Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Italian Honeymoon : Part 3 : Positano

When I talk to couples who plan on going on their honeymoon a year or so after their wedding, I really try to encourage them to think twice. Even if it isn't across the world, a week spent together after the long planning of your wedding is nothing but amazing! I have LOVED sharing our time near Sorrento and at Cooking Class in Ravello  and have loved editing these photos to share today from my favorite spot, Positano. I have a major crush on this city in Italy! It certainly charmed both of us, we truly fell in love with this spot on the Amalfi Coast. Walks around the town built on the cliffs, gelato, fresh pasta at outdoor restaurants, boat trips, sunshine, yes, this little place is a slice of heaven. 

Where We Stayed In Positano
The hotel is located up on the cliffside in the town, overlooking the main beach and Li Galli island. It was a less then 10 minute walk down the stairs to the beach, and it what a view it was! Our room had a lovely balcony that looked onto the ocean, as well as the spot for breakfast, it was lovely. The service was great, they were so helpful and honestly, I would recommend it. It was a great spot for our stay! 
Where We Ate & Drank

Il San Pietro di Positano : A drink with a view at Il San Pietro di Positano is one of my most memorable experiences. Seriously this hotel is the definition of STUNNING! However, the hotel was a little out of our price range, so we enjoyed a few bellinis and snacks on the terrace before we went back into town. The hotel is a few minutes away from the main section of town, but oh so well worth the cab or the drive. The views are absolutely spectacular, the waitstaff is polished and charming, a bellini and aperol spritzer at Il San Pietro di Positano is for sure worth every Euro we spent. 
 The gardens at Il San Pietro di Positano are like no other place! It was kind of fairytale like, yep, it was. 
 Ristorante Le Tre Sorelle : I had read the reviews from Courtney at Babycinno Kids on Cup of Jo of places to eat in Positano, and when we wanted a casual Italian but good and classic spot, this recommendation was perfect. Ristorante Le Tre Sorelle is located right near the beach area and with the World Cup going on, it was a pretty vibrant and energetic place to be. The menu is full and not that expensive and well, obviously I loved the name of the place, the THREE sisters! 
Positano I love you! 
La Sponda Restaurant at Le Sirenuse Hotel : We had heard mixed reviews from friends who had visited this restaurant. Everyone said it was good, but a couple said it was good but just crazy expensive , when others said expensive but worth every penny. Honestly, I am beyond glad we went! Yes, it was a splurge, but it was such an amazing meal and dining experience. The service was wonderful, they had lovely music, um the view?!??! I just felt fancy and wonderful being there with my husband. GO! Indulge and get yourself some bubbly when the sparkling cart rolls by! La Sponda Restaurant at Le Sirenuse Hotel  is truly a dining experience and night that I will never forget. 
What We Did

Boat Ride - Yes, you read correctly, Mr. Beau rented a small teeny little boat for the day and we drove around the coast in the sunshine. I was a bit hesitant at first counting that I wasn't sure of his boat skills at all. The boat ride was one of the most memorable days out ever! We brought some fresh berries, some wine and some snacks and went swimming in the ocean and just relaxed. Driving by the mega yachts, we just laughed and said…some day! 
 Hey cute captain! 
Da Adolfo - The beach clubs are hardly like a beach club in Miami, no, not at all. We had been recommended to head to the beach in Positano and catch the red fish boat to Da Adolfo for a day at the beach and restaurant, and we are so happy we did. Make sure to make a reservation so that you can reserve a chair and a lunch table, but other then that, worry about nothing. The spot is located on a small cove around the corner from Positano and its a mix of locals and tourists. Our day went like this: magazine and coffee, swim in the ocean, nap, lunch with wine, nap, repeat! Da Adolfo ROCKS! Casual, run by a family, the menu changes daily and is super fresh, oh if I close my eyes I can taste it and smell the air near the sea now. 

So there you go, Positano! How you can not be charmed by this city, I truly do not know! It is magical in all sorts of the way. Pack your bags and head on over, for your holiday or yes, the perfect spot to explore for your honeymoon. 

xoxo - Becca


  1. My husband and I just got back from our honeymoon in Italy!! Some of your pictures are very similar to ours. It was wonderful and we miss it already!

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