Capri in August

How to escape the summer crowds!

Capri in August
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Capri in August

Christina

(Capri.com team)

Capri in August

Summer is at its height, and so are the annual temperatures. Add the high season crowds and you have the recipe for a frustrating visit to the island and the Amalfi Coast. Here are a few tips on how to enjoy your holiday, even in August.

This is the month in which everyone seems to be on vacation: huge yachts drop anchor below the Faraglioni, paparazzi cruise the restaurants and clubs in search of stars to photograph, and it can be hard to find a free spot on the beach.

The Weather

August is often the hottest month of the year, and temperatures soar while the humidity can try the patience of even the heartiest travelers. At night, the island generally cools off, and by the end of the month, summer thunderstorms bring down both the heat and the humidity.

What to Pack

The most important thing to put in your suitcase is your bathing suit, followed by light clothing and sun block. Throw in a pair of comfortable low sandals, and a rain jacket if you are visiting at the end of the month, along with a light sweater or wrap for going out in the evening in case the temperatures dip after a thunderstorm.

What to Do

Get away from the crowds! Rent a boat and take a tour along the coastline dotted with caves and coves, where you can find a corner of the sea and coast all to yourself even on the most crowded days of August. Here, you can take a dip in peace and quiet, with the sound of the sea breeze and cicadas as your only company.

How to Arrange a Boat Tour of Capri
How to Arrange a Boat Tour of the Amalfi Coast

We recommend booking a boat with a skipper at this time of year, since the water can be crowded with other vessels, making navigation difficult if you are not very experienced at sea.

How to Escape the Summer Crowds

This is not the time of year to make last minute plans. Book everything in advance, especially restaurants for dinner and sun loungers at the most popular beaches. .

Beaches on Capri
Beaches on the Amalfi Coast

Avoid taking a day trip to Capri, if not by private boat. The ferry is too hot and crowded for a single day, so plan to stay over on the island at least a night or two, spending the day on the beach and taking the cooler afternoon hours to visit the island. This is the only way to enjoy your visit without being disapponted by the chaos and crowds!

Recommended experiences and tours

Choose from our selected and vetted tours & experiences. Book now for the best rates and availability!

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Motoscafisti di Capri - Island Tour + stop by Blue Grotto - Yellow Line Most popular Verified

Departure from: Capri

Island Tour + stop by Blue Grotto - Yellow Line

€ 17 per guest € 18 -6%

Duration 2 hours (Morning)

Buy the online ticket, save 1 euro and skip the line!

3.5 Very good
Travel Etc  - Boat tour from Sorrento to the Amalfi Coast

Departure from: Sorrento

Boat tour from Sorrento to the Amalfi Coast

€ 110 per guest

Duration 8 hours

  • Hotel transfer and from the port of Piano di Sorrento
  • Boat tour of the coast with stops in Positano and Amalfi
  • For small groups of up to 12 passengers
4.5 Excellent
Capri Relax Boats - Enjoy the sea of Capri with a speedboat Itama 38

Departure from: Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano

Enjoy the sea of Capri with a speedboat Itama 38

from € 1,400 Per boat. Up to 10 persons.

Duration 8 hours

  • Book your private boat in just few clicks
  • Pick up from the mainland
  • VIP service
5 Excellent
Motoscafisti di Capri - Transfer to Blue Grotto - Blue Line Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Capri

Transfer to Blue Grotto - Blue Line

€ 14 per guest € 15 -7%

Duration 1 hour

Buy the online ticket, save 1 euro and skip the line!

3.5 Very good
Cantina del Vesuvio - Organic Wine Tasting with Lunch on Vesuvius

Food experience

Organic Wine Tasting with Lunch on Vesuvius

€ 28 per guest

Duration 2 hours

  • Taste wines made on Mount Vesuvius
  • Enjoy lunch with a view over the Bay of Naples
  • Take a guided walk through the vineyards
4.5 Excellent
Capri Relax Boats - Half day tour by private gozzo around the Isle of Capri

Departure from: Capri

Half day tour by private gozzo around the Isle of Capri

€ 230 Per boat. Up to 6 persons.

Duration 4 hours

  • Book your private boat in just a few clicks
  • Exclusive service
  • No commission to the hotels
5 Excellent
Capri Boat Service - Private Tour of Capri by Gozzo (2-3 hrs) + swim stop

Departure from: Capri

Private Tour of Capri by Gozzo (2-3 hrs) + swim stop

€ 249 max 7 passengers € 310 -20%

Duration 2 hours 3 hours

Book your 2 hour or 3 hour boat tour of Capri on one of our charming gozzo boats and visit in the minimum time the best spots of Capri Island! You will sail along the coast, have a swim and admire all the grottoes included he famous Blue Grotto as well.

5 Excellent
Travel Etc  - Boat Tour from Sorrento to Capri Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Sorrento

Boat Tour from Sorrento to Capri

€ 100 per guest

Duration 8 hours

  • Hotel transfer and from the port
  • Boat tour of the island
  • 3/4 hours of free time to visit the island
4.5 Excellent
Capri Day Tour - GOLD Day Trip Package Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Capri

GOLD Day Trip Package

€ 86 per guest € 90 -4%

Duration 8 hours

The perfect day trip for a complete DIY tour of Capri

Laser Capri - Boat Tour of the Island with a Blue Grotto Stop Most popular Verified

Departure from: Capri

Boat Tour of the Island with a Blue Grotto Stop

€ 17 per guest € 18 -6%

Duration 2 hours

  • Skip the line and depart with no wait
  • Guaranteed lowest price
  • No booking fees
3.5 Very good

Accommodations

Choose among our selected and reviewed accommodations on the island, with more than 12.000+ dream rooms reserved.

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Availability and prices

Just booked:

Hotel Caesar Augustus Ad

5 stars - Anacapri

Hotel Caesar Augustus

From € 478.50
Breakfast included

Imperial luxury

  1. The most unique view on earth (seriously)
  2. The tempting cuisine at the Terrazza di Lucullo
  3. The infinity pool directly over the sea
4.5 Excellent
Casa Morgano Bestseller

Small Boutique Hotels - Capri

Casa Morgano

From € 330
Breakfast included

Your boutique hotel, made in Capri

  1. A luxury gem with view of the sea surrounding Capri
  2. Panoramic pleasures in your room and by the pool
  3. The delicious Mediterranean cuisine served at lunch
4.5 Excellent
Capri Wine Hotel Bestseller

3 stars - Capri

Capri Wine Hotel

From € 225
Breakfast included

Boutique and bottle!

  1. A boutique hotel inspired by the world of wine
  2. A vineyard within minutes of Capri's Piazzetta
  3. Rooms with a view of the Bay of Naples
5 Excellent
Hotel Villa Eva Bestseller

B&B and Homes - Anacapri

Hotel Villa Eva

From € 120
Breakfast included

A unique hotel, in the enchanted garden of Anacapri

  1. A dream holiday on Capri, which won't cost you a fortune
  2. Feel a little more like an islander, a lot less like a tourist
  3. Experience the Capri the masses have yet to discover
4 Very good
Hotel Orsa Maggiore Bestseller

Small Boutique Hotels - Anacapri

Hotel Orsa Maggiore

From € 220
Breakfast included

Paradise on Capri

  1. A splash in the panoramic swimming pool
  2. An al fresco feast in the Carruba restaurant
  3. Private pampering for two in the spa
4.5 Excellent
Hotel Bellavista

3 stars - Anacapri

Hotel Bellavista

From € 164
Breakfast included

A centrally-located hotel with views to die for? You've found it!

  1. The beautiful views of the sea surrounding Capri
  2. The strategic location slap-bang in the center of Anacapri
  3. Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
4 Very good
La Scalinatella

5 stars - Capri

La Scalinatella

From € 480
Breakfast included

Irresistable Capri, beautiful boutique!

  1. Each room is your own island home-away-from-home
  2. Sample the best traditional cuisine from Capri at lunch
  3. Two pools and a fitness room for soaking in and working out
4.5 Excellent
Villa Helios

3 stars - Capri

Villa Helios

From € 155
Breakfast included

The heart of hospitality

  1. Relaxing on the sea view terrace
  2. Peace and quiet in the center of Capri
  3. Great rates: for individuals and groups
4.5 Excellent
Boutique B&B Bettola del Re

B&B and Homes - Anacapri

Boutique B&B Bettola del Re

From € 110
Breakfast included

A welcoming B&B with a shabby chic vibe in the heart of Anacapri

  1. A fabulous location int he center of Anacapri
  2. Book the spacious Deluxe
  3. Linger over breakfast on the terrace
5 Excellent
Al Mulino

3 stars - Anacapri

Al Mulino

From € 130
Breakfast included

A hotel in a countryside villa on the island of Capri

  1. The charm of a hidden corner of Capri's countryside
  2. Breakfast al fresco in the garden with homemade cakes and freshly picked fruit
  3. The authentic island hospitality of a local family to experience the best of Capri
4.5 Excellent
Il Giardino dell'Arte

B&B and Homes - Anacapri

Il Giardino dell'Arte

From € 159
Breakfast included

A garden B&B with an artistic touch

  1. Views of the sunset you're unlikely to ever forget
  2. Breakfast featuring homemade treats and freshly-picked fruit from the garden
  3. A relaxing dip in the jetted pool for 12
5 Excellent
La Giuliva

B&B and Homes - Anacapri

La Giuliva

From € 150
Breakfast included

Your panoramic B&B in the center of Anacapri

  1. The strategic location in the center of Anacapri
  2. The fabulous, sea view patio
  3. Free Wi-Fi: a welcome treat
4 Very good

Guide to restaurants on the island

A table with a view, dinner on a budget, an elegant gourmet meal...here is our guide to the best restaurants on Capri.

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Aurora Don't miss

Restaurants - Capri

Aurora €€€

A meal at Capri's gastronomic museum

  1. Order pizza all'acqua, a special100 years old recipe of pizza
  2. A unique wine tasting experience
  3. The Neapolitan traditional sweet delicacies
4 Very good
Tel. +39 081 8370181
da Paolino Don't miss

Restaurants - Capri

da Paolino €€€

Dining under the lemon trees

  1. The fragrance of 130 lemon trees of the garden
  2. Order as starter the "bomba", a pizza stuffed with tomato, mozzarella and ham
  3. The variety of lemon desserts with a unique flavour
4 Very good
Tel. +39 081 8376102
Da Luigi ai Faraglioni

Restaurants - Capri

Da Luigi ai Faraglioni €€€

The lunch of a lifetime

  1. Eat beneath Faraglioni's rocks
  2. Tasty traditional island cookery specialties
  3. Celebrate an unforgettable wedding party
3.5 Very good
Tel. +39 081 8370591
Pulalli Wine Bar

Restaurants - Capri

Pulalli Wine Bar €€

Eat and dream beside the clocktower of Piazzetta

  1. The clocktower nex to you and a stunning panorama around
  2. The exquisite list of wines
  3. Delicious traditional cuisine
4.5 Excellent
Tel. +39 081 8374108
La Fontelina

Restaurants - Capri

La Fontelina €€€

Fish cuisine and sangria at the foot of the Faraglioni

  1. Eat in one of the most fascinating place in Capri
  2. The special Sangria
  3. Exquisite tipical seafood
4 Very good
Tel. +39 081 8370845
Villa Verde

Restaurants - Capri

Villa Verde €€

A secret garden and a famous restaurant

  1. A meal in the wonderful courtyard
  2. Reserve the whole wine cellar for dining with your friends
  3. The wide selection of national and international wines
3.5 Very good
Tel. +39 081 8377024
Il Geranio

Restaurants - Capri

Il Geranio €€

Fine food and a view ... of the Faraglioni!

  1. The stunning view of Faraglioni and Gardens of Augustus
  2. A romantic dinner on the terrace: just the blue of the sea and the sound of the waves
  3. Delicious fresh seafood
4.5 Excellent
Tel. +39 081 837 0616
Lido del Faro

Restaurants - Anacapri

Lido del Faro €€

Taste the sea, savor the sunset

  1. The breathtaking sunset over the sea
  2. Taste excellent fresh seafood dishes
  3. The irresistible Anacaprese Lemon Cake
4.5 Excellent
Tel. +39 081 8371798
Mammà

Restaurants - Capri

Mammà €€€

Food with soul, just like Mom used to make

  1. Michelin starred chef Salvatore La Ragione
  2. The "menù degustazione" tasting menu
  3. A bright terrace looking over the Bay of Naples
4 Very good
Tel. + 39 081 8377472
La Zagara

Restaurants - Anacapri

La Zagara €€

Dine under the shade of a lemon grove

  1. Traditional island cuisine with a modern twist
  2. Tables under the shade of flowering lemon trees
  3. A wine bar with wine by the glass and finger food
4.5 Excellent
Tel. +39 081 8372923
Monzù

Restaurants - Capri

Monzù €€€

Marvellous, Mediterranean, Monzù!

  1. A table on the terrace, the blue all around you
  2. Chef Lionetti's delicacies
  3. The colors of the sunset on the Bay of Marina Piccola
4.5 Excellent
Tel. +39 081 8370844
La Capannina

Restaurants - Capri

La Capannina €€€

Dining with the De Angelis family

  1. The vast selection of wines and spirits from all over the world
  2. The famous pasta dish "ravioli capresi", prepared according to the traditional recipe
  3. Dine with celebrities
4 Very good
Tel. +39 081 8370732

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