The epitome of Sardinian charm and style with pretty gardens, terracotta roofs, and a waterfront setting.

With wonderful views over Marinella Bay, this is the place for you if you’re looking to experience quintessential island life. With a laid-back and low key vibe and the setting on Marinella Bay – a private section of which is reached via a short walk through landscaped gardens – a holiday here can consist of nothing but lazy beach and poolside days. There’s a refreshing freeform pool overlooking the gardens and the sheltered turquoise waters of the Golfo di Marinella are ideal for swimming and watersports (available locally). The spa is a fantastic addition to the resort, featuring a Turkish steam bath, ice fountain, and relaxation room with salt wall. The lively Costa Smeralda town of Porto Rotondo is just a short distance away and is well worth a visit if you like to explore your local surroundings while on holiday.

A generous buffet breakfast, which is best enjoyed as you look over the gardens and bay, is served at Central Restaurant; the most sought after tables have to be those located on the terrace. Dinner is also served here with rich starter, side dish, fruit and desert buffet offerings and a selection of show kitchens where pasta, meat and fish dishes are created. For beachside lunches look no further than Marinella Restaurant where a buffet lunch of grilled dishes is available; quick snacks are also served here. You’ll appreciate not having to move too far from your spot on the beach, as well as the fantastic sea views. If you’d like to try local cuisine at dinner, head to the Tzia Maria & Bonaria where dinner can be enjoyed indoors or al fresco.

The rooms are individually decorated, yet they all have an island style with colour washed furniture, light walls and tiled floors. They really have a sense of calm and coolness. The Standard Hillview Rooms feature a balcony from which you can enjoy views of the pretty hills behind the resort. There’s also the option to have a full sea view, the latter of which is highly recommended.

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Key information

Set back from a bay that’s approximately 10 minutes by road from the town of Porto Rotondo on the famed Costa Smeralda

Airport transfer time: Approx. 25 minutes by private car from Olbia airport
Rooms: 170

Accommodation information

170 rooms


• Hire a car or bicycle and head out to explore the north east coast of Sardinia Take the shuttle into the town of Porto Rotondo*.


3 restaurants, snack bar

What's included

Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at Central Restaurant.

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Full Board from £51 • Breakfast and dinner at Central Restaurant and lunch at Marinella Restaurant.

*Denotes local charge