PUNTA TRAGARA offers guests all the beauty for which the island of Capri is famous, but in a secluded setting far away from the summer crowds. This magnificent island, beloved of everyone from ancient Roman emperors to modern-day movies stars, is no doubt one of the world’s most magical vacation destinations. Built in 1920 as the villa for Lombardy-born engineer Emilio Errico Vismara and designed by Le Corbusier, Punta Tragara perches high above the sea like an architectural extension of the surrounding cliffs. In 1968 Count Goffredo Manfredi bought the villa as a holiday home and turned it into a hotel in 1973. Hotel Punta Tragara has enjoyed extraordinary growth ever since, reaching the pinnacle of five-star luxury hospitality on Capri. The count’s grandson Goffredo Manfredi continues his family’s legacy of world-class service and amenities, laudable culinary offerings, and chic accommodations. None of the rooms or suites are alike. Instead they blend modern and classical elements for a delightfully eclectic effect.
All offer spectacular garden or sea views, including of the famous Faraglioni rock formations. Although the hotel is a short walk or scooter ride (rentals available at the hotel) to La Piazzetta, the small square that serves as the center of community life in Capri, there is plenty to engage the body, mind, and spirit on-site as well. Indulge in any number of body and beautifying treatments at Unica Spa, take a stroll along the beach, lounge by the pool, work out at the gym, or check with the concierge to book water and sightseeing excursions—you can even book a trip on a private yacht. Restaurant Monzù and La Pergola lounge will meet all your culinary and libation needs, from hand-mixed house cocktails to the freshest seafood prepared from that day’s catch—all of which may be enjoyed along with spectacular sunsets out on the panoramic veranda. The hotel also has a relationship with Mammà, a restaurant overseen by two-star chef Gennaro Esposito that is located just off La Piazzetta.