Stacey from our content team recently went to explore the 5-star Falkensteiner Resort Capo Boi in Villasimius...
In mid-June I went to stay for two nights at this wonderful 5-star resort, and whether you're a family in search of a stress-free break or a couple looking for a touch of indulgence, I have to say this hotel did not disappoint. Owned by the Austrian Falkensteiner family, this hotel has been fully refurbished and is currently enjoying its second summer season in 2018.
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When exploring the fantastic variety of different room types on offer, the thing that struck me most was how bright and spacious they were. I stayed in one half of a two-bedroom villa, which had a ground floor terrace where I could just about see the sea through the trees. There's an interconnecting door which leads through to the other bedroom, and both have their own bathrooms, so these are fantastic choices if you're holidaying with older children or two couples together.
The decor is mostly white with neutral tones, and each evening when I went back to my room after dinner, it had been turned down and the complimentary slippers laid out next to the bed for me.
The grounds at Capo Boi are beautiful, large grassy gardens dotted with trees, with one swimming pool and a children's pool set within the gardens and two more next to the beach. We saw regular yoga classes happening on the lawns under the dappled shade of the trees, so if you consider yourself a yogi this would be perfect.
One of my favourite things about my stay here was the food. Every morning the breakfast offered everything from continental through to cooked classics and cake. There was a separate section for gluten-free, and this was also fantastic.
The first evening we ate at the à la carte fish restaurant next to the beach, where we were served a delicious three-course meal of shrimp and avocado, grilled sea bass and fruit salad with ice cream. The second night we made a beeline for the buffet restaurant, as the smell coming from the kitchen was superb. Here we were met with Italian classics - I had prawn spaghetti, plus meat, fish, salads, cheese and all manner of other food of which everything I tried was delicious.
Blessed by soft white sands with areas of pebbles, the beach at Capo Boi really is lovely. A private cove from which the only access is via the hotel or the sea, there are plenty of sunloungers to relax on, and the children can splash around the in shallows close to where you're sunbathing.
My two days here were a touch windy side, so unfortunately I didn't have a chance to take a swim in the sea, not because of the waves, but because it was a little too cold.
Activities for children and the spa
I was impressed by the amount of entertainment offered for children; there was a pizza party and disco going on whilst I was there, and there's also a vegetable garden which the children are able to help maintain.
The spa for the adults is a relaxing and very chilled space, with a relaxation room where you step out into a heated pool with open sides. I was lucky enough to enjoy a massage whilst here, and the masseuse was friendly and very professional.
Although it's not possible to walk into Villasimius from the hotel, it's only a 10-minute drive away, and there's a good selection of shops and restaurants, ideal if you want to go out to eat one or two evenings. There's a long, sandy beach backed by a lagoon which is perfect for any keen beach goers, and a marina over the other side of the lagoon.
We also drove up towards Capo Carbonara, a rocky promontory with a fortress at the end. The sea around this area is incredibly blue, and there are some small coves which you can explore.
Whilst we were in Villasimius, we also had the chance to ride around the local golf course, Tanka Golf Club (I drove a golf buggy myself for the first time which was good fun). It's a 18-hole course with some tricky, narrow holes and an uphill driving range. A good challenge for any keen golfers.
Overall, my stay at the Falkensteiner Resort Capo Boi was a memorable one, and I would recommend it for anyone looking to enjoy a luxury holiday in a beautiful part of Sardinia.
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