Sardinia

Sardinia holidays

Nowhere defines la bella vita quite like this Mediterranean gem. A dreamy island escape with a distinct Italian feel, Sardinia is beach heaven. Snow-white sand sloping into glimmering turquoise waters is its signature style. Go north to the Costa Smeralda for a glamorous seaside experience where natural beauty knows no limits. When you’re not exploring the coast, take your taste buds on a culinary adventure. Sardinia’s charm is mirrored in its cooking, so expect a warm welcome at the island’s agriturismos (traditional farms) and family-run restaurants. 

Popular Sardinia Holiday Resorts

Cannigione

Spread along an inlet on the north coast, Cannigione is a charming spot where you can experience authentic Sardinia.

Baia Sardinia

Just north of the famous Costa Smeralda, Baia Sardinia is a quaint resort that takes a more relaxed approach to life than its glitzier neighbours.

Orosei

Charming Orosei’s a dinky east-coast gem, set inland just a few kilometres from the water. It’s something of an under-the-radar resort, with a breathtaking Spanish-style historic centre.

Porto Cervo

Ciao bello! The star of the oh-so-glamorous Costa Smeralda, Porto Cervo’s as swanky as they come.

Golfo Aranci

Set along the northern tip of the Golfo di Olbia, this swish port town is a picturesque part of the island.

Budoni

Snuggled on the northeast of Sardinia, Budoni’s a seaside stunner with an authentic vibe.

Sentido Orosei Beach
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£970pp
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  • Birmingham, Sun 22 Sep 2024
  • 7 Nights, All Inclusive
  • 2 Adults, 0 Children

Sentido Orosei Beach

Orosei, Sardinia

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  • Spacious pool area
  • Complimentary parasol and 2 sunbeds on the beach included*
  • Bright rooms
  • Private beach
  • Children's club
Blu Hotel Morisco
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£628pp
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  • Manchester, Wed 16 Oct 2024
  • 7 Nights, Half Board Plus
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Blu Hotel Morisco

Cannigione, Sardinia

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Based on 1341 reviews

  • Close to the beach
  • Perfect for couples, friends & families
  • Generous Half Board Plus offering
VOI Colonna Village
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  • Birmingham, Sun 18 May 2025
  • 7 Nights, Half Board Plus
  • 2 Adults, 0 Children

VOI Colonna Village

Golfo Aranci, Sardinia

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  • Wide range of activities for all ages
  • Free shuttle service to the beach
  • Great for families
  • Complimentary parasol and 2 sunbeds on the beach included
  • Certified Sustainable Hotel
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Language

Italian

Currency

Euro (€)

Time difference

+1hr

Local beer

£3.90

Meal for two

£52

Average flight time

3h

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.

Foodie paradise  

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.

Beaches

Showstopping, sandy, serene – it’s hard to do Sardinia’s spectacular beaches justice. If you’re craving a piece of paradise just a few hours from the UK, this is where you’ll find it. Each one flaunts the island’s naturally beautiful features (soft white sands and cobalt-blue waters) but vary from secret coves and teeny patches to dreamy bays and mile-long sweeps. See all beaches (20)
Bombarde Beach

Bombarde Beach

Sardinia

Bombarde Beach is a real slice of paradise. Whether you want to catch the rays or get stuck into a good book, this half-moon of sand is perfect for lazing on, while the glittering waters are ideal for a...
Cala Luna

Cala Luna

Orosei, Sardinia

While in Sardinia, don't miss the chance to visit sensational Cala Luna. This is the stuff of postcards. Come here on a day trip and settle in for lush views of gold sands and turquoise seas. Snorkelling is big...

Sights

If you’re an outdoorsy type, you’ll be in heaven here. With hidden-away coves, pretty peninsulas and rugged mountains, Sardinia’s natural beauty dominates the island’s list of top things to see. And there’s heaps of history too, with a patchwork of ancient treasures from centuries past to tick off your list.  See all sights (4)
Alghero Old Town

Alghero Old Town

Sardinia

Alghero’s Old Town is made up of winding streets, terracotta-topped buildings and Catalan-style cathedrals. Its long history is etched into every inch of the town, from the architecture to the city walls. And...
Batteria Battistoni

Batteria Battistoni

Baia Sardinia, Sardinia

Slip on your hiking shoes and head up from Baia Sardinia to the remains of this military fortress. Emerge through dense greenery to find barracks, walkways and tunnels made from local stone. And the best bit?...

Activities

There’s plenty to keep you busy during your time in Sardinia! Love water sports? Baia Sardinia’s kitted out for days among the waves. Unspoilt national parks mean boat trips, hikes and days of discoveries are on the cards too. If you’re after a family day out, there are some fab waterparks to put on your radar.  See all activities (9)
Aquadream Water Park

Aquadream Water Park

Baia Sardinia, Sardinia

If you're after a fun-filled family day out, put Aquadream Water Park on your holiday itinerary. Lazy rivers, thrilling slides and play areas will keep the kids entertained for hours! It's open from mid...
Asinara National Park

Asinara National Park

Sardinia

This untouched part of the island dances between Mediterranean scrubland, rocky coast and secret sandy coves. You can only get to it by boat from Stintino or Porto Torres and then it’s yours to explore....

Eating and drinking

Sardinia’s cuisine will leave an impression on you. How can you forget warm evenings sharing seafood antipasti in bustling piazzas or feeling the coastal breeze on your face as you eat lemony pasta by the water? And those welcoming rustic farmsteads where you tried delicious suckling pig? Homemade limoncello and island-grown wine top off the whole experience.  See all eating and drinking (7)
Bar Bolla

Bar Bolla

Pittulongu, Sardinia

If homemade pasta, fresh seafood and island-made wine sound right up your street, then make for Bar Bolla. Not far from the waterfront, this family-run restaurant is a laid-back affair with a welcoming...
Il Pomodoro

Il Pomodoro

Porto Cervo, Sardinia

Turn off Porto Cervo's Piazzetta to find this rustic Sardinian restaurant. Tables blanketed in red and white checks are just the start of its traditional quirks. Fresh fish stew, seafood tagliatelle and...

Shopping

Save space in your suitcase for some island-made souvenirs! Lots of the local shops sell slabs of pecorino, tins of olive oil and bottles of wine and liqueurs so can enjoy a taste of Sardinia when you get home. High-end boutiques can be found in Porto Cervo if you’re after designer threads and there are also weekly markets in some of the bigger towns for jewellery, bags and produce.  See all shopping (1)
 La Passeggiata

Nightlife

The island’s nightlife differs in style depending on which part you’re visiting. Bouncing bars and late-night clubs can be found in San Teodoro, while Baia Sardinia’s got by-the-sand spots and fun-loving waterfront restaurants. If it’s swanky cocktails you’re after, then set your sights on glitzy Porto Cervo.

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Lord Nelson Pub

Lord Nelson Pub

Porto Cervo, Sardinia

Settle into one of the nooks of this English-style nautical-themed pub in Porto Cervo's heart. It's a relaxing place to grab a bite to eat and something to drink, with everything from craft beers to cocktails...
Phi Beach Club

Phi Beach Club

Baia Sardinia, Sardinia

This is it, you've stumbled across the best place to catch the sunset in Sardinia. Phi Beach Club is an open-air bar right by the water's edge, backed by an old military fortress – talk about an atmospheric...
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