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 1 hour

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

3.5 Very good
Capri Relax Boats - Half day tour by "Itama 38" around Capri

Departure from: Capri

Half day tour by "Itama 38" around Capri

from € 540 Per boat. Up to 10 persons.

Duration 4 hours

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

Departure from: Capri

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

€ 189 max 7 passengers € 210 -10%

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
Plaghia Charter - Shared Amalfi Coast Boat Tour

Departure from: Positano

Shared Amalfi Coast Boat Tour

€ 65 per guest

Duration 7 hours

  • Small-group tours (max 12 passengers)
  • An entire day dedicated to exploring the Amalfi Coast
  • Free time to visit Amalfi
5 Excellent
Nesea Capri Tour - Capri and Anacapri - Full day private tour

Departure from: Capri

Capri and Anacapri - Full day private tour

from € 300

Duration 8 hours

A complete tour to discover Capri by land and sea: after a boat tour around the island, we'll explore the most glamorous lanes in Capri town from the Piazzetta to the Gardens of Augustus. We'll then move on to tour picturesque Anacapri and the reach the peak of Mount Solaro by chairlift.

5 Excellent
Plaghia Charter - Luxury Boat Tour of Capri by Aprea 32 Gozzo Boat

Departure from: Positano

Luxury Boat Tour of Capri by Aprea 32 Gozzo Boat

from € 849 Up to 12 people

Duration 7 hours

  • A full day on board an elegant traditional island craft
  • Stops to swim in hidden coves only accessible by sea
  • Option of a stop to explore the island by land
5 Excellent
Capri Relax Boats - Tour of the Isle of Capri by private gozzo boat Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Capri

Tour of the Isle of Capri by private gozzo boat

€ 160 Per boat. Up to 6 persons.

Duration 2 hours 3 hours

  • Book your private boat in just a few clicks
  • Exclusive service
  • No commission to the hotels
5 Excellent
Ciro Capri Boats - Speedboat Tour of Capri Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Capri

Speedboat Tour of Capri

€ 220 From 1 to 6 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 7 hours

Experience the thrill of a boat tour around Capri on board a sleek speedboat!

Capri Blue Boats - Rent a Lancia Caprese from Marina Piccola Most popular Verified

Rent

Rent a Lancia Caprese from Marina Piccola

from € 80

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 7 hours

A small wooden boat without skipper (Starting from 2 hours)

Capri Boat Service - Luxury Island Boat Tour by Fratelli Aprea Lancia/Gozzo Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Capri

Luxury Island Boat Tour by Fratelli Aprea Lancia/Gozzo

from € 179 max 7 passengers € 220 -19%

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours

Savor the island of Capri by sea on board a traditional boat with luxury amenities! Hop aboard our "Fratelli Aprea" gozzo or lancia boat, and we'll welcome you with spumante in crystal flutes and fresh fruit before setting off to explore the coastline's the hidden coves and clear blue waters!

5 Excellent
Capri Day Tour - BASIC Day Trip Package Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Capri

BASIC Day Trip Package

€ 57 per guest € 60 -5%

Duration 4 hours

A boat tour of the island with a stop at the Blue Grotto, lunch, and a round trip ticket on the funicular to Capri: this DIY day trip is simple and convenient, and lasts at least 5 hours.

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 € 422
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
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 € 123.25
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
Casa Morgano

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
Bettola del Re

B&B and Homes - Anacapri

Bettola del Re

From € 100
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
Hotel Ambassador Weber Bestseller

4 stars - Capri

Hotel Ambassador Weber

From € 85

4 stars - on the beach!

  1. The beach of Marina Piccola, on your doorstep
  2. Three swimming pools: which will you choose?
  3. Nights to remember, in a Suite facing the Faraglioni
4 Very good
La Scalinatella Bestseller

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
Capri Wine Hotel

3 stars - Capri

Capri Wine Hotel

From € 190
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
Il Tramonto - The Sunset Bestseller

B&B and Homes - Anacapri

Il Tramonto - The Sunset

From € 100
Breakfast included

Bed & Breakfast (with sunset included!)

  1. Watch the sun set, aperitif in hand, from the terrace lounge
  2. The effortless elegance of a traditional island home
  3. Discover Anacapri, the "other" Capri
4.5 Excellent
Grand Hotel Quisisana Bestseller

5 stars luxury - Capri

Grand Hotel Quisisana

From € 495
Breakfast included

Capri: The Piazzetta, The Faraglioni, The Blue Grotto, and...The Quisisana

  1. Hotel Quisisana is all the elegance of Capri
  2. VIP watching at the Quisi Bar
  3. Innovative luxury for more than 150 years
4.5 Excellent

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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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
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
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
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
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
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
Buca di Bacco

Restaurants - Capri

Buca di Bacco €€

When bite-size is the right size!

  1. The famous pizza "sfilatino"
  2. Pretend to be in the first decades of 20th century
  3. Reserve the table next to the panoramic window
4 Very good
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
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
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
Da Giorgio

Restaurants - Capri

Da Giorgio €€

Decades of delicious dishes!

  1. Eat in the heart of the city of Capri
  2. Excellent seafood delicacies
  3. A stunning view over the Bay of Naples
4 Very good
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

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