Sardinia Holidays

An exclusive Italian island with a super yacht lifestyle to match, discover swathes of white sand and translucent blue waters on holidays to Sardinia.

As the jet set crowd drop anchor for the long summer season and you open your balcony doors for that wake-up view of a turquoise blue Mediterranean Sea, you’ll soon realise you’ve landed on an island of barefoot bliss.

Holidays to Sardinia are about freshly caught seafood straight on the plate at decadent waters-edge restaurants, eminently stylish Robinson Crusoe adventure on deserted beaches, and inland journeys through a rugged landscape of ancient nurahgic culture. Wind down, cool off and hang out with the mega-yacht set that dock at the billionaire’s playground of the Costa Smeralda where pale sands and laid-back luxury vibes mean life on the water is just as important as what you get up to on land.

There’s the prestigious shops lining Porto Cervo, stunning Gulf of Cagliari views from the Bastion of Saint Remy and haunting Roman ruins in Tharros. But gifted the most beautiful beaches and clearest, cleanest water in all of the Med, Sardinia holidays are best taken jumping off a boat, dipping in and out of the sea and lingering over ice cold Prosecco in a bleached wood beach club as the sun sets over this exclusive enclave. Speak to us and we’ll start crafting your perfect Sardinia holiday.

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Sardinia Regions

Our recommendations for the best places to visit in Sardinia

Holidays in Sardinia

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  • Sardinia
  • 4 Star

A favourite with families featuring spacious cottage-style rooms.

From £813 p/p
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  • Sardinia
  • 5 Star

The swishest option of the three-strong line-up of hotels that share facilities of Chia Laguna.

From £1,182 p/p
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  • Sardinia
  • 5 Star

On a cliff above the sea, Baia di Chia commands an excellent position in the Chia Laguna resort.

From £1,042 p/p
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  • Forte Village
  • 4 Star

Bring the family to the heart of Forte Village.

From £1,495 p/p
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  • Sardinia
  • 5 Star

Grand Relais dei Nuraghi is an intimate and modern hotel offering panoramic views of the Archipelago of La Maddalena.

From £1,566 p/p
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  • Sardinia
  • 5 Star

Sardinian design overlooking the turquoise-rimmed Costa Smeralda.

From £1,262 p/p
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  • Forte Village
  • 5 Star

A luxury beachfront option in a secluded setting in the sprawling Forte Village.

From £2,071 p/p
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  • Forte Village
  • 5 Star

Next to Forte Village’s expansive spa, Pineta is the perfect hideaway — yet still manages to be exceedingly family-friendly.

From £2,110 p/p
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  • Forte Village
  • 5 Star

Perhaps Forte Village’s finest hotel, and a member of the 'Leading Hotels of the World'.

From £4,038 p/p
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  • Forte Village
  • 4 Star

Family-friendly bungalows within Forte Village, located close to the resort’s main facilities.

From £1,764 p/p

Get to know Sardinia and those important practicalities when planning your perfect holiday.

Capital
TIME DIFFERENCE

GMT +1 hour

CURRENCY

Euro

FLYING TIME TO DESTINATION

2½ hours

RELIGION

Christianity (Roman Catholic)

LANGUAGE

Italian

Where is Sardinia
Just 120 miles from mainland Italy’s west coast, Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea beautifully propped between the Balearic Islands and the Italian peninsula.

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Beaches
Sardinia’s beaches are the biggest draw, whether you choose the super luxurious Emerald Coast lounging at Spiaggia Liscia Ruia or venture further south to Spiaggia Portopineddu and Spiaggia di Monte Cogoni. The latter, found in the sleepy village of Chia, has shallow child-friendly waters and is a hotspot for scuba diving; three miles from Chia is the beachside resort of Santa Margherita di Pula. Between Cagliari and Carbonia, Porto Pino beach is one of the most beautiful on the island, with creamy soft sand dunes, a colony of flamingos and views out to Isola La Vacca. Or venture northwest to Spiaggia Porto Ferro, where unique orange-coloured sands give way to turquoise blue waters.

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Islands
The popular resort of Baia Sardinia has a beautiful setting opposite the Maddalena archipelago and is one of the more affordable destinations along the Costa Smeralda. The town is known for its excellent watersports, particularly windsurfing, and its glamorous nightlife. For a plush taste of life at sea, hop on a boat to one of the seven islands of the Maddalena archipelago where you’ll find fine white sands, clear blue waters and plenty of snorkelling opportunities.

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Cagliari
In the medieval capital of Cagliari there’s eight miles of magnificent coastline to explore along with tiny churches, restaurants, ancient walls and a sprinkling of museums. Flamingos flock to the ponds year-round but June is the best time to spot them as they come to nest. Back in the exclusive resort of Costa Smeralda look out for exclusive events held throughout the summer months and head to the chic town of Porto Cervo for stylish cafés, restaurants and bars.

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Getting around
Car hire allows you to explore the more remote parts of the island and travel easily between towns but if you’d rather not drive yet still explore, the rail network connects you to mountains, forests and coastline. Travelling by boat takes you to offshore islands and secret coves and bicycle hire is a fantastic way to explore inland Sardinia along many a scenic trail.

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Food & drink
There’s stylish water’s edge dining, warm and welcoming beachside trattorias and bustling restaurants in the hubbub of central squares, all filled with catch-of-the-day favourites and local Sardinian specialties including crispy Su Porcheddu (roast suckling pig) and Zuppa Gallurese (lasagne based), as well as lobster, mullet roe and sea bass. Dine alfresco with spectacular sea views, in medieval cities overlooking cobblestoned streets and in family run restaurants where pride of place is fresh seafood and local wines. Head to Olbia for wine bars, Porto Cervo for swish cocktail bars and Alghero for a lively passegiata.

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Visas & passports
UK visitors to Italy currently do not need a visa; however, in late 2023 (date to be confirmed) British citizens will need to apply for a European Travel Information and Authorisation System waiver, commonly known as an ETIA, which will cover a visit for up to 90 days. Passports must have at least three months validity after your intended date of departure.

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