We’re here to stop you doing anything too extraordinary!
Beach backpacker life in the turquoise Mediterranean is simply not like that.
Lounging… in volcanically heated springs with a glass of wine, BBQing… at sunset among our fruit trees and jasmine gazebo, playing… with our super-friendly dogs, Tequila Boom Boom, Lupo Luppolo and Betty Boop, tanning… a gorgeous bronzed colour over a beer…
… these are the things that we’re about.
When people reach us they have seen some pretty amazing sites in this fabulous old country.
Well, you won’t here…
... unless beautiful Italian beach bodies are your thing. We're on the 'the most beautiful thermal island in the world', overlooking Capri, Mt Vesuvius, and the Sorrento Peninsular. One reviewer said, we are your “Holiday’s Holiday” Hostel… a real review from a real reviewer – I guess, that’s an extraordinary find in a tourist area!
But we’re not just about sitting on your arse doing nothing though…
... the island has beautiful mountains to climb for the adventurous or the casual stroller, ancient Greek villages and archaeology , running water (just like in Canada), and fabulous restaurants and nightlife. Then there are group trips to clubs, restaurants, hot springs, archaeological sites, pubs, and the mountaintops. Strenuous, eh! Sometimes you even have to make your own coffee at breakfast on a terrace overlooking the Gulf and watched by an ancient volcano. Extraordinary? No, it’s just a wretched part of the daily island grind.
The Romans sunbathed here; the Spanish bathed, the Greeks and French did, um, Greek and French things. Life really hasn’t changed much in 3,000 years – and you will do what they did. But, we have free WiFi, as well.
So, where the bloody hell are you, mate?
We’ll recommend the best foods and wines in Italy on top of the island, at one of the many cheap, local, hidden gems. We don’t own a restaurant so we have no axe to grind; our recommendations are as impartial as they are delicious, from tried and true experience. And, we’re not stuck in the stuffy, noisy, centre of some city. What you’ll hear is the sea lapping against the beach, the ice clinking on your glass and those symphonic Australian accents of your fellow travellers. We really are here to stop you doing anything extraordinary!
Our rooms face seaward towards dream-like, distant islands in the west, with the summer sun shining on us for 16 hours a day! When you arrive you'll get fresh, sundried linen, a secure place for your possessions, a cosy bed, clean bathrooms, sassy social socializing spots, help with your bookings, travel plans, and excursions. You really won’t regret sleeping with us!
We're 40 minutes by boat from Naples, and you can reach us easily (and cheaply) from Sorrento, Amalfi, Capri, Pozzulli, Procida and Rome (depending on the boat schedules and time of the year). Buses stop right outside our gate.
Then, sitting with friends, a cocktail and a BBQ, watching the sun dip into the sea, you'll appreciate this irony... at Paradise Beach, the sun never truly sets!