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- Pullman Timi Ama SardegnaLocalita Notteri, 09049 Villasimius, Sardinia, Italyrecommended Pullman Timi Ama SardegnaWe had a really good time here. It is a five stars hotel with all comforts...spa, shops, two great restaurants, one of which is on the , a private beach, that is one of the most beautiful of southern ... read moreSardinia, a stylish swimming pool, a library, and many other amenities.Common areas are really cool. Rooms are very comfortable even though not so new. Staff is really nice.Recommended for:Manuela Nadin
A lovely place
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Take a look at my Sardinia reviews. I also have a guide to archeological sites. http://www.gogobot.com/barbara-k-unforgettable-archeological-si
- Centro Vacanze IsuleddaLocalita La Conia | Cannigione, 07020 Arzachena, Sardinia, Italyrecommended Centro Vacanze IsuleddaIsuledda is a vacation resort that probably has something for everyone. I spent a couple of happy weeks there over two years with a kayaking group from Sea Kayak Italy. We stayed in the very cute ... read morelittle bungalows that are kind of like old fashioned American motel cottages. Except ours were just 100 meters from the Mediterranean Sea. It was perfect for a kayaking adventure because we could dry our kayaking clothes on the porch of the bungalow. We ate most of our meals in the central dining room and enjoyed the variety of well-prepared food. Staff was friendly and helpful. If you don't want to stay in a bungalow they also have standard hotel rooms, caravan spots, or tent camping. I really liked the way the lodging had easy access to the 3 beaches that were part of the property. Like most Italian summer resorts they had a fun program of evening entertainment and water sports. It would be a great place to come with kids. It was a bit distant from Cannigione, though you could take a shuttle bus or a public bus, or take your own car. It's not far from Olbia Airport or from Palau. I'd be delighted to bring another kayaking group there, given the chance.Recommended for:Family Travelers
- Tanka Village09049 Villasimius, Sardinia, Italyrecommended Tanka VillageThis is a quintessential Italian beach resort. It's got comfy bungalows, great food, and a long sandy beach with access to lots of water sports, including kayaking. It's not really my sort of place. I ... read moreprefer smaller places with smaller footprints and less excess. However, it was well run and may be the right place for you.
- Costa DoradaLungomare Palmasera 45, 08020 Cala Gonone, Sardinia, Italyrecommended Costa DoradaI was researching hotels for a Sardinian tour when I found this beautiful, well-situated hotel. The first thing I recall hearing about it was that Madonna stayed there while filming "Swept Away." I ... read moredecided to give it a try anyway. It's a multi-tiered building where most rooms have shared terraces and views of the limpid turquoise Med. The room was comfortable, and have a old world lux feel, but what stands out for me were the great services offered by the staff. They can arrange any sort of tour or adventure for you. You can go off into the mountains with a guide, or on a snorkel tour, or they'll set you up to go see a fantastic sea cave. The hotel is right on the main seaside street in town within easy walking distane of the little port and all the restaurants. They have their own beach, or you can take a boat to a more isolated beach.Recommended for:Barbara Kossy
Just up from a private beach.
- Hotel Villa Gustui MarisVia Marco Polo 57, 08020 Cala Gonone, Sardinia, Italyrecommended Hotel Villa Gustui MarisThis comfortable hotel is up the hill from the center of Gala Gonone. The room was large and we were given a free upgrade to a room with a balcony and view. The dining room was good, though a bit ... read moreexpensive for dinner. Breakfast had one of the best selections, including lots of regional choices, that I've seen in Sardinia. Down side was that the staff smoked constantly, so the public areas remained smoky, and for some reason they had these bright lights illuminating the hotel into the night. When I asked, they did dim the lights. Over all, I would go back since the staff was so helpful.Recommended for:Barbara Kossy
Not on the beach, but very comfortable.
recommended Cala GononeIf you spend 5 days or a week in Cala Gonone you can visit the mountains and rustic interior of Sardinia AND spend days on the sea, kayaking, swimming, hiking and visiting marine grottos. There are ... read moreplenty of hotels, and lots of moderate restaurants. Your hotel can help hook you up with one of the many local guiding services to take you one step beyond. I've used Cala Gonone as a base for two of my Sardinia trips, and yes, I'd do it again.Recommended for:Barbara Kossy
You can have beach and mountain!
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Sardinia has a wide variety of beaches to choose from. How do you like to spend your beach time? Sailing, kayaking, fishing?
recommended Agriturismo TestoneIf you go inland there are many agriturismos where you can have super yummy meals..we recommend this one. Arrive to a jug of wine and then the food just keeps coming. Expect something like this: A ... read moreSardinian meal normally starts with antipasti : proscuitto, cheese, octopus, salami, olives,marinated vegetables, clams or mussels cooked alla marinara with white wine, garlic, and parsley, burrida, bottarga (salted, dried fish eggs of tuna or mullet) which is served in shavings with lemon and olive oil. First course (Primi) include: sa fregula, a small round shaped pasta often served in fish broth with clams; malloreddus, small grooved pasta flavored with saffron and served with tomato, sausage sauce and topped of with grated pecorino cheese; culingionis, ravioli made with semolina (potato and mint filling, but fillings depend on the region of the island); and panadas, a round pie filled with vegetables, meat or eels. Second course(Secondo) Usually a fish or meat dish. Traditional Sardinian meats are spit-roasted suckling pig, cooked over a log fire. Baby lamb,goat, and rabbit are also very popular. There was some talk of cordula, lamb intestines with peas tied into an intricate braid but I didn't have the stomach for it. Another specialty food is sanguinaccio, a pig-blood sausage sweetened with currants and sugar and served roasted or boiled. Atmosphere is "rustic". Remember to book.Recommended for:
- Romazzino Hotel07020 Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italyrecommended Romazzino HotelExcrutiatingly expensive, but incredibly well placed and super comfortable. Family friendly. Good sized rooms, all with a view. Nice pool and well kept beach. It's a good scene for viewing the super ... read moreyachts. But truly gorgeous setting.Recommended for:Family Travelers
recommended SardiniaI spent my honeymoon in Sardinia..and it is the perfect place for that and then some! Really what a fascinating place. History buffs will revel in the battles that have been fought by this island of ... read moreindependantists...inland you will see graffiti from the revolutionaries from the 1980s. There is an on going battle between Corsica and Sardinia. Great food. Super hiking. Beautiful beaches. Crystle blue water. Fantastic for sailing. Stick with either the northwest - Porto Cervo/Costa Smerlada region or head down south to Cagliari or Carbonia. Avoid Alghero - it's "budget" in the bad sense of the word. Costa Smeralda is insanely expensive and totally over the top. The Aga Kahn funded the development of this area several decades ago and since then the super yachts have found their home here. It's definitely worth splurging to experience this scene if you have the spare cash.Recommended for: