Enjoy powdered white sands and sheltered coves in beautiful Sardinia
Flights from the UK to Sardinia take just two hours and 45 minutes, so you’re only ever a short journey away from a luxurious Italian escape.
A holiday favourite of Hollywood’s elite, including Bradley Cooper, Zac Efron and Denzel Washington, Sardinia is the ideal choice for a Mediterranean break steeped in luxury. The coastline here is scattered with 4* and 5* hotels, many of which are home to their own private stretches of sand that offer exclusive access to their guests.
Come nightfall you’ll be treated to a bevy of gourmet dining experiences both inside and outside of your chosen accommodation. Local wine is widely available too, with flavours handpicked from the vineyards that scatter this secluded island retreat.
Living the high life in Sardinia
Guests can take their pick of luxury accommodation options across Sardinia, while upmarket shopping experiences and visits to exclusive spa retreats only add to the feeling of opulence here.
Rich in Italian history, Alghero is home to a plethora of gourmet restaurants including popular Angedras and Al Tuguri, the latter of which offers sumptuous fine dining options for vegetarians. Costa Smeralda houses the picturesque Porto Cervo harbour, lined with luxury yachts, while nearby Olbia boasts a selection of lavish VIP clubs and nightlife venues.
Other popular holidays in Italy
Italy is home to a generous array of luxury destinations, so it’s possible to treat yourself beyond the borders of Sardinia, too. Check out Sicily, Tuscany and the Italian Lakes for even more opportunities to enjoy an opulent Italian break. If you’re set on a luxury holiday to Sardinia however, take a look at our travel guide for more information on how to plan your high-end escape. Here are just a few of the finest luxury hotels in Sardinia to get you started.
Boasting a private white-sand beach, the 4* Le Palme Hotel is ideally located within tranquil gardens and offers a complimentary shuttle bus to nearly Porto Cervo, where unique fine dining experiences are yours to enjoy every night of your stay. The hotel's wellness centre makes for the ultimate pampering retreat, with massages, beauty treatments and access to Turkish baths and a spacious sauna. Privilege Service is also available in a select number of suites and includes a delivery of fresh fruit and sparkling wine upon arrival.
This 5* resort is one of the most secluded accommodation options in the whole of Sardinia. Hammocks swing from juniper trees that circle the hotel, while tranquil olive groves are also yours to explore. Leisure activities include tennis and horse-riding facilities, as well as an onsite spa and wellness centre where guests are welcome to book in for a wide range of massage and beauty treatments. An outdoor gym and three-tier swimming pool with panoramic views of the ocean complete the experience and ensure that guests feel pampered and rejuvenated throughout their stay.
Set in a peaceful location between two secluded coves, Valle dell'Erica Thalasso and Spa Resort is the epitome of 5* luxury accommodation in Sardinia. The hotel is home to a first-class Thalassotherapy spa, featuring four saltwater pools and a wide selection of pampering treatments – including a Turkish bath, sauna and massage therapies. With its own exclusive seaside postcode, guests are free to explore 69 acres of parkland and follow footpaths out to a string of white sand bays located just a short walk from the hotel.
This 4* escape offers plenty of opportunity to sit back and drink in the atmosphere from it's harbour-front setting, as luxury yachts fill your view when you opt for a stay at this boutique retreat. Set right on the edge of a marina and boasting its own private beach, quiet sunbathing space is always in abundance here. Delectable dining options are yours to enjoy at the on-site Bahia Restaurant, which is renowned for its range of succulent seafood dishes. Your luxurious experience is rounded off by a private terrace in each room, many of which boast sublime beachfront views.