With its miles of pristine, sandy coastline, unspoilt views and rays of Mediterranean sunshine, Sardinia is the ideal holiday destination for those seeking a sun-filled beach break. Dip your toes into Sardinia’s warm seas and embrace Italy’s wonderful weather, diverse culture and iconic architecture. The island is a peaceful haven – though plenty of outdoor and water-based activities are also on offer for those looking for a little more action. Isola dei Gabbiani is a particularly popular destination for windsurfers, whilst Tavolara and the Punta Coda Cavallo Marine Preserve make great spots for scuba diving. If you fancy sunbathing in Sardinia, check out our range of luxury cottages to rent today.
The island of Sardinia has a strong sense of independence from mainland Italy, boasting a modest population and a strong sense of culture. Although now a popular tourist resort, the isle still contains large areas that have remained largely unspoiled by tourism. Sardinia flaunts flourishing landscape and some of the most stunning natural beauty found in the entirety of Southern Italy.
Located in the Mediterranean Sea, between the popular Balearic Islands and mainland Italy, Sardinia isn’t just a one-trick pony – it has so much more than beaches to offer its visitors. This diverse region is home to fun water sports, traditional fishing villages, quaint medieval towns like Alghero and ancient Roman archaeological sites such as Tharros and Nora.
Alghero is a northern medieval town that boasts a charming, traditional fishing port with strong Catalan influences. Its ancient town centre is full of winding cobbled streets and historic churches. On the Costa Smeralda stretch, you’ll find Olbia – which is an area particularly popular with tourists during summer, who flock to enjoy its bars and restaurants.
Costa Smeralda is an area found to the north of the island that booms with visitors thanks to its golden, sandy beaches and vibrant nightlife. Sailing is another popular pastime in this area; horseback trekking is widely available along the beaches and in Costa Smeralda’s woodlands, and there are excellent cycling opportunities. Gennargentu Mountain is popular for climbing and hiking enthusiasts.
A few small islands can be visited off Sardinia's coast via regular boat trips. They include the Maddalena archipelago, Asinara National Park (famous for Albino Donkeys), Sant'Antioco and the islands of San Pietro, which provide a glimpse of traditional Sardinian life.
Sardinia is the perfect holiday retreat for the whole family. You’ll soon find out why when you explore the island for yourself by booking one of our luxury cottages in Sardinia.
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