Travel Tips for Visiting Sardinia
The Italian island of Sardinia boasts beautiful coves and beaches, but it also has a mountainous interior with its isolated villages and towns, making it more fascinating. If you are planning to visit Sardinia, there are some travel tips that will definitely come in handy and enable you to enjoy the beauty of this island to the fullest. Read on to get those tips:
- Kayaking in Cala Gonone
On the east of Sardinia is the beach town of CalaGonone and the best way to see its stunning coastline is by hiring a kayak. You can visit some of the most secluded beaches of the area including the idyllic Cala Luna, which can only be visited by boat. It is a fun way to explore the caves along the coast and view sea life and an excellent way to get some exercise when you are on a beach holiday.
- Hotel il Monastero, Geremeas
There is an endless list of luxury hotels Sardinia and one of the most beautiful hotels is Hotel il Monastero, Geremeas that’s situated on the south coast of the island, between Villasimius and Cagliari. It used to be a monastery in the 19th-century, but was converted into a farm. Eventually it was made into a hotel yet many of the original features have been retained including some wonderful old farm machinery. If you don’t want to walk to the nearest beach, there is a lovely pool you can enjoy. There is horse-riding in the national park nearby and miniature golf course.
- Cafe Van Gogh, Baccu Mandara
On the stunning coastal road that runs between Villasimius and Cagliari, there is a lovely restaurant that has some really quirky features like old bikes in the garden. There is plenty of choice in starters, mains and desserts and the atmosphere is very relaxed. The quality of the food is way better than others and the price is also quite reasonable.
- Hotel Su Gologone, Oliena
One of the most amazing hotels, Hotel Su Gologone offers you incredible food and a stunning view of the mountains. You can enjoy individual and quirky rooms and the hotel should be top on your list if you are a foodie.
At the north-western end of Sardinia, La Pelosa Beach is basically a triangle of glowing white sand that’s surrounded by water having the colors and clarity of the Caribbean and set below a watchtower. It is extremely popular and is the definition of visual perfection. It is truly a spectacle to behold.
Standing 500 meters above the surrounding farmland, the plateau of Giara di Gesturi is a rocky and startling ecosystem of twisted cork oaks, shallow lakes and scrubland. You can find some miniature wild horses and even some feral pigs that you should be wary of.
Apart from these places, you can also visit some historic towns like Castelsardo and the busy old town of Alghero that has some really great beaches. You will have the vacation of a lifetime.