How to make the most out of your trip to Sardinia

Sardinia cove

Sardinia offers the perfect Mediterranean escape, thanks to its golden sandy beaches, rugged hiking trails, fresh local cuisine, and undeniable history. With wild landscapes and several national parks, this beautiful country boasts jaw-dropping scenery and an enchanting atmosphere.

In this article, we’ll be discussing how to make the most out of your holiday to Sardinia, providing tips on the best things to do while on the island. 

Explore Sardinia’s secret islands

La Maddalena Archipelago in Sardinia
La Maddalena Archipelago

The secret islands of Sardinia are truly magical. The archipelago of La Maddalena, just off the Costa Smeralda, is a tranquil slice of heaven. It boasts clear blue lagoons, deserted islands, and peaceful beaches without a tourist in sight.

Immerse yourself in a Mediterranean paradise and explore the coastline on a wonderful yacht charter. The Maddalena islands are just a 20-minute boat ride away from the Sardinian port of Palau.

Expect swimming, sailing, and long walks as the main activities. Unwind among natural surroundings and enjoy fresh seafood and a crisp glass of wine with panoramic vistas galore.

Visit Porto Cervo

Church of Stella Maris in Porto Cuevo in Sardinia
Church of Stella Maris in Porto Cervo

Costa Smeralda features an extensive stretch of azure waters and powder-soft white sand on the northeast coast of the island. We highly recommend visiting the stunning Porto Cervo, the capital of Costa Smeralda. This beautiful gem is home to a selection of chic restaurants, designer boutiques, an exclusive marina and the pretty church of Stella Maris.

Stroll along the docks and soak up the glamorous island lifestyle. Providing the ultimate luxury escape, you’ll be spoilt for choice with five-star hotels with private beaches. Lounge at your leisure and soak up the glorious sunshine.

Discover cultural treasures

Nuraghe Su Nuraxi in Barumini in Sardinia
Nuraghe Su Nuraxi in Barumini

Sardinia has a rich tapestry of history which is unique to the island. With Bronze Age structures, including the Nuraghe Su Nuraxi in Barumini, also recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage site, offers a glimpse into the island’s ancient past.

With the highest number of archaeological sites in Italy, as well as historical churches and small townhouses draped in Roman and Phoenician influence, there’s so much of the island that is available to explore.

Taste the local cuisine

Take yourself on a culinary tour across the island’s capital, Cagliari. Sardinia will reveal a whole different side of Italian food that you may have never experienced, with dishes reflecting its pastoral and maritime heritage.

Indulge in the local cuisine, which includes the quintessential poerceddu, fregola, and the iconic pecorino sardo cheese. Plus, the island produces exceptional wines to take your dining experience to the next level.

Try a water sport

With Sardinia being the perfect location to try out different water sports, why not give one a go with private classes? Head to Porto Pollo to try your hand at windsurfing, or go scuba diving in the marine protected areas of the Tavolara and Molara islands.

Sardinia’s endless coastlines and clear waters provide optimum conditions for sailing, kite surfing, and snorkelling. Expect thrilling adventures and unforgettable memories.

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