Choosing where to stay on the island of Procida isn't difficult: the island is tiny; there is a limited choice of hotels, holiday homes, and B&Bs; and the villages are very close to each other. You can reach all of the beaches spread across the island on foot or by taking a bus or scooter in just minutes. However, if you have a limited amount of time to spend on the island, you'll want to book an accommodation on Procida that perfectly matches your taste or needs to make the most of your visit.
If you are traveling with children, the best choice is Chiaiolella (or Ciraccio). The beach here is spacious, the water is clear, and the sun shines along the coastline all day, so you can choose the time that suits you best to go to the beach. There are several beach clubs where you can book sunbeds and umbrellas to spend the day relaxing worry-free.
As a couple, opt for Marina Corricella, the ideal location for experiencing the island's authentic atmosphere and romantic vibe. At sunset, take your sweetheart for a magic walk along the harbor among the fishing boats and the colorful houses and stop to sample exquisite local seafood specialties at one of the delightful restaurants set directly on the pier. From Marina Corricella, you can reach both the beautiful Chiaia beach by boat and the ancient medieval village of Terra Murata on foot.
Another good choice for accommodation is near the famous Pozzo Vecchio beach (you may recognize it as the backdrop in a number of scenes from the film “The Postman” with Massimo Troisi), where you can also enjoy the beauty of the nature reserve that surrounds the beach.
For those who are more interested in visiting the island than spending time on the beach, the port of Marina Grande is an excellent alternative: the taxi stand and bus terminal that connect to destinations across the island are just steps away from the ferry dock, where you can also leave for a boat excursion around the island.