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Beachclub holidays to Sardinia

The Italian island of Sardinia is all about the crystal-clear, turquoise waters and white or golden sandy beaches. It regularly tops polls for having the best beaches in the world and is often likened to the Caribbean.

 

Sitting next to Corsica in the middle of the Mediterranean, it has nearly 2,000km of gorgeous coastline and a mountainous interior which provides the best road and mountain biking of any Neilson beachclub. Our beachclub on Sardinia, Baia dei Mori, is situated on the north east coast, to the south of the famous Costa Smeralda. It's in a perfect location for watersports with a beautiful bay, crystal clear water and consistent winds.

 

At a glance...
  • Currency is the Euro
  • Crystal-clear, turquoise waters
  • Golden sandy beaches
  • Rugged landscapes
  • Fantastic biking
  • Steeped in history
  • Foodie heaven
  • Consistent winds for watersports
  • Traditional, quaint villages
  • Lots to see and do, so get out there and explore

When to go

Sardinia has warm Mediterranean days and long, hot summers. May and June herald the start of the summer with temperatures in the mid 20s. It's not super hot yet, so great for the shore-based activities, especially mountain biking and road cycling.


July and August temperatures usually top out in the low 30s, but can be hotter, while September sees a return to the mid to high 20s. If you're looking for the most consistent wind conditions for sailing, windsurfing or kitesurfing, it's best to travel in June, July or August.

Culture

The first language of Sardinia is Italian, although the Sardinian language, Sardo, is still widely spoken all over the island. This is an island with a rich and varied ancient history and many archaeological ruins to discover. The rugged landscape is dotted with thousands of nuraghi – mysterious Bronze Age stone ruins shaped like beehives, originally intended to protect the villages. One of the oldest and largest is called Su Nuraxi in Barumini, dating to 1500 B.C.


If you want to explore close to home, a 15-minute drive south from Baia dei Mori Beachclub is the ancient village of Posada. Set atop a cliff, and adorned with trees, the winding streets offer picturesque scenes at every turn. The 360-degree views from the Castello della Fava at the top of the village are stunning.

Eating like a local

Sardinia is an island with a farming and agricultural background, Pecorino sheep’s cheese is produced everywhere, no surprise really considering there are more than three million sheep on the island – that’s two for every one of us.

If you’re familiar with Italian food, you’ll recognize many old favourites on the menus, such as pizza or pasta. Other staples are grilled or spit-roasted meats, cheeses, salami and olives; there are also hundreds of varieties of bread to choose from. Something you’re bound to come across is Porcedda, suckling pig, wrapped in myrtle and bay leaves, spit roasted for several hours over an open fire. It’s delicious, succulent meat falling from the bone, packed with flavour.

As is the way in the rest of Italy, restaurants in Sardinia offer the traditional meal of antipasti (appetisers) followed by primi (first course, usually a pasta dish), then secondi (main dish of fish or meat) finishing with dolci (dessert). 

Travel info

Language: Italian

Currency: Euro

Local time: GMT/BST+1

Flight time from UK: approx. 2 hours 45 minutes
Visa info: Visa is not required for UK passport holders.
Additional info: Before you travel visit www.gov.uk/foreign-advice-travel/italy for recommendations and advice for you holiday to Sardinia.

Baia dei Mori Beachclub

Baia dei Mori Beachclub

Budoni , Sardinia

From £669pp