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Things to Do and Where to Stay - Amalfi Coast

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Things to Do and Where to Stay - Amalfi Coast

my friend and I are planning a 10-day girlfriend getaway in June along the Amalfi Coast.

The beachtowns look beautiful, but are there also activities such as hiking, snorkeling, biking around town?

We're in our early 30's so are looking for a fun but relaxed (and not too honeymoonish) town as a base with a nice beach and good restaurants and stores to look at, the photos of Positano look gorgeous, would you recommend staying there or another town along the Amalfi Coast?

Also, is it far if we want to visit Sicily for a day or two?

Thank you! Any suggestions are much appreciated!

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1. Re: Things to Do and Where to Stay - Amalfi Coast

first of all, read Amalfigirl´s posts regarding road closing. Of course you can get around that by hiking the Path of the Gods.

The beach at Positano is either rocky or black sand. Those to the east are more golden, and finer. The town of positano looks more gorgeous as a backdrop.

Going to Sicily from here will take you through Naples, from where you either take an overnight ferry of fly to Palermo.

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Hi kiwichickytraveler:

Great name! I suggest Positano as your base for the Amalfi Coast and lots of things to do. The backdrop is drop dead gorgeous! The reality of the day to day even more so!

In terms of accommodation let me suggest the Bougainville (low cost) in town great location. (Moderate price),Marincanto ask for the owner Monica.

(moderate price) Poseidon-has a pool.Romantic dining fun clientele.

Things to do: Hiking "The Walk of the Gods" with a guide.

Boats: take a day trip with Cassiopeia Boats to Capri or along the coast.

Sun: Visit Le Syrene at Laurito Beach. A cove beach away from the main beach. Free boat every 1/2 hr. Great local food as well.

Excursions: Ravello/Amalfi/Pompei

Nightlife: Disco "Music On the Rocks" in Positano or "La Zagara" or cocktails and Neapolitan songs at the Poseidon terrace.

For more ideas suited to your tastes talk to Amanda at Positano Adventure Walks.

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3. Re: Things to Do and Where to Stay - Amalfi Coast

Why would anyone need a guide on Walk of the Gods? Seemed pretty straight-forward to us, and the solitude was marvelous.

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4. Re: Things to Do and Where to Stay - Amalfi Coast

MsNomer, well said....

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