The J.K. Place Capri is something rather special indeed…. sensual, refined style, oozing comfort and hovering just a few feet above the Mediterranean.
The team behind Florence’s JK idea created such a good vibe that they decided to turn their hands to the south of Italy and the wonderful isle of Capri. So it was that in early 2007, J.K. Place Capri swung its doors wide open to beautiful seductive interiors, yards of luxurious fabrics, a warm, sophisticated feel and a sensation of déja vu – you may not have seen this hotel before but you’ve probably dreamt of it.
Twenty two rooms hug the hill just above Capri’s port, the only hotel on the island with direct access to the beach and those beautiful Mediterranean waters. The J.K. Place-feel combined with Capri’s addictive, dreamlike environment mean that this is a combination made in heaven. Already a destination designed for relaxation, Capri’s cliffs tower out of the transparent blue-green sea, bright white houses with their flattened domes hinting Moorish influences, deep blue skies, the vibrant colours of the ceramic tiles, scents of Mediterranean macchia; it is a magical island. When you combine the scenery, southern flavours and air of freedom with that outdoor (heated) pool set in the garden, surrounded by decking and a terrace with views leading off to somewhere on the other side of the Mediterranean you must be close to heaven. A massage before lunch? Siesta to the sounds of the sea below, an aperitivo a little later? But where? Anacapri, Piazza Duomo or down by the port to watch the sunset?
A beautiful hotel in a little piece of paradise, J.K. Place Capri is a must if you owe someone a treat!
Via Prov. Marina Grande, 225,Capri 80073,Italy
Capri offers some of the most sensual scenery and indulgent atmosphere in the Mediterranean. It is a magical island and one that changes if you stay the night there; once the day trippers have gone back to Naples and Sorrento and the sun sets over Ischia on the far side of the bay, the island reveals a more delicate, more contemplative side. You have the run of restaurants, cafés and bars, you can blend with the locals or do your own thing and dine very, very well and simply soak up the beautiful Mediterranean evenings.
In the daytime you can relax by the pool, indulge in the spa centre pop down the path to the beach. You could hire a boat and explore the island’s hidden coves (the southern side is the quietest and you can see the bottom through the clear green waters, even 20 metres deep). Those keen on history may want to walk up to Villa Jovis where Tiberius indulged in his perversions. More peaceful now, the villa is still impressive despite being left to the elements with very little protection. It is on one of the highest points of the island and, from the top of very sheer cliffs, you can see across to Naples, Vesuvius and south, beyond Paestum to the Cilento, close to the border with Basilicata.