"An island with a diverse beauty, Sardinia holidays offer a huge choice of activities, pleasures and places."
Spoil yourself in Sardinia
Relax and let breathtaking beauty capture your heart on your holidays to Sardinia. As the second largest island in the Mediterranean, Sardinia's stunning coastline offers an expanse of pale sandy beaches, clear emerald seas, rocky coves and tiny charming islands to explore.
Away from the coast, Sardinia's interior alternates between lushly forested mountain peaks and hidden valleys harbouring delightful little villages. Whether you want to relax on your Sardinia holidays, or spend your time trekking and exploring, the island has something to offer everyone, from its gorgeous beaches for sunbathing, diving and kite surfing to a variety of sights steeped in Sardinia's rich culture and history.
Relax and unwind
The beautiful Costa Smerelda in the north is home to the famously decadent Billionaire's Club while south of Olbia, La Caletta is perfect for a family holiday or enjoying the gorgeous coastline where the enchanting Golfo di Orosei beach delights with hidden coves and fantastically turquoise waters. Stay in one of the ocean facing resorts to be in a prime location for some beach relaxation therapy.
The south is dominated by Cagliari, Sardinia's cosmopolitan capital with a medieval heart, which is well worth visiting on your Sardinia holiday. You can also choose to base yourself there where youâ€™ll find a fantastic range of accommodation options when you book with loveholidays!
All sun and fun
Holidays to Sardinia have something for everyone, from families looking for a relaxing getaway to travellers desiring an island adventure. There's a distinction between popular resorts such as Costa Smerelda and Porto Cervo, and more rural towns that run to their own rhythms throughout the year. Alghero is one such a town, where youâ€™ll find a labyrinth of narrow streets, ancient Sardinian houses and tiny boutiques, surrounded some towering city walls that still protect it from the sea. A walk along the top of these walls offers a picture perfect view of the Mediterranean Sea.
The Golfo di Orosei not only has some of the most breathtaking coastal scenery, but the Tuttavista mountains mean that there's plenty of hiking and 4x4 tours away from the main beaches. An hour's drive to the north of La Caletta, the city of Nuoro boasts some excellent museums, including the Museum of Modern Art. There are some spectacular ruins at Nora too, where you can discover an ancient pre-Roman town.
Beauty and Culture in Sardinia
With a beautiful landscape on its doorstep, thereâ€™s a lot to see, do and experience on Sardinia holidays. Although you may be tempted to while away your time on the beach, The Maddalena Archipelago is an absolute must visit. Comprising seven beautiful islands, the archipelago has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site and is a beautiful place to spend your time. Make a splash in the aquamarine waters, chill out in one of the waterside restaurants and soak up that wonderful Sardinian sun!
Near the charming town of Alghero, Neptune's Grotto is an enchanting stalactite cave that is accessible by stairs and by boat. All around are huge underwater marine caves which make it a paradise for scuba diving fans. The biggest and most famous of these is the Nereo Cave, which receives thousands of scuba divers every year.
Traditional culture can be enjoyed by visiting Orgosolo, to see the political murales, or in Mamoiada, which offers distinctive and stunning carnivale masks. Alternatively, visit the isle of Caprera to take a peek inside Giuseppe Garibaldi's home.
As one very lush and green island, Sardinia is a haven for nature lovers. Giara Park in Tuili offers guided tours to see the last wild horses in Europe while venturing further inland will see you in touching distance of some fascinating animals. Expect wild boars and golden eagles around every corner!
In general the Sardinia nightlife has more of a family atmosphere, but in July and August there are some good clubbing options in Porto Cervo or Baia Sardinia on the Costa Smerelda.