As far as islands go, few are as picture-perfect as Capri. The island, located in Italy’s Bay of Naples and off the west end of the Sorrento Peninsula, is famed for its rugged landscapes, lemon groves, and serpentine pathways. Yet you’ll also be hard-pressed to find a grubby building nor a neglected garden. Instead, the rustic villas cascading along the cliffs are dripping with Bougainvillea and wisteria, and its manicured gardens offer a glimpse into the life of the Romans centuries back.

As one of the mediterranean’s most beautiful destinations, Capri has plenty to offer in terms of activities — the Blue Grotto being but one of many — but it is really its offering of luxury hotels that can be credited with transporting the island’s tourists into another world. Here are some of our favourites.