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Delve into the Costa Smeralda this summer

Updated on Feb 24, 2023 by Ella Brundle

Blog > Delve into the Costa Smeralda this summer

The height of sophistication and holiday chic, the Costa Smeralda is the perfect place to experience the luxury of this Mediterranean island, paired with stunning views and amazing hotels.

If you're looking for a destination that's synonymous with sun, sea, and sand, then Costa Smeralda is the perfect place to visit. This luxurious resort area is known for its stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, and top-class facilities, making it a popular choice for those looking for a lavish escape.

Located on the north east coast of Sardinia, it has become one of the most sought-after destinations in the Mediterranean, attracting celebrities, business moguls, and royalty.

One of the main draws of Costa Smeralda is its beaches. With over 55 kilometres of coastline, there's no shortage of golden sands and turquoise waters to enjoy. Some of the most popular beaches in the area include Spiaggia del Principe, which is backed by pine trees and has shallow waters that are perfect for families, albeit this beach cannot be reached by car and requires a 10-minute walk before you are rewarded with its beauty. Cala Granu, a small cove with clear waters is great for swimming and snorkelling and is another place well worth the visit when staying in the area.

If you're looking for something a little more active, there are plenty of water sports to try in the area, including windsurfing, kayaking, and sailing. You can also take a boat trip around the stunning archipelago of La Maddalena, which is made up of seven main islands and a scattering of smaller islets.

Spiaggia Rosa on La Maddalena islands

Away from the beaches, Costa Smeralda also offers plenty of opportunities to relax and unwind. The area is home to several luxurious hotels, spas, and restaurants, where you can indulge in some pampering or sample some of the delicious local cuisines. Have a look at Country Resort Parco Degli Ulivi, Villa del Golfo Lifestyle Resort and Grand Hotel Poltu Quatu.

Country Resort Parco Degli Ulivi

One of the highlights of any trip to Costa Smeralda is a visit to Porto Cervo, the resort's main town. Here you'll find a marina filled with luxury yachts, high-end boutiques, and a selection of bars and restaurants. If you're interested in culture, make sure to visit the Stella Maris church, which is decorated with stunning mosaics and paintings.

Overlooking Porto Cervo

In addition to the stunning beaches and luxurious resorts, the Costa Smeralda area of Sardinia is also home to several charming villages that are worth a visit. These picturesque settlements are filled with traditional architecture, winding streets, and authentic local culture.
One of the most popular villages in the area is San Pantaleo, a quaint town that's nestled in the hills above the coast. This charming village is home to a weekly market, where you can buy local crafts and food products, as well as several restaurants and bars that offer traditional Sardinian cuisine. Villa Filippa is a fantastic property in San Panataleo with stunning hillside surroundings and a large private pool it is the ideal place for larger groups and families to stay.

Villa Filippa

Another village that's worth exploring is Porto Rotondo, a purpose-built resort town that's known for its luxury villas and high-end shops. This picturesque settlement is centred around a beautiful marina and offers plenty of opportunities for shopping, dining, and people-watching. Hotel Abi d’Oru is a great hotel in Porto Rotondo, with typically Sardinian décor and a lovely beachfront location.

If you're interested in history and architecture, make sure to visit the village of Arzachena. This ancient town is home to several prehistoric ruins, including the Nuraghe La Prisgiona, a 3500-year-old stone structure that's one of the most impressive in Sardinia. The Church of Saint Lucia is also well worth visiting with great views from the top of its brightly decorated steps! The village is also known for its traditional ceramics and weaving, which you can purchase from local artisans. For a truly indulgent stay, Cascioni Eco Retreat is a 5-star hotel near Arzachena that oozes elegance, romance, and tranquillity. It boasts a magnificent spa, wonderful views and grounds and the most delightful cuisine. Read more about this wonderful property here.

Kayaking on the lake at Cascioni Eco Retreat

Finally, the village of Baja Sardinia is another popular destination in the area. This lively town is home to several bars, restaurants, and nightclubs, making it a great place to enjoy Sardinian nightlife. It's also located close to some of the best beaches in the area, including the stunning Cala Battistoni and the secluded Cala Ginepro.

The Costa Smeralda area of Sardinia offers more than just stunning beaches and luxury resorts. The area is also home to several charming villages that are filled with authentic local culture, history, and architecture. Whether you're interested in shopping, dining, or exploring the area's prehistoric ruins, there's something to suit every traveller’s tastes. When looking for somewhere to stay in the area, look no further than Grand Hotel Smeraldo Beach. This is a wonderful hotel on the beachfront with a great atmosphere, it is perfect for couples. 

Grand Hotel Smeraldo Beach

In essence, the Costa Smeralda in Sardinia is the perfect destination for families and couples looking for a luxurious escape. With its stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, and top-class facilities, it's no wonder that it has become one of the most sought-after destinations in the Mediterranean. Whether you're looking to relax and unwind or indulge in some water sports, the Costa Smeralda has something to offer everyone.

Book your stay in this fabulous region today!

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