There is plenty of diverse things to do on this amazing island.
- If you fancy lazing on a tropical beach, but do not want a long haul flight. Sardinia offers the best beaches outside of the Caribbean.
- There are some fantastic beach bars, beach clubs and restaurants to suit all pockets. Sections of a couple of local beaches are set aside for sophisticated beach ‘lounging’ with fine dining, day beds, sofas, massage and Jacuzzi actually on the beach. Log onto www.finobeach.it and www.phibeach.it
- From June to September why not experience the ultimate evening ‘chill out’ partake in Pilates or yoga on the local sandy beach while the sun sets against the back drop of Isola Tavolara.
- Alternatively for more energetic, partake in daily Aqua Gym classes again on the local beach.
- If the sea and beach are important to you, then locally you can hire ribs, paddle boards, windsurfers, dinghies, or even have sub aqua lessons.
- For shopoholics you will not be disappointed with chic designer boutiques, rubbing shoulders with more traditional shops and weekly markets selling local handicrafts, linen, cork and coral and filigree jewelry.
- For those who enjoy people watching, you can not beat the summer months in Porto Cervo and Porto Rotondo. The Costa Smeralda is the next stop after St Tropez and is a magnet for the rich and famous.
- In July and August enjoy the atmosphere of the night markets in Olbia and Golfo Aranchi, or sit and enjoy a cool drink or gelato and watch the world go by.
- Finally not to be missed are the eclectic markets in the artist village of San Panteleo and Porto Rotondo. Where the fusion of Latin cultures meets the eccentricity of musicians, artists and the glitterati, all set in the magical mountains behind the Costa Smeralda.