Sardinia offers travellers the opportunity to discover a rich history, evident in its Nuragic-era sites; a fiercely guarded culture, on display in its thriving craft scene; and a bounty of organic farms and olive groves, studded with thousand-year-old trees. Complete your trip with a stay in one of the Mediterranean island’s small-scale independent hotels, whose passionate owners stand ready to show you Sardinia’s rustic, local side and where homespun hospitality comes guaranteed.
Home to one of the island’s main airports, Cagliari forms the starting point for many travellers’ trips to Sardinia. But the capital is so much more than that: it boasts some of the island’s best museums and restaurants, a bustling creative scene and even a city beach with flamingos – yes, really. This hotel’s three suites are spread out over different neighbourhoods, but all include homely interiors with thoughtful details such as well-stocked libraries and bespoke art prints; one has a sauna and an outdoor terrace while another has a jacuzzi-style spa tub. Your toughest decision will be choosing your favourite.