Capri and its surrounding islands are some of the most beautiful places on earth. Long the preserve of the elegant glitterati, who can be found expertly navigating through picturesque cobbled lanes in stiletto heels, a holiday in Capri means embracing luxury at the island’s range of mouthwatering restaurants and eye-catching jewellery shops. At the same time, if you are looking for a secluded escape, Capri and its islands also have places to sink into private relaxation, surrounded by bougainvillaea and fragrant wisteria.
Anyone who’s anyone sees the islands by private yacht, and an Italy yacht charter gives endless opportunities to explore. M/Y INVICTUS is the perfect boat for the occasion, offering an ultra-chic abode with space for eight guests, a Jacuzzi, and a fantastic selection of water toys. Here’s what not to miss on a Capri yacht charter on INVICTUS yacht.
Where to go on a Capri yacht charter on INVICTUS
Capri’s lesser-known but equally gorgeous sister island Ischia is called the ‘green island’, thanks to its luscious landscape. With a range of wide, stretching bays and hidden coves, there are so many spots to soak up the sun – head to the Maronti Beach for breathtaking azure waters on your Capri yacht charter.
Those in need of more relaxation will delight at the natural spas dotted around the island. We love the Cavascura thermal baths, Ischia’s oldest, set back around 300m in a cliff and offering mud masks and preserved roman baths. The botanical gardens of La Mortella are also a pleasure to explore. And as the daylight begins to fade, head back to the INVICTUS yacht to change into something more glamorous, toasting the sunset with a cocktail made by your dedicated stewardess, before going ashore to continue the fun.
Just a short cruise over from Ischia is glamorous Capri, where an intoxicating blend of Michelin-star restaurants, a lively ‘see-and-be-seen’ nightlife, and hidden bays where you’ll be the only person on the sand. Kick back on the famous Fontelina Beach, overlooking the Faraglioni rocks; you’ll recognise them from the postcards. Ask your Captain to take you to the northern part of the island, where you can take a rowboat into the Blue Grotto; an awe-inspiring underwater cave which is naturally illuminated by its bright blue water. On the INVICTUS yacht, the world is your oyster.
Choose to either dine on board with local delicacies prepared by your private chef, or take a trip to one of the island’s many eateries. Don’t leave without sampling food from L’Olivo, a two Michelin-starred establishment offering dishes such as squid and potato ravioli and sea bass with spicy broccoli.
The Pontine Islands
Next on your Capri yacht charter are the Pontine Islands, part of the Phlegraean archipelago and full of surprises. The best-known are Ponza and Ventotene, two contrasting spots which both make for exciting itinerary destinations. In crescent-shaped Ponza, luxury boutiques await on the glitzy Piazza Carlo Pisacane, while travelling by boat gives you access to best-kept-secrets such as the Parata inlet, where legend has it Odysseus was bewitched by the sorceress Circe.
Meanwhile on Ventotene, you’ll find a blissfully car-free islet with an extremely laid-back vibe and a dark past. Various prisoners have been exiled here over the centuries. Today however, many would happily be a castaway here, offering some of the best scuba diving in Italy and beautiful Roman ruins to admire. Have your crew arrange a day of diving, followed by an exquisite dinner of fresh seafood and local prosecco – a fitting end to an incredible yacht holiday.