Sardinia Holidays 2016

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Spoil yourself in Sardinia

Relax and let breathtaking beauty capture your heart on your holidays to Sardinia. As the second largest island in the Mediterranean, Sardinia's stunning coastline offers an expanse of pale sandy beaches, clear emerald seas, rocky coves and tiny charming islands to explore.

Away from the coast, Sardinia's interior alternates between lushly forested mountain peaks and hidden valleys harbouring delightful little villages. Whether you want to relax on your Sardinia holidays, or spend your time trekking and exploring, the island has something to offer everyone, from its gorgeous beaches for sunbathing, diving and kite surfing to a variety of sights steeped in Sardinia's rich culture and history.

Relax and unwind

The beautiful Costa Smerelda in the north is home to the famously decadent Billionaire's Club while south of Olbia, La Caletta is perfect for a family holiday or enjoying the gorgeous coastline where the enchanting Golfo di Orosei beach delights with hidden coves and fantastically turquoise waters. Stay in one of the ocean facing resorts to be in a prime location for some beach relaxation therapy.

The south is dominated by Cagliari, Sardinia's cosmopolitan capital with a medieval heart, which is well worth visiting on your Sardinia holiday. You can also choose to base yourself there where you’ll find a fantastic range of accommodation options when you book with lowcostholidays!

All sun and fun

Holidays to Sardinia have something for everyone, from families looking for a relaxing getaway to travellers desiring an island adventure. There's a distinction between popular resorts such as Costa Smerelda and Porto Cervo, and more rural towns that run to their own rhythms throughout the year. Alghero is one such a town, where you’ll find a labyrinth of narrow streets, ancient Sardinian houses and tiny boutiques, surrounded some towering city walls that still protect it from the sea. A walk along the top of these walls offers a picture perfect view of the Mediterranean Sea.

The Golfo di Orosei not only has some of the most breathtaking coastal scenery, but the Tuttavista mountains mean that there's plenty of hiking and 4x4 tours away from the main beaches. An hour's drive to the north of La Caletta, the city of Nuoro boasts some excellent museums, including the Museum of Modern Art. There are some spectacular ruins at Nora too, where you can discover an ancient pre-Roman town.

Beauty and Culture in Sardinia

With a beautiful landscape on its doorstep, there’s a lot to see, do and experience on Sardinia holidays. Although you may be tempted to while away your time on the beach, The Maddalena Archipelago is an absolute must visit. Comprising seven beautiful islands, the archipelago has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site and is a beautiful place to spend your time. Make a splash in the aquamarine waters, chill out in one of the waterside restaurants and soak up that wonderful Sardinian sun!

Near the charming town of Alghero, Neptune's Grotto is an enchanting stalactite cave that is accessible by stairs and by boat. All around are huge underwater marine caves which make it a paradise for scuba diving fans. The biggest and most famous of these is the Nereo Cave, which receives thousands of scuba divers every year.

Traditional culture can be enjoyed by visiting Orgosolo, to see the political murales, or in Mamoiada, which offers distinctive and stunning carnivale masks. Alternatively, visit the isle of Caprera to take a peek inside Giuseppe Garibaldi's home.

As one very lush and green island, Sardinia is a haven for nature lovers. Giara Park in Tuili offers guided tours to see the last wild horses in Europe while venturing further inland will see you in touching distance of some fascinating animals. Expect wild boars and golden eagles around every corner!

In general the Sardinia nightlife has more of a family atmosphere, but in July and August there are some good clubbing options in Porto Cervo or Baia Sardinia on the Costa Smerelda.

Sardinia Beach Holidays

Top Beaches

The Sardinian coast is a gorgeous stretch of clean waters and soft sands, but some of the most popular spots are Porto Pollo for its great waves for surfing, and Maria Pia close to Alghero. Costa Smerelada and Olbia also have well known beaches with lots of space to spread out.

Attractions

The rocky landscape creates an interesting coastline that has many unique features. The headlands provide a variety between calm waters and sharp winds that allow for all types of water sports, and beach combers will love the rocky inlets, coves and rock pools that line the beaches.

Beach Activities

Make a splash at the seaside and enjoy all sorts of sport, including surfing, sailing, swimming and snorkelling. Hunting out crabs in the rock pools of Olbia is also good fun for the kids, whilst the parents can lie back and relax on the sandy beach in the glorious sun

Hotels

From the busier resorts with all the entertainment and facilities to quiet, secluded beach hotels that escape from any crowds, there are lots of hotels to choose from at lowcostholidays.com. With flexible dates, low prices and an easy booking system, you can plan your holiday in Sardinia stress free.

Sardinia Couples Holidays

Couples Attractions

The fertile landscape and gorgeous coastline makes Sardinia a brilliant destination for couples wanting a romantic escape to the sun. When away from the beach, take a tour of the vineyards and olive groves of the region, such as those near Oliena and Arzachena, for a pleasant and relaxing afternoon.

Couples Activities

Take the time to be alone and explore the beautiful countryside by going horse riding or hiring a bike for a cycling tour of the area. For something a little more sophisticated, explore the sights of Alghero or Sassari and make the most of the leisurely café couture that is typical of Sardinia.

Couples Nightlife

Sardinia’s charm is in its lack of tourist trap features like the busy pubs and clubs of other European holiday destinations. However you can still find lots of lively bars with music and entertainment on an evening, as well as some delightful restaurants serving local cuisine and wines.

Couples Hotels

You don’t need to spend all your savings on a romantic getaway in the sun; lowcostholidays.com has found some comfortable and affordable hotels on the coast of Sardinia that don’t compromise on quality. Wherever takes your fancy, we have a hotel to suit your needs and budget.

Sardinia Exploring Holidays

Exploring Attractions

The hills and mountains beyond the beaches of Sardinia are an asset to the region for the excellent canyons, hikes and trails they provide, but there are also historical sites of interest such as Roman baths and ancient monuments. In the towns, you can also find old churches, markets and shops.

Exploring Activities

The region is rich in activity, and from scuba diving in the depths of the ocean to climbing the highest points of the hills there is a sport for everyone in Sardinia. Canyoning is an increasingly popular attraction of the area, but traditional fun like water sports and trekking remain important.

Festivals

There are several carnivals and celebrations throughout the year in Sardinia, bringing together locals and tourists for dance, food, music and processions that delight its visitors. The Festival of San Simplicio in Olbio is one such occasion, a religious celebration that is highly held by the Sardinians.

Architecture

Wherever you choose to stay there is lots of interesting architecture in Sardinia. The Palazzo d’Usini is a fine example of baroque architecture in Sassari, whilst in Bari the medieval Cathedral is a grand and ornate religious site. If visiting Alghero, be sure to wander the city walls and visit the old town.

Sardinia Family Holidays

Family Attractions

Sardinia offers a cultural holiday with great opportunities for some quality family time. Wander the medieval walls of Sassari, explore the harbour front of Alghero or relax at the beach and soak up the sun. On a cloudy day, check out one of Sassari’s museums for a taste of the region’s history.

Family Activities

Embrace the warm waters of the coast and take a boat trip out to sea for a chance to spend the afternoon swimming, have a barbeque on deck and go fishing for a catch for supper. In the towns of Sardinia you will also find lots of shops as well as golf courses for the sport lovers.

Family Nightlife

Evenings in Sardinia have a friendly and inviting atmosphere that is perfect for those travelling with kids. Taste some of the delicious fresh produce of the local restaurants and hunt out a pub where you can listen to live music or experience some traditional entertainment.

Family Hotels

For a place to stretch out without stretching the budget, lowcostholidays.com has a wide range of hotels in Sardinia from the brassy and classy to the cheap and cheerful. We also do great deals on group booking and school holidays, so see what we can do for you this summer.