We stayed in Positano for 3 days and while it’s one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to… it’s a place you should only visit for a day.
What we got up to:
Positano was our down time after 3 days on the go. We spent most of our time on the beach or just walking through the nooky streets- there’s so much to look at with all the street stalls, shops and art galleries.
There are two beaches in Positano: the main beach in the centre of the town is called Spiaggia Grande. It’s sandy and relatively short so you don’t have to walk far to the water or the beachfront. It’s much busier than the other beach, which is called Spiaggia del Fornillo.
This beach is very stony, but the stones are big enough to not hurt your feet walking in and out of the water. This beach is much quieter, probably because you have 500 steps down to reach it. However, this is by far the best beach I think I’ve visited.
We were meant to hike ‘The Path of the Gods’ while we were in Positano with Zia Lucy. Her information is available here https://www.tripadvisor.ie/Attraction_Review-g194863-d3247663-Reviews-Zia_Lucy-Positano_Amalfi_Coast_Campania.html
However, the weather was quite stormy and windy while we were in Positano so Lucy said it was too dangerous. While she was great with communicating when I first booked the hike before our holiday, there was less communication than I would have liked from her while we were in Positano. She recommended that we push back the hike a day to see if the weather improved, but the next day when it hadn’t she didn’t contact us until that evening. It wasn’t ideal as we delayed our plans hoping she would get in contact with us.
Where we stayed:
We stayed at Villa Celentano. Maria the owner is a really lovely woman and she makes the place what it is. We weren’t sure where her place was so we went into a shop, where the shop owner called Maria and she came down and collected us right away. If you can afford it I would recommend getting a room with a sea view- these are self-catering apartments but the view is so peaceful yet magnificent.
The view from our room.
The only caveat I can say about Maria’s place is that it’s up quite a few steps. Any able bodied person should manage it but it can be a little bit of a struggle with suitcases.
Good things about this place are that there’s air-con and a kitchenette in the self-catering rooms. In hindsight having a kitchenette was an unexpected bonus as dining out in Positano is very expensive in my opinion.
Where we ate:
-Ristorante La Cambusa in the centre of Positano town
-Il Fornillo on Viale Pasitea: great food and for reasonable prices!
-C’era Una Volta- This is one of my most favourite places we ate! The staff here are great banter and the value for money is unbelievable.