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Holidays at the Forte Village Resort offer supreme seaside luxury for couples and families alike. Experience a slice of Sardinia’s stunning southern coastline, which boasts fine white sands lapped by the Mediterranean Sea. Established in 1970, the award winning resort is scattered over 55 acres of tropical landscape and pine forest, offering eight four and five star hotels, 13 sumptuous villas and 40 suites.
The resort’s crowning glory is its beach, rated as one of the top 25 in the world by Forbes Magazine. Sheltered by mountains, it has a sandy seabed ideal for bathing, snorkelling and a host of other water sports. Back on land, explore the resort’s 10 swimming pools, from the Baia delle Palme Aquapark to heated infinity pools. In the evening, dine at one of 21 restaurants in high season which showcase world cuisine and eateries by michelin starred chefs and celebrity chefs visit in July and August to host refined gourmet evenings.
While the main draw of Forte Village Resort holidays is pure relaxation, there’s plenty of activities to keep you busy. Kids can play at the Children’s Wonderland or join the sports programmes, which include a Chelsea Football Academy. Relax with a treatment at the Acquaforte Spa or head to Piazza Luisa for shopping, evening shows and live music.
No company knows South Sardinia and Forte Village Resort better than Citalia, the Italian holiday specialist. Our staff have stayed at the resort and can provide insider tips on how to make the most of your visit.
If you’re planning a family holiday to Sardinia, then we recommend the Hotel Bouganville, which is nestled in colourful gardens. The newly refurbished hotel is built in traditional Sardinian style and offers spacious bungalows. You’ll enjoy peace and privacy within walking distance of Forte Village’s family facilities such as Leisureland, the Mini Club and Aquapark with its waterslides and kids’ pools.
Looking for a couple’s getaway? Then our pick is the lavish Hotel Castello, a five star gem set in a tranquil corner of the resort. You’re just steps away from the pristine beach and have exclusive access to one of the resort’s top features, two beachfront infinity pools that are only available to five star guests. Rooms have a contemporary design with floor to ceiling windows; as a guest staying in the main building be sure to experience a romantic al fresco meal at the Restaurant Cavalieri.
Holidays in Forte Village Resort are all about relaxing and soaking up the sun, be it on the beach or by one of the resort’s 10 pools. If you prefer to stay active, take advantage of world class sports facilities such as 13 tennis courts, football pitches and a water sports centre. Join a group exercise class or work out at the gym while kids take part in academies led by sporting stars, such as the Chelsea Football Academy.
Pamper yourself at the Acquaforte Spa, which offers massages, facials, Thalassotherapy and Ayurvedic treatments. Acquaforte also has a state of the art Medical Spa and Selam Antigravity Water Training System. Forte Arena hosts live music, opera and musicals such as Mamma Mia while Piazza Luisa boasts a range of boutiques, bars and a nightclub.
Kids will love the Children’s Wonderland, which includes two pools, a theatre, Barbie Activity Centre and Mario’s Village play area. Your youngsters can get creative with arts and crafts led by trained staff and enjoy slides and splash zones at the Aquapark. Head to Leisureland for bowling, trampolines, a go kart track and a disco.
Sample 21 restaurants at Forte Village Resort, which serve everything from traditional Sardinian dishes to Brazilian and Indian fare. Many of the restaurants belong to Michelin starred chefs like Antonello Arrus and Massimiliano Mascia. And don’t miss the new Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadio gourmet evenings, brought to you by this famous Milan restaurant.
If you want to try Sardinian classics, dine at Ristorante Sardo for local pasta dishes as well as meat specialities and rustic cheeses, which are typically derived from ewe’s milk. The restaurant also serves regional wines, including some of the island’s most popular: Vernaccia and Cannonau di Sardegna.
Unsurprisingly, seafood features heavily in Sardinian cuisine and one speciality involves lobster grilled over a fire with juniper and myrtle. Try some locally caught seafood at Beachcomber, La Terrazza San Domenico and the Fish Market. Meat such as suckling pig is also common and available at many resort eateries, including the Forte Grill.