A luxurious round trip: heavenly beachesLooking for an exclusive beach holiday in Sardinia? This trip will bring you to some of the island's most spectacular beaches. The tour includes 3 luxurious hotels near the beach in 3 different areas. Explore the versatile coastlines, stroll through the lively villages and be amazed by the unique beaches of this Mediterranean beauty!
• 5 nights' bed & breakfast in Hotel Don Diego in Porto San Paolo (north-east Sardinia)
• 4 nights' half board in Falkensteiner Capo Boi Resort in Villasimius* (south Sardinia)
• 5 nights' bed & breakfast in Hotel Punta Negra in Alghero (north-west Sardinia)
* In the period 07.07 to 24.08, instead of the Falkensteiner Resort, a room will be booked inCormoran Resort (half board).
This tour is intended to provide an illustrative example of a possible itinerary. The round trip can be customized on request, taking into account your flight details and travel period.
• Olbia - Porto San Paolo: 17 km
• Porto San Paolo - Villasimius: 254 km
• Villasimius - Alghero: 288 km
• Alghero - Olbia: 154 km
A perfect tour for those...
The 15-day round trip Luxury & Beaches is perfectly suited for travellers wanting to enjoy a beautiful and relaxing beach holiday while staying in luxurious and exclusive hotels on Sardinia's stunning coast.
Porto San Paolo
Hotel Don Diego is a strategic base to explore the north-east and the Costa Smeralda. Created by Prince Karim Aga Khan IV in the 60s and 70s, Porto Cervo is the main centre of the renowned coastline. The Sardinian seaside resort is popular among the international and Italian jet set. In the small marina you can find a parade of luxurious yachts. The elite resides in one of the luxurious resorts, villas or hotels or visits the boutiques near the central square "La Piazzetta".
We also recommend driving to the peninsula of Capo Coda Cavallo. This stunning area near the lively San Teodoro consists of 7 white sandy beaches accompanied by crystal clear waters, the most famous of which is probably Brandinchi, which is also called "Tahiti". Our tip: rent a boat to explore the nature reserve of Tavolara or book a diving excursion at the local PADI diving school.
One of the other must sees in Olbia-Tempio is the archipelago of La Maddalena, which consists of more than 60 islands, of which La Maddalena, Caprera, Santo Stefano, Spargi, Budelli, Santa Maria and Razzoli are the biggest. From these islands only the main island La Maddalena is inhabited. The archipelago was designated a National Park, the Parco Nazionale Arcipelago di La Maddalena, in 1994. Many tourists visit the archipelago by boat to enjoy the beautiful rock formations, nature, sea, bays and beaches. A ferry can bring you from Palau to La Maddalena in a mere 20 minutes. One of the principal tourist sights of the islands is Casa Garibaldi on the island of Caprera, where the Italian hero Giuseppe Garibaldi spent the last 25 years of his life until he died in 1882. Caprera is connected to La Maddalena by a long causeway and bridge.
Should you like to visit more islands than just La Maddalena and Caprera, moor in the smallest bays and swim in crystal-clear waters, we recommend booking our excursion with the Lady Luna, which will bring you to the most beautiful spots of this paradise-like archipelago, also known as the European Caribbean. With a bit of luck you can spot dolphins on the way!
From Olbia it’s less than half an hour to Arzachena, renowned for its archaeological sites. The area of this municipality stretches for over 228 square metres and has a beautiful coastline with many bays and beaches and spectacular rock formations. The wind has sculpted the rocks into beautiful shapes, the most famous of which is the “Roccia dell’Orso” in Palau, which with a bit of fantasy resembles a bear.
The beautiful beaches of Giunco, Punta Molentis and Porto Giunco are definitely worth a visit. Book a boat trip with the Matilda II or rent a boat to explore the stunning coastline in a unique way. Don't forget to bring your snorkel gear! Our tip: spot the tropical fishes in the waters of Simius Playa. Capo Carbonara is one of Villasimius’ absolute highlights. From here you can enjoy the spectacular view across the small islands Isola dei Cavalli and Isola di Serpentara. The area, a protected nature reserve since 2000, is a true paradise for snorkelers and divers.
Sardinia's capital is located within a 45-minute drive from Villasimius. In Cagliari you can stroll through the narrow alleys and historic quarters, enjoy a lovely lunch or dinner in one of the restaurants and visit the numerous museums and sights. The oldest part of the town, the Castello, accessible via one of 2 gates (the San Pancrazio gate or the Porta dei Leoni) is located against a steep height, surrounded by the old city walls. The San Remy bastion offers a spectacular view across the marina, the beach and the surrounding villages. The “Cittadella dei Musei”, which used to be a repertory of arms, nowadays houses an archaeological museum, the museum of ethnology, a Pinacoteca and the National Museum.
The last 5 nights you will spend in Punta Negra, a 4-star hotel with sea view which has a sandy beach in front and is also provided with a beautiful pool. The hotel is located within a 10-minute drive of Alghero, a cosy Catalan town which is also known als "Barceloneta", or small Barcelona. Nowadays the bilingual Aragonese still speak a Catalan dialect. In this province there are numerous beautiful beaches, such as Maria Pia, Le Bombarde and Spiaggia del Lazzaretto.
The old town of Alghero consists of a maze of narrow cobbled alleys, decorated with laundry hanging out to dry on drying racks and makeshift clothes lines tied from balcony to balcony. In the city centre you can enjoy a stroll along the various piazzas with restaurants, bars, cafes and ice cream parlours or relax on the shaded terraces cooled by a fresh sea breeze. At night, as the sun sets behind cape Capo Caccia, the city is bathed in a beautiful orange light. At this time of night we recommend taking a walk along the boulevard and the harbour to one of Alghero’s restaurants to enjoy the delicious seafood dishes. Don’t forget to try the local specialty, "Aragosta alla Catalana" (lobster)!
One of Sardinia’s highlights near Alghero is Neptune’s Grotto (“Grotte di Nettuno”), a stalactite cave on the tip of the peninsula of Capo Caccia whose entrance lies only around a metre above sea level. The 204-metre-high cliffs and caves are therefore reached by boat during a trip of approximately 45 minutes departing from the port of Alghero. Alternatively, after a scenic route by car, you can descend the 654-step stairway cut into the cliff called “escala del cabirol” (goat’s steps) to visit the grotto.
One of the symbols of Sardinia are the nuraghe, ancient megalithic edifices developed by the nuragic civilisation that inhabited the island from about 1500 BC onwards. Their villages were built around round tower-fortresses which date back to the Bronze Age. The sturdy structures, consisting of layers of basalt blocks, stand only by virtue of the weight of their stones. We recommend visiting the Nuraghe di Palmavera near Alghero, founded around the 14th century BC and renovated in 1963.
When staying in Alghero the beautiful beaches in Stintino, the Asinara National Park and the historic villages of Bosa and Castelsardo are easily reached as well. Would you like to explore the versatile west coast by (sailing) boat? Book our sailing excursion with the Andrea Jensen!
Hotel Don Diego****
Overlooking the island of Tavolara, Hotel Don Diego is located in a stunning bay, just a few metres from the beach. During your stay in this charming hotel on the north-east coast of Sardinia you'll be able to relax completely in the pool with panoramic view or on the private beach.
Falkensteiner Resort Capo Boi*****, Villasimius - Sardinia
The exclusive 5-star Falkensteiner Resort in south-east Sardinia is the perfect accommodation for a luxurious family holiday. Falkensteiner invites you to take a refreshing dive in the infinity pool, relax at the resort's private beach, bubble away in the SPA and enjoy a tasty meal in the restaurant. Falkensteiner Capo Boi Resort is a beautiful luxury place during your tour of Sardinia!
Starting point: Olbia, Cagliari or Alghero
Book your round trip with discount!
• Book before 31.12.2017 and get a discount up to € 500
• Book before 31.03.2018 and get a discount up to € 350
The tour includes:
• Stay: 14 nights
• Type of room: Standard room
• Board: bed & breakfast, except in the Falkensteiner Resort (half board)
*During the period 07.07 to 24.08, instead of the Falkensteiner resort, will be booked a room in Cormoran resort (half board).
Touring with an all-inclusive rental car
We're happy to book you a rental car. The Sunny Car's all-in formula includes all insurances and an unlimited mileage. During the online booking process you can easily add a GPS package as well. The shown prices are an indication of the rental price for the entire tour. Should the current price differ, we will inform you before confirming the booking of your rental car.
We offer various car categories:
• Small: 3-door Fiat Panda or similar, manual transmission with air-conditioning
• Comfort: 5-door VW Polo or similar, manual transmission with air-conditioning
• Station: 5-door Opel Astra STW or similar, manual transmission with air-conditioning
We're happy to tailor the tour to your preferences!
• You can easily extend or change the tour's itinerary
• Do you prefer a more luxurious stay? It's possible to upgrade to a superior room
• Do you prefer half board in all accommodations? Please ask us about the possibilities
• We're happy to help you find the best flights and ferry crossings
• Travelling with kids? We're happy to send you a travel plan adjusted to your specific travel party
• Tip: extend your round trip with one of our unique excursions!