Located in the heart of the Mediterranean, here are five reasons why the enchanted island of Sardinia should definitely be on your bucket list.
Famously known for its miles of unspoilt coastline, crystal-clear waters and enviable summer climates, Sardinia is the perfect location for anyone wanting that Caribbean-style holiday, without the 10-hour flight time. Let us tell you more...
1. The crystal-clear waters are something else
The large expanses of azure blue sea will make you feel like you are worlds apart from reality. Shallow waters are perfect for swimming, whilst some beaches provide the perfect spot for snorkelling and exploring the world beneath the waves. Considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, Cala Mariolu is a stunning horseshoe cove located on the east coast. Whether you choose to laze on the golden sands or take to the turquoise waters, a visit to this beach will undoubtedly be one of your holiday highlights.
Discover the top 10 beaches in Sardinia, here.
2. The vibrant towns and villages ooze culture
From brightly-coloured villages, to rustic historical towns and everything in between, the island of Sardinia is home to some of Italy’s most beautiful towns and villages. Many provide the perfect setting for an evening meal or drinks while the sun sets, while others showcase the fascinating Italian culture and traditional way of life. One place you must visit is the charming town of Alghero. Home to beautiful architecture and a bustling atmosphere, this north west town shelters a historic core with a sweep of easily reached sandy beaches.
3. Feast on spectacular food
Let’s not forget the important part! Dining in Sardinia will be one of the most satisfying elements to your holiday with the island’s rich culinary history showcased in a wealth of traditional restaurants and cafes. Those familiar with Italian cuisine will not be disappointed with many favourites [pizza and pasta] on the menu. However be sure to sample the local dishes as they are sure to provide an exquisite feast for the tastebuds. Whether it is snacks and starters, hearty meals or tasty desserts, you’ll be in food heaven during your holiday in Sardinia. Good food. Good wine. Good company. What more could you wish for?
4. You certainly won’t be short of a stunning view
From snow-capped mountains, to the clearest oceans and lit up towns, Sardinia boasts some truly breath-taking views throughout the island. Whether you enjoy these views from the window of your accommodation, or from the road as your traverse the island, you’re guaranteed to soak up some of Sardinia’s natural majesty during your holiday. Warm weather permits charming walks among the island’s remarkable national parks. In the north-west region visit Porto Conte or Asinara Park, in the north-east La Maddalena, or if heading into Central Sardinia, see Gennargentu Park.
5. There really is something for everyone
Whether you’re after a relaxing beach holiday or action-packed break with the family, Sardinia really does offer something for everyone. Take to the waters and try your hand at windsurfing, or take advantage of the crystal clear waters and dive into a snorkeler’s paradise. There are also a number of diving schools around the island for those wanting to take the plunge and varied terrains that are perfect for walkers of all levels.
Find out more about water sports in Sardinia, here.
Above all, Sardinia can actually be visited on a budget and with so many things to do, you could spend a year without ever getting bored.
So if you’re feeling inspired about an upcoming trip to Sardinia, why not take a look at our wide range of holiday packages and accommodation available? From luxurious villas and large resorts, to boutique hotels and residences along the seafront, we are sure you will find something to suit your needs and budget. See the full collection, here.