Everyone could use a little pampering, right? How about an entire vacation that is focused on it? Even better. We have found some of Sardinia’s best places to indulge and relax. From private spas to thermal baths, to a float room that promises you will feel like you had a full night’s sleep. Here are six perfect spa retreats in Sardinia.
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Paradise Resort Sardinia
The name of this resort says it all. You can have your own little slice of paradise at this hotel. Immersed in green, it’s in a secluded location less than an hour from Olbia. You can spend your days by the pool or at the hotel’s private beach. The modern spa complex has a fitness area that is equipped with Technogym equipment and a Finnish style sauna to recuperate after a workout. Paradise Resort Sardinia uses only organic products for their spa treatments. There is a private spa area that can be booked for honeymoon couples or bridal parties.
Leave all of your worries and the kids behind at this adults only resort near the seaside village of Pittulongu in the northern part of the island. The Pelican Beach Resort & Spa is the perfect spot for a relaxing vacation, so throw away the itinerary and book spa treatments instead. You can have a massage or an entire week of indulgence in the airy white wood treatment rooms. Book your stay in one of the hotel’s garden fitness and spa rooms and you will have direct access to the gym with a view over Tavolara island.
Hotel Relais Villa Del Golfo & Spa, Cannigione | Courtesy: Starwood Properties
With a very warm and welcoming atmosphere, you are sure to unwind in the resplendent Hotel Relais Villa del Golfo & Spa. Every detail at this resort from the comfy sofas on balconies to your dinner made with ingredients sourced from the estate is thoughtful. The spa located in the Harmony Wellness Center offers no less than eight massages. Try the hot oil Sardinia Massage that uses local myrtle and laurel for a truly local way to relax. Make sure your toes are beach ready with a healing pedicure. There is large gym with plenty of light and an indoor current pool for lap swimming.
The town of Porto Cervo is synonymous with luxury. The Cala di Volpe Hotel is one of the most splendid addresses in a town where everything is just a little bit posher than real life. The soft curves and the terracotta color of the buildings create an exclusive village, where there is a hushed and refined feel. The spa offers gold star relaxation with sea salt scrubs and four types of massage treatments. There is also a hair salon, so that you can be perfectly coiffed for that evening cocktail.
Sardara is a village in the south central part of the island within easy reach of the city of Cagliari. The thermal waters here are a constant 95 degrees all year round and are rich in calcium, magnesium and bicarbonate. These ancient baths have been revered for centuries, with Ptolemy making mention of them as the Acquae Neapolitanae in the second century AD. At the Sardegna Termale Hotel & SPA, you can soak away the modern stresses in one of the two pools, one indoor, one outdoor. There is a spa that offers basic services and a gym overlooking a Eucalyptus forest.
This seaside hotel sits just below the castle walls in the very endearing town of Castelsardo. The diverse spa offerings include mineral water pools, a sauna, a whirlpool and hammam baths. A walk through the Kniepp course revives tired legs and feet with multiple stations alternating from hot to cold. The Docce Emozionali is a series of cascading showers that go from hot to cold and strong to gentle and have lighting that changes, enhancing the experience. The unique Float Room is a pool filled with water that is enriched with magnesium so that you float with no effort. The claim is that 50 minutes of floating in the dark blue room is the equivalent of 8 hours of sleep.