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Ischia or Capri Early April?

We are looking to wrap up our time in Naples/ Amalfi with 3 nights on either Capri or Ischia. We are looking to hike/walk and enjoy the scenery, colorful towns and people. Considering the time of year (April 2-5th), which island do you recommend? Will we be able to enjoy the thermal waters in Ischia this time of year? Is this a good time to visit Capri and avoid the crowds? Any specific recommendations for either island is appreciated.

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If you pick Capri I highly recommend Hotel La Minerva away from the crowds, local family owned. Charming place with very helpful owners.

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I personally preferred Ischia. It’s much larger than Capri with much more to do. Easy to reach all the villages with many transportation options. Fantastic food, wonderful hiking,
The spas don’t open until mid April. Temps are 75 high/65 low. But you can still enjoy the La Fumarole beach by Sant’Angelo where the vents heat the water.

https://www.ischiareview.com/things-to-see-in-ischia.html

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We spent 5 nights on Ischia in August and really loved it. We stayed in Forio which had incredible sunset views and a really cute little downtown area for restaurants/bars.

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The last two times I went to Capri were in March and it was crowded. I wouldn’t expect April to be any different.

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Thank you for your replies. We are leaning towards Ischia. We were hoping to ferry there from Sorrento and avoid returning to Naples. Does anyone know if there is a Sorrento- Ischia ferry route early April? Favorite Ischia experiences/ spots also appreciated.

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You can climb a dormant volcano (Mt Epomeo) in Ischia. You can visit a spa (assuming it is open) in Ischia. You can walk with your feet in the sand along a beach in Ischia. You can eat well on a budget in Ischia.

Capri is lovely, but oh so Gucci and expensive. Ischia is where Italians, Brits, and Germans go on holiday, and it is a warmer, more human experience.

Oh, BTW, there is a decent restaurant on top of Mt. Epomeo, one with unrivaled views of the entire island. Trust me, you'll love it.

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We spent a day at the Poseidon Thermal Gardens--not cheap, but it was really fun and something we hadn't experienced before.