Life’s a beach
You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to Sardinia’s beaches. There are hundreds of them, taking on various guises. Hidden coves, sweeping bays, enormous dunes, flamingo-dotted lagoons – it’s got the lot. Many are wild, unspoilt numbers where you can pitch up for the day, others come with canopied sunbeds and glitzy beach clubs. To tick off as many as you can, make use of the island’s water taxis and go cove hopping.
Italy’s outstanding reputation for food and drink isn’t just saved for the mainland – Sardinia’s cuisine is just as superb. Whether you’re dining on a sea view terrace or vine-wrapped veranda, expect to tuck into island classics like roast suckling pig and seafood pasta, paired with vermentino, a homegrown aromatic white wine. After something light? Look out for woodfired bread topped with tangy pecorino cheese.
All about the outdoors
Tear yourself away from the beach for a moment and you’ll find this island’s blessed with more epic natural beauty. Sardinia counts dramatic canyons, captivating caves, rocky outcrops and secret islands among its prized sights. The breathtaking La Maddalena Archipelago National Park is a must for snorkelling, while Baia Sardinia’s the place for water sports fans. Love hiking? Boulder-strewn Capo Testa promises swoonworthy sea views.