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Crystal-blue turquoise coves, white-sand beaches, enigmatic Bronze Age ruins, and a rugged rural interior where time seems to move more slowly.... Sardinia is just a short flight from Italy’s mainland, but the island’s fiercely independent culture makes it feel like another world. The local language, Sardo, is largely unintelligible to Italian speakers, and even the calendar is different — the new year starts in September. Our specialists have explored from the yacht-filled marinas of Costa Smeralda to the sandy stretches of beach around the capital city of Cagliari, and can help you get to know this often-overlooked island destination on a Sardinia vacation.

In Barumini, you might delve into the prehistoric Nuragic ruins that litter Sardinia, followed by a tasting of some of the island’s singular wines. You can also explore Sardinia’s distinct cuisine on a private tour of the capital. Perhaps you’d like to meet a shepherd and watch traditional cheese-making traditions, or prefer to simply loll on the deck of a private boat as you soak in the sun and views around La Maddalena. This is a multifaceted island and we can help you explore the aspects that interest you the most.

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Places to visit in Sardinia

Featuring heavily on our experiences of visiting Sardinia, these selected places are destinations that also prove consistently popular with our travelers. Our specialists can help you choose how to include them in your wider trip, based on your preferences.

Map of Sardinia

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    Places in and around Sardinia

    Accommodation choices for Sardinia

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Sardinia. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Pool, Hotel Cala Caterina

      Hotel Cala Caterina

      First Class

      Perched over a secluded sandy cove, Hotel Cala Caterina is a pink-washed oasis amid a vast garden of swaying pine trees and manicured lawns. The boutique hotel has just 49 rooms, providing a quiet, intimate stay.

    • Terrace lounge area, Su Gologone Experience Hotel

      Su Gologone Experience Hotel

      First Class

      Combining traditional crafts and a playful sensibility, Su Gologone Experience Hotel offers a rural retreat nestled amid the vineyard and olive groves of inland Sardinia. You can admire the mountain views, participate in a workshop, or laze by the spring-fed pool.

    • Hotel la Bisaccia, Baia Sardinia

      Hotel la Bisaccia


      Enjoy sea views, a large saltwater pool, and access to a private beach at Hotel la Bisaccia. Situated on the outskirts of Baia Sardinia on the Costa Smeralda, the hotel provides a peaceful retreat while still being close to plenty of amenities.