Sardinia is an island of contrasts: the Granite Mountains of the interior against the powder white sand and dazzling sea around the coastline; the glamour of the Costa Smeralda, in the North, against the mysteries of the island's ancient cultures... Combine this with a superb range of accommodation from villas and hotels, to traditional houses and residences, not to mention friendly people and sumptuous cuisine and you have the perfect Mediterranean holiday destination.
There are several protected areas and national parks in Sardinia with Gennargentu, Sette Fratelli, Monte Arcosu and the National Park of the Archipelago della Maddalena with its 60 islands and islets among the more noteworthy. La Maddalena Island, home to rare flora and fauna plus some of the most beautiful beaches, is the largest in the archipelago and can be reached by a 15 minute ferry crossing from Palau on the Sardinian mainland.
The marine nature reserve of Capo Carbonara is rich in marina flora and fauna and an ideal location for diving and snorkelling on holidays to Sardinia. A boat trip cruising along the coastline makes for a pleasant day out, whilst on dry land Cagliari, Sardinia’s capital, boasts a delightful old quarter to be discovered, complete with medieval watchtowers and imposing cathedral. Equally for beach-lovers looking for things to do in Sardinia, the tranquil village of Chia with its series of superb, pristine bays is an ideal location.