Travel Guide: Amalfi Coast Honeymoon
Honeymooning in the Amalfi Coast truly is la dolce vita! With stunning views, all the aperol spritz you can dream of and beaches lined with brightly colored umbrellas, the Amalfi Coast is the dream destination for your honeymoon or your next vacation. We know planning a huge trip to an unknown destination can be a bit daunting, but we’ve got you covered! After many trips to the Amalfi Coast ourselves, we’re wanting to share the wealth for your next trip to this breathtaking coastline while you soak in these gorgeous honeymoon shoot photos by Tanja Kibogo Photography and Blush Wed Photography.
Before we dive into the nitty-gritty of everything the Amalfi Coast has to offer, keep in mind that the Amalfi Coast has an “off season” from mid-October to late April and many hotels and ferry are completely closed starting the beginning of November. After speaking with locals in Amalfi, they recommended the best time to visit is in May or early September. July and August are peak high season and also the hottest months of the year. So if AC is a priority for you, double check the hotel or AirBnB has it before booking as AC is not always guaranteed throughout Europe.
How to Get There
The closest airport to the Amalfi Coast is the Naples International Airport (Napoli Capodichino Airport). From there you can either jump in a taxi to the port or take the Alibus. Make sure to bring cash as both of these travel options will need to be paid in cash. At the moment, the Alibus is €5 per person and makes multiple stops so make sure you’re not getting off at the train station! You can of course hire a private car to take you to the port or in some cases all the way to the Amalfi Coast. Personally, we love taking the ferries to soak in everything from the sea.
Once you arrive at the Port of Naples, you can hop on a ferry to the city along the Amalfi Coast you’ve booked. The most popular cities along the Amalfi Coast are Positano, Amalfi, Capri (which is an island), Sorrento. Most ferries make multiple stops so again, be mindful of what location you’re getting off at. Once you hop off the ferry, it’s officially time to begin your unforgettable honeymoon in the Amalfi Coast! Eeep!
Where to Stay
First of all you will want to book WAY in advance. Many hotels and AirBnB’s book up quickly so as soon as you decide you want to go, book your room “ASAP as possible”. Trust us on this one. Here are a few hotels to get the ball rolling:
Ball on a Budget
Ok so honeymooning in the Amalfi Coast is a dream of yours, but you don’t happen to have an extra arm and a leg to spend? Don’t you worry! Here are a few ways to keep visiting the Amalfi Coast budget friendly.
Stay in Salerno, Italy. Salerno is located next to Vietri sul Mare which is the start of the Amalfi Coast so you can imagine there are are a plethora of easy ways to visit the stunning coastline. Just like in Naples, you can easily jump on a ferry or even take a bus or car. Salerno has many budget friendly hotels and restaurants though be mindful there aren’t as many English speakers in this city though it is still tourist friendly! Make sure to have Google translate ready and you’ll be as good as gold. Staying in Salerno allows you to do day trips along the coast without paying Amalfi Coast hotel prices which can soar during peak seasons.
If you’re looking for a quieter beach without breaking the bank then consider Atrani which is only a 10 minute walk from the Amalfi ferry drop-off point. You can pay for 2 chairs and an umbrella for about €20 total which covers you for the entire day (as long as you don’t leave). This will leave you plenty of extra cash for a lemon slush which is a must as the Amalfi Coast is known for their delicious and huge lemons. If you’re looking for a gift or something to bring back home, try out the limoncello. It’s a personal favorite of mine.
Activities Other Than the Beach
Villa Rufolo Gardens in Ravello – Above Amalfi is the city of Ravello which can be reached by bus or car. Gorgeous gardens with a stunning view of the coast is typically open all year long. Though they do have a summer concert series where a large portion of the garden is covered by a stage so we recommend going in the spring when the stage has not yet been set and the flowers are in peak bloom.
Hike Valle Delle Ferriere in Amalfi – If you’re looking for a nice and easy hike that’s enjoyed by many locals then this hike is for you! Starting in the heart of the action in Amalfi, you will walk past gorgeous lemon trees, aqueduct ruins and find yourself in a paradise of waterfalls with cold water perfect for a hot summer’s day.
Path of the Gods Hike – Now this hike is not as easy as the one mentioned above and depending on how far you want to go can take all day if you want to walk there and back. You will have spectacular views of the coastline, but it’s certainly not for the faint of heart. There are many guided tours you can consider for this hike as well.
Grotto Azzura in Capri – Imagine drifting through a cave with illuminated blue water and Italians singing. It’s glorious and not something you’ll soon forget, but we recommend to arrive early! The tides are often changing and if they get too high, the boats will stop entering the cave due to safety reasons. Also, this is a cash only experience as you literally pay a designated boat floating at sea.
Mount Solaro in Anacapri – The island of Capri is split into 2 sections and Anacapri has a chairlift that takes about 10 minutes to reach the top with some breathtaking views. Oh and don’t worry, you can get some gelato up there while soaking in the views.
Honeymooning in Amalfi is a dream come true! The pasta, the wine, and the views with your sweetheart will be something the two of you treasure for the rest of your lives. We hope this guide helped you plan the trip of a lifetime! If you’re also considering a destination wedding in Italy, check out this romantic wedding in Northern Italy!
Photography: Tanja Kibogo Photography and Blush Wed Photography
Planning + Coordination: NKT Events
Hair & Makeup: Ava Belle
Talent: 4 Upper Models
Accessories: Olive & Piper
Top: Lola Varma Bridal
Bathing Suit: Londre
Vintage Car: Exclusive Dreams Car
Boat: Exclusive Dreams Boat