The Ilio Hotel at Capo Sant'Andrea also offers boat excursions to discover the sea around Elba and the islands of the Tuscan Archipelago.
Unspoilt coves, deserted beaches even at the height of the season, vegetation clinging to majestic cliffs... Exploring the coast of Elba near to Capo Sant'Andrea, or even further a field to the island of Capraia, by boat, cradled between one swim and the next by the lapping of the water, are unforgettable moments of your holiday. And of course, diving enthusiasts can enjoy the many opportunities for snorkelling and sub-aqua.
Boutique Hotel Ilio on Capo Sant'Andrea on the north-western tip of the island and within the Tuscan Archipelago National Park, offers sea lovers a wealth of excursion possibilities organised together with an expert centre for the hire of motor boats (up to 10 metres) with skipper for day trips and for sailing right round the Island of Elba.
THE DESTINATIONS Towards the south west, you can sail round the western tip of the Island, dominated by Mount Capanne, passing the lighthouse at Point Polveraia, Pomonte and as far as Punta di Fetovaia. This is one of the most beautiful stretches of the coast and, on clear days, you can see Corsica. And on your return, you can end the day by stopping off at Formiche di Zanca.
By speed boat, you can circumnavigate the Island, stopping off for lunch in a lovely restaurant by the sea: the most exclusive places being Enfola, the charming beach at Forno and Calanova, where a "pattino" will bring you to a beautiful shore of fine white pebbles. Of course, you can also sail to more lively destinations such as Porto Azzurro, Portoferraio and Marina di Campo, for shopping or to visit somewhere of cultural interest.