By Jennifer Pelaez
A favorite amongst Roman emperors, the rich and famous, artists, and writers, the picturesque island of Capri continues to be one of the Mediterranean’s most loved destinations. Since the infamous photos of Jacqueline Kennedy stepping out in Capri were shot, its been forever associated with understated chic and timeless elegance. Set on this famously exclusive and charming island, the Melia Villa Capri situated in the historic center of Anacapri, offers an adults-only escape into the perfect hideaway for relaxation and enjoyment for which the Italians are so well known for yet is close enough to the action of the bustling center square of Capri and the serene Blue Grotto.
Inspired by true Italian sophistication and beauty, this five-star boutique hotel reflects a harmoniously balanced design aesthetic. Its chic contemporary interior comprised of elegant marble and simple but sleek furniture, is juxtaposed by its classic Mediterranean villa exterior, with white walls and terraces draped in grape vines and efflorescent flowers. The 19 guest rooms and suites are also modern yet offer luxurious comfort. Each room is elegantly decorated in warm neutral tones with bursts of bright colors, and feature beautiful Poltrona Frau and Capellini furnishings alongside state-of-the-art amenities like flat-screen televisions and WiFi. The bathrooms are authentically adorned with unique mosaic designs, and the majority of the rooms offer luxe features like hydromassage bathtubs and balconies.
Whether relaxing in the privacy of your room or venturing out to sightsee, the Melia Villa Capri is the perfect base from which to leisurely explore the surrounding area. Located on the more peaceful side of the island on a tranquil street, you are strategically situated in the heart of this enchanting Italian village, and just a fifteen minute walk from Capri’s famous “Piazzetta,” a fashionable hotspot with ritzy and unique shops. Other nearby attractions include Villa San Michele, Grotta Azzurra, and the Monte Solaro Chairlift, as well as a number of beautiful beaches and walking trails. Capri’s Marina Grande, which links the island to Sorrento and Naples, is a ten minute drive for those looking to partake in a scenic adventure. In addition to organizing discovery visits and excursions in vintage cars or motor boats, the hotel also offers several other exclusive services including private helicopter transfers from Rome and Naples.
If all the island exploration has left you in need for some relaxation, head over to the outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, complete with sun loungers and parasols. Complement with snacks and thirst-quenching cocktails from Blue Lounge for the ultimate day of repose by the pool. For a change of scenery, laze in the tranquil lemon grove and take in the authentic Italian setting. Spa connoisseurs must not miss a rejuvenating visit to Suite 22, the full-service luxury spa featuring six elegantly decorated treatment rooms and a wellness area boasting a plethora of options including a Sauna, Turkish bath, Emotional Showers and a Kneipp Path Program, sure to fulfill your every wish for health and beauty. They also can organize a personalized program for a full day of wellness. Suite 22 combines a high-tech approach with natural cures and products to create a spa menu of the very latest treatments and rituals to awaken your senses, purify your mind and body, for a feeling of well-being and renewal.
In the evening, enjoy a delectable dining experience at Marea Restaurant by Luis Mas, which pays tribute to Mediterranean and Neapolitan traditions. The beautiful dining room is stylish and spacious with a delightful terrace for guests wishing to dine al fresco. The menu is everything you would expect, traditional family secrets creatively updated and modernized with fresh island ingredients.
The Melia Villa Capri is a welcoming reflection of Capri’s world-famous hospitality and prides itself on attention to detail, from their exceptional service to their ability to tailor to each guest’s preferences, ensuring every moment is simply unforgettable.
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