Continental Mare Hotel

The Continental Mare Hotel is set in peaceful parkland on a clifftop overlooking Cafiero Bay.

The bedrooms are in a series of small whitewashed villas. These have been designed in traditional Mediterranean style, with flat roofs, arched doorways and wrought-iron balconies. The hotel also has two outdoor thermal pools that make the most of the views across to Naples.

The poolside restaurant serves lunch and breakfast on its terrace. In the evening, an elegant dining room plates up Italian specialities, including fresh seafood for dinner.

There’s also a bar with a long list of cocktails and vintage wines. It’s a great spot for a pre-dinner drink or a nightcap.

Overview of Ischia

The island of Ischia is incredibly popular with people looking for holidays to the Neapolitan Riviera because of its thermal springs, luscious landscapes and wide choice of restaurants.

It’s an island where natural beauty is everywhere you look. There’s kilometre after kilometre of sandy beach to explore, warm seas to paddle in and plenty of historic attractions. As soon as you leave the Continental Mare Hotel, you’ll be greeted by glorious sunshine and stunning scenery.

Plus, Ischia is only an hour on the ferry away from Sorrento and Naples, so it’s easy to explore the rest of the region.

Things to do in Ischia

The Continental Mare Hotel is a great base for exploring Ischia. It’s a scenic 10-minute walk down to Ischia Town’s port, but helpfully, the hotel also runs a shuttle bus. There’s also a bus stop directly outside the hotel that will take you to some of Ischia’s greatest sights, including the La Mortella tropical garden.

If you want the best views on the island, take a trek to Mount Epomeo. You’ll pass vineyards and have the chance to explore Sant’Angelo. Ischia is a romantic, laid-back destination, you’ll love its tranquil atmosphere.

Resort Summary

Just an hour ferry ride off the the coast of Naples or Sorrento, the volcanic island of Ischia is a true gem. With kilometres of sandy beaches to explore, temperate seas and beautiful gardens, a visit to this part of Italy is a delight.

The sea temperature is always particularly warm at Sorgeto thanks to its natural underwater springs. The island’s whole vibe is romantic and laid-back, with tranquillity and well-being at its heart.