Where to stay in Sardinia

A wide range of great holiday accommodations greets visitors to Sardinia, a magnificent Mediterranean island known for its magnificent scenery and rich culture. Choose from lovely boutique hotels in Sardinia that are located along picturesque coasts and offer an authentic island experience. Alternatively, indulge in comfort at Sardinian luxury hotels with stunning views of the azure sea.

Choose stylish bed and breakfasts in lovely towns, noted for its medieval beauty, cobblestone alleyways, and busy markets, for a more local experience.

Whether you're looking for a romantic trip or a family-friendly vacation, Sardinia has a variety of options to suit any traveller’s needs. Immerse yourself in the enchantment of this beautiful island and make lasting memories as you search for the ideal spot to call home during your Sardinia vacation.

This small guide is organized into the following sections:

  • Where to stay in Sardinia: hidden treasures, local spots
  • What to do in Sardinia: activities and cultural highlights
  • Our recommendations in Sardinia
  • Sardinian gastronomic delights

If you have certain interests or already know what type of accommodation you are looking for, the following collections might help you find the perfect place to stay:

Our favourite towns, villages and places to stay in Sardinia

Choose from our romantic and boutique Sardinia hotels and accommodation by clicking on the map or list on the right. These will highlight a wide selection of Sardinia hotels, villas including romantic Costa Smeralda hotels, Portocervo Inns, rustic bed & breakfasts and Sardinia seaside hotels amongst others. Whatever your taste, we’ll help you find that perfect getaway.

Recommendations Sardinia

Sardinia is the second largest island on the Mediterranean Sea and is located just west of Italy. The island is known for its picturesque coastlines, crystal clear waters and traditional cuisine. These are our recommendations for the most beautiful places to stay and a selection of small boutique hotels and cute holiday homes in Sardinia.

On the north of the island, you will find the Costa Smeralda, one of the most famous parts of Sardinia. Here you will find luxurious resorts and chic beach houses, elegant restaurants and amazing beaches. Particularly recommended are the beaches of Capriccioli and Liscia Ruja, both surrounded by turquoise waters. Another must is the beach of La Spiaggia del Principe on the Costa Smeralda, considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Not far away is Castelsardo, a delightful medieval village by the sea. Here you'll find narrow streets, historic We would particularly recommend the islands of La Maddalena in the north of Sardinia. The archipelago consists of several small islands that can be reached by boat. Here you will find some of the most beautiful beaches on the island and a spectacular landscape.

The La Maddalena National Park is our second insider tip. It includes a group of islands and is known for its unspoilt landscapes. Here you will find numerous hiking trails that lead to breath-taking viewpoints.

And, if you’r looking for off-the-beaten-track places to see in Sardinia, we highly recommend to visit Isola dell'Asinara, an isolated and protected island once housing a high-security prison. Today, it is a sanctuary of untouched nature, home to diverse wildlife and pristine beaches accessible through guided tour.

And, lastly, don’t miss S'Archittu, near Cuglieri, a natural limestone arch that dramatically frames the azure sea, giving an inviting setting for peaceful walks and beautiful photography.

Sardinian gastronomy

When it comes to eating, you should definitely try Sardinian specialities such as porceddu (suckling pig) and fregula (small pasta made of durum wheat semolina).

Let's start with Porceddu which is a traditional dish of suckling pig grilled on open fire. It is tender, juicy and has a unique taste. Vegetarians should taste seadas, a kind of deep-fried dumplings filled with Sardinian cheese, pecorino, and drizzled with honey. They are sweet and savoury at the same time and an unforgettable culinary experience. A must-try for every visitor is Malloreddus, small pasta in the shape of gnocchi, traditionally served with tomato sauce and sausage. It is one of the most famous Sardinian specialities.

Fish lovers can't miss out on bottarga. The salted and dried roe of mullet and tuna is often served as a delicacy and placed in thin slices on salad or pasta. You should drink Cannonau, a Sardinian red wine made from an indigenous grape, with it. It is strong, rich and often has hints of dark berries and spices. Sardinian cuisine is very diverse and offers a wealth of traditional dishes made from local produce.

There are many other Sardinian specialities to try, such as pane carasau, a type of wafer-thin flatbread, or mirto, a liqueur made from the myrtle fruit. No matter what you eat in Sardinia, you are sure to be impressed by the fresh ingredients, the intense flavours and attention to detail that can be felt in every dish.