Sardinia is one of Italy’s islands and an amazing holiday destination. Sardinia has something on offer for everyone, whether you are a beach goer, thrill seeker, history buff or are more into nature. Read on for information you need to know before heading to this idyllic Italian island. the down-low on what, when and where of Sardinia.
When to Visit Sardinia
You can visit Sardinia at pretty much any time of the year although the island can look a little drab over the winter months. However, September is actually the most recommended month to visit Sardinia and it’s not advised to visit Sardinia in August as that’s the time when many Italians go to the island for their holidays. Accommodation prices often rise and the beaches will be extremely busy during August. In September, the sea will be at its warmest and the biggest crowds will have left, perfect for a nice getaway, especially when you aren’t tied down by term breaks.
Where to Stay in Sardinia
The price of accommodation is very dependent on when you are planning to visit and whether you are coming with your family, just yourself and your partner, or a group of friends. For example, there are budget hotels available to make sure that you don’t break the bank to enjoy Sardinia’s sun. Some even have breakfasts and other meals included, so that’s one less worry. If you are travelling with a bigger group, you can consider renting a self-catered apartment. There are many operators offering self-catered apartments, and you can even check Airbnb to see if you can snag yourself an amazing deal. There are various family friendly resorts to consider that offer activities for everyone such as Mark Warner’s Perdepera Beach Resort: markwarner.co.uk/sun-holidays/sardinia/. They provide childcare from ages 1 to 17 with qualified nannies to supervise a host of activities. This ensures the parents can enjoy some time to themselves, hike one of Sardinia’s many trails or have a sailing lesson.
What to See in Sardinia
To see most of Sardinia, a car is highly recommended. Whether you have driven down in your own car, or you are renting a car, having a vehicle at the ready means you are free to go where you want, when you want. Public transportation is very ineffective on Sardinia and you are bound to lose more time travelling. Such a waste if you’re only there for a short break!
Sardinia has many beaches you can visit. There are even some amazing beaches that can only be reached by foot or boat. This means it will be less crowded than those beaches close to your hotel. Cala Goloritze is one of these beaches. It’s a small rocky beach on the west coast with the most amazing blue water.
You can also visit Cagliari, Sardinia’s historic capital city and also Sardinia’s biggest city. Here you’ll see vespas buzzing around streets and boulevards, busy cafes and beautiful arcades. Cagliari is a historic town with Roman ruins and old churches. Consider a visit to the archaeological museum, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, which showcases artefacts from thousands of years ago, including bronze figures. Other cities to visit include Olbia and Alghero, housing beautiful historic sights, gorgeous churches and delicious eateries.