Costa Smeralda — Northern Sardinia
On any given day at the Hotel Romazzino on the Costa Smeralda you can choose between poolside cocktails or a day of water sports. Parents can relax too as there is an on-site kids club with daily activities. Make a healthy start to your day the the smoothie bar, which is part of the hotel’s breakfast buffet. The rooms are set back from the sea near banks of lantana flowers and are decorated with an elegant beachy feel.
Santo Stefano ClubViaggi Maddalena
This all-inclusive resort on a private island is great for an easy beach vacation. You barely have to leave the island unless you want to make an excursion to see the incredible sights nearby. At the Santo Stefano ClubViaggi Maddalena there are three restaurants, bars, pools, a sailing school, a kids’ club and daily entertainment, and even a nightclub. Each of the over 300 rooms has air conditioning and the suites have private patios with sun loungers.
Hotel La Coluccia, Santa Teresa di Gallura
Watch a sunrise from your suite at the Hotel La Coluccia or take a nap in a hammock set up on the hotel’s green shady grounds under pine trees. This exclusive property includes its own private bay and beach with sun loungers and umbrellas for hotel guests. This is a quiet and secluded spot for a relaxing beach retreat.
Cagliari — Villasimius — Southern Sardinia
The snappy nautical décor, with sharp navy and blue stripes, makes this boutique property on Sardinia’s southern shore feel very modern. Make use of the free bikes that Hotel Nautilus makes available to guests and peddle into town. There is a beach across the street with beach chairs and umbrellas available for guests.
There are 131 independent stone bungalows covered with fuchsia bougainvillea on this peaceful part of Sardinia near Ogliastra. The deluxe rooms at the Perdepera Resort come with beautiful design details, like bathroom sinks carved from travertine and soft furnishings with embroidery featuring traditional motifs. There are spacious family villas with room for everyone to spread out, and the full service resort has a spa, restaurant, pool and private beach.
This 60 hectare complex of hotels and cottages is on the edge of two national parks, so even for scenic Sardinia the surroundings are particularly magnificent. Each section of Arbatax Park has a different feel; one is designed like a typical Sardinian village while another is a collection of small stone cottages. There are pools, spas, restaurants and beach access scattered throughout.
Alghero — Northwestern Sardinia
The old fashioned Hotel Calabona is a great spot to have as your home base for exploring the northern part of the island. Most rooms have sea views and there is also a pool to take a dip in. Across from the hotel is a small beach for hotel guests. Only a 10 minute walk from the historic center of Alghero, this is a spot that offers both the beach and city experience.
El Faro Hotel
The whitewashed buildings of the El Faro Hotel are surrounded by green and almost all of the guest rooms have views out over the Baia delle Ninfe and the Capo Caccia headlands, about a 30 minute drive north of Alghero. There is an excellent restaurant and a full service spa with a Finnish style sauna and Turkish bath facilities.