The island of Elba in the Tuscan Archipelago is one of the most popular tourist spots in Italy. The island is a unique combination of history and nature and you can find quaint old villages mingling with modern resorts and hotels on this island. The 225 square kilometer island has more than fifty picturesque beaches and you can take your pick from hard rock and fine sand beaches. Elba is an extremely popular tourist spot and while it has all the amenities to cater to the vast hordes of people visiting it, at times accommodation runs short. Therefore, if you are planning to visit Elba anytime during the peak season of May to September, then it is advised that you definitely get your hotel reservations done before setting foot on the island.
Hotel reservations for your stay in Elba can be made either online or by calling up hotels directly. All you need to do is log on to a site that provides you with a list of places to stay in Elba. These websites will also give you a description about the kind of accommodation and amenities that will be provided and the contact details of different hotels. Many sites will list budget hotels separately. The best way of getting your hotel reservations done is by calling up the hotel yourself and then making a booking. You can also book directly through a website if you are tech savvy enough to believe in everything virtual or if the hotel you are booking with is ready to send you an email or call up to confirm your booking.
If you really do not want to stay in a hotel but would prefer to spend your stay in Elba at places that are cheaper than hotels, then you can book your stay with a Bed and Breakfast. However, you might be surprised to know that a B&B in Italy does not necessarily mean Budget, and you can find Bed and Breakfast establishments featuring all kind of luxuries and amenities. At the same time, budget B&Bs are also quite common and you can book yourself with one if you are a budget traveler. Once again, the internet is the best option for searching and finding out about the best and the most suitable B&Bs in Elba.
Then again, there are a number of people who find hotels too impersonal and would rather stay at places that offer a more homely atmosphere. If you are one of these people, then you can choose to look for one of the numerous family homes, villas and estates that let themselves out to tourists in part. Nothing beats staying with a local family if you really want to get a taste Italy first hand.
Those with money and a spirit of adventure can also book themselves into one of the many agri-tourist resorts in Elba. These are generally olive and wine estates that have the amenities for lodging and feeding tourists. In most cases, these are luxury estates that might offer you individual cottages and wine and olive grove tours and activities along with all the modern amenities that you will find in a hotel. Whatever type of accommodation you wish to have, just make sure to book in advance if you do not want to find yourself shelter less on the island of Elba.