Is a swimming pool a must for you when you go on holiday? Here we share our top 10 favourite swimming pools in Sardinia.
Does the thought of a refreshing dip to start your morning or to cool off by after a busy day sightseeing, fill you with delight?
The Sardinian villas and hotels in our collection have some wonderful swimming pools, from infinity pools with stunning views and romantic plunge pools, to family-friendly pools – take your pick!
Here is just a taster of what Sardinia has to offer…
10 of the best swimming pools in Sardinia
Offering a high standard of accommodation, this lovely villa overlooks the stunning gulf of Cannigione, as does its impressive private swimming pool. With a shady gazebo, plenty of space for sunloungers and a beautiful garden, we can’t imagine a better location for a spot of R&R than Villa Girola.
Set beside some of the bluest water in Sardinia in Santa Teresa Gallura, Colonna Grand Hotel Capo Testa has a swimming pool that's equally as beautiful.
Set over several layers, the pool area also includes a sea-water infinity pool and whirlpool, and offers outstanding views out to sea.
Nestled in the lush gardens of this typical Sardinian hotel, a large free-form swimming pool is a great draw for all the family, with a children’s area and, for the adults, a hydro massage corner and a poolside bar.
What's more, the hotel’s meandering terraces and lawns lead down to the white sands of Marinella Beach. A dip in the sea or a swim in the pool; at Hotel Abi d'Oru the choice is yours.
New to our programme this year, Villa Monica and its large, private, flood-lit swimming pool, is set in lush green lawns with a view across fields and gently rolling hills. You’ll feel as if the rest of the world is a million miles away (yet the nearest restaurant is just a 200m stroll from your door).
This is a pool with the ‘Wow!’ factor, an enormous seawater pool with mesmerising views of the sea and La Maddalena Islands.
With a separate children’s pool, Cala di Lepre is popular with families and couples alike.
In the lesser-known, but equally lovely, south of the island, Casa Querce boosts a beautiful private pool, set in a lush landscape of sweeping lawns and gardens with pampas grasses, oleander, holm oak trees and mature lentisco. The pool gets the sun all day but there is also plenty of shade if that is your preference.
With a fabulous freshwater pool, overlooking the sea and the archipelago of La Maddalena and a separate children’s pool, Valle dell'Erica is popular with both families and couples.
The Thalasso and spa centre, ‘Le Thermae’, offers a further four outdoor pools, while the hotel within the hotel, La Licciola, has a seawater pool exclusively for guests over 6 years old.
Hotel Marinedda Thalasso & SPA
This stylish hotel in Sardinia's glamorous Costa Smeralda region is blessed with two pools: one with sea water and one with fresh water, both featuring gushing water fountains. If you can tear yourself away from the poolside, Hotel Marinedda Thalasso & SPA is just a few hundred metres from Marinedda Beach, and a short walk from the picturesque fishing village of Isola Rossa.
This traditional villa enjoys one of the finest sea views imaginable from its elevated position some 300m above sea level. The views from the gardens and pool of Villa Montemoro stretch out across the landscape for miles around, encompassing the Costa Smeralda on one side, to the Gulf of Arzachena, the islands of La Maddalena and as far as Corsica on the other side.
In an unspoilt corner of the island, the Hotel Capo d’Orso has a lovely free-form seawater pool surrounded by shady pine trees.
The resort's pièce de résistance, however, has to be the three-tiered pool in the Thalasso centre, with seawater heated to different temperatures and hydromassage water-jets, not to mention the panoramic views across the islands of La Maddalena.
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