Kirsty Irwin

OH AMALFI

Kirsty Irwin
OH AMALFI

THIS WINDING, LEMON LINED COAST WAS THE LAST DESTINATION OF OUR EUROPEAN VACATION... BUT THIS PART OF THE WORLD HAD TO BE THE FIRST TO NOTE DOWN IN THE TRAVEL DIARY, AS IT HAS TRULY STOLEN MY HEART. OH AMALFI! 

 SPIAGGIA GRANDE POSITANO

SPIAGGIA GRANDE POSITANO

 ARIENZO BEACH CLUB

ARIENZO BEACH CLUB

WE WERE CHAUFFEURED FROM NAPOLI, DOWN THROUGH THE PEARLY GATES & INTO HEAVEN. HOWEVER, BEFORE WE REACHED OUR DESTINATION, WE STOPPED AT A LITTLE DELI ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD TO REFUEL OURSELVES. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT, WAS LIFE CHANGING... I ATE THE BEST PIZZA I HAVE EVER HAD IN MY ENTIRE LIFE (& IT WASN'T EVEN HOT)! WE SAT ACROSS THE ROAD PERCHED ON A CLIFF EDGE, EATING THIS AMAZING PIZZA, SIPPING OUR LEMON GRANITA & FROM THIS MOMENT I KNEW, THIS WAS GOING TO BE AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE. 

 LUNCH AT HOTEL TRITONE 

LUNCH AT HOTEL TRITONE 

... & NOW I AM HUNGRY!

ARRIVING AT THIS BREATHTAKING COASTLINE WILL FOREVER BE ONE OF MY MOST FONDEST MEMORIES; A TRUE JAW DROPPING MOMENT! THE PURE BEAUTY OF THE GOLFO DI SALERNO LITERALLY TOOK MY BREATH AWAY (& HAD MY HAND CRAMPING FROM ALL CONTINUOUS INSTA STORY ACTION) AS WE DROVE UP TO OUR HOME FOR THE NEXT WEEK, PRAIANO. 

 PRAIANO BALCONY WEARING  LACK OF COLOUR HAT  &  REFORMATION TEE

PRAIANO BALCONY WEARING LACK OF COLOUR HAT & REFORMATION TEE

 VIEW OF POSITANO FROM LE SIRENUSE 

VIEW OF POSITANO FROM LE SIRENUSE 

I COULD GO ON FOREVER ABOUT THIS MAGICAL PLACE, BUT YOU REALLY NEED TO SEE IT TO FOR YOURSELF. SO BLOCK OUT SOME TIME IN YOUR DIARY & CHECK OUT MY TOP TIPS FOR VACAYING ON THE AMALFI COAST.

 FRUIT STAND ON THE WAY TO POSITANO

FRUIT STAND ON THE WAY TO POSITANO

1. STAY IN PRAIANO! I KNOW EVERYONE HAS THEIR OBSESSION WITH POSITANO (& FOR GOOD REASON). POSITANO IS AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL & IS A MUST ON ANY TRIP TO THE AMALFI COAST. THAT BEING SAID, STAYING IN PRAIANO GIVES YOU A MORE AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCE AWAY FROM THE TOURISTS & IS ONLY A 15 MINUTE SCOOTER RIDE AWAY FROM POSITANO. I ALMOST FORGOT TO MENTION!!!... THE BEST PART ABOUT STAYING HERE IS THAT YOU GET TO LOOK AT POSITANO FROM YOUR BALCONY WHILE EATING BREAKFAST AL FRESCO EVERY MORNING. 

 A VIEW FROM OUR PRAIANO BALCONY

A VIEW FROM OUR PRAIANO BALCONY

 POSITANO CAPTURED FROM OUR BOAT

POSITANO CAPTURED FROM OUR BOAT

2. HIRE A SCOOTER! FEEL THE WIND IN YOUR HAIR & THE WARMTH OF THE SUN ON YOUR SHOULDERS. BEING ON TWO WHEELS GIVES YOU THE FREEDOM TO DO WHAT YOU WANT, WHEN YOU WANT. STOP AT RECOMMENDED RESTAURANTS, RIDE INTO THE TOWN OF AMALFI FOR BREAKFAST & FIND HIDDEN BEACHES. IT IS THE PERFECT WAY TO SEE ALL THE BEST SPOTS AS YOU'RE RIDING ALONG. 

*IF YOU'RE GOING PEAK SEASON, BE SURE TO BOOK A SCOOTER IN ADVANCE. 

 ONE FIRE BEACH 

ONE FIRE BEACH 

3. HIRE A PRIVATE BOAT FOR THE DAY! GET A FULL TOUR OF THE COAST, STOPPING ALONG THE WAY FOR SNORKLING, SWIMMING IN THE GROTTOS & OF COURSE A DELICIOUS SEAFOOD LUNCH. DON'T FORGET TO CRUISE THROUGH THE TUNNEL OF LOVE TO MAKE A WISH.

 FEEDING THE FISH FROM THE BOAT IN  HER ONE-PIECE

FEEDING THE FISH FROM THE BOAT IN HER ONE-PIECE

 WHO NEEDS A MARINA AT MARINA GRANDE!?

WHO NEEDS A MARINA AT MARINA GRANDE!?

4. TANNING, COCKTAILS & SWIMMING AT ARIENZO BEACH CLUB. THIS WAS ONE OF MY FAVE BEACH CLUBS IN ITALIA. BUT BE WARNED... BRING THONGS! THOSE BLACK ROCK ARE HOT HOT HOT!

 ARIENZO BEACH CLUB IN BAMBA BIKINI

ARIENZO BEACH CLUB IN BAMBA BIKINI

5. CHECK OUT FIORDO DI FURORE. DO IT FOR THE GRAM!

 AT FIORDO DI FURORE IN  LILYA DRESS  &  PALMA BAG

AT FIORDO DI FURORE IN LILYA DRESS & PALMA BAG

 FIORDO DI FURORE BEACH

FIORDO DI FURORE BEACH

6. & OF COURSE LADIES, YOU'VE GOT TO GO SHOPPING! HEAD TO THE TOWN OF AMALFI FOR ALL THE GOODIES. FROM ECLECTIC SOLID GOLD PENDANTS TO TOURIST TEE'S & LINEN LAYERED DRESSES. 

 APEROL SPRITZ ABOVE POSITANO IN MY AMAFLI PURCHASES

APEROL SPRITZ ABOVE POSITANO IN MY AMAFLI PURCHASES

7. ENJOY AN AFTERNOON DINING EXPERIENCE AT LE SIRENUSE (POSITANO). THIS HOTEL IS BY FAR THE MOST PIMP OF THEM ALL. APPRECIATE THE SPECTACULAR VIEWS OF POSITANO & THIS GORGEOUS HOTEL INTERIOR. IT IS NOT ON THE CHEAP SIDE, SO MAKE SURE YOU'RE WILLING TO SPLURGE. BUT TRUST ME, YOU WILL WANT TO AT LEAST POP IN FOR AN ESPRESSO.

 LE SIRENUSE

LE SIRENUSE

 LE SIRENUSE

LE SIRENUSE

8. THIS IS A MUST... EAT AT DA VINCENZO IN POSITANO! I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND RESERVING AS MUCH ROOM IN YOUR STOMACH AS POSSIBLE FOR THIS PLACE. IT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND!

 WALKING THE STREETS OF POSITANO WEARING  REFORMATION TEE ,  PALMA BAG ,  GUCCI LOAFERS  &  WRANGLE SHORTS

WALKING THE STREETS OF POSITANO WEARING REFORMATION TEE, PALMA BAG, GUCCI LOAFERS & WRANGLE SHORTS

9. LAYER A NICE SUNDRESS OVER YOUR BIKINI & HEAD TO HOTEL TRITONE FOR LUNCH. THIS IS AN AMAZING SPOT TO SPEND A LEISURELY MEAL BY THE WATER & THEY HAVE A POOL SO YOU CAN TAKE A DIP. 

 SWIMMING IN THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA

SWIMMING IN THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA

 CRUISING ALONG THE COAST WITH PROSECCO IN HAND 

CRUISING ALONG THE COAST WITH PROSECCO IN HAND 

10. MAKE YOUR OWN RULES, EXPLORE, DRINK ALL THE PROSECCO & EAT ALL THE PIZZA YOU WANT. YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE!

 SPIAGGIA GRANDE POSITANO WEARING  REFORMATION DRESS

SPIAGGIA GRANDE POSITANO WEARING REFORMATION DRESS

SIPPING ON MY LIMONCELLO, WATCHING MY LAST AMALFI SUNSET, I THINK BACK ON ALL THE TREASURED MEMORIES WE HAVE CREATED. DON'T WORRY MY BELOVED AMALFI... I'LL BE BACK!  

 THE NIGHT LIGHTS OF POSITANO

THE NIGHT LIGHTS OF POSITANO