Holidays to Sardinia will leave you spoilt for choice. This Mediterranean island paradise, most famous for its glamorous Costa Smeralda strip, allures sun seekers with its white sands and glittering blue seas.
Yacht clubs, luxury spas, and golf clubs adorn the picturesque coastline of Cagliari, the capital city of Sardinia and a sailor’s respite. It’s here that you’ll find ample spots to dine on fine cuisine and sip contemporary cocktails late into the evening.
It will come as no surprise that some of my favourite dishes in Italy come from Sardinia, being a Sardinian myself. I love Malloreddus alla Campidanese, which is a type of gnocchi with a simple but delicious sausage and tomato sauce, typical to Sardinia.
Sardinia has a proud and exquisite local food culture and is the place to feast on farm-fresh produce. And of course, it would be rude not to try the local vintage while you’re at it! Enjoy a glass of Mirto – a locally produced berry liqueur - as you overlook Cala Spinosa where the waves hypnotically lap against the jagged rocks.
Spend time with your family discovering local traditions and recipes handed down through the generations, or tucking into a picnic on the beach.
Make an early morning trip to watch the sunrise over rocky shelves surrounded by weather-worn granite blocks, and witness the sea come to life as the light washes over the calm waves. The view is just as magical at night as the sun sets.
If you love to explore, further inland there is an array of appealing mountain trails to wander, while the unspoilt environment is a haven if you’re a nature lover.
Delve into history in idyllic towns and villages that provide an insight into the island’s ancient Roman history.
Head to Santa Teresa di Gallura, a unique town perched in North Sardina that overlooks the picturesque strait of Bonifacio. From Palau, sail off to the stunning Maddalena islands, home to shimmering beaches and an inviting authentic old town.
Explore East Sardinia, home to fertile plains, rolling hills, and the enchanting seaside town of Santa Maria Navarrese.
Discover the real Sardinia while staying in one of our carefully selected hotels
The closest airport to the resorts in North Sardinia is Olbia (OLB). Direct flights to Olbia are available from Bristol, London Gatwick, London Heathrow and London Luton and take approximately 2 hours. For South Sardinia, the closest airport is Cagliari (CAG). Direct flights to Cagliari are available from London Gatwick, London Heathrow and London Stansted and also take approximately 2 hours.
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.
At the current time, British citizens do not require a visa to visit Italy.
Whilst tipping isn’t embedded into Italian culture it is always appreciated as an acknowledgement of good service. Nowadays people generally round up a bill in a bar or cafe and leave 5-10% extra on a restaurant bill. Taxi bills are usually also rounded up.
On guided tours/excursions it is customary to leave a token of appreciation for the driver and guide.
On small group escorted tours, it is customary to leave a token of appreciation the driver and guide at the end of the tour.
The official language of Italy is Italian. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.
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