Book your next last minute escape to beautiful Sardinia
Flight times from the UK to Sardinia average just two hours and 45 minutes, so it’s never too late to book your perfect Italian escape.
The ancient city of Alghero seamlessly brings together the best of Sardinia in one place, boasting a fantastic selection of historical sites alongside some of the most stunning beaches that Italy has to offer. Explore hidden coves and coral reefs or stroll through the quaint cobbled streets to discover a host of traditional Italian boutiques, bars and restaurants.
If you’re after a little adventure on your last minute break, head to luxurious Costa Smeralda. The region is a hotspot for families thanks to its popular Aquadream waterpark, which features a small selection of wave pools and waterslides. There’s even the opportunity to partake in some impromptu whale and dolphin watching nearby.
For those looking for a more relaxing break, the port city of Olbia has you covered. Here you’ll find one of the most famous museums in Italy – The Museo Archeologico while days spent meandering between the region’s many restaurants and cafe bars make for the perfect laid-back retreat.
The best time of year to book your last minute holiday
Holidays booked up to eight weeks in advance are typically considered to be last minute and this is often when you’ll find the best deals. Sardinia’s high season is closely aligned with summer in the UK, so book a trip here throughout July and August to experience a full 12 hours of Italian sunshine per day. Or travel in September and October for comfortable temperatures of around 22°C and great deals. Between October and May you can get even better prices but things have a tendency to get a little wetter.
Other popular holidays in Italy
If you’re still weighing up your options for a last minute deal, Italy has a fantastic range of destinations to choose from. Take a look at nearby Tuscany, Sicily or the Neapolitan Riviera for a selection of breaks that will see you setting off into the sun in no time. If you’re intent on escaping to Sardinia however, take a look at our travel guide for more information on how to plan your perfect last minute holiday to this beautiful region. Here are the top hotels in Sardinia to get you started.
This 4* retreat offers spectacular coastal views and is located just a few steps from the beach, so you won't need to stray too far from your hotel to witness the very best that Sardinia has to offer. Two incredible pools are yours to enjoy, one of which is an infinity pool set right into the hillside. The friendly town of Fertile is just a 10-minute walk away and offers ample restaurants serving a range of local delicacies. While guests here also benefit from being just eight kilometres away from the bustling centre of Alghero. Or if you prefer, relax by the pool with a cocktail in hand and take advantage of Punta Negra's al fresco bar, serving chilled drinks and snacks throughout the day.
Complete seclusion is yours to enjoy when you stay at this elegant 4* hotel, complete with its own private bay offering exclusive access for guests. Evening entertainment includes open-air piano music, while three fantastic restaurants and ample a la carte dining options mean you won't have to stray too far from your accommodation to enjoy the best of Sardinia after dark. Transfers from the airport take just 50 minutes, while free bicycle hire allows guests to explore the local area with ease. Be sure to venture out to the boutique shops and swanky marina of Porto Cervo - just a 10-minute drive down the coast.