Sardinia – European Caribic, wild nature, outstanding beaches and luxury resorts

Sardinia, with its capital Cagliari, is the second largest Italian island, just after Sicily. It is located west of Italian mainland, has a length of 267 kilometers and a width of 120 kilometers. It boasts nicknames like The Pearl of the Mediterranean or European Caribic.

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Cala Goloritzè, Sardegna, Italy
Cala Goloritzè, Sardegna, Italy by Sara Pizzagalli

The surface of the island is mountainous, featuring the rocks that are crisscrossed by numerous canyons, high white cliffs and dazzling plateau. Its dominant peak is Punta La Marmora, reaching a height of 1834 metres above sea level.

The summit of Punta La Marmora, Sardinia, Italy
The summit of Punta La Marmora, Sardinia by David Edgar

A real gem of Sardinia are beautiful beaches and bays, which are reminiscent of the Caribbean Islands. Thanks to the diversity of the environment you can find here not just long beaches, covered with superb white sand, but also discreet gravel and sandy bays, or even caves.

The whole image is enhanced by smaller or larger islands in the area making really a romantic impression.

Beach on Sardinia on the way from St. Teresa di Gallura to Alghero, Italy
Beach on Sardinia on the way from St. Teresa di Gallura to Alghero by pr1me

Color of the sea abounds with all sorts of shades – from crystal clear, through turquoise to deep green. Below the surface lies intact and fully functioning underwater world.

Thus the sea is not suitable for swimming and enjoying the amazing beaches only, but also for diving. And this is why Sardinia became the destination, which offers visitors one of the best marine life in the Mediterranean.

Grotta di Nettuno, Sardinia, Italy
Grotta di Nettuno, Sardinia by Tobias Helfrich

The uniqueness of the island is in the huge potential of exploring the original culture of the island. You can find here the relics from prehistoric times, from the Bronze Age to the Iron Age, but also from the later Roman period.

The island is literally dotted with megalithic structures, especially tomb of giants, and stone towers – Nuraghe. There are several thousands of such forts in Sardinia.

Nuraghe, Sardinia, Italy
Nuraghe, Sardinia, Italy by Roberto Ferrari

Another important historical site is the Phoenician Tharros, settlement of 8th century BC, later rebuilt by the Romans.

Phoenician Tharros, Oristano, Sardinia, Italy
Phoenician Tharros, Oristano, Sardinia by Norbert Nagel

Regarding tourism, Sardinia offers a number of ways you can spend a vacation. On the island, the visitor can find accommodation of any kind from pensions and residences of middle class to the most luxurious hotels and resorts.

All of them, however, offer a wide range of high quality services, including ancillary programs, sports and spas.

Colonna resort hotel, Sardinia, Italy
Colonna Beach Hotel Resort, Arzachena, Sardinia

If the client is tired of luxury and care, may discover another dimension of Sardinia, and thus the inland countryside. It is arid, wild, but also works poetically, and has a smell of another world.

Local Sardinians mostly live in villages almost untouched by civilization, whether in fishing, mountainous or farm villages. Landscape is surrounded by olive groves or vineyards.

San Salvatore di Sinis, Sardinia, Italy
San Salvatore di Sinis, Sardinia by Cristiano Cani

Amazing impression of this place is completed by the distinctive Sardinians. Their history is sometimes really mysterious, but they are honest and hospitable people.

Because of that it is easier to come into contact with the delicious local cuisine as well as delicious wine. But be careful! Sardinian language is different from Italian.

Tharros, Sardinia, Italy
Photo of Tharros, Sardinia, Italy by Fawcett5

So if you want to visit one of the most beautiful places in the Mediterranean, where on the first impression you will find out that you are experiencing something special, to enjoy magnificent sea and beautiful hotel complexes or just experience some of the unique nature, still boasting wild horses, then Sardinia is the best choice for you!

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