Sardinia is one of Italy's most glamorous and glorious touristic ports of the Mediterranean Sea to spend the summer with its emerald sea and beaches of snow white sand.
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 found on every corner in the square where fashion houses, uber private yachts and mega sail boats host celebrities and VIPs between July and August, filling gossip columns and magazines with enough eye candy for weeks.
In another world, out of bounds to tourists until recently, the unspoiled La Maddalena Archipelago off the coast of Sardinia's Costa Smeralda is a quiet place of translucent, turquoise seas and sandy coves.
This peppering of seven large islands and 55 tiny islands resembles 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. caladivolpe.com
- La Maddalena Archipelago National Park - Where the sky merges with the sea, consisting of a group of 60 islands scattered between Sardinia and Corsica. parks.it
- 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. sardegnaturismo.it
- Tenuta Pilastru Agriturismo - A vast selection of authentic and traditional recipes, all prepared with fresh ingredients such as locally produced meats, pasta, and wine, arrive at the table like a well orchestrated symphony. tenutapilastru.it/en
- The White Beach Lido Restaurant Bar - A beach resort on the beach of Golfo Aranci with a well-stocked bar and a famous restaurant with plenty of fresh fish. whiteclublisciaruja.com
- Reef Beach Restaurant - Located in the beautiful Bay of Cala Petra Ruja in front of the crystal blue sea and reachable almost exclusively by sea, thanks to a shuttle service, the place is an oasis of peace and tranquility to spend the day relaxing. reefbeach.it