What do you say for three days where you do nothing but spend time by the beach, swim in the sea, eat like there’s no tomorrow and sail around Capri on a fabulous boat?
Yes, that’s right. Bliss.
Oh, and add a dream job offer being confirmed while on holiday there (for the husband, not me), and you have winner on your hands.
Positano is an adorable little town in Italy’s Amalfi coast. It’s not as touristy as neighbouring Amalfi town and we were glad to have chosen it as our final destination for our honeymoon. The drive from Naples to Positano is both breathtaking (what views!), and nerve-racking (what sharp turns!).
Our hotel was kinda bare bones, but we still had some gorgeous views from our room.
Two things you will see in abundance around Positano are lemons and ceramics… Make room in your luggage if you’re planning to stock up on some vivid and colourful crockery.
Crockery reminds me of all the food that we indulged in while in Positano. Some of my favourite places were:
- Chez Black – Right on the beach, this one had absolutely smashing seafood dishes. The pesto spaghetti is a sure winner!
- Rossellinis – This one is in Ravello, about 40 kms drive from Positano – super winding roads, just so you know! Probably my most favourite meal in Italy, which is rather difficult to say, given how almost every meal was absolutely fantastic. They have plenty of options for vegetarians. And that mozarella and tomato salad – mind blown!
- La Fontelina – We went here during our tour around Capri island. It’s set into the rocky mountain face, with a “beach club” thing where they set out mattresses and umbrellas on massive boulders and you can work on your tan (not that I needed to get any more tanned!!!). It’s got an amazing, relaxed vibe, so be prepared to spread your lunch over a couple of hours (and reserve ahead!).
We also took a day trip to Capri. It’s a beautiful town, no doubt, but something about it just felt too touristy to me. Be sure to ride up the funicular. The views from the top of the mountain are extraordinary, especially if you time it around sunset.
After a fabulous Italian holiday, Positano was like the icing on the cake. It made for the most perfect ending to our holiday. I can absolutely see myself going back there.