Italy has a lot to offer tourists: food and wine, art and architecture, high peaks and Tuscan wooded hills, but relatively few British people come here for the sun and sand.Only a corner at the less attractive end will be spiaggia libera, for people who just want to lie down and lie on a towel.
Sardinia is not like that: the lists of the best beaches on the island are in the hundreds, and there are many more unnamed coves and wedges of white, silver or golden sand around its more than 1.Some popular beaches are concessioned, although even these tend to be so spacious that there is a lot of spiaggia libera left.There are wild beaches for those who are prepared to bring their own supplies, but most have a hut that sells drinks, ice cream and snacks.
9 Best hotels to stay in Sardinia
1.Hotel Calabona ⭐⭐⭐
Good value for money, beachfront hotel offering suites with terraces (up to 5 people) and hardwood floors.the rooms with sea view with balconies on the upper floors are worth the price for the incredible views.The hotel offers 2 open air swimming pools (one with jets) and a private beach. 20 minutes walk to the historic old town of Alghero with its many bars and restaurants, St Michael’s Church (1.5 km), Alghero Cathedral (1.8 km).Hotel phone: +39 079 977343.
2.Hotel Sa Cheya Relais & Spa ⭐⭐⭐
Ecological hotel located on a 5 hectares property offering quadruple rooms (up to 4 people) with panoramic views of the Sardinian countryside.It has an open air swimming pool with whirlpool area, 2 tennis courts and activities such as horse riding, walking, etc. Quiet hotel which is a good base to explore other parts of Sardinia. 5 km away (2 minutes by car).hotel phone: +39 079 951636.
3.Cormoran Hotel ⭐⭐⭐
4 star family oriented hotel located on the stunning beach of Villasimius.It offers bungalow-style suites (up to 5 people) and family rooms with sea views (up to 6 people) in a lush garden. The hotel has no lifts; the rooms that are farthest from the pool and entertainment venues are the quietest. 3 swimming pools (an Olympic pool, heated Jacuzzi and children’s pool), 2 private parking lots, a private beach, tennis courts, a children’s club and a playground.
4.Hotel Pedraladda ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
4 star hotel by the bay with bright, quadruple rooms with sea views (up to 4 people), with sofa beds and a free buffet breakfast.Opt for rooms with sea view or top floor rooms with balconies to enjoy magnificent views of Castelsardo Castle and the Gulf of Asinara.facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, beach access, games room and shuttle service to local beaches.the hotel has easy access to a private beach and is a short walk (7 minutes) from Castelsardo town centre.good base for exploring Castelsardo, Alghero and Costa Paradiso.hotel phone: +39 079 470383.
5.Stella Maris ⭐⭐⭐
With brightly coloured suites (up to 4 persons) with ethnic furniture and lots of personality, this hotel offers views of Campulongu Bay. The hotel has a private beach, well-tended gardens, a two-level outdoor swimming pool and a free buffet breakfast. It offers free parking and is close to an 18-hole golf course at the Tanka Golf & Country Club (less than 1 km away).Hotel phone: +39.070.797100.
6.Resort Grande Baia ⭐⭐⭐
Located on 80 hectares of Mediterranean forest near the bay of Coda Cavallo, this elegant complex with a breathtaking view of the island Tavolara (a protected marine area), offers beautiful family rooms (up to 4 people) and suites with private furnished terraces.The apartments are equipped with kitchen, 2 restaurants, a bar / lounge and an outdoor pool with poolside bar, offers a free breakfast buffet, a children’s club and nature tours, night entertainment and a diving center. The complex is close to many beaches and coves: Playa Grande Baia is 5 minutes away on foot.At short distance by car: Cala Brandinchi beach (7 km), La Cinta beach (11 km), San Teodoro centre (10 km). hotel phone: +39 0784 836900.
7.Hotel Carlos V & Spa ⭐⭐⭐
Five star luxury hotel in a fabulous location overlooking the bay of Alghero, offering elegant family rooms (up to 4 people) with large balconies overlooking the sea or garden.Within walking distance, the old town (10-15 min), the Mare Nostrum Aquarium (13 min), Alghero Airport (20 minutes by car), Hotel Phone: +39 079 972 0600.
8.Boutique Hotel Su Sergenti ⭐⭐⭐
Isolated boutique hotel with bright colonial style family rooms (up to 4 people) with balconies / terraces.The hotel has a swimming pool with sea views and enjoys an excellent location between the centre of Villasimius (5 minutes walk), with its many cafes, restaurants, etc. and the Simius beach (9-15 minutes walk).Ideally located to explore many nearby beaches: Porto Giunco (2.7 km) Campulongu (2.8 km), Punta Molentis (4.5 km).
9.Santa Maria Resort ⭐⭐⭐
Quiet and modern farmhouse apartment complex, with Sardinian style family rooms (up to 4 people) with handmade furniture, sofa beds, kitchens, terraces and garden views.It has a children’s playground and an open-air swimming pool and offers activities such as horse-riding and windsurfing. Near many beautiful beaches and the town of Orosei (5 minutes by car). good base for exploring the coast by boat. hotel phone: +39 0784 998117.