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Activity holidays in Sardinia

Sitting pretty next to Corsica in the middle of the Mediterranean, 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 making holidays to Sardinia ideal for beach fun and activities.

Our Baia dei Mori Beachclub is situated on the beautiful northeast coast of the island – the perfect location for activity holidays in Sardinia. Make the most of that stunning coastline with happy hours spent messing around on the water or venture into the mountainous backdrop to enjoy some of the best cycling of any of our beachclubs.  

A Neilson activity holiday in Sardinia is all about relaxing as hard as you like. Soak up that glorious Sardinian sunshine by the pool with a cool drink and a good book in hand. Stroll through the gentle sand dunes and sweet-smelling pine trees that line the beach. Get stuck into your favourite sports – or even try your hand at some brand new ones. The choice is all yours.

Our beachclub in Sardinia
  • Flights, transfers and accommodation included
  • Breakfast and lunch daily plus four evening meals included
  • Baia dei Mori Beachclub is situated on the north east coast, to the south of the famous Costa Smeralda
  • 12 inclusive activities to choose from including windsurfing, stand up paddle boarding, tennis and road cycling
  • Inclusive kids' clubs for 2-17 year olds

And after all that action, it isn’t hard to refuel with delicious food. Antipasti, pizza, pasta, seafood, gelato – you’ll find all the Italian favourites at our al fresco beachclub restaurant, while also having the freedom to eat out in the local area three evenings a week. 

Sardinia holidays are perfect, whether you’re travelling solo, as a couple, group or family, our friendly team are ready to show you the ropes when it comes to activities, as well as running our cool inclusive kids’ clubs where little adventurers can have a whale of a time with their new friends.     

windsurfing in Sardinia

Activities to do in Sardinia

Sardinia is a wonderful destination for enjoying activities both on the water and dry land. From the stunning landscapes to the fantastic sunshine climate, prepare to be spoiled!

The cycling is beyond incredible in Sardinia. Mountain bikers and road cyclists have an enormous choice of almost 2,000km of exhilarating routes and trails to choose from. Let one of our expert guides show you the best rides on the island or go it alone. Just remember to take plenty of breathers to soak up that gorgeous scenery. 

The warm waters of the Med are ideal for water sports. You can enjoy inclusive dinghy sailing, windsurfing, stand up paddle boarding and kayaking in the beautiful bay at the beachclub, or head slightly further afield to the breezier kitesurfing beach for a supplement.  

And if that’s not enough to get you excited, you can also take your pick of tennis or a wide range of fitness classes from yoga to HIIT. And we definitely count lounging by the pool or treating yourself some pampering at the spa as holiday activities!

woman sitting on stand up paddle board

When to visit Sardinia

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.

Posada

Culture

There are plenty of places to explore on a Sardinia activity holiday. Ancient villages with narrow cobbled streets and cosy family-run eateries. Hilltop castellos boasting jaw-dropping vistas. Seaside towns where you can sample local delicacies at night markets, bars and restaurants. History and culture abound on this friendly island. 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.And let’s not forget all that natural beauty – from the dazzling sandy coves of the famous Costa Smeralda to the rolling vineyards and rugged peaks of the interior.  


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.

street cafe, Olbia

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). 

Sardinia travel info

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.

the beach

Baia dei Mori Beachclub

Budoni , Sardinia

From £555pp