Sardinia Is Much More Than Luxury Resorts And Private Beaches


Thanks to the power of Instagram and glossy celebrity magazines there is a misconception about Sardinia. The luxurious Costa Smeralda is highly promoted as the holiday destination of choice for the rich and famous from around the world, Sardinia is even home to the most expensive hotel in the world. 

The stories about celebrities sunbathing on private Sardinian beaches truly takes away the beauty and mysteriousness of this Island. There is much more to see and do if you can look past the superficial side of Sardinia. I hope this blog post will help shine a light on the neglected aspects of Sardinia that should really be making the headlines. 

Charming Seaside Towns And Traditional Inland Centres

Beyond the walls of private resorts and the Costa Smeralda bubble, there are many beautiful towns that are waiting to be explored. You can find charming towns such as Alghero, Castelsardo, and Bosa that rest next to the Mediterranean sea or inland towns rich in traditions and culture such as Orgosolo, Atzara and Iglesias. Dine out in these fabulous towns and embrace a true Sardinian welcome beyond the superficial confines. 

sardinian towns
Photographer: Massimo Frasson

Sardinia Is Full Of Beaches They Are Not Confined To The Costa Smeralda 

Sardinia is a big island, and with this comes a rather lengthy coastline. Sardinia has been blessed with countless beautiful beaches that can be found on all corners. In fact, there are some many that if you get off the beaten path you could find a private beach just for you and your partner, family or friends. That’s right, the more popular beaches in Sardinia get rather packed full of tourist during the summer months but if you have a little bit of patience and curiosity you can find some truly hidden gems in the form of white sandy beaches. 

Photographer: Tommie Hansen

Visit The Ancient Sites That Adorn This Island

When I was in the UK I spoke to many people that had visited Sardinia for their holidays when I began to talk about Nuraghi’s and all of the ancient wonders in Sardinia, they had no idea what I was talking about. It’s sad how many people visit Sardinia without exploring its ancient roots. I understand that for many people a holiday is about spending time on the beach and relaxing afterwards by the pool. But this island is filled up to its neck in ancient sites, that are so much fun to visit. Take a car and journey through this island, it will soon turn into an adventure as you pass incredibly ancient buildings that have stood there for thousands of years.

Photographer: Marvin

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