The secrets of Sardinia

Looking for a sun-kissed, peaceful escape? Head to the magnificent beaches of Sardinia. From top to bottom, this Mediterranean island offers the perfect backdrop for your secluded holidays under the Italian sun. Explore its spectacular coasts and picturesque villages, taste local flavours in authentic restaurants and experience the true dolce vita!

Le Collectionist’s top 5 in Sardinia

1 - Cruise on a yacht around the Maddalena archipelago

Situated in the north of Sardinia, the Maddalena archipelago is home to more than 60 islands, each more beautiful than the last. Let our luxury concierge organise a yacht excursion to discover the splendours of this nature reserve. Navigate between the islands, dive into the crystal-clear waters and be blown away by the spectacular coastal panoramas passing before your eyes from the comfort of your boat.

In a nutshell
Yacht/ Archipelago

2 - Ride in a Jeep along the Costa Smeralda 

With its prized white-sand beaches and intimate ambience, Costa Smeralda, the Emerald Coast, is a must for your holidays in the south of Italy. What could be a better way to explore this iconic region than by driving along the coast? Hop in a vintage Jeep and discover Sardina’s hidden gems travelling along these picturesque roads.

In a nutshell
Jeep/ Panoramas

3 - Explore the natural Sardinian landscape in a kayak 

Wondering where to go in Italy? From the azure sea, secluded coves and rocky landscapes, Sardinia is calling you. Accompanied by an expert guide, climb in a kayak and navigate around the natural pools, surrounded by greenery, to discover the island’s beauty in a new light!

In a nutshell
Kayak/ Nature

4 - Take part in an archaeological visit followed by wine tasting 

Immerse yourself in Sardinian culture with a guided visit pairing wine tasting with exploring the island’s unmissable archaeological sites. Discover the viewing points steeped in history, which pepper the landscape, before stopping off at a local vineyard to savour the unique notes of the region’s wines.

In a nutshell
Guided visit/ Oenology

5 - Get your thrills on a jet-ski 

Are you an adrenaline addict? Let our luxury concierge organise a jet-ski outing along Sardinia’s coast. Let your hair down as you cruise at top speed along the crashing waves, but don’t forget to take a moment to admire the breathtaking landscapes around you.

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Jet-ski/ Adrenaline 


Where to stay in Sardinia 


With its picturesque coloured houses and Mediaeval charm, Bosa is the ideal Sardinian village if you are planning a stay in Italy away from the crowds. Despite its peaceful atmosphere, Bosa has plenty to discover. Spend your days soaking in the region’s heritage by visiting the sumptuous Château de Serravalle, also known as the Château de Malspina, the ancient leather tanneries and charming churches which line the village’s cobblestone streets.

In a nutshell
Village/ Culture 

Villa Abbondanza

Villa Abbondanza



The Mediaeval village of Galtelli is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Italy. Nestled in the Valley of Cedrino River, in the west of the island, this quaint village marries traditional charm and preserved nature. Immerse yourself in this authentic atmosphere as you wander down its cobbled streets and past its stone buildings.

In a nutshell
Mediaeval/ Authentic


Villa Vivia


La Maddalena

Nestled in the heart of the gorgeous archipelago, La Maddalena, the eponymous village is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful spots in Italy, with private access to some of the most breathtaking beaches in Europe and a quintessentially Mediterranean atmosphere. For a taste of the gentle way of life in La Maddalena, discover the story behind the splendid Villa Susanna.

In a nutshell
Archipelago/ Beaches


Villa Scogliera



The best beaches in Sardinia 

La Costa Smeralda

If you are wondering where to go in Italy for a beach holiday, let yourself be seduced by Costa Smeralda’s glamorous aura and heavenly beaches. Situated in the north-east of Sardinia, it is home to many iconic seaside resorts, like Porto Cervo and Capriccioli, as well as fine-sand beaches that look straight off a postcard. 

In a nutshell
Chic/ Seaside

La Pelosa

In the charming village of Sintino, La Pelosa beach is known for its immaculate sands and turquoise waters. This idyllic beach is the perfect spot for getting plenty of vitamin D under the radiant sun, while your little ones splash around in the shallow waters.

In a nutshell
White sands/ Kid-friendly

La Cala Goloritzé

Recognised as a UNESCO world heritage site, Cala Goloritzé is one of the most breathtaking natural sites along the Italian coast. Although it’s easily accessible by boat, the brave-hearted can reach here by taking a rather perilous hiking trail. Worth the effort, once you get there you can lounge in the shadows of the limestone cliffs which surround the secluded cove and watch the schools of fish make their way under the crystal-clear waters.

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Secluded/ UNESCO

La Grotta di Nettuno

Situated near the picturesque town of Alghero, Grotta di Nettuno, or Neptune’s cave, is an unmissable spot to discover on your holidays in Sardinia. Accessible by boat or by taking a staircase carved into the rock, it reveals impressive stalactite and stalagmite formations.

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Cave/ Secret

Ville Sardaigne
Sable plage
Déjeuner pâtes

The best restaurants in Sardinia 

Da Nicolo

Nestled in the heart of the island of San Pietro, in the town of Carloforte, Da Nicolo promises an authentic and sophisticated culinary experience, with the Michelin guide’s seal of approval. This quintessential establishment combines the charm of a traditional tavern with the elegance of an outdoor restaurantAt Da Nicolo, each dish pays tribute to local ingredients, like the fillet of Sardinian beef, served with aubergine and a cherry tomato confit.

Da Nicolo
Corso Cavour, 32, 09014 Carloforte SU, Italy


Situated in the iconic town of Cagliari, in the south of Sardinia, Josto is one of our favourite Michelin-star restaurants in Italy. Offering a bold cuisine based on regional produce, with a modern yet warm decor, this restaurant strikes the perfect balance between Sardinian traditions and a trendy atmosphere.

Via Sassari, 25, 09124 Cagliari CA, Italy

Su Gologone

Immerse yourself in Italian gastronomy in one of the four gourmet restaurants in Su Gologone hotel. Whether you prefer having an al fresco dinner, looking out to the majestic Mount Ortobene, or heading inside for a warm ambience, you can savour authentic Sardinian cuisine in this quaint setting.

Su Gologone 
Località su Gologone, 08025 Oliena NU, Italy


Situated in Valledoria, a charming seaside village in the south-east of Sardinia, Mesadoria restaurant will seduce you with its contemporary decor and its fine cuisine. Start your evening with a cocktail on the rooftop, watching the sunset, then head down to the restaurant to savour one of the delicious seafood dishes, paired with a perfectly selected glass of local wine.

Corso Europa, 71, 07039 Valledoria SS, Italy


Located not far from Alghero’s lively city centre, Musciora restaurant revisits the great classics of Sardinian cuisine in an innovative and creative way. This inn offers two gourmet menus which will transport you into the heart of the region. The first, Il Mare e Il Pescatore (the Sea and the Fisherman) offers plenty of seafood delicacies. The second, La Terra e Il Pastore (the Soil and the Shepherd) celebrates the Sardinian terroir.

Via Giuseppe Mazzini, 59, 07041 Alghero SS, Italy

Déjeuner restaurant
Chef cuisinier

Sardinia as a family 

Spend the day on a boat trip and scuba diving 

Head on an unforgettable family adventure on a boat trip along the Sardinian coast! Let our luxury concierge find the perfect boat for your tribe and sail along the calm waters of the Mediterranean. Armed with a mask and snorkel, dive with your little adventurers under the water’s surface to admire the hidden aquatic kingdoms.

In a nutshell
Boat/ Snorkelling

Explore the caves of Is Zuddas 

Thanks to the diversity of its natural landscape, Sardinia is one of the best family destinations in Italy. In the south of Sardinia, near to the village of Santandi, the caves of Is Zuddas are home to fascinating rock formations. With a local guide, discover this well-preserved wonder and let your little ones marvel at the impressive stalactites and stalagmites.  

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Guided visit/ Cave 

Take part in the local festivals and events 

Brush up on your Sardinian culture by heading to the many local festivals and events taking place all year long on the island. These colourful festivities are truly immersive experiences, with music, traditional dishes and authentic activities to delight all the family! Don’t miss out on the chance to celebrate with your loved ones and ask our concierge for the calendar of events taking place during your stay in Sardinia.

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Festivals and events/ Traditions 


Le Collectionist’s exclusive experiences in Sardinia 

Be at one with nature in a canoe 

Let our luxury concierge organise a canoe excursion to paddle through the turquoise waters in the Tyrrhenian Sea, along Capo Coda Cavallo, in the heart of the protected marine area of Tavolara. The multi-coloured fish which hide off the coast of these heavenly beaches and the graceful birds which soar above these mysterious caves will accompany you throughout your journey. 

In a nutshell
Canoe/ Biodiversity

Gallop along the fine sands

Needing a moment of calm during your holiday in Sardinia? Let us take you on a horse ride along the island’s magnificent fine-sand beaches. While your steed trots apace, watch the sparkling waves break on the shore and take in the peaceful open sea.

In a nutshell
Horse riding/ Beach

Monument Sardaigne
Balade en cheval

Sardinia in the eye of...

"It’s like being in an eagle’s nest, because you have all the rocks behind and underneath you and a beautiful view."

Susanna Colleoni


When to visit Sardinia 

In spring

In spring, celebrate the return of sunny days in Sardinia. With warm temperatures, a peaceful atmosphere, still far from the summer crowds, and a blossoming landscape, spring is the perfect time for holidays under the Sardinian sun

For more inspiration, discover which other Italian towns which are perfect in spring:

Where to go in Italy in March
Where to go in Italy in April
Where to go in Italy in May

In summer

In summer, the high season is in full swing in Sardinia, welcoming visitors from all over the world. For this reason, alongside many others, Sardinia is one of our favourite Italian destinations to visit in summerFrom June to the end of August, perfect your tan on the golden beaches and take part in the local festivities and the nightlife to take in Sardinia’s island energyTo expand your horizons, consult our selection of extraordinary Italian destinations during this beautiful season

Where to go in Italy in June
Where to go in Italy in July

Where to go in Italy in August

A sneak peak of our Sardinia collection


Villa Raffaello


Villa Suzanna

Villa Susanna 


Villa Affluenza

Villa Affluenza


Villa Delle Rocche

Villa Delle Rocche