Sardinia is the 2nd largest island in the Mediterranean to the west of Italy. Its white-sand beaches, mouthwatering cuisine, rugged coastal peaks and ancient archaeological treasures makes it one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean. Sardinia island has a mountainous interior and a famed coastline with turquoise waters which attracts thousands of tourists every year. With three international airports and ferries from mainland Italy, it is a very accessible tourist destination.
The Sardinia island has many eye caching beaches and stretches of coast which are largely unspoiled and plenty of down-to-earth towns and resorts. It is one of the most popular summer holiday destinations for beach-loving tourists. Lagoon, island and mountain habitats all feature among the region’s nature reserves. The prehistoric archaeological sites and white-sand beaches of the island are scattered and often remote.
Sardinia is ideal for several different types of holidays. For a lively city break you can visit Cagliari, with its museums, bars, affordable restaurants and nearby sandy beaches. If you are looking for a more holiday resort feel you can go to Alghero to explore the historic town center and enjoy boat trips. The resorts of the Costa Smeralda line one of the island’s most beautiful stretches of coastline.
Sardinia has luxurious places to stay, rural family-friendly resorts, decent B&Bs and thoroughly modern urban hotels. Prices are fairly high, varying from location to location, but outside the summer months you can find good deals. Visiting in May, June or September is more affordable and more comfortable. Check hotel location maps and read the reviews to work out if a hotel will suit you.