And there is no better way to experience it than chartering a luxury yacht for an idyllic cruise down the coast. You will be able to enjoy the best views this part of the world has to offer, while experiencing total relaxation and impeccable service on board.
The namesake of this gorgeous stretch of coastline, Amalfi ups the ante when it comes to sheer beauty – so much so that it was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A luxury yacht day sail lets you admire the limestone fjords, freestanding arches and sheltered bays at your own pace.
Swim in crystal clear waters off the back of the boat and look out for marine wildlife. There are plenty of historical attractions to peruse in and around the town, including the Campanile or bell tower and the aptly named Cloister of Paradise.
Marking the northern limit of the Amalfi Coast, this city has a longstanding nautical tradition and is rich in art and cultural heritage.
Naples is also the perfect place to embark your luxury yacht and set off for the first time. Make sure to carve out some time before leaving harbour to explore this fascinating city and sample some authentic Neapolitan cuisine.
Look out from the turrets of the magnificent Castel dell’Ovo, wander the halls of the Archaeological Museum or visit the sculpture of the Veiled Christ in the ornate Museo Cappella Sansevero. Just like the majority of destinations on this route, Naples caters to its wealthy visitors with a wide array of luxury boutiques and designer stores.
Capri is a hotspot for superyachts and it’s not hard to see why. From the luxury of the yacht, watch as the majestic Faraglioni rock pillars glide past you on your way to the anchor spot. Another Marina Piccola lies in front of this natural landmark, and is said to be the place where the Sirens seduced Ulysses in the Greek myth.
Legends aside, there is no doubt that this place is a treat for the eyes.
For avid shoppers, Canfora Capri Sandals creates bespoke footwear flaunted by many a famous name. Fontelina beach club is the perfect spot for a day trip with the tender. Recline under an umbrella at this highly exclusive spot with your drink of choice, or make the most of the opportunity to socialise.
If you have a penchant for the finer things in life and are dreaming of a decadent luxury yacht getaway on the Amalfi Coast, head to the World Yacht Group website to find further information on charter rates and availability.
Ischia is often described as the most beautiful of all of the islands in the Bay of Naples, and is known for its greenery and wilderness. It is one of the most idyllic ports to anchor your luxury yacht in for a night.
Once you have enjoyed some sunbathing and refreshments on the deck, make a visit to the famous Baths of Ischia for a spa treatment that utilizes the regenerative benefits of the island’s thermal water. Ischia is the perfect place to stretch your legs and hike the classic Italian volcanic landscape. Once twilight sets in, relax with some drinks served on board, or head to one of the island’s nightlife spots in Ischia Porto or Forio.
No yachting trip to the Amalfi Coast would be complete without a stop in Positano. This charming town cascades down a steep hill and meets the sea by a delightful stony beach. Avoid the crowds of tourists and get your iconic photos from the tranquillity of your own personal luxury yacht.
When you have soaked in the scenery, there is nothing more pleasant than an afternoon stroll through the town’s quaint streets. Positano is renowned for its lemons, and in particular the quality of its limoncello. The church of Santa Maria de Assunta is a local landmark worth visiting.
If a calmer vibe is desired, anchor overnight at nearby Nerano. Despite being a small town, you can still find a fine-dining experience you will never forget.
Take the tender to Lo Scoglio de Tommaso, where the owners will meet you at their private dock and show you to the restaurant overlooking the water.
Sorrento’s charming little port, Marina Piccola, is best appreciated when sailing into the harbour on a yacht. The cheerfully painted houses and dramatic cliffs provide the perfect background for photos.
Take a dip in the Tyrrhenian Sea, or amble through the famed lemon terraces and taste the local limoncello. Sorrento has one of the most pleasant town centres on the Amalfi Coast for a little exploring. Spend the evenings enjoying time with family and friends on a luxury yacht, with the lights of the town decorating the hillside and a clear night sky above.