An insider's guide to the Amalfi coast
by Jordana Reuben Yechiel
Forget the carb count you, you take the luxury yacht the Amalfi coast to shop, look cool – and eat the world’s best pizza, says Jordana Rueben Yechiel. Our insider's guide to the Amalfi coast shows you how to explore in in style – and eat your way through this popular Mediterranean yachting destinations.
Where to berth your luxury yacht on the Amalfi cost
You should moor outside Capri or in the harbour and tender into Marina Piccola, where a convertible taxi will whiz you up to Capri town.
Where to shop on the Amalfi cost
Shop at the fabulous Grey Flannel boutique, which is stuffed full of the best fashion brands and Buccellati jewels.
What and where you should drink in Capri
If you are looking for a late-afternoon drink to recover from an exhausting shopping afternoon then order a Campari and soda and pick on local green olives in the town square.
For pre-dinner drinks, Quisisana’s front terrace is the place – and this time try a Kir Royal. It’s the best way to watch the crowd pass and the town empty out.
Where to eat in Capri
Where to start? Villa Verde for a garden experience and a food extravaganza. It’s casual but you never know who you’ll bump into. Pizzeria Aurora has the best pizza I’ve ever eaten (one night of carbs isn’t going to kill anyone!). To really go wild, have the truffle pizza. The romantic classic and great-to-take-guests place is Da Paolino: eat in a lemon grove and drink local wine. Heaven.
How to follow that the next day? For lunch head to La Fontelina down on the base of Capri. For an after-lunch dip, dive in the ocean – and bring your goggles as there are plenty of octopuses and sea urchins. The new lunch haunt is Il Riccio: pick up a pair of swimming shorts from its boutique.
The best way to have fun on Amalfi coast
Take a short boat ride (20 minutes) to Nerano. The Club 55 of the Amalfi is La Conca del Sogno – gorgeous people eating zucchini florets and a spaghetti vongole to die for. You’ll never forget dinner at the original Quattro Passi: they pick you up from your luxury yacht in a gondola and escort you to town and into a vintage taxi for the trip up the hill to the restaurant.
After a tour of a wine cellar that is full of treasures and cobwebs – and, thankfully, a glass of prosecco – you go up to the Philippe Starck-designed minimalist restaurant and are in the hands of your waiter.
You should order every suggestion and throw it in the middle to share, family-style. They throw in a goody hamper for your chef on board, filled with local ingredients.
Enjoy Positano on the Amalfi Coast
You should head onto Positano for even more food! Try Da Adolfo for lunch on the water near San Pietro. You should have dinner at Villa Tre Ville, or the old classic Le Sirenuse, for exquisite food and wine with all the charm the Amalfi can throw at you. Have leather sandals made while you wait, and stock up on the linens on offer.
This trip isn’t slimming but sometimes – just sometimes – it’s worth it!