Arriving at Baia dei Mori Beachclub you’re struck by the relaxed vibe. Take a stroll on winding paths through the dunes to the beach. The clear turquoise water lapping at your feet will instantly wash away thoughts of home. It's situated on the north east coast of the Italian island of Sardinia, to the south of the famous Costa Smeralda
We include a wide range of activities in your holiday. If you’re into road cycling, you’ll be in your element. On road or off road, it's the best cycling on offer in any of our beachclubs. It can get pretty breezy too, so it’s just great for water sports, especially sailing and windsurfing. You can also kitesurf at a nearby beach (non inclusive activity), when the wind blows the conditions are great.
We’ll be adding lots of additional facilities and refurbishing others. We’re planning four new tennis courts, a new pool and a new kids’ pool. The pool bar and terrace is having a makeover and we’re busy creating some new treatment rooms.
The sweeping bay with soft, fine sand and clear, warm water is picture perfect. Get down there early, grab a stand up paddle board or kayak and head out. The pine-fringed bay is undeveloped with beautiful views all around and the vista so vast you’ll feel like paddling for miles.
The water is shallow and still, making it the perfect place to learn to windsurf or sail. Once your confidence grows, there’s more of a breeze further out and a vast expanse of water just waiting to be explored.
As one of the windier regions of Italy, Sardinia is a mecca for kitesurfers, from beginner to advanced. You’ll be able to book beginner sessions nearby or hire the kit if you can already kitesurf. The kitesurfing beach is approximately 30 minutes drive away.
The beautiful shallow waters and peaceful bay don’t lend themselves to water skiing and wakeboarding; instead we’ve decided to focus on the other activities that make Sardinia so special.
Water sports equipment
Windsurfing: a range of beginner, intermediate (160-130 litres) and shortboards from manufacturers Starboard, Fanatic and RRD. Dino rigs for children (2m-4.5m); start rigs for beginners (2.5m / 3.5m / 4.5m); adult rigs (4m - 8.2m)
Kayaking and stand up paddle boarding:Gemini single and double sit on top kayaks; wave kayaks; Red Paddle Co stand up paddle boards (10'8") and XXL stand up paddle board (8 man).
The wind typically picks up in the middle of the day between around 11am and 3pm. It blows cross to cross off-shore most days. The typical wind force ranges from 3-4 with the most consistent conditions in June, July and August.
Activities on the shore
There's even more on the shore, join us for road cycling, mountain biking, tennis coaching and fitness classes, all are included, just dip-in and dip-out as you please.
If you’re happiest in the saddle then Sardinia’s road cycling won’t let you down. Roads climb in sweeping curves through the rugged mountains, with spectacular views of valleys and coastlines that make the thigh burn worth every second. If you’re new to the sport, or want to give it a go, there are flatter road routes too.
If you prefer riding off-road then the mountain biking ranges from flat beginner routes to technical climbs and challenging descents. There's some great wildlife off the beaten track - keep your eyes peeled for countless birds, butterflies and lizards. If you want to get out and ride as a family, you'll find a great choice of bikes and rides suitable for children over 13 years.
Within the beachclub there are four new tennis courts and an outdoor fitness deck where you can hit it hard or stretch and relax. If nothing else, take a stroll down to the beachfront at dusk. The views in the soft light across the sea will melt away the stresses and strains.
Mountain bikes: TREK X Caliber 9 in a range of sizes (15", 17", 19", 21")
Road bikes:TREK Emonda ALR 4 in a range of sizes (47cm to 60cm).
Kids bikes:Frog 48 (age four to five years); Frog 52 (age five to six years); Frog 55 (age six to seven years); Frog 62 (age eight to ten years); Frog road 70 (age 11 to 14 years)
Premium bikes:TREK Superfly 7 hard tail mountain bikes (15.5”, 17.5”, 19.5”, 21.5”) and TREK Fuel EX8 full suspension trail bikes (17.5", 19.5") and Émonda S5 and S6 carbon road bikes (47cm, 50cm, 52cm, 54cm, 56cm, 58cm, 60cm) are available to reserve for your exclusive use, with custom set up and Garmin GPS pre-loaded with some of our favourite routes, all for just £95 per person per week.
If you've got cycling shoes with cleats and are planning on bringing them with you, we advise that you should also bring your own pedals. That way, they are guaranteed to fit.
Tennis: a selection of adult and child rackets from Babolat.
Rest and relaxation
Need some time away from all the activities? Chill out by the pool or visit our new treatment rooms for some pampering. Massage, facial, body scrub, whatever your preference, we have spa packages which can be pre-booked before travel, with savings of up to 25%. Treatments can also be booked at the beachclub.
Food and drink
It’s club board with an Italian touch at Baia del Mori Beachclub (breakfast and lunch every day, plus four evening meals per week). There's an oven for freshly baked pizza and nothing feels like too much trouble for the friendly local team. The restaurant area is large and conveniently placed in the centre of the beachclub where you’ll be dining al fresco under welcome shade.
On non-inclusive evenings you can eat at the pool bar, join us for a bbq or head out for the night. Take a stroll along the beach and you'll find a couple of bars and restaurants, set amongst the pine trees with views of the bay. Or you can hop in a taxi to Budoni (four kilometres away) where you will find a greater selection of bars and restaurants.
Your inclusive evening meals are on the following days:
The rooms are all on one level, each with a small terrace and set within the shady gardens, dotted with sweet-smelling pine trees. Whether you’re nearer the tennis courts or the pool, it’s only a short walk to the central restaurant and reception area.
Interiors are modern and simply decorated with various layouts depending on your needs. There’s lots of light thanks to glass terrace doors and the rooms have a fresh, clean finish. Choose from twin, double, triple, family and interconnecting rooms.
Each room has air conditioning, mini fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, telephone, TV, safe, beach towels and hairdryer.
Families and kids
The beach is perfect for little ones, with soft sand for building sandcastles and warm shallow water to splash around in. In the heat of the day, the shade of the pine trees makes a perfect world for mini-adventures and the sand dunes are fun to explore. We also have a selection of bikes for children from four to fourteen years.
Make the most of the inclusive Neilson-run kids’ clubs for two to 17 year olds where you can set your children free with our team of friendly, energetic and expertly trained supervisors. There's also the Starfish crèche for babies up to 23 months old, which is available for a supplement. Make sure your children don't miss out, pre-book before you go to secure a space in the club they want.
If you're travelling with babies or toddlers don't forget to ask about cots, baby baths and push chairs. For families, there's even a 24-hour baby room, where you can make feeds, warm milk and sterilise bottles.
Sardina feels a little like Italy has taken a holiday. Sitting in the Mediterranean Sea, its sandy beaches, deep turquoise waters and rugged mountainous interior are breathtaking.
If you want to explore, a 15-minute drive south from the 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.
A ten minute drive north along the coast and you're in Budoni. This little gem is a popular seaside holiday spot. Most of the restaurants in Budoni are dotted along Strada Statale, the main hub of the town. They specialise in Italian and Sardinian dishes, we recommend the suckling pig and clam spaghetti. Stroll through the buzzing night market to walk of the Mirto (Sardinia's favourite after-dinner drink made from the native flowering Myrtle).
Departure airports: London Heathrow and Bristol Departure day: Saturday Arrival airport: Olbia (OLB) Flight duration: approx. 2 hours 25 minutes Airlines: British Airways (BA) / easyJet (EZY) Transfer time: approx. 40 minutes
Departure dates (2017)
First 7 night dept:Sat 6 May / Last 7 night dept: Sat 23 Sept
First 14 night dept:Sat 6 May / Last 14 night dept: Sat 16 Sept
Departure dates (2018)
First 7 night dept:Sat 19 May / Last 7 night dept: Sat 20 Oct
First 14 night dept:Sat 19 May / Last 14 night dept: Sat 13 Oct
London Heathrow (BA)outbound dept: 09:35 / inbound arrival: 15:25
Bristol (EZY)outbound dept: 10:35 / inbound arrival: 16:05
In-flight meals and drinks are not included with easyJet or British Airways, both offer a buy on board service. Flight timings are provisional and will be submitted for approval by UK and overseas scheduling committees and are therefore given for guidance only are are subject to alteration and confirmation. Your ticket will show the final timings of your flight and your luggage allowances.
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