Discover the best things to do and visit the most unique places in Sardinia
Between Sardinia and I, it was love at first sight!
I discovered it during the first holiday with my husband and the romantic atmosphere has probably made me appreciate this land even more. What I know for sure is, there are few other places where you can find such a beautiful sea and so many beaches to choose from!
I’m going to tell you all about my favourite places, so that you can organize the perfect one-week holiday.
How to get to Sardinia
The first time, we travelled there by ferry, but the long ques to get on the boat and the even longer ride had us thinking “never again!”. Luckily, in the meantime Volotea has started operating low-cost flights, which are super convenient for us!
Where to eat in the Olbia area
If you are looking for something typical, I suggest you to choose a farmhouse. There are two in particular that stood out: Agrisole and Li Sitagli, both located on the hills over Olbia. You can also sleep there, it’s the kind of place where you wake up in the morning to the smell of fresh bread and homemade cakes. The third is a fish restaurant, located in Porto Cervo. You can’t miss their ‘branzino al sale’.
The best beaches in Olbia and other attractions
First of all, let me say there is no beach in Sardinia that I didn’t like. But here are a few of my favourites. If you’re like me, and you can’t just sunbathe for the whole week, there are also a few activities you might enjoy – if not, seat back and relax!
This arc-shaped, 5 kilometres-long beach is the longest we have been to. I recommend it especially if you travel as a family, it is very well equipped and the kids will have enough space to play. It is in San Teodoro, slightly south of Tavolara.
The beach itself is incredibly small, but the dinghy-ride to it was super fun. It is also worth taking a walking tour around the island, to learn about its history. You will find the grave of the last king of Tavolara. You can rent the dinghy boat in Coda Cavallo, for a half or full day. A half-day is enough to visit the island and you will have time to take a dip as well.
Situated 100km south of Olbia, it will take you an hour and a half to get there, but we highly recommend making the detour, even if you’re staying in the north of Sardinia. There are several coves, which you can get to by sea, or through a quite challenging trekking. We chose the lazy option and got on the motor-ship tour to visit the Grotta del Bue Marino cave, which afterwards left us on the Cala Luna beach. It is a big, sandy beach, so striking that it has been used as a movie-set several times. A tip for visiting the cave: don’t wear just your bikinis or you will be cold. Inside, there is a constant temperature of 18°C – a t-shirt and shorts will do just fine!
The guided tour will take you through karst cavities for about one kilometre, through stalactites and stalagmites. You can also choose a longer trail, available only if you book in advance. Put on your wetsuit and helmet and feel like a real speleologist!
The Prince’s beach
One of my absolute favourite, this arc-shaped beach is split in half by a group of pink rocks. It is told that it was given this name because it was Prince’s Azu Khan favourite – and how could we blame him? It is situated in the Romazzino area, close to Cala di Volpe and Capriccioli, two other beaches worth visiting.
Enjoy your holiday in Sardinia!