Sardinia Hotels & Holidays
Lying 120 miles west of mainland Italy, Sardinia is an island which...
Lying 120 miles west of mainland Italy, Sardinia is an island which provides the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. When it comes to an island paradise, Sardinia puts the rest of Italy in the shade. The island boasts a knockout 1,120 mile stretch of white sand and the clearest azure waters in the Mediterranean.
Since the Aga Khan developed the north into an eco-friendly idyll in the 1960s, Sardinia has garnered a reputation as the jet-set's favourite, with the Costa Smeralda glittering with flashy yachts, designer boutiques, haute cuisine and an upmarket clientele. But there is more to Sardinia than its chic façade, as enticing as the yacht clubs and luxury spas may be.
Wander leisurely around historic towns such as the capital Cagliari or take a trip to the rugged peaks of the interior which form a wild rural landscape ripe for exploring off the beaten track. Truly unwind inland, where locals pursue an unhurried pace of life among the mountains in unspoilt villages, and discover the hills peppered with Roman ruins and the Nuraghi, stone dwellings dating back 3,500 years, for a fascinating insight into the island's history.
Families will love the action packed resorts of Chia and Santa Margherita di Pula in the south of the island, where you can pursue anything from watersports to bird watching. Take a tour to explore some of Sardinia's countryside, vineyards and villages en route to Barumini to discover the remnants of the ancient Nuraghi civilisation dating back to 1500 B.C.
Sardinia's mix of glitz, glamour and relaxation makes a perfect Italian island getaway.
A region of contrasts, North Sardinia can cater to all. The rugged mountainous landscape inland...
A region of contrasts, North Sardinia can cater to all. The rugged mountainous landscape inland is perfect for the adventurous, hoping to explore some undiscovered corners of this diverse island. The spectacular coastline, interspersed with near deserted sandy coves and rocky inlets, can satiate every whim; from water sports to relaxation. Characteristic Sardinian towns and villages are dotted along the north coast and are well worth a visit, as is Porto Cervo in the Costa Smeralda; a prime spot to watch the jetsetters and their luxury yachts.More Information Less Information
South Sardinia is famous for the sea, and you certainly won't be disappointed when you...
South Sardinia is famous for the sea, and you certainly won't be disappointed when you discover probably the most translucent turquoise waters to be found anywhere in Europe lapping gently on perfect sandy beaches.Truly a destination to please everyone, whether your perfect holiday involves watersports, sight-seeing or simply relaxing in idyllic surroundings, the southern coast of Sardinia makes an ideal location for the ultimate beach holiday.More Information Less Information
Forte Village Resort
Set within colourful gardens and a fragrant pine forest, the Forte Village Resort in South Sardinia...
Set within colourful gardens and a fragrant pine forest, the Forte Village Resort in South Sardinia provides the ultimate holiday experience. This 55 acre private estate offers something for everyone. You can choose to spend time at the breathtaking white beach with crystal clear waters, relax in the tranquil Thalasso del Forte Spa, enjoy all the leisure facilities on offer or indulge at one of the many on-site restaurants.
Best Time To Go
Sardinia is a summer destination, with the season generally running from May to early October. Temperatures are at their hottest in July and August and this is when the towns and beaches are at their busiest. However, Sardinia also enjoys a mild climate in spring and autumn with temperatures rarely going beneath 20 degrees which makes it perfect for visiting at the beginning or end of season too. May, June and September are ideal months to visit for those wanting to avoid the busiest crowds and still enjoy warm weather.
Average monthly temperature and rainfall for Sardinia.
The closest airport to the resorts in North Sardinia is Olbia airport (OLB) and the closest airport to the resorts in South Sardinia is Cagliari airport (CAG). Direct flights to Olbia are available from Bristol, London Gatwick, London Heathrow and London Luton. Direct flights to Cagliari are available from London Gatwick, London Heathrow and London Stansted. Flights take approximately 2 hours.
From Our Experts
I grew up on the beautiful island of Sardinia. When people compare it to the Caribbean, I always...
I grew up on the beautiful island of Sardinia. When people compare it to the Caribbean, I always quickly point out that it is better; for many reasons including the fact that you can holiday there without the jetlag! I recommend that people hire a car to explore the best of the island and take some time to relax on the amazing beaches, not forgetting to sample the delicious Sardinian cuisine, especially Sebadas (traditional Sardinian fritter).
Romina Locci, Expert Travel Advisor