5 Reasons to Head for Sardinia
Each summer, the superyacht-set head for popular destinations including the Amalfi Coast or the Greek Islands, as well as the Mediterranean hotspots of Ibiza or Majorca. But there’s another Mediterranean hotspot surging up the popularity scale as more and more people discover its beauty. Sardinia.
There’s a magical natural beauty here and enough home-grown wine and delicious seafood to keep you satisfied! What’s more, the crowds are much fewer than many other Mediterranean destinations, so it’s ideal if you’re seeking a luxurious charter vacation with a difference. Here, we take a look at 5 reasons why you should consider Sardinia for your luxury yacht charter.
1. Some of the clearest waters in the Mediterranean
The Emerald Coast has some of the clearest waters of the Mediterranean making it the perfect location to enjoy the many water sports and activities offered by your luxury charter yacht. Snorkelling and diving are unrivalled in this part of the world, and you’ll enjoy the perfect view of life under water.
2. Beautiful sandy beaches.
The beaches here are among some of the best in the region and in particular, those found on the islands of Lavezzi, Spargi and Santo Stefano. White sandy beaches provide the perfect place to wind down with a cool drink and a good book, or to enjoy beach games with family. Choosing which private beach you’d like to visit is probably the most difficult decision you’ll need to make.
3. An array of things to do.
On those days where you head for the shore, you’ll find a wealth of attractions and things to do. Whether you seek the tradition and architecture of the Tiscali ruins, or would rather hike the great coastal path and take in the sights of Cala Luna bay, there is something here for everyone. Caprera is home to huge colonies of seabirds, and goats negotiating the staggeringly steep white rocks is another sight not to be missed. Pine forests inland await exploration too, on those days where land beckons. Just be sure to have a cold, refreshing drink waiting for you when you step back on-board. There’s a modern, vibrant side to Sardinia too. Head to Costa Esmerelda for an array of luxury resorts, designer shops and A-list bars.
4. The culinary delights.
Sardinian and Corsican cuisine is varied and delicious. With French and Italian influences, you’ll find wild boar (sanglier) on most menus, alongside fresh seafood such as sea bream and crayfish. Citrus fruits also feature heavily in dishes here, and you’ll be able to wash down any meal with a few glasses of Sardinian wine. With such a large range of traditional restaurants, bars and eateries in this region, it’s not surprising to see so many celebrities and VIPs traveling here each year.
5. The history…
The islands here are scattered with over 7000 megalithic stone buildings, tombs of giants and roman ruins. The history here is fascinating, so flag down a local to enjoy an eccentric story of the area’s past, or attend one of the incredible island festivals such as the mamuthone carnival in Barbagia to immerse yourself in local culture. French and Italian influences play a key role in the island’s history, and there are also a number of historic tours.
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