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Holidays in Sardinia

The second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sardinia’s natural landscape will dazzle even the most seasoned traveller. Boasting some of the most breathtaking beaches in Europe, Sardinia is the perfect spot to rejuvenate mind, body and soul. More adventurous holidaymakers can look forward to horseback riding, rock climbing and a variety of other adrenaline-pumping experiences, while the whole family will enjoy spotting the rare species at La Maddalena Islands Archipelago National Park.

 

28 °C

Temperatures reach an average high of 28 (°C)  at the time, with July and August usually experiencing the warmest weather.

 

2 hours

Alghero-Fertilia Airport (AHO) is around 9km from Alghero. Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport (OLB) is 35km from Baia Sardinia and 115km from Badesi Mare.

 

Hotel Due Colonne

7 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
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  • With a stay at Hotel Due Colonne, you'll be centrally located in Cagliari, steps from Cagliari City Hall and Church of Sant'Agostino. This hotel is...

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Setar

7 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
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  • This hotel is situated on a coastal road between Cagliari and Villasimius. Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia, is 15 km from the hotel complex. It i...

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  • ATOL Protection
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Flora

7 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
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  • With a stay at Hotel Flora in Cagliari (Historic Castle District), you'll be minutes from Cagliari City Hall and Tower of the Elephant. This 4-star...

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  • ATOL Protection
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T Hotel

7 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
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  • Located in Cagliari, T Hotel is minutes from Parco della Musica and Lirico Theatre. This 4-star hotel is close to Nora and Emerson. Make yourself a...

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  • ATOL Protection
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Horse Country Resort Congress & Spa

7 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
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  • This resort is situated exactly half way along the west coast of Sardinia, in one of the island's most lovely settings, 200 m from the sandy beach....

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Based on 966 reviews

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  • ATOL Protection
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Residence Ulivi e Palme

7 Nights, Room Only
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  • With a stay at Hotel Residence Ulivi e Palme in Cagliari, you'll be convenient to Citadel of Museums and Museo Archeologico Nazionale. This hotel i...

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A paradise for beach lovers, culture-seekers and adventurers, Sardinia’s lush natural landscape offers a beautiful backdrop for exploring. From horseback riding as the sun sets, to discovering rare species at the La Maddalena Islands Archipelago National Park, there are a variety of memorable things to do in Sardinia. Guests seeking relaxation can look forward to soaking up the sun on some of the most breathtaking beaches in Europe.

 

From the powdery pink sands of Spiaggia Rosa beach, to the impressive cliff backdrop at Cala Goloritze, there’s a picture-perfect paradise for everyone in Sardinia. Located on a tiny peninsula and surrounded by lush green vegetation, Cala Capri is a quiet beach with calm waters that are ideal for swimming. Snorkeling is one of the most popular things to do in Sardinia thanks to its crystal clear waters.

 
 

Pull yourself away from the beach and discover Sardinia's impressive natural landscape on an adventure tour. From hiking the island’s limestone rocks, to horseback riding through the countryside, there are variety of things to do in Sardinia besides soaking up the sun. Nature lovers can see albino donkeys, wild goats and a variety of rare animals at La Maddalena Islands Archipelago National Park, while divers will enjoy the crystal-clear waters and sea-life.

An island steeped in history and tradition, Sardinia has a rich programme of cultural festivals throughout the year. If you’re looking for things to do in Sardinia during Easter, head to Alghero for a full week of lively festivities, ending in a spectacular fireworks display. 

SARDINIA IS BEST FOR...

Beach lovers: Enjoy emerald waters and white powder sand while you tan on Cala Mariolu beach.

Scenery lovers: Watch the sun set over the rock formations at the Capo Testa quarry.

Adventurers: Enjoy horseback riding through the vast green countryside.

 
 

FAST FACTS

Language: The language spoken in Sardinia is Italian

Currency: The currency used in Sardinia is Euro (€)

Local time: Sardinia is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time

Fly to: Alghero-Fertilia Airport (AHO) is around 9km from Alghero. Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport (OLB) is 35km from Baia Sardinia and 115km from Badesi Mare.

Flight time from UK: Approximately 2 hours

Tourist Information: Further Sardinia tourist information can be found at http://www.italia.it/en/discover-italy/sardinia.html

Visa & Health: Before your holiday to Sardinia visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/italy  for recommendations and advice on visas and health

 

WEATHER AND CLIMATE

Temperature: Average highs of 28 (°C) in summer and 4 (°C) in winter

Best time to visit: During the summer for the warmest weather and the best swimming conditions.

Sardinia is known for its long and hot summers which typically run from May up until October. Temperatures reach an average high of 28 (°C)  at the time, with July and August usually experiencing the warmest weather.


GETTING AROUND

By bus: Sardinia has a fairly extensive public transport system, with most of the towns and villages offering a regular bus service. Purchase your ticket beforehand at a local newsstand or tobacconist.

By The Little Green Train: Operating only during the summer months, this old-fashioned steam train services most areas of Sardinia, offering a scenic way to discover the island.  

By car: The best way to escape the beaten track is to hire a car and explore the island at your own pace. Keep your eyes open for the archaeological sites on your journey.


EVENTS

New Year’s Eve:  With live music performances in most of the piazzas and a spectacular fireworks display over the harbour, Alghero is the place to be at the start of the year. Expect lots of merrymaking until the early hours.

Carnival: Shrove Tuesday marks the start of Sardinia’s grand carnival. Join locals and other holidaymakers on the streets as they celebrate the event with live music, street food and parades.

Holy Week celebrations: Dating back hundreds of years, the Easter celebrations are not to be missed if you want to experience a real Sardinian tradition. Held for one week in March or April, this important time is marked with a week of processions and festivities followed by a grand fireworks display.

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