Sardinia is one of Italy’s most glamorous and glorious touristic ports of the Mediterranean Sea. Porto Cervo, the gemstone of Costa Smeralda (Emerald Coast), has miraculous coves and water like fine crystal. It’s beauty is legendary and literally takes your breath away. Luxury is everywhere. Fashion houses, private yachts and mega sail boats host celebrities and VIPs between July and August. The unspoiled La Maddalena Archipelago off the coast of Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda is in another world. It is a quiet place of translucent, turquoise seas and sandy coves. The seven large islands and 55 tiny islands resemble a rugged version of the Caribbean, suspended between Sardinia and Corsica.
The Small List
Hotel Cala di Volpe – Be part of a legendary experience on the most strikingly romantic stretch of the Costa Smeralda. Hotel Cala di Volpe is glamorous and elegant. Above all, the colors and scents of nature and the sea are uplifting.
Best Eco Retreat
Cascioni – The privilege of leaving the world outside, of getting lost in a private natural park where you can soak your feet in a stream, stroll among the olive trees and myrtle bushes, and venture into a protected oasis, across the lagoon and down to the sea. All while knowing that the comfortable embrace of your suite awaits you, with a porch opening up onto the lawn and a small heated swimming pool. A protected place for a select few, entrusted to the discreet care of the Retreat.
Tenuta Pilastru Agriturismo – The restaurant is an experience for the five senses. Enjoy a vast selection of authentic and traditional recipes. Above all, the dishes are prepared with fresh ingredients, such as locally produced meats, pasta, and wine.
Best Restaurant on the Beach
The White Beach Lido Restaurant Bar – Lido is a beach resort on the beach of Golfo Aranci. The bar is well stocked, the restaurant is famous, and, of course, there is plenty of fresh fish.
Places to See
La Maddalena Archipelago National Park – The national park of the Maddalena is where the sky merges with the sea. It is one of the world’s most beautiful landscapes. Furthermore, it is a natural and protected paradise, consisting of a group of 60 islands scattered between Sardinia and Corsica.
Isola Caprera – Cala Coticcio/Thaiti- The beach of Cala Coticcio, on the east coast of the island of Caprera, is covered by fine white sand, bathed by a sea of a thousand turquoise hues and protected by splendid sculptures of pinkish rock.