Aethos Sardinia


Costa Smeralda & the North East  |  Cannigione

56 rooms - Sleeping 2-4

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Formally known as Villa del Golfo Lifestyle Resort, Aethos Sardinia is a stylish and prestigious hotel, in a very convenient location.

Aethos Sardinia enjoys an attractive position on the heights of Cannigione, with sensational views across the Gulf of Arzachena, the island of Caprera and beyond to the Costa Smeralda.

The perfect choice for a romantic holiday in Sardinia, Aethos Sardinia is stylishly presented blending elegance, luxurious accommodation and a delightful Mediterranean touch. Amongst this enchanting setting, there are numerous terraces, a swimming pool and a wooden decking area complete with sunloungers next to the sea. 

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The rooms are spread over a variety of levels and all have been designed with the same prestigious flair as the rest of the hotel. They are well equipped and all have a terrace or balcony making the most of the panorama. There are a couple of sandy beaches within walking distance, which can be reached via a complimentary shuttle bus, as well as myriad bars, restaurants and markets stalls. Try a day trip on Aethos Sardinia's own sailing yacht – it is a wonderful way to explore the magnificent coastline of the north east and its exquisite bays leaving you with a truly memorable experience.

Eating out

Staying here B&B gives you the choice between four hotel restaurants. The restaurant 'MiraLuna', with its large panoramic veranda overlooking the sea, is available for lunch and dinner, ready to delight guests with a culinary experience inspired by the mediterranean. Meanwhile, wonderful, rustic, Sardinian cuisine can also be enjoyed in the shape of the La Colti Farmhouse, which is located a short drive away. 'Cutter Lounge & Restaurant' with an exclusive terrace overlooking the sea, located in the center of the village of Cannigione, offers an innovative summer à la carte menu with refreshing salads, gourmet pizzas, delicate second courses and local dishes and delicious cocktails to be enjoyed until late evening. Whilst 'Ulia' Restaurant, found at Cascioni Eco Retreat offers contemporary cuisine, with ingredients sourced from the hotel grounds, including their own olive oil and honey made from the retreat's resident bees.



Good to know

  • The hotel is not suitable for children under 10 years

  • Along with the free shuttle bus to the three restaurants, there is also a payable shuttle service to locations within 10km of the hotel for up to €20 per trip, running 8am to 11pm.

  • A tourist tax is payable locally to all hotels in Italy and costs between 2 and 5 per person per night.




Facilities in hotel

Infinity sea-water swimming pool, lounge bar, 'MiraLuna' restaurant on-site, reading room, Wi-Fi, gym, a small indoor swimming pool (10m x 5m), complimentary shuttle service to local beaches (Barca Bruciata). 

The hotel offers a free shuttle service to 'Cutter Lounge & Restaurant', 'La Colti Farmhouse' and 'Ulia Restaurant' (reservation required).

Payable and arranged locally by the hotel for for a supplement: dinners and excursions available on board the hotel’s private yacht 'BonAria', cooking courses, wine tasting, 'Acqua di Mare' experience – a bespoke romantic dinner for two by the sea, massage room, wooden deck with sunloungers (€15 per room for a full day and €10 per room for 1/2 day) plus 100% electric cars are available at the hotel to rent. 

Massage treatments are available on request and will be organised in your hotel room. The Spa available for use is located at the hotel's sister property ‘Cascioni Eco Retreat’, guests at Aethos Sardinia can book the treatments at a supplement, with transfers included. 

Hotel is not suitable for children under 10 years.

Facilities in room

En-suite bathroom with bathtub or shower, satellite television, telephone, minibar, hairdryer, safe, air-conditioning, tea and coffee-making facilities, terrace or balcony and Wi-Fi.


  • Beach: Cannigione 150m
  • Restaurants: On-site, 400m
  • Shops: 400m
  • Main Town: In Cannigione
  • Airport: Olbia 40 minutes

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Rooms at Aethos Sardinia

Deluxe Sea View

From £1,575pp

Sleeps up to 2 

 Minimum child age: 10  

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Suite Sea View

From £2,142pp

Sleeps up to 3 

 Minimum child age: 10  

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Pool Suite with Sea View

From £2,709pp

Sleeps up to 3 

 Minimum child age: 10  

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Aethos Pool Suite

From £3,269pp

Sleeps up to 3 

 Minimum child age: 12  

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About the Local Area


Located on the western shore of the Golfo di Arzachena, Cannigione is a small fishing port with a handful of supermarkets and restaurants. The atmosphere is normally serene however you can get the hustle and bustle of tourists in August. There are also a number of beautiful beaches to the north of the village.


Golfo di Saline
North of Cannigione beyond Laconia, this beautiful bay shelters an exquisite beach of golden sand.

Santa Teresa
Enjoy stunning views of the straits of Bonifacio over the transparent turquoise sea as you head to the dramatic headland of Capo Testa to the west of Santa Teresa. The nearby bay of Santa Reparata has some delightful stretches of beach.

Tanca Manna
Tanca Manna sits approximately 250 metres from the road behind a saltwater lake. It has a great stretch of sand and plenty of facilities for families. A kilometre beyond Tanca Manna is Barca Bruciata, a small sandy beach which is quiet with no facilities.

Cala Capra
Cala Capra beach just beyond Golfo delle Saline is a pretty sandy bay tucked beneath the impressive Capo D’Orso headland with its distinctive bear shaped weathered rock.

The Capriccioli headland has five beautiful small sandy beaches. There are facilities for boat hire and also a bar close to the beach. These beaches, including La Celvia, are amongst the most popular in the area.


Louis Vuitton Trophy - Maddalena Island – May/ June
Sailing regatta.

Baltic Cup - Porto Cervo - June
Sailing show organised by the Yachting Club of Costa Smeralda.

Fish Festival - Santa Teresa Gallura - July
A festival inviting visitors to sample fried fish and delightful Vermentino wine.

Smeralda 888 European Cup - Porto Cervo - August
Prime sailing exhibition.

International Folklore Festival - Tempio Pausania - August
Held during Tempio’s summer carnival and featuring various ethnic groups from all over the world.

Time in Jazz – Berchidda - August
International Jazz Festival – one of the most important in Sardinia.


La Maddalena islands
Spend a day cruising around and swimming from these stunning islands – a favourite with those seeking tranquillity, natural beauty and unspoilt surroundings.

Take the ferry from Santa Teresa di Gallura across to the neighbouring island of Corsica and visit the fortress town of Bonifacio.

Discover the exquisite coastline from the sea and enjoy the excellent conditions of the north east coast for wind-surfing, sailing, diving, snorkelling, etc.

Prehistoric sites at Arzachena
Visit the prehistoric remains including the Albucciu Nuraghe – a bronze age tower, the Tomba dei Giganti Coddu Vecchiu and the Li Muri Necropolis, scattered around the town.

Porto Cervo
An up-market town and centre of indulgence, it is located around two yacht harbours on the north side of this dazzling stretch of coastline, and being the main resort of the area and a paradise for the jet-set, it’s definitely worth a visit.

Inland Gallura
Explore by car or on foot the dramatic mountains of the interior, the rugged countryside and the small character towns and villages. Alternatively, leave your car in Palau and take the stream train to Tempio Pausania, a spectacular journey across the Galluran countryside.

Sample traditional Sardinian cuisine in a restaurant; many are located throughout Arzachena.