Starting to consider a destination for your holiday in 2017? We've put together a list of reasons to pick the island of Sardinia for your next sunny escape.
As 2017 quickly approaches you’ll no doubt be casting your thoughts to your next holiday, dreaming of sun-kissed beaches, delicious local food and superb accommodation. At the beginning of September, we released all of our holidays and early booking offers for Sardinia in 2017, presenting exciting and affordable opportunities to visit the island across a range of locations, property types and holiday ideas.
To help you make your decision of prioritising Sardinia over other potential holiday destinations, we’ve put together a list of five of our top reasons for visiting Sardinia in 2017; we hope you’ll be swayed…
Why visit Sardinia?
One of the major benefits of all holidays to the Mediterranean is the beaches, and you’ll be pleased to know that Sardinia is blessed by some of the finest beaches in Europe. All around the island you’ll discover long stretches of white sand, quiet coves and blissful bays, all waiting to accommodate your beach towel during a day or two in the sun. Find out more about Sardinia’s beaches here.
You’ll enjoy all of the usual flavours and delights of Italian cuisine during a holiday to Sardinia, but the island itself has its very own culinary traditions, based primarily around meaty countryside dishes associated with shepherds. Su Porcheddu, or roast suckling pig, is one of the island’s most famous and delicious meals, but if you’d rather stick to pizza and pasta, you can’t go wrong with Culurgiones, pictured below.
The great outdoors
It’s not all about the beaches when you holiday in Sardinia, inland you’ll encounter some breathtaking landscapes which are a playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Mountainous terrain makes for great hiking and cycling opportunities, or if you’d prefer something a little less strenuous, you can absorb the beauty of Central Sardinia by driving its network of snaking roads in your hire car.
The action and adventure
Not everybody seeks relaxation and rejuvenation from their holidays, others like to get active across a range of activities. If you fall into this category, you’ll be pleased to know that Sardinia caters superbly for active types. Whether it is water sports such as windsurfing and kayaking, or something a little more extreme such as rafting or canyoning, you’ll find your perfect adventure on the island.
At Sardinian Places we have personally hand-picked a diverse and rewarding range of accommodation for our customers to choose from, ensuring that every holidaymaker’s requirements are met. From luxury villas and waterfront hotels, to comfortable apartments and spacious houses, we think you’ll find your perfect holiday property amid our collection. Take a look!
Where to stay in Sardinia?
A perfect example of one of our luxury villas, Villa Girolia overlooks the beautiful Gulf of Cannigione, best absorbed from the property’s stunning pool. The villa is set across two floors and is decorated in traditional Sardinian style. Offering four bedrooms which sleep up eight, it is the perfect option for holidaying families or small groups.
Hotel Capo d'Orso Thalasso & Spa
One of our 5-star hotels, tucked away on the gorgeous bay of Cala Capra and offering dazzling panoramic views, Hotel Capo d’Orso Thalsasso & Spa is synonymous with luxury, boasting its sensational thalasso and spa centre. Beyond all of the health treatments and rejuvenation, the hotel also benefits from superb restaurants, several bars, a nine-hole putting course and several other sporting opportunities; oh, and of course, easy access to two stunning sandy beaches.
Perched on a hillside and affording beautiful coastal views from the south of Sardinia, Casetta Francesca is a great example of the charm and character of some of our properties. This one-bedroom house is the perfect option for a holidaying couple looking for a romantic escape, best spent sipping wine on your own terrace or paddling in the beautiful bays set below your house. On top of this, vibrant Villasimius is just five kilometres away, with its great selection of bars, shops and eateries.
Fancy learning more about holidays to Sardinia? Check out our Holiday Ideas page for some extra inspiration for visiting the island in 2017.
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