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Sardinia Holidays

Sardinia Holidays

Charming towns and beautifully rugged coastlines lapped by turquoise oceans - welcome to Italy’s island paradise, Sardinia.

Holidays in Sardinia

An island gem nestled in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea; Sardinia offers a taste of Italy with a twist. From its pristine beaches and rugged landscapes to its ancient ruins and charming villages, some may think that holidays to Sardinia are a replica of Italy’s mainland adventures. But there’s more to this little island. Once a pitstop for many an ancient empire, Sardinia’s multi-cultural history is scattered in the island’s enchanting ruins, pastel-coloured streets, and lively waterfronts. Whether you're seeking a family adventure, all-inclusive relaxation, or cultural immersion, holidays to Sardinia have something for everyone.

When is the best time to visit? The best time to visit Sardinia is during the spring (April to June) and autumn (September to October) when the weather is pleasant, and the crowds are smaller. The summer months (July and August) are perfect for beach lovers, who don’t mind the soaring heat. 

Where is the best place to stay? From all-inclusive luxury resorts and boutique hotels to charming bed-and-breakfasts and self-catering villa rentals, Sardinia offers a wide range of accommodation options to suit every traveller. For first-time visitors, Cagliari is the best place to stay on the island. With a perfect mix of culture, historical museums, local atmosphere, popular beaches, and mouthwatering food; Cagliari has everything for a dream Sardinian holiday. Some other resorts to check out include: Villasimius for its stunning beaches and diving sites, Costa Rei for its family-friendly beaches, Alghero for its historic coastal charm, and Orgosolo a lesser-known town in the heart of Sardinia for a more traditional peaceful break.

Travel guide

Sardinia’s enchanting beauty and diverse attractions make it a dream destination for couples and families alike.

  • Best time to visit: April-June
  • Average flight time: 2 Hours 30 Minutes
  • Most suited for: Couples
  • Currency: Euro
  • Time Difference: +1 hour
Explore the Stunning Beaches

Explore the Stunning Beaches

Sardinia is renowned for its breathtaking emerald coastline, dotted with some of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean. Known for its crystal-clear turquoise waters and glamorous resorts, Costa Smeralda is a playground for the rich and famous. Visit the picturesque beaches of Porto Cervo and Spiaggia del Principe for a taste of luxury and natural beauty. Located in Stintino, La Pelosa Beach is famous for its fine white sand and shallow, calm waters. It’s perfect for swimming, snorkelling, and relaxing under the sun. Cala Goloritzé, accessible only by boat or a challenging hike, is a must-visit for adventure seekers. Its unique rock formations and azure waters make it a paradise for climbers and snorkelers.

Discover Ancient Ruins and Historical Sites

Discover Ancient Ruins and Historical Sites

Sardinia's rich history is reflected in its numerous archaeological sites and ancient ruins. Cagliari’s Old Town, the island's capital, is rich in history and culture. Visit the Castello district, with its medieval walls, narrow streets, and impressive landmarks like the Cagliari Cathedral and the Bastione di Saint Remy. Nuraghe Su Nuraxi in Barumini is one of the best-preserved nuraghi (ancient stone towers) on the island. Explore the fascinating Bronze Age structures and learn about the island's mysterious prehistoric culture. Located on the Sinis Peninsula, the ancient Phoenician and Roman ruins of Tharros offer a glimpse into Sardinia’s past. Wander through the remnants of temples, baths, and streets while enjoying stunning coastal views.

Embark on Outdoor Adventures

Embark on Outdoor Adventures

The island’s diverse landscapes offer endless opportunities for outdoor fun in the sun on holidays to Sardinia. Boasting numerous hiking trails, from coastal paths to mountainous routes, if you want to get outdoors and see beautiful scenery on your holiday to Sardinia, make sure to embark on a trek or two. The Selvaggio Blu trail is particularly famous for its challenging yet rewarding journey along the rugged coastline. But the beauty doesn’t stop above land. Sardinia is home to several impressive caves, such as the Grotte di Nettuno (Neptune's Grotto) near Alghero and the Grotta del Bue Marino in the Gulf of Orosei. Delve into these mystic natural wonders and see stunning stalactites, stalagmites, and underground lakes. With its clear waters and diverse marine life, Sardinia is also a paradise for water sports enthusiasts. Enjoy scuba diving, snorkelling, sailing, and windsurfing in various locations around the island.

Food & Drink

Food & Drink

One thing Sardinia has in common with its Italian neighbours is its good food. Indulge in the island’s culinary delights, from fresh seafood and hearty meat dishes to unique specialities like porceddu (roast suckling pig) and culurgiones (stuffed pasta). Don’t forget to try the famous Sardinian wines, such as Cannonau and Vermentino.

Sardinia Weather

Average monthly temperature in Sardinia (°C)

  • Jan 10°C
  • Feb 11°C
  • Mar 12°C
  • Apr 14°C
  • May 17°C
  • Jun 21°C
  • Jul 24°C
  • Aug 25°C
  • Sep 22°C
  • Oct 18°C
  • Nov 13°C
  • Dec 11°C
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