There’s no better place to vacation than along the Amalfi Coast. I always knew that I wanted to go to this magical town, Positano, and travel further along the coast of Amalfi. Amalfi coast is easily accessible via Naples. You can access the coast via bus, taxi or car which takes you about two hours. If you have time you can easily spend a few days in Sorrento which is half way between Naples and Amalfi coast.
While in Sorrento, we went to the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria bar called La Pergola bar à champagne. While they give you one free taste of the champagne, they also offer complimentary tapas (Cheese, Grapes and sushi tower) along with the drinks. The location is perfect as you get to enjoy the view of Piazza Tasso.
Sorrento is a larger city comparing to the other towns along the coast and so there’s more to do and see. It has a beautiful square with so many hotels, shops, restaurants and bars near by. We decided to spend four days in Sorrento before heading to the Amalfi Coast. This made most sense since traveling to Capri and the caves (blue and green grotto) are easier from this port. We dedicated one day to Capri and another day to travel throughout the coast.
When in Sorrento, we went to the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria bar called La Pergola bar à champagne. While they give you one free taste of the champagne, they also offer free tapas (Cheese, Grapes and sushi tower) along with the drinks. The location is perfect as you get to enjoy the view of Piazza Tasso.Another lovely bar we find ourselves every night at is called D'anton. The decor, drinks, service and ambience was so wonderful we kept going back!
On the third day of our stay in Sorrento, we took a rental car and traveled from Sorrento all the way to Ravello and stopped in most towns. Roads are narrow but easy to navigate. One of the advantages of renting a car is that you get to stop wherever you want to take a picture or get some fresh fruit from the vendors along the road.
We spent two days in the beautiful Positano. While there are so many amazing hotels in this town, we chose Le Sirenuse. (read my full review on the hotel here). It is one of the most talked about hotels and is known by celebrities and locals. Le Sirenuse gets visited by many tourists every day. The reason? It’s hospitality and the view! (The album cover was taken from the balcony of the hotel)
The hotel has complimentary activities and excursions everyday for it’s guests from Pilates and Megafromer workout to Sunset cruise or a visit of a Limoncello factory that make the trip worth the visit. Make sure to check the available upon booking.
The staff at Le Sirenuse go above and beyond to make sure you have a memorable stay. If you decide to have a particular spot reserved by the pool, they make sure to reserve those seats for you. You can expect complimentary ice cream or cold face towels delivered to you while you are enjoying the pool. We also received a generous welcome gift from the hotel in our room. There was a bottle of champagne, a bottle of their Limoncello and fresh fruit.
The hotel has a beautiful Champagne bar with the most amazing view of Positano. La Sponda, Once Micheline restaurant, is also located here. Their live band has been playing there for around 20 years! Feel free to request your favorite song while enjoying some of the most amazing risottos. Cheers!