The Amalfi Coast is located in southern Italy on the coast of the Sorrentine Peninsula in the Campania region. It is one of Italy’s most popular holiday regions and has beautiful towns, lovely beaches and scenery that appeals to yacht charter guests. The most popular towns are Amalfi and Positano, with other main areas of Praiano, Conca dei Marini, Atrani, Ravello, Minori and Maiori.
When to Visit the Amalfi Coast by Private Yacht
Summer has hot days with warm evenings for dining on the aft deck, but it is also the busiest time on the Amalfi Coast and the weather can be hot with many crowds. Spring (May) and autumn (September/October) are excellent yacht charter months for the Amalfi Coast because the weather is still pleasant, there are less tourists and the scenery is wonderful with wildflowers and fruit trees everywhere.
The Amalfi Coast is a breathtaking choice for yacht charters for weddings, honeymoons or special occasions as the backdrop of azure sea and dramatic cliffs is stunning for photos.
The Best Beaches Along the Coast
Renting your own luxury yacht on the Amalfi Coast is the best way to see the region. The sunlight shining onto the vertical villages on cliffsides, Renaissance cathedrals and Saracen watch towers along the coast all look amazing when viewed from the sea.
The Amalfi Coast has no shortage of secluded coves or public beaches ideal for swimming or water sports. Popular Amalfi Coast beaches include Marina Grande in Positano, Marina Grande at Amalfi, Marina di Vietri at Vietri sul Mare and Duoglio Beach just past Amalfi. If you feel like a day ashore, many of the Amalfi Coast beaches have sun lounger rental and restaurants. We like Spiaggia del Cauco and Arienzo beach just out of Positano.
Top Things to Do
Cruising the Amalfi Coast by private yacht is a memorable experience and you’ll be rewarded with truly beautiful locations whether you choose to spend all of your charter at sea or split up your time with discovering the sights on land.
We have plenty of suggestions for things to see and do during your yachting vacation whether you are interested in food and wine, history, the outdoors or shopping, so get in touch with us to plan your Amalfi Coast yacht charter.
Wherever you go on the Amalfi Coast, you’ll be welcomed with authentic Campanian hospitality and picturesque views that range from citrus groves, to turquoise bays surrounded by pines, to pastel-coloured buildings stacked on cliffs.
There are plenty of interesting boutiques if you want to go shopping – Solimene ceramics, Campanian lace, handcrafted leather footwear and bottles of limoncello are popular gifts.
Situated between Positano and Amalfi, Praiano is a pretty area to explore. Wander along the coastal path at Marina di Praia, admire the beautiful churches, enjoy a late-night party at the famous Africana nightclub or simply relax on a lounger on the pebble beach with a glass of Campari and soak up the views before taking the tender back.
The Grotta dello Smeraldo is a famous sea cave at Conca dei Marini or you can explore other sea caves (perfectly navigable by kayak or swimming) near Africana nightclub or Grotta del Pandora near Minori.
Amalfi is one of the main resort towns on the coast and filled with history as it was the seat of Southern Italy’s maritime republic from the 9th century for two centuries. Attractions for yacht charter guests include visiting the Amalfi Cathedral (Duomo) and the maritime museum, the Arsenal of the Maritime Republic.
Ravello sits high above sea level and is a must-see place to visit when on yacht charter, especially for the panoramic views and to see the refined gardens at Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone.
Flavours of the Amalfi Coast
Booking a crewed yacht charter for the Amalfi Coast gives you the luxury to have a skilled chef prepare exceptional cuisine onboard, and it is a fabulous region for fresh produce, seafood and sipping on a glass or two of Costa d’Amalfi DOC wine.
Fresh shellfish and fish, pasta, lemons, herbs and tomatoes are used abundantly in dishes and aperitivo hour is unforgettable as the sun sets along the coast.
The Amalfi Coast may not be as famous as Tuscany for its wine, but the Campania region has some great vineyards – we recommend if you fancy a shore excursion to book a day with Swirl The Glass Wine Tours that leave from Positano, the owner Christian is locally-born and the head sommelier at La Sponda, the Michelin-starred restaurant at legendary Le Sirenuse hotel in Positano.
For a drink ashore with a view, go to the terrace at the San Pietro hotel in Positano. For a laidback beach restaurant, Da Adolfo is just 5 minutes by boat from Positano at Laurito; they only accept phone reservations so book in advance for your yacht charter.
Ristorante Eolo overlooks Amalfi’s beach and is a sure-fire way to sate any gastronomic appetites – their seasonal menu makes the most of ocean-fresh seafood so expect dishes such as red mullet with fennel or grilled fish with chestnuts.
Away from the Amalfi Coast, the Li Galli archipelago is good for snorkelling, Capri is vibrant and perfect for a romantic yacht charter and Sorrento is worth adding to your Southern Italy yacht charter.
To book your Amalfi coast yacht charter, contact our friendly and knowledgeable 212 Yachts charter brokers who can assist with any questions and advice.