When you find the one person that you want to spend a lifetime with, there’s nothing more exciting than planning your honeymoon. The wedding prep seemed like it would never end, but finally it’s over, the day went off without a hitch, and now the two of you can lie back in the sun and relax once you decide how long to spend in the Amalfi Coast.
If you want to know where to honeymoon on the Amalfi Coast then there’s a few different options you need to consider. Take a look at the rest of this article, and you’ll have everything you need to plan a honeymoon that you’ll both remember for the rest of your lives. Perfect if you want to escape to a little corner of old Italy that is ready to welcome the two of you with open arms.
Cetara is a cosy little place to base yourselves
If you want to get away from the crowds you’ll find in Salerno and Sorrento, then there’s perhaps nowhere more tranquil on the entire Coast than the fishing village of Cetara.
For centuries the locals have mastered their craft on the sea, and every day they land fresh catches on the beach. If the two of you feel like you need nothing but complete rest and peace after the hectic build up to the big day, then renting a little cottage near the shore could be the perfect way to spend your first few weeks as man and wife.
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Ravello clifftop gardens or the Blue Cave Grotto for a proposal?
If you haven’t popped the question yet then you might want to think about proposing on the Amalfi Coast itself. It’s such a stunning region that there are half a dozen places that spring to mind, but there are two that will make your proposal one in a million.
The Blue Cave Grotto is a stunning location that you can explore by boat on the island of Capri. Ferries leave Positano at regular intervals, and it’s easy to get to and from the mainland for a reasonable price. As you enter the cave complex you’ll see a tranquil blue light filling the air — could this be the perfect proposal backdrop that you’ve been looking for?
Alternatively, you could head on over to the clifftop settlement of Ravello and enjoy the stunning clifftop gardens that the town is famous for. The colours and scents will enliven your senses, particularly in the summer months, and the views out to sea are something truly special.
Have a day of shopping and tasting in Salerno
The Centro Storico in Salerno is the beating heart of the Coast’s shopping, eating, and nightlife. It’s a lively area that every young couple should visit at least once on their honeymoon, and it makes for a great day out.
Side streets twist and turn off the main square, and there’s a great mixture of delicious street food and unique boutiques around every corner. Ideal if you want to immerse yourself in the local culture and see how the people enjoy their free time.
Enjoy the sunset in Praiano
The locals will tell you that if you want to enjoy a romantic sunset, there’s nothing better than taking some wine and a picnic up to the cliffs in Praiano. The view is something that will stay with you for a lifetime, and unlike Positano it’s very rarely busy. That way the two of you can get some quality time alone before heading back into town to mingle with more of the locals and tourists.
Sun yourself on the beaches
The Vietri sul Mare beach is a sandy beach that’s primarily popular with families as the little ones can play and run around. There’s also the Marina Grande if you want to be right in the heart the action and never far away from something nice to eat or drink. For those of you looking to have a little more privacy and a chance to relax, Minori is a great little beach that’s tucked away beneath one of the Coast’s steeper cliff faces. Ideal if you want to enjoy some time to yourselves. Check the list of best beaches on the Amalfi Coast
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