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Which island off Naples to visit?

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I know a tough question - they all look beautiful and have their different merits! However I was hoping that maybe someone might help us make a decision best for our needs?

We are a family of seven (5 children - 16, 14, 13, 13 and 7 year) and are in Naples for 5 nights in August (the only time we can go!). I have researched the three main islands and of course the guidebooks etc make them all out to be wonderful which I am sure they are - but doesn't make it easy to narrow our decision. However we really only have time for a visit to one, maybe two during our stay.

So our priorities:
Firstly the kids want to swim - the main aim of our visit. They are all strong swimmers (including the 7 year old) so are happy with sandy beach or rock diving into pools of water. We wouldn't be looking at a spa/mud bath option either...And that is really it! They will have seen and will be seeing the cultural and historical splendours of Italy on the rest of the trip so we are not looking for this sort of thing on this visit.

We also won't be making it a priority to enjoy a great meal as lovely as it would be for my husband and I! And I guess we would idealistically enjoy a little bit of peace/space (probably not easy in August)! Plus we would be interested in a walk although in summer heat - nothing too taxing!

I know that the Blue Grotto of course looks incredible - but I am thinking we might not cope too well with the August crowds and with us being such a large group, best left to another time?

So - the perfect island day? Bus or a walk to a beach where the kids can swim endlessly, pick up of fresh food for picnic supplies. Late afternoon stroll/bus ride around part of the island for a look, maybe another swim and finally a drink at an atmospheric bar before ferry back to Naples.

Ideas on which island could be 'right' for us?

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