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Sardinia Holidays & Hotels

Forte Village Resort
Forte Village Resort
Oasis Swimming Pools
Oasis Swimming Pools
Children's City
Children's City
Oasis Swimming Pools
Oasis Swimming Pools
Children's City Swimming Pool
Children's City Swimming Pool
Football Pitches
Football Pitches
Thalasso del Forte Spa
Thalasso del Forte Spa
Children's Restaurant
Children's Restaurant
Blu Moon Bar
Blu Moon Bar
Go Karting
Go Karting
Pizzeria
Pizzeria
Thalasso del Forte Spa Pools
Thalasso del Forte Spa Pools
Belvedere Michelin Starred Restaurant
Belvedere Michelin Starred Restaurant
Restaurant
Restaurant
Children's Restaurant
Children's Restaurant
Thalasso del Forte Spa
Thalasso del Forte Spa
Forte Village Macaw
Forte Village Macaw
Children's Pool
Children's Pool
Baia del Palme Swimming Pool
Baia del Palme Swimming Pool
Aqvatica Bar
Aqvatica Bar
Champagne Bar - Piazza Maria Luigia
Champagne Bar - Piazza Maria Luigia
Fruit and Vegetable Garden
Fruit and Vegetable Garden
Oasis Swimming Pool
Oasis Swimming Pool
Forte Village Resort
Forte Village Resort
Children's Restaurant
Children's Restaurant
Baia delle Palme Swimming Pool
Baia delle Palme Swimming Pool
Forte Village Resort
Oasis Swimming Pools
Children's City
Oasis Swimming Pools
Children's City Swimming Pool
Football Pitches
Thalasso del Forte Spa
Children's Restaurant
Blu Moon Bar
Go Karting
Pizzeria
Thalasso del Forte Spa Pools
Belvedere Michelin Starred Restaurant
Restaurant
Children's Restaurant
Thalasso del Forte Spa
Forte Village Macaw
Children's Pool
Baia del Palme Swimming Pool
Aqvatica Bar
Champagne Bar - Piazza Maria Luigia
Fruit and Vegetable Garden
Oasis Swimming Pool
Forte Village Resort
Children's Restaurant
Baia delle Palme Swimming Pool

Forte Village

Situated in one of the island's most scenic locations, this 55 acre estate boasts a stunning white beach with crystal clear sea, superb cuisine prepared by renowned chefs in a choice of 21 different restaurants (open in high season), an amazing wine collection and dancing and entertainment linked to the worlds best...

Situated in one of the island's most scenic locations, this 55 acre estate boasts a stunning white beach with crystal clear sea, superb cuisine prepared by renowned chefs in a choice of 21 different restaurants (open in high season), an amazing wine collection and dancing and entertainment linked to the worlds best sports and leisure facilities. After just one visit to the Forte Village Resort, you'll be back year after year. 

Whilst at Forte Village, your holiday includes:

- Half board accommodation
- A choice of restaurants
- Beach facilities
- Beach towels
- A choice of swimming pools (one with waterslides)
- Sports activities including: table tennis, volleyball, aerobics, football, mini-football and basketball
- World leading children's and teenager's clubs offering a world of fun, with access to new learning laboratories allowing youngsters the chance to cook, dance, play music and generally be creative
- Evening entertainment at Piazza Maria Luigia
- Nightclub (not open every evening during May,June and late September)

Also available at a supplement:

Access to the world class Thalasso del Forte Spa, which offers world class treatments and thermal pools and is home to purifying treatment programmes.

Forte Village offers you the chance to learn from the champions at one of the five star academies. Work with Austin Healey at the 'Forte Village Rugby Academy', get insider tips from Pat Cash at the 'Forte Village Tennis Academy' or allow your wildest dreams to come true at the Chelsea Soccer School.

Please Note: All facilities are subject to weather conditions and may be limited in early or late season at the discretion of the management.

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Dining Guide

Cavalieri Buffet Restaurant

On arrival at the Forte Village, Citalia guests are given a meal pass which includes daily...

On arrival at the Forte Village, Citalia guests are given a meal pass which includes daily breakfast and dinner. Breakfast is a generous self service buffet and for dinner, a broad range of dining options is available including sampling traditional Sardinian cuisine in Il Sardo Restaurant, tasty grilled meats served on a skewer in Brasiliano Restaurant, and the mouth-watering steaks at the Forte Grill (please note some dining outlets are at a supplement, payable locally).

Families can enjoy hassle free dining as children's menus are available in most of the resorts restaurants and there is also a dedicated Children's Restaurant which serves child-friendly dishes such as pizza, pasta, chicken and chips (plus vegetables of course). All the tables, chairs and serving stations are down-scaled to suit the little diners and everything runs smoothly under the careful watch of the restaurant staff.

All guests may dine in their hotel's dedicated restaurant. If you'd like to dine at any of the other restaurants, this can be done by making a reservation (supplements may apply). Some of the restaurants where pre-booking and a supplement is payable locally include: Gordon Ramsey, Hell's Kitchen, Forte Gourmet, La Locanda and La Cantina del Forte.

- Pineta Restaurant - (Hotel Bouganville guests). Variety is the spice of life; enjoy a delicious buffet in a pine grove setting. The menu changes daily and guests are treated to special themed evenings. Pineta restaurant is the ideal place to sample Italian cuisine from the countries finest regions.

- Bellavista Restaurant - (Le Palme, Il Borgo guests). Just a stones throw away from the sea, Bellavista restaurant serves traditional Sardinia and Italian cuisine fused with a modern twist. The fantastic wine list compliments every dish.

- Cavalieri Restaurant - (Royal Pineta, Hotel Castello guests). Enjoy a lavish buffet in the most idyllic al fresco setting. Cavalieri offers something for everyone. Dine on fresh fish and pasta dishes complimented with an inviting dessert menu. Italian ice cream anyone?

- Le Dune Restaurant - (Le Dune guests). This sophisticated à la carte restaurant is on the edge of the beach looking out to the beautiful sea. Enjoy a menu of modern Italian dishes crafted from regional recipes.

- Belvedere Restaurant - (Villa del Parco guests). Belvedere restaurant has been awarded it's first Michelin star and is one of the flagship restaurants at the Forte Village, located in the exclusive Villa del Parco hotel. Take in the view of the emerald sea from this roof top hideaway. Enjoy attentive service and the finest Italian and Sardinian cuisine reinterpreted by contemporary chef, Antonello Arrus.

Please Note:
A dress code applies for evening dining. Peak season at Forte Village is July and August, outside of these dates not all restaurants and facilities are open. Also during off peak dates corporate conferences and events may affect the opening of selected outlets.

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For Families

Children's City

Families will be amazed by the array of facilities on offer, children and young adults of...

Families will be amazed by the array of facilities on offer, children and young adults of all ages are well catered for at the Forte Village Resort.

Children's City: Enter a world of creativity and fun. The mantra here is Meeting, Creating and Expressing. Children are released into a variety of different laboratories, game zones and activity centres, allowing them to meet new friends, create their own world and express themselves freely. Future Gordon Ramsay's can test their culinary skills, learning the art of Italian cuisine, budding singers and actors can put on the show of their lives at the theatre and games enthusiasts can spend hours competing on Nintendo Wii.

The fantastic two Laguna swimming pools in Children's City are perfect for children due to their shallow waters and mushroom water fountains. Parents can relax on the many sun loungers to the side of the pools, whilst their children paddle and play in safety. There's no chance of little ones ever being bored!

If that wasn't enough, new friends can have dinner together at the fantastic children's restaurant which is open 1pm - 2pm (payable locally) and dinner from 6pm - 7pm and afterwards catch the toy-train shuttle back to Children's City.

Babysitting is also available for children aged 0-12 years, for a maximum of three children. The price for two children is 15 euros per hour and for three children the price is 20 euros per hour. This is bookable and payable in resort.

Daytime Nursery: This wonderful service is open to infants and children under 2 years and is run by highly qualified, professional childcare staff. The daytime nursery is very well-equipped with toys and there is a good programme of indoor and outdoor activities for babies and toddlers, and is a great option for parents looking for peace of mind during their stay. The price is approx. 15 euros per hour and is bookable and payable in resort.

Mini Club: Free of charge and no pre-booking required. The Mini Club caters for ages 2-12 years and is open 9.30am - 6pm. It offers a fun programme of indoor and outdoor activities including games in the Laguna children's swimming pools or on the beach which is just a stones throw away. Children can enjoy the charming playground and special activity programmes where they can learn and play, they are encouraged to be creative and have fun with activities such as modelling clay, putting on puppet shows, playing musical instruments, painting pictures and cooking pizzas.

In the evenings, there's an entertainment programme with high quality stage shows for the whole family and children even put on their own show in Piazza Maria Luiga once a week.

U-Club: Pre-booking isn't required at the U-Club but some activities carry a charge. Open to members aged 13-17 years, U-Club teenagers get to hang out with the other U-Club members away from all the grown-ups or their younger siblings. Activities include go-kart racing, trips down to the beach, football, tennis, volleyball, watersports, Zumba pool parties in the Oasis swimming pool, bowling matches, dancing the night away or learning how to DJ.

U-Club members will always have something to do with three opportunities to meet up each day; 11am in a superb private club at Bar Aqvatica, then at 6.30pm for drinks and snacks, and again at 10.30pm at Forte Fortissimo disco for the U-Party, a themed party and strictly adult-free zone!

Please Note: All facilities are subject to weather conditions and may be limited in early or late season at the discretion of the management.

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Thalasso del Forte Spa

Thalasso del Forte Spa

The Thalasso del Forte Spa is a member of the 'Leading Spas of the World', and a...

The Thalasso del Forte Spa is a member of the 'Leading Spas of the World', and a world renowned health and beauty centre based on the ancient thermal pools from the nearby Roman town of Nora. Discover true relaxation on a holiday to the Forte Village and visit the Thermae specialists for a tailored programme. Alternatively for the ultimate indulgence the beauty centre offers hairstyling, Shiatsu massages, Cryotherapy and mud treatments.

Guests wishing to use any of the facilities at the Thalasso del Forte must obtain a day's ticket (approx. 90 euros), which includes use of the Thalassotherapy pools, sauna, Turkish bath andnthe impressive Technogym fitness centre.

Please note a day ticket does not include any treatments and children under 16 are not permitted.

Highlights include:

Thalassotherapy spa
- Six outdoor heated seawater pools with enriched with minerals, offer a varied and surprising experience, adding to the beneficial effects of the treatments, helping them to last longer.

Sauna & Turkish bath
- decorated with mosaics in the style of the Roman town of Nora.

Advanced marine based treatments and detox - These treatments are aimed at the physical and psychophysical recovery from excessive stress, osteoarticular conditions, overweight, the prevention of ageing, and detox programmes.

Impressive gymnasium - The impressive Technogym cardiofitness circuit in the fitness area assesses your basic physical condition to help you plan the perfect personalised wellness programme. The Technogym is open 7am - 7pm.

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Sports Facilities & Academies

Go Karting

A Forte Village holiday offers guests a varied selection of sporting and recreational facilities to suit...

A Forte Village holiday offers guests a varied selection of sporting and recreational facilities to suit everyone, ensuring guests a wonderful experience throughout their stay.

These include:

- 12 tennis courts (including 10 clay, 1 grass and 1 artificial turf) which are floodlit at night
- A full-sized grass football pitch
- Mini-football
- Fitness classes
- Golf driving range and putting green
- Volleyball
- Basketball
- Table tennis
- Cycling
- Go-kart track
- Ten-pin bowling
- Watersports Centre
- Padi Scuba Diving

The Forte Village has a wide range of sporting activities which include top professional training from international champions. These courses provide totally unique experiences and everything you need to improve your individual and team playing skills.

Chelsea Football Academy: For the ultimate football experience Chelsea Football Club and Forte Village have teamed up to offer children aged between 4-14 years the opportunity to train with some best coaches in the world. This five day programme has been designed to improve your child's skills, including goalkeeping, striking, defending and individual technique and team play. The Chelsea Football Academy can be pre-booked, and is payable locally (2014 price: 380 euros for 5 days, including the official team strip). 

Forte Village Rugby Academy: The Forte Village are proud to offer the Forte Rugby Academy during the end of May and for five weeks in July and August. This unique programme is open to boys and girls aged between 5-16 years, offering them an insight to this historic sport. Youngsters are offered the chance to learn and develop completely new skills and have the chance to train with true rugby legends such as Austin Healey, Jason Leonard and Will Greenwood. The Forte Village Rugby Academy should be pre-booked and is paid for in advance (2014 price: 550 euros for 5 days, including the kit - Monday to Friday).

Forte Village Tennis Academy: The Forte Village is home to 12 fantastic tennis courts, ten clay, one natural grass and one synthetic. This summer get insider tips from true Grand Slam champions such as Pat Cash, Jonas Björkman, Claudio Mezzadri, Karel Novacek and Paul Haarhuis. The tennis courses are available for players of all ages and abilities and focuses on all aspects of the game, using video technology to analyse strengths and room for improvement.
2014 prices:
Junior Academy - 5 days, Monday to Friday, 2 hours per day: 490 euros for individual lessons or 290 euros per person for group lessons (minimum 3 people).

Adult Academy - 5 days, Monday to Friday, 2 hours per day: 540 euros for individual lessons or 330 euros per person for group lessons (minimum 3 people).

Other Forte Village Sporting Academies include:

- CSKA Basketball Academy
- Netball Academy
- Cricket Academy
- Swimming Academy
- Bike Academy
- Boxing Academy

Children's Sport and Leisure Pass:
Now available at the Forte Village Resort between mid May to mid June and end of August to beginning October for children aged between 4-14 years. The pass includes use of tennis, squash, bowling and go-karting; one week Chelsea Soccer School and a complimentary bike during your stay. Pre-bookable from £425 per child (2014 price).

Please Note: All facilities are subject to weather conditions and may be limited in early or late season at the discretion of the management. Not all facilities, schools and academies are complimentary.

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Best Time To Go

Forte Village is located in South Sardinia, this 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 resort is at its busiest. However, Sardinia and the Forte Village Resort enjoys a mild climate in the spring and autumn, with temperatures rarely going beneath 20 degrees which makes it perfect for visiting at the beginning or end of season too. Peak season at Forte Village is July and August, outside of these dates not all restaurants and facilities are open. Also during off peak dates corporate conferences and events may affect the opening of selected outlets.

Average monthly temperature and rainfall for Forte Village.

Flight Information

The closest airport to the Forte Village Resort is Cagliari (CAG). Direct flights to Cagliari are available from London Gatwick, London Heathrow and London Stansted and take approximately 2 hours.

From Our Experts

Daniela Defeo Daniela

Sardinia is known for its beaches and the one here is absolutely fantastic, with soft white sand...

Sardinia is known for its beaches and the one here is absolutely fantastic, with soft white sand and clear blue waters. Ideal for families! Although the Forte Village Resort is a great family hotel, I'd also recommend it for couples. The complex is spacious and spread over a big area, so you don't feel like you're surrounded by children all the time. The spa here is fantastic. I can highly recommend the Thalasso hydro circuit, which takes you through six different mineral pools, all heated to different temperatures. The piazza is the place to be in the evenings. There is live shows and entertainment on the outdoor stage, and the shops stay open 'til late.
Daniela Defeo, Expert Travel Advisor

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Hotels

  • Castello Swimming Pool
  • Castello Swimming Pool
  • Lobby
  • Hotel Castello
  • Castello Swimming Pool
  • Superior Pineta View Room
  • Superior Garden View Room
  • Superior Mare Side Sea View Room
  • Executive Mare Side Sea View Room
  • Executive Mare Bathroom
  • Cavalieri Buffet Restaurant
  • Sea View From Balconies

Hotel Castello, Forte Village

Rating: 5

For a taste of Sardinian luxury, the Hotel Castello is a traditional, top-class hotel and has been...

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  • Deluxe Bungalow
  • Superior Bungalow
  • Family Bungalow
  • Deluxe Bungalow
  • Deluxe Bungalow Bathroom
  • Family Plus Bungalow
  • Reception
  • Reception
  • Pineta Restaurant
  • Oasis Snack Bar
  • Children's City Swimming Pool
  • Kids Club

Hotel Bouganville, Forte Village

Rating: 4

The Hotel Bouganville (formerly known as Il Villaggio) is beautifully concealed amongst lush...

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  • Superior Bungalow Patio
  • Oasis Swimming Pool
  • Reception
  • Il Borgo
  • Bellavista Restaurant
  • Oasis Snack Bar
  • Oasis Swimming Pool
  • Forte Village Resort
  • Park
  • Children's City Activities
  • Aerial view of beach
  • Kids

Il Borgo, Forte Village

Rating: 4

Il Borgo is a lovely two-storey building set on a slope with a panoramic view over rich...

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  • Deluxe Bungalow
  • Deluxe Bungalow
  • Deluxe Bungalow
  • Deluxe Bungalow
  • Deluxe Bungalow
  • Castello Swimming Pool
  • Le Dune Restaurant
  • Cavalieri Buffet Restaurant
  • Belvedere Restaurant
  • Il Sardo Restaurant
  • Bellavista Restaurant
  • Castello Swimming Pool

Le Dune, Forte Village

Rating: 5

Le Dune Bungalows are situated in an exclusive area of the village with their own reception, close...

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  • Superior Bungalow Patio
  • Family Bungalow Patio Room
  • Family Bungalow Patio Room
  • Le Palme Roof Room
  • Family Plus Bungalow
  • Family Plus Bungalow
  • Family Plus Bungalow
  • Deluxe Bungalow
  • Deluxe Bungalow Bathroom
  • Baia delle Palme Swimming Pool
  • Bellavista Restaurant
  • Oasis Swimmin Pools

Le Palme, Forte Village

Rating: 4

Le Palme consists of 140 attractive rooms in either bungalows or two-storey cottages located close...

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  • Royal Pineta
  • Superior Terrace Room
  • Family Room
  • Family Royal Pineta Patio Room
  • Royal Pineta Terrace Room
  • Royal Pineta
  • Oasis Swimming Pools
  • Bellavista Restaurant
  • Baia delle Palme Swimming Pool
  • Il Sardo Restaurant
  • Braziliano Restaurant
  • Oasis Swimming Pool

Royal Pineta, Forte Village

Rating: 5

Royal Pineta is made up of two-storey buildings in the middle of a pine wood, yet just a few...

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  • Deluxe Bungalow with Patio
  • Deluxe Bungalow Patio
  • Deluxe Room with Balcony
  • Deluxe Room with Balcony
  • Deluxe Bungalow with Patio
  • Villa del Parco
  • Belvedere Michelin Starred Restaurant
  • Belvedere Restaurant
  • Cavalieri Buffet Restaurant
  • Le Dune Restaurant
  • Castello Swimming Pool
  • Forte Village Resort

Villa del Parco, Forte Village

Rating: 5

Hotel Villa del Parco & Spa is the flagship hotel at Forte Village Resort. Against a backdrop...

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Excursions

Add an excursion to make the most of your holiday.

Make the selection when you are booking either online or with one of destination experts.

Please note excursions operate seasonally.

Excursion Information

The excursions below can only be booked through Marcella, your Sardinia Concierge.

Archaeological Sardinia: The Wonders of Barumini

Sardinia is rich in archaeology and the stone built Nuraghi are unique to the island. Visit the impressive Nuraghic fortress of Barumini which dates back to 1500 BC. It is one of the largest and most perfect megalithic buildings in Europe and became a UNESCO site in 2000. Today more than 7000 Nuraghi are dotted around Sardinia and these are just the ones, which have been discovered! The Nuraghic culture dates back as far as 1500 BC and Barumini is the largest and oldest settlement. The origins of this settlement are ambiguous though it could possibly have been a capital city.
The itinerary takes us west of Cagliari past the lagoons with their ever present Flamingos and through villages, where murals are a well established tradition and decorate the walls of the streets.

Entrance fees - Barumini - Approx 10 euros

Operates - Monday

Excursion is run by minibus with a maximum of 8 people (subject to minimum numbers)
Departure: Approx. 9am
Duration: Approx. 6 hours

Cagliari & Nora

Built up on the hills and surrounded by lagoons and salt pans, Cagliari has an architectural style that ranges from Roman to Medieval due to its colourful past and various dominations. The remains of the Roman city include the amphitheatre whilst the Basilica of San Saturno is the oldest church in Sardinia. The old and lively Marina quarter is full of narrow cobbled lanes lined with a succession of quaint restaurants and shops. You will have some free time to enjoy the city centre and have some lunch and enjoy the views from the Bastion Remy in the heart of Cagliari.
In the afternoon we head back towards the coast to the Roman ruins of Nora. This ancient city situated at the end of a promontory formed a perfect natural harbour, offering a safe and sheltered anchorage to the ancient ships of Mediterranean traders. In the 6th Century BC this was the largest urban settlement on the island and in 238 BC the Romans made it the provincial capital for the whole of Sardinia. The site includes a temple and a theatre, although the most interesting parts are the mosaics which remain from the main villa, and the four sets of baths, which highlight its importance.

Entrance fees - Nora - Approx 7.50 euros

Operates - Wednesday

Excursion is run by minibus with a maximum of 8 people (subject to minimum numbers)
Departure: Approx. 9am
Duration: Approx. 7 hours

The Beauty of South Sardinia, Coastline & Monuments

Visit the majestic necropolis of Montessu that extends over 1 km across a natural amphitheatre, where prehistoric tombs are carved into the rock.
The Costa del Sud is divided by inlets and endless promontories with ever changing panoramic views. The tombs of Montessu are well known for their majestic appearance and position. The south of the island is the first and largest mining region in Italy: its many old mining villages form the Parco geominerario della Sardegna and are recognised by UNESCO. This day out explores the lesser known area of the Sulcis and includes a visit to one of the mines, weather permitting.

Entrance fees - Approx 11.50 euros

Operates - Friday

Excursion is run by minibus with a maximum of 8 people (subject to minimum numbers)
Departure: Approx. 9am
Duration: Approx. 7 hours