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Sardinia Holidays

Discover your blissful luxury holiday in Sardinia

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.

Sardinia: a perfect destination for your Italian family adventure

Enjoy a fun-filled Italian family holiday in South Sardinia with its authentic, laid-back charm. 

The action-packed Forte Village Resort offers a one-stop shop for all your family’s holiday needs. The range of activities is seemingly endless, with adrenaline-fuelled watersports, a waterpark, theme park and plenty of outdoor sports that will keep even the shortest of attention spans occupied.

In the evenings, join in the local tradition of passeggiata; a leisurely social stroll before settling in for an evening feast of fresh seafood, washed down with delicious local Sardinian wines.

Destinations in Sardinia

North Sardinia Holidays
Holidays in North Sardinia take you to undiscovered natural landscapes and the heart of Italian culture. It’s perfect for couples wanting to explore Italy at its untouched best, combined with glamorous resorts where you can relax in style.
South Sardinia Holidays
Holidays in South Sardinia are perfect for travellers wanting a taste of authentic Italy; it’s where Italians themselves choose to holiday. Leaving glitz, glamour and opulence to the north of the island, South Sardinia has a rugged, laid back and untouched charm.

Feast away with a true Italian foodie holiday in 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.

Holidays in Sardinia are ideal for exploring natural beauty

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.

Handpicked hotels in Sardinia
Discover the real Sardinia while staying in one of our carefully selected hotels

Things to do in Sardinia

Sardinia is steeped in rich history, and there is a wealth of land to explore. In North Sardinia you can visit Isola Rossa, also known as Red Island (due to a red-rock outcrop in the sea). This little village has plenty of great restaurants and a gorgeous sandy beach with crystal clear waters – perfect for snorkelling.

Don’t miss out on the Trenino Verde – the little green train – to Palau. It takes passengers through scenic routes at a leisurely pace, climbing steadily through lush hillsides, navigating round hairpin turns, and gently descending from the mountain peaks down to Gallura. Only the birds’ call and the noise of the train break the silence.

For those who want more of a laid-back luxury experience, make your way to seaside resort of Porto Cervo. There you’ll find an inspiring range of restaurants, catering to all tastes and budgets.

Alternatively, Cannigione is another beautiful beach resort, with easy access around the island and of course the gorgeous La Maddalena archipelago – with its turquoise translucent waters and pristine beaches. To see the most out of this picturesque location it’s definitely worth joining a boat tour, which will take you around the mesmerising coast-line.

If you'd prefer to get to know the island at your own pace, you can opt for a Sardinia self-drive adventure. Hire a car and take to the coastal roads, stopping off on golden beaches, before heading inland to rural villages full of charm and character.
Flight Information

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.

When 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. 

Visa Information

At the current time, British citizens do not require a visa to visit Italy.

Tipping

You don’t have to leave a tip in Italy – most Italians don’t tip for restaurant meals, bar drinks, taxi rides or hair and beauty treatments. However if you do leave a tip, you might receive quicker service.

Introduction to languages

Listen to our Learn Italian podcast, where we cover everything from basic to intermediate phrases.

Excursions and experiences in and around Sardinia

Experience more of Italy by adding an excursion to your holiday.

In addition we can also arrange private tours and experiences tailored to your individual requirements.

To pre-book please call our Personal Travel Planners on 01293 762410*.

 
 

 

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Romina Locci

I was raised in Sardinia, so I'm a little biased when I say it's the best region in all of Italy! I love its contrasting landscapes, in particular the amazing blue seas and the wild countryside. The island has a fascinating history, too.  

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