, Amalfi is the birthplace of Cannoli. So make you indulge in some sweet treats while at Amalfi.
Where to Stay
There are many beautiful hotels and resorts to stay in on the Amalfi Coast and its different areas, here are some of the popular hotels for you to choose from:
- Hotel Belmond Caruso, Ravello: This former 11th-century palace boasts all the worldly luxuries anyone could desire. Marbled hallways lead to rooms brimming with antiques and paintings by old masters. Cascading down the mountain, past lemon groves and olive vines, is Ravello, the mesmerizing ‘city of music’. Paradise found.
- Hotel Santa Caterina, Amalfi: A late 19th-century liberty style villa immersed in the beautiful scenery of the Amalfi Coast, an elegant seaside residence surrounded by the perennial blue of the Mediterranean sea and sky, by luscious bougainvillea, and by lovingly cultivated olive groves and fruit orchards. This is Hotel Santa Caterina of Amalfi, a special place to experience the finest of Italian hospitality and lasting sensations of wellbeing.
- Le Sirenuse, Positano: Le Sirenuse is a wonderful place from which to enjoy the simple pleasures of Positano and the spectacular Amalfi Coast. John Steinbeck, who visited in 1953, wrote 'Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn't quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone.'
- Hotel Palazzo Murat, Positano: It is said that when Gioacchino Murat – king of Naples and brother-in-law to Napoleon – arrived in Positano in 1808 he visited this palace, and it was love at first sight. The hotel you see today was the place where the king spent the hottest months, accompanied by his lovers, far from the intrigue and bustle of the Neapolitan court.
- Il San Pietro di Positano, Positano: The San Pietro di Positano is more than a hotel. It is a journey within a journey, where memories are created and never forgotten. A haven of peace, immersed in nature, this elegant home harmonizes old-world traditions of hospitality with contemporary, understated luxury. Escape to this small slice of paradise suspended between the sea and sky.
- Hotel Piccolo Sant’Andrea, Vettica Maggiore: Located between Positano and Conca Dei Marini, Praiano is one of the pearls of the Amalfi Coast. The unique landscapes, the enchanting beaches, and the celestial sea of Praiano make this town famous and appreciated all over the world. The Piccolo Sant’Andrea rises right inside this wonderful natural paradise.
There are many more beautiful hotels in the Amalfi Coast you can stay at according to your budget.