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Baia Sardinia

Baia Sardinia Holidays

The well-known resort of Baia is set on Sardinia's beautiful Emerald Coast. There is a little bit of everything for visitors here, making it one of the best destinations for holidays to Sardinia. From archaeological excursions to exhilarating water sports, delicious Italian food to beach-side nightclubs and trendy bars. And that's not forgetting the beautiful soft, white sands of the beach stretching out in front of this exciting resort. Its prime location also makes it perfect for a little jaunt over to some of the most famous destinations on the island.

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Picture-perfect beaches

Baia beach is set on a glorious 55-kilometer stretch of golden coastline. The crystal-clear waters and pure-white sands offset its green lush hillsides, creating the perfect conditions for swimming, sunbathing and watersports.

There are plenty of peaceful spots on your Baia Sardinia holiday with more beaches close by, so you're bound to find the right one for you. Parents, for example, will love Pevero Beach, just outside Baia. Its shallow seabed makes it ideal for swimming with the kids. And the laid-back nearby Phi beach combines white sands with an impressive 18th-century naval fortress to explore.

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Sample sumptuous Sardinian cuisine

With so many restaurants lined up along the coast in Baia, you'll be spoilt for choice when deciding where to head to for a romantic beach-side meal watching the sun set. Fish and seafood dominate the menu. There is freshly-caught lobster, as well as many restaurants serving their own version of burrida, a traditional fish stew. And let's not forget one of the world's favourite foods is available in abundance – you'll have every opportunity to enjoy delicious wood-fired pizzas.

Fun in the water

With its perfect combination of location, wind and water conditions you might just be tempted to try out one of the watersports on offer during your Baia Sardinia holidays. Sailing, windsurfing and kayaking are all extremely popular, making it no surprise that the annual Sardinia Cup sailing regatta is held here. And there's also jet-skiing and scuba diving to tempt you out into the inviting blue waters.

For younger family members, head to the Aquadream Water Park, featuring water slides and games areas while the countless sunbeds offer plenty of relaxation opportunities for adults.

Easy to get to, the beautiful seaside resort of Baia Sardinia is a beach lover's paradise with plenty to do besides. So if you're looking for a small, friendly town with all the familiar attractions of a large resort, then this is the place to spend your summer holiday.

Experience nature at its best

Peeking over the horizon, across the beach in Baia, are the Maddalena Islands – a collection of seven large islands surrounded by 55 islets. Now a national park, take a boat and treat yourself to a taste of paradise visiting these beautiful, untouched locations where the natural landscape and wildlife is protected.

Stunning, mostly uninhabited sandy beaches teem with wildlife and provide a safe haven for many species of flora and fauna. On one island, you'll get to walk across its unique Pink Beach, so named because of abundance coral and shells sprinkled throughout the sand. On another, is a historic museum dedicated to general Giuseppe Garibaldi, who was exiled here.

A taste of luxury

Baia, Sardinia's local attractions are just too good to miss. Porto Cervo, created in the 1960s by Prince Aga Khan as a retreat for the wealthy, is filled with designer boutiques, prestigious clubs and luxury hotels attracting celebrities from Elton John to George Clooney.

Follow the coastline west and you'll soon arrive in Palau, which is great for spending a day lazing on its beautiful beach followed by an evening cocktail at a glitzy bar. And for something busier, head to Porto Rotondo, a stylish small port, home to hundreds of boats.

Discover ancient tunnels

Dotted around the beautiful countryside of Baia are many archaeological sites. You're never very far from ancient tunnels and passages, some dating as far back as 3,500 BC.

Nuraghe di Albucciu, just 15 minutes away, is well worth a visit, as is the stone temple, Tempio di Malchittu nearby. Li Muri Tomba dei Giganti, or the Giant's Tomb, is also a fascinating spot.

Be a VIP for the night

Baia Sardinia is a hub of evening entertainment. Many bars and restaurants in the central piazza provide a relaxing and friendly atmosphere, and for livening up your summer nights, head to some of the clubs and discos and you'll soon be dancing across the sand.

The area's reputation for great nightlife extends to the surrounding area too. Those seeking a party atmosphere won't be disappointed with famous Phi beach, which sits right on the doorstep. Many popular restaurants and beach-side bars fill this town, and open-air night clubs such as Billionaire offer a VIP experience right through to the small hours.