Sardinia Holidays

In Sardinia, azure sea sparkles against white sandy beaches, overlooked by picturesque rugged mountains. This Italian jewel captivates visitors, offering idyllic communities, fascinating history, and sumptuous cuisine. Whether planning an all-inclusive, budget-friendly holiday or seeking an exclusive, luxury retreat, families, couples, and friends alike will discover a slice of Mediterranean paradise in Sardinia. From turquoise seascapes to the ancient charm of rural villages, here's a taste of the sights, sounds, and delights of this charming island.

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Whether you're dreaming of sun-soaked coastal resorts or the rustic allure of mountain villages, Sardinia caters to every holidaymaker's preference. This guide uncovers some of Sardinia’s most captivating destinations, from the bustling city of Cagliari to the tranquil island of Maddalena.


As Sardinia's capital, Cagliari offers a compelling blend of urban charm, stunning architecture, and rich history. From the 13th century Torre dell'Elefante to the lively Marcato di San Benedetto, the city is a hotspot for culture lovers.

Costa Smeralda

Famed for its unrivalled beauty, the Costa Smeralda is a luxury destination that exudes glamour. It's the go-to choice for travellers seeking pristine beaches and exclusive resorts.


With a distinctive Catalan influence, Alghero offers stunning sights, from its rustic old town to Neptune's Grotto. The city is perfect for holidaymakers looking for a combination of beach relaxation and cultural exploration.

San Teodoro

Family-friendly and boasting some of the island's most spectacular beaches, San Teodoro provides a balanced mix of entertainment options, from water sports to horse riding.


Part of the Maddalena archipelago off Sardinia’s northern coast, the island of Maddalena is a haven for nature lovers. Offering unique flora, crystal-clear waters, and untouched landscapes, it's the ideal spot for a peaceful retreat.

Where to Stay

From vibrant cities to serene beachside towns, choosing where to stay in Sardinia largely depends on the type of holiday you're after. Here are some recommendations, each bound to deliver an unforgettable Sardinian experience.

For a Family Holiday

Families may consider staying in Cala Gonone, which offers an attractive combination of calm waters, beautiful beaches, and a great selection of bars and restaurants. For a quieter option, San Teodoro or Maddalena island can provide a peaceful retreat amidst stunning scenery.

For a Couples Holiday

Couples seeking a romantic getaway will find sublime sunsets and charming landscapes in Alghero. For those yearning for a luxury experience, the Costa Smeralda provides exclusive resorts and breathtaking natural beauty.

For a Holiday with Friends

Cagliari offers a rich blend of nightlife, cuisine, and history, making it a fantastic base for a friends’ holiday. For a different vibe, check out the upbeat nightlife and beautiful beaches of San Teodoro.

When to Visit

A Mediterranean climate bestows Sardinia with hot summers and mild winters, making it a year-round holiday destination. However, many consider the high season from June to August as the optimum time to visit, when the island enjoys endless sunshine and livelier beach towns.

For those seeking milder temperatures and fewer tourists, the shoulder months of April, May, September, and October provide pleasant weather, ideal for outdoor activities. It’s particularly fitting for those looking to explore Sardinia's diverse landscapes on foot or by bike. Winter months are quieter, but with its wealth of indoor and cultural attractions, Sardinia remains a vibrant choice year-round.

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