This dusky-pink hotel with beautifully modern interiors wraps invitingly around a large pool.
Laced with icing-sugar beaches and aquamarine waters, Villasimius dazzles at first glance but scratch beneath the surface and you’ll discover hidden depths. This south-eastern pocket of Sardinia is set on the Cape Carbonara promontory, a protected marine reserve with excellent offshore reefs and rocky islets. Here, hugging the curve of a secluded bay, you’ll find the Pullman Timi Ama Sardegna Hotel, a secluded hideaway with a huge outdoor pool and its own private stretch of powdery beach. Nearby, Notteri lagoon is often partially hidden beneath a pink cloud of flamingos. Back on land, cliff-lined bays give way to a forested interior, which shelters a scattering of nuraghic ruins, golf courses and local wineries.
Rooted in its surroundings, the hotel’s thalassotherapy spa draws upon mineral-rich seawater in its treatment menu – try a skin-smoothing seaweed wrap. With white colonnades and floor-to-ceiling windows, this dreamy wellness spot is home to a large indoor heated saltwater pool, sauna, aromatic showers and hammam with essential oils. There’s also a salt room and ice fountain. You can also try yoga and zumba classes, or go horse riding or play golf nearby.
For drinking and dining, pick from four bars and four restaurants. I Ginepri is the hotel’s beach restaurant and serves Mediterranean-inspired cuisine while the pool-view Il Mediterraneo casts its net further with an international menu. La Veranda features themed buffet spreads alongside bay vistas and the new Su Tea Rooftop Restaurant is located on the panoramic terrace and has far-reaching views over the bay. Cool and comfortable rooms give a nod to traditional Sardinian design – think tiled floors, rustic wooden furnishings and pistachio-green accents – along with private balconies or terraces. Superior Rooms come with more space than Standard Rooms plus a bathtub, or upgrade to a recently renovated Executive Room for pretty garden views.
Escapes for total relaxation, with pampering treatments from some of the best therapists, personalised wellness programmes and energising activities.
In the protected marine reserve of Cape Carbonara, 2 miles from the town of Villasimius
• Explore the pristine reefs of Cape Carbonara* • Head out on a boat excursion or sailing trip around the Cavoli and Serpentara islands* • Discover the region’s natural parks, archaeological ruins and cultural sites*.
3 restaurants, 4 bars
Half Board • Buffet breakfast and dinner at the main restaurant.
*Denotes local charge