If there were ever a cure for the Monday blues, it’s got to be a post on Positano! We arrived on Sunday late afternoon and as we always do, we checked in and freshened up and left to explore. Positano is the most picturesque little beach village. It’s charming, romantic and truly feels like a living post card. We popped into a little bar for some chilled limoncello and then made our way through the shops.
We picked up some beautiful linen outfits for the boys and a handsome made to measure shirt for Derek. Then we sat down for a beer and called Le Sirenuse for a dinner reservation at their champagne bar. We lucked into a reservation in half an hour, so we dropped off our purchases and made our way over.
The view from Le Sirenuse is lovely, and the food was wonderful and my date wasn’t too shabby either.
All around it was a lovely start to our time in Positano. We stayed at the champagne bar sipping rosé way past our bedtime!
If you were wondering what Positano looks like at 2am… It’s still beautiful!
We slept in, grabbed breakfast and put our swimmies on. We had to check out of our hotel, but were able to leave our car in the valet and our luggage stored. With our belonging taken care of we began our care free day in paradise. We went to the cutest little local market and stocked up on beers and Bellini to take on or afternoon boat ride, then hit the beach!
We swam, we collected sea glass for the boys, we napped… Hard! Ha! Before we knew it, it was time for our boat departure!
We rented a small boat for just the two of us. We decided on the four hour Amalfi Coast excursion and away we went!
We took breaks from our cruise to swim in several caves and eventually made our way to Amalfi. We got off the boat in Amalfi to grab some gelato and walk off our drinks! It was just gorgeous.
We walked over to Hotel Luna Convento, a convent turned hotel to take in the views. It is truly unreal how beautiful the Amalfi coast is!
We said ciao to Amalfi and got back on the boat where our next stop was a small cove with a waterfall. Derek had been talking about finding a good spot to climb a small cliff and jump, and he decided this was the place… I wasn’t so sure.
We climbed up, grabbed hands and before I could change my mind… We leaped! I hesitated for a quick second, and when I did I managed to scrape my forearm on some coral. Luckily due to copious Bellini I was feeling no pain! I swam back to the boat thinking Derek was just behind me, only to realize that our jump was just a practice run for him, and that he was making his way up even higher for one more dive. Sometimes I can’t decide if he is 31 or 13, but one thing is certain… He’s fearless!
We popped into a few more caves after our swim, but stayed on the boat to relax and take in the sights.
When we made it back to shore, we realized our 4 hour boat ride ended up being 5 hours. Our captain was so great and so fun, he didn’t mention time at all and we were able to just relax and enjoy the ride. After our goodbyes we went back to our hotel to get changed and have dinner. The restaurant at Villa Franca was the best meal we had in Positano. Five stars all the way, a dinner I will never forget.
When we couldn’t decide on dessert, we opted for them all… Including a gold topped dark chocolate soufflé, otherwise known as the best thing I have EVER eaten.
We concluded our dinner with espresso, as we were heading out for our most lengthy drive of our entire Italian road trip. Positano to Venice, 7 hours, overnight. Crazy? Absolutely. But we had a choice to make, a night of sleep or a day and night in Venice? We figured we’ll only be this young once and we can always catch up on sleep, it was worth it to us to not miss Venice so away we went… Buona notte Positano!