Sardinia, or in Italian 'Sardegna', is not a mainstream Mediterranean destination but a sophisticated Italian island, west of mainland Italy and north west of Sicily. With over 1,800km of unspoilt coastline, it is renowned for its beautiful beaches and translucent azure blue sea yet also boasts an interesting history and selection of vibrant towns, making it a perfect combination with Sicily.
Just Sicily can advise and book accommodation both in Sardinia and in Sicily, with any day arrival and departure and any length of stay (subject to availability). We can also advise and book flights and ferry options that suit you.
There are flights from regional airports in the UK to Sardinia with easyJet, Ryanair and BA and onward to Sicily with Ryanair. There are also Tirrenia ferries from Cagliari in Sardinia to Trapani and Palermo in Sicily. For advice on the best route for you, please call our Reservations Team on 01202 489040.
We have set out here some sample combinations, but we are happy to tailor make a trip suited to your requirements, your choice of locations and accommodation, depending on your sense of adventure!
The Costa Smeralda
'The Emerald Coast', a name inspired by the azure colour of the sea, nestles in the north east corner of the island. It was designed and developed by the Aga Khan in the 1960's, to preserve and protect this earthly paradise. With Porto Cervo at its centre, the Costa Smeralda coastline stretches for 55km, with a harmonisation between Mediterranean architecture, natural landscape and seascape encompassing more than 80 beautiful bays, coves and sandy beaches.
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Alghero is a charming old Catalan town often referred to as the Coral Riviera, nestled into the north west Sardinian coastline, with wonderful views over the bay to the dramatic cliffs at Capo Caccia. The old walled Alghero town, within the ancient ramparts and lookout towers, has a lively atmosphere with a good selection of shops, café bars and restaurants. It has an interesting history to discover manifested in its well preserved architecture. There is a 5km long white sandy beach stretching from the port and marina to Fertilia and other lovely coves and beaches on the way to Porto Conte.
Alghero hotels, apartments & villas >
La Maddalena Island
The largest of the 7 islands that make up the Archipelago of La Maddalena and it can be reached by regular daily ferries from Palau in approximately 15 minutes. There is a thriving port and yacht marina surrounded by little café bars, restaurants and gelaterias and a wonderful place to stop to watch the boats and the world go by. The town has a good selection of shops and attractive side streets. There is a lovely circular coastal road with spectacular views and giving access to some superb beaches and Caprera Island by bridge.