Spiaggia Marina Grande
Spiaggia Marina Grande
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Sarah
Dublin, Ireland18 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
We decided to do a day trip to Capri by ferry. We got the ferry from Sorrento port to Capri port.
We arrived in Capri after about 25-30 minutes. Once we arrived we quickly realised how busy it was. Tourists left, right, and centre. We ended up turning right off the ferry and accidentally hiked up to the very top, which took about an hour.
At the top you will find many shops and restaurants. If you are looking to shop in Capri I suggest you bring a lot of money.
We tried to get lunch in a restaurant at the main square at the top, but a beer was €15 and a soft drink was €11 so we said no way. We then got the bus back down to the harbour because we were not spending that much money on a beer or coke, plus we were exhausted from the hike up. We ended up having a much nicer lunch at one of the restaurants down at the harbour.
The bus was like a rollercoaster. The driver was speeding around sharp corners. We were happy to get off that bus.
After lunch we made our way to the port to get the ferry back to Sorrento. Extremely disorganised, nobody knew what platform to be on. The staff were no help whatsoever. Once our ferry arrived everyone was pushing and shoving one another to get a seat on the ferry. A man was shoving my mum onto the ferry, wanted to reel his neck in let me tell you that. They should’ve had an organised system, instead of first come first serve and maybe a single line system.

Long review I know, but I would not recommend Capri unless you are willing to spend a lot of money. More for the rich and wealthy.
Written September 11, 2023
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Monique S
Healdsburg, CA6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
Capri is an overrun tourist trap, I recommend skipping it altogether, unless you plan to stay overnight. If you stay overnight then the throngs of day trippers leave late in the afternoon. Basically, if a tiny island is known all over the world...time to find another island to visit. It was packed shoulder to shoulder and everything was marked up basically double what we spent in other locations nearby.
Written June 7, 2023
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justfiguringitoutnow
Houston, TX16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
We arrived to Napoli by cruise and instead of shore tour, we went solo... much better. You get more time and don't mess with busses and such. At the port, get a jet boat over to capri, easy peesy, they speak English at the ticket counter. Used credit card.

August has lots of tourists, so u need to form up a lot, quick 1 hour to capri, make sure you get on the correct boat. Ask others in the line to confirm.

Arriving to capri, easier to form up and buy a ticket on the tram up the hill...

Go early, so much to do if you are on a day trip and add extra time for your return to not miss your jet boat back to Napoli port.

I usually calculate the time I have and cut in 2, then start heading back at the halfway time.

Out of all the ports of call, Mykonos, Santorini, Napoli etc, we liked capri the most.

Spend a wonderful time walking through the streets, don't forget to go home.... it's easy to forget in capri. Cheers.
Written September 3, 2022
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KatrinaMolini
Corciano, Italy11,109 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
We visited the Island of Capri in July. We did the boat tour and visited Capri’s city center. We had a little bit of time left before the departure of our ferry back to Amalfi so we went to this beach to wet our feet. It was a very hot and humid day and the beach was busy. Since it’s free, you can enter it freely. It’s very close to the main harbor. Right on the left from the booths where you purchase tickets to funicular. The water was wonderful! So refreshing, clean and clear! It was a bit painful to walk on the stones so if you are planning to stay there, make sure to come prepared!
Written September 17, 2020
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Russell3939
Castle Rock, CO976 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
We visited the beach club attached to the beach. It was expensive. The chairs were $25 euro each. The beach has a lot of rocks on it and can make for a difficult entry/exit from the water. Bring some swim shoes with you. The water was refreshing after being in the sun all day, the views were ok
Written June 16, 2022
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Jane S
Dallas, TX996 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
After fighting the battle of the funicular up to the Piazza, elbowing our way to and from the famous garden, and then fighting to get back down the funicular, we still had some time to stroll the Marina before catching our ferry to Sorrento. That brief time, strolling among small cafes along a charming seascape decorated with small boats, was among our favorite memories of the trip.
Written September 23, 2019
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Cathy E
Brighton, MI322 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Couples
Well if you take a ferry over from Sorrento (or naples or amalfi) be expected to get off and be bombarded by people trying to get you on a boat or in a private taxi or car. To avoid the largest crowds take the first ferry over and get going! This is just the way it is. So have a plan. What do you want to see and how are you going to do it. There are plenty of ways to do it from inexpensive to exclusive. We chose to hire a convertible taxi for the day $140 EU. There was 4 of us and that made it affordable. The driver took us to the blue grotto where we were able to take the row boat and see it. A much better option than going by boat if you don't have good sea legs or you want to be more efficient with your time. Getting out of the boat you rent to get to the grotto and into the small row boats that take you to the grotto looked to be very challenging for many people. It was more fun seeing the people getting in and out of the row boats then seeing the Grotto itself. They make such a production out of paying to get in to the Grotto! Then we went to Anacapri and took the chairlift up to Mount Salero...what great fun and the view at the top is spectacular. We walked the town of Anacapri and visit St. Michelle. All very nice and worth doing. From there onto to Marina Piccola for a nice lunch and walk on the beach. Then our driver dropped us off in Capri. We aren't much for shopping so we hiked to the Natural Arch and the Faragolini. Then a gelato in Capri and a ride down the funicular to celebrate a fabulous day. This is a great way to see Capri.
Written November 7, 2014
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Marty Bielicki
Stuart, FL15,348 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
This is the port of entry into the Isle of Capri as there is no airport on the island. Marina Grande is a lively place, many times packed with people.

Most people gyrate to public transportation for Capri or Anacapri. Tickets for for all transportation is the building to the right when you exit the entrance to the port. Buses and taxis are to the right too.

It will cost you about $20 for a taxi to Capri town and about $40 or so to Anacapri. The rides are usually in an open car. Buses and the Funicular are 2 Euros. The non-AC buses are extremely packed in.

Marina Grande is also the area where you may want to catch a boat ride around this beautiful island. For about 18 or so euros you can catch a large boat. Depending where you are in the queue, will depend where you sit.

Some of these boats will also stop at the Blue Grotto. The wait, though, was three hours when we went. We decided to take early buses to the Blue Grotto the following day.

Smaller boats could be hired. You can go by yourself or with a small group. Usually it is a two hour stint coasting as much as $160 or more. Three hours as much as $225. The hotel proprietors can hook you up too. These rental boats are fun, though, as they allow you to swim around the island.

Usually there is a long queue to ride the Funicular. It usually goes fast as they take about ninety people or so every 15 minutes. They do limit the number of people that can go up or down. This is a popular way of getting directly to Capri town. You really don’t want to walk as that hill is arduous.

There are plenty of cafe's at Marina Grande. The restaurants that our hotel proprietor recommended were Ristorante Lo Zodiaco and Ristorante da Gemma. The latter restaurant is next to the free Marina Grande Beach. There is nothing like swimming in the Mediterranean Sea.

There are a number of hotels also down by Marina Grande. The area is busy, though, and you don’t get the beautiful views from the hillsides. And, when you want to do anything on Capri you will need to take a taxi, bus or lift.

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Written June 25, 2018
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Natalie W
Codsall, UK729 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
It’s a beautiful place to visit with many tourists soaking up the sun in Capri. The boats are huge in some parts and hiring a boat is recommended. We travelled from sorrento but it was chaos getting on as no one wants to form a queue. Well worth a visit
Written August 31, 2019
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brigadoon
Edinburgh, UK326 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Couples
It's where you come to get to Capri, so most people simply jump on a bus or the funicular and get away as quickly as possible. That's understandable on a day trip, but as we had a week on the island, we had time to get to know it at a leisurely pace.

It became a favourite spot to lunch and people watch, as there's just so much activity, from countless boats dropping off and picking up people, to the constant throng of people passing by.

A highlight for us was seeing and walking up the steps of Sophia Loren's "Villa del Palazzo Reale" from the wonderful film set in Capri "It Started In Naples". It's immediately to the left of the little square, if you're interested.

Other than that, the port has reasonable restaurants at reasonable prices, although nothing's cheap in Capri.
Written July 6, 2013
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