Capo d’Orso Thalasso & Spa 

A scenic sun-drenched spot by the sea

With two beaches, romantic restaurants and just 86 bedrooms, Capo d’Orso is geared towards couples looking for an utterly gorgeous Italian escape.

Wake up to stop-and-stare views of sparkling waters and islands. Stroll through wild parkland to sun bleached sands where wooden sunbathing decks float on the sea. Take seafood lunches lapped by waves and dinners under lanterns dropped from ancient olive and juniper trees. Capo d’Orso masters the art of a serene and soothing holiday as much as it does a bold and beautiful summer. Snooze by the saltwater pool and book into the Thalasso spa for seawater circuits and open-air massages. Or brush shoulders with the sea by speedboating over to Corsica and sailing on a vintage schooner around the La Maddalena archipelago.

Why we love Capo d’Orso Thalasso & Spa

  • Cala Capra’s white sands, where a small breakwater makes the crystal-clear waters ideal for snorkelling and swimming.

  • Many of the rooms come with Tyrrhenian Sea views.

  • Explore the coast without a crew, hiring a luxury inflatable boat which doesn’t require a sailing licence.

  • Sun loungers are tucked aways into little nooks around the resort, allowing you plenty of privacy.

5 stars
Apr - Oct
2½ hours
In Palau, on the northeast coast of Sardinia, nestled between two beaches on a private bay inside the fresh and fragrant Cala Capra Park. Stunning sea views take in the islands of Maddalena and Caprera and you’re about an hour's drive from Costa Smeralda.
Approx. 1 hour’s transfer from Olbia airport
Wellness, Spa



  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Diving & Watersports
  • Sustainability

Four restaurants offer authentic island flavours in enchanting settings under aged-old olive trees and right by the sea. Île Flottante stands out for its wooden platforms floating over the water and Pizzeria L’Approdo is on-hand when you’re looking for something low-key and casual. In all the restaurants there is also a menu of gluten-free dishes.

Gli Olivastri
Take sumptuous breakfast buffets on the terrace accompanied by a live harpist and return for alfresco candlelit dinners under ancient olive and juniper trees.

Il Paguro
Elegant sea-facing fine dining restaurant serving seafood specialities, open for lunch and dinner. The terrace is a beautiful spot to watch yachts mooring up as non-guests arrive for catch-of-the-day.

Ile Flottante
A place to savour the moments. At Île Flottante you’ll find tables and chairs set up on wooden platforms floating over the sea. Come for a fancy lunch or a romantic dinner.

Pizzeria L’Approdo
For nights when you want to keep it casual, this informal pizzeria offers Med-style pizzas with plenty of Sardinian-favourite toppings.

What's included

Half Board • Breakfast on the terrace • Dinner at Gli Olivastri

The Thalasso Spa includes two outdoor heated sea water pools, a Jacuzzi and an exclusive sunbathing area. The wellness centre also boasts a Turkish bath and a litany of massage and beauty treatments.

The hotel offers a variety of experiences out at sea including fast motorboat rides over to Corsica, vintage schooner sailing trips around the islands of the La Maddalena archipelago and boat charters from the hotel’s pier.

Part of the eco-friendly Delphina collection of hotels, Capo d’Orso Thalasso & Spa has plenty of green initiatives in place including its We are Green® project. The hotel runs on 100% green energy, has significantly reduced its use of plastic and offers complimentary charging stations for electric vehicles. The restaurants work with the Genuine Local Food Oriented® brand to offer local, zero kilometre and seasonal ingredients and the spa features bio-friendly products. Anything that is printed is done on ecological paper and cleaning products come from an eco-friendly label. The hotel is also a Corporate Golden Donor to the FAI, The National Trust For Italy, which works to promote the natural and cultural assets of the country.