Why Sardinia is perfect for families

24 February 2012 - Sardinian Places - Press Office

With a flight time of approximately two hours, Sardinia is a low stress family destination where children are welcome as an integral part of Italian life. Sardinian Places continues to offer the largest portfolio of Sardinian properties to the UK holiday market (over 80 choices), with hotels, villas, residences and apartments across the island. The tour operator highlights the accommodation most suitable for families, as well as why the island in general is perfect for those with children.

Suggested Family Days Out
With experienced staff in the UK office and knowledgeable resort team on the island, Sardinian Places is on hand to advise tried and tested family days out. A ‘Top Ten Family Days Out’ is shortlisted in the tour operator’s brochure and includes Horse & Donkey Riding; Festivals; Waterparks; Boat & Train Trips; Aquariums and Sardegna in Miniatura (‘Miniature Sardinia’). www.sardinianplaces.co.uk/families

Beaches in Sardinia www.sardinianplaces.co.uk/beaches
Sardinia’s coastline is one of the finest in the Mediterranean and offers character through contrast – dramatic limestone mountains drop to secluded coves in the east, where the west is rich in powdery sand dunes. The north and south are abundant in glorious beaches, most gently shelving with exceptionally clean sand and shallow waters – perfect for young children.
For adults, water sports including water skiing and windsurfing are available during the summer.

Sample Family Property & Child Discounts
Sardinian Places can book packages (including any of the UK direct flight routes into the island –subject to availability), as well as accommodation-only for its customers. Foldable high chairs and cots (excluding cot linen) are provided free of charge in self-catering properties, as well as a baby-sitting service (on request).

Sample properties ideal for families include the four-bedroom Casa Roberta located on the outskirts of Alghero, North West Sardinia. Set in two acres of land and surrounded by countryside and vineyards, Casa Roberta is a haven for families wanting to make the most of their villa and outdoor space. The grounds come complete with swimming pool, tennis court, table tennis and even a small farmyard housing goats, donkeys and birds. Bicycles are also available to borrow. Alghero, along with the beaches of the North West coast are just 8km away.

This May (valid for departures 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th) 7 nights at Casa Roberta starts from £499pp, resulting in a saving of £100pp from brochure price. This price is based on 8 sharing and includes return flights Gatwick – Alghero, taxes, car hire and welcome hamper. Call Sardinian Places Reservations Department on 0845 330 2050 or visit www.sardinianplaces.co.uk/roberta

There are many hotels in the Sardinian Places programme that offer up to 50% discount for children. Call Sardinian Places for more information.