A holiday in Palau takes you into a picturesque harbour town set alongside several splendid beaches along the coast of North Sardinia.
First established by shepherds little more than 100 years ago, Palau is now a chic beach resort packed with popular restaurants and surrounded by natural splendour.
Other local attractions you can visit during your Palau holiday include the dramatic Fortezza di Monte Altura, a 19th century fortress set high above the town, and the peculiar Roccia dell’Orso, rock formations that decorate the natural landscape with intriguing animal-shaped boulders, just a few miles from Palau’s town centre.
The stunning archipelago of Maddalena is home to seven large and 55 tiny islands. Take a day trip to enjoy the many romantic beaches, including a unique pink beach on the island of Budelli, and dramatic national park landscapes.
The archipelago’s main town is located on the island of La Maddalena, and is home to a historic old town, and bustling restaurants, cafés and bars.
The heart of the town of Palau is partially surrounded by water and features terracotta-coloured lanes that are overlooked by pretty wrought-iron balconies. Witness tantalising glimpses of the sea around each corner.
Wander past local boutiques and craft workshops, take part in a variety of watersports, and enjoy al fresco dining.
One of the must-do attractions in Palau is the Trenino Verde (Little Green Train), which will take you high into the otherwise inaccessible hills.
This quaint vintage locomotive is straight out of the 1930s, with wooden bench seating and a narrow gauge railway line that will make your journey a true adventure, passing through some of the region’s most spectacular scenery.
Set sail to the gorgeous Maddalena islands as part of your North Sardinia luxury holiday, exploring natural local attractions, including a renowned and unique pink beach.
The closest airport to the resorts in North Sardinia is Olbia (OLB). Direct flights to Olbia are available from Bristol, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Manchester and London Luton and 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.
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