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Sardinia, Italy

Sardinia

Wonderful hospitality and luxurious hotel choices

Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean and boasts a superb climate, white sandy beaches and crystal clear turquoise waters. In the north of the island you will find sophisticated resorts whilst in the south you will find many of the luxury family resort properties. Some of the luxury family resorts like the Forte Village get booked very early for peak dates so bear this in mind if this is on your holiday wish list.

The Olbia region has beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters, excellent shopping and top-class restaurants. Away from the coast you’ll find charming villages and rugged mountain scenery. The Alghero area also has amazing beaches plus it offers a charming old town with cobbled streets. The Alghero area is also known as the Coral Coast due to the number of red reefs that are around the shores.

In Sardinia’s lively capital city, Cagliari, there’s an abundance of bars, restaurants and shops plus the old quarter for sightseeing. It’s packed with fantastic museums, art galleries, churches and charming squares. You can easily spend time here and never get bored!

One of the sightseeing highlights you shouldn’t miss are the ancient Nuraghe towers. These Bronze Age towers were built between 1900 and 730 BC and there are many examples of them scattered throughout the island.

Food on the island is simply divine with Sardinian specialties such a Su Porcheddu (roast suckling pig), seafood Fregola with saffron, Zuppa gallurese (bread, cheese and lamb broth baked in the oven), octopus salad and spaghetti with sea urchin.

You can hire a car or bike to get around or explore further afield by taking a rail or bus journey. There’s also an excellent choice of boat tours including full day trips to the islands of La Maddalena, Cala Goloritze boat tours where you can spend time at the beaches, snorkelling and discovering old shipwrecks and there are also Orosei gulf hop-on hop-off tours too. You could even catch the ferry over to the island of Corsica.

Designer Travel can assist you with booking your dream luxury holiday to Sardinia. We have a widely travelled team of experts who are well travelled and who can offer their opinions and experiences to ensure you get what you want from your time on this wonderful island. Designer Travel are independent so we can choose from thousands of flights and accommodation options to put together a bespoke holiday that is tailor-made for you for however long you want. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for a quick break away or an extended stay in multiple destinations…whatever it is you’re after, we can help. We are ABTA bonded and offer a full after sales service too so you can see why we have customers returning to book with us year after year. To start your next luxury holiday search with Designer Travel, simply complete the enquiry form or give us a call…we’re happy to help!

Key highlights
  • There are approximately 80 sandy coves along the north coast of the island
  • Watch the luxurious yachts sail by at Costa Smerelda
  • Isola Rossa is perfect for a spot of snorkelling
  • Olbia has beautiful beaches and plenty of designer shops
  • Cagliari has a lovely old quarter and lots of bars and restaurants
  • Tee off at the spectacular 18-hole Pevero Golf Club
  • Visit the famous Neptune’s Caves
  • See the ancient and mysterious Nuraghe stone towers
  • Discover more of the island by rail, bus, bike or by hiring a car
  • Take a boat trip to discover hidden coves and nearby islands
  • Meat eaters should definitely try the Sardinian speciality of roast suckling pig
  • Villa Del Golfo is an excellent choice for a romantic break
  • Twin centre holidays can be arranged – please ask us for more details

Travel Information

Time Difference: GMT +2 hours

Currency: Euro

Climate Information

Italy enjoys four seasons, although winters in the south of the country can be extremely mild with temperatures tending not to fall below 15°C.

The months of July to September offer the hottest temperatures, often reaching 30°C.

In winter (December to February) temperatures can dip to almost zero.

Most rainfall occurs from November to April.

Leisure & Activities

Beaches
With over 1,800 km of coastline, it has been said that Sardinia has the most beautiful beaches in the whole of Mediterranean Sea. Some of the best beaches include Costa Smeralda, Cala Gonone and La Pelosa which is near to Stintino. Beaches are mostly pure white sand leading down to a stunning azure blue sea.

Wildlife
Sardinia has a very rich and diverse mix of wildlife including visiting flamingos. Out at sea you can sometimes spot whales and seals basking in the shallow waters. Inland it’s also possible to see wild horses and the Sardinian wild cat as well as a fantastic array of bird life.

Cagliari
The capital of Sardinia, Cagliari, is situated on the south coast of the island and is most famous for its hilltop castle, consisting of a medieval walled city positioned high overlooking the rest of the town. Being the capital, it has its fare-share of nightlife including bars and restaurants as well as shops and food outlets.

Hotels in Sardinia