Photo courtesy of JK Place Capri
JK Place Capri
The embodiment of la dolce vita, this glamorous hideaway occupies a white villa perched on a cliff above the Bay of Naples. Though situated on Capri’s main road (and just a five-minute walk to the port), the hotel feels private. Interiors have a chic, polished feel that’s more English seaside than Italian island: The crisp white-and-navy spaces are studded with beautiful art, antiques, fireplaces, and colorful bouquets of blooms. The views unfurling from large windows and panoramic terraces, however, are decidedly Caprese: Rugged green hills fall into the sea, Mount Vesuvius lurks in the distance, and lemon trees scent the air all around. The island’s craggy peaks are a backdrop to the pool scene, where guests can indulge in a pampering session (a mini massage menu is available poolside, plus there are many more options at the on-site spa), while the terrace bar is an ideal spot for a sunset aperitivo accompanied by tasty bites such as sea bream sliders and quail-egg canapés. Cloaked in beachy blue, white, and coral colors, guest rooms have posh touches such as monogrammed pillows, canopy beds, wingback chairs, and beautiful marble- and mosaic-tiled bathrooms. But the true highlights are the sea-view balconies and large terraces wreathed in greenery and furnished with sunbeds and parasols.
By Aleksandra Hogendorf, AFAR Contributor
Via Marina Grande, 225, 80076 Capri NA, Italy