FAMILY HOLIDAYS TO SARDINIA?
All you need to know for your Sardinia Holidays with your kids, from activities to the best places to stay, hotels and more!
Are you planning a Holiday in Sardinia with your children this summer?
Are you looking for funny activities for your kids and you like nature trails and water sports? Sardinia is a low-stress destination for family holidays with the shallow waters of its clean beaches, its big natural parks, and its healthy food, the ingredients of an unforgettable stay.
This article is a recap of what you can do depending on the age of the children.
Snorkel safely in Tavolara marine protected area
Take the chance to admire an environment still intact, the Tavolara marine protected area is the one of the largest marine reserves in Sardinia and you can explore it following the rules provided by the Area Management and disclosed at the official website of the reserve here: www.amptavolara.com.
There is a list of authorized companies who offer a series of activities, from diving excursions to dolphin watching.
Snorkeling is the best way to observe underwater life without the skills required for scuba diving; the snorkeling courses are available for children from 7 years old.
Kitesurfing and stand up paddle boarding for everyone
I want to mention 2 water sports that your kids will LOVE to do when in Sardinia (heck I love them as well!)
1 | Stand up paddle boarding:
It is also known as Sup and it’s a sport born in Hawaii, that combines many benefits because is funny and delivers a full-body workout, an experience recommended not only for kids but also to surfing and kayaking lovers.
If you have children from 11 years old this could be a great activity for the whole family, never mind if you are a beginner!
2 | Kitesurfing:
This is is a very popular water sport in Sardinia and is possible to learn the basics in just one hour of basic training, but it is essential to rely on expert instructors of course! There are some very good schools located at Le Saline beach, a stunning spot in North-Eastern Sardinia.
Make sure that the kite school you choose put safety first. Always. Find a good reliable instructor and check whether the appropriate means of assistance are used, as well as water resistant walkie-talkie to stay in touch at all times. The courses are recommended for children from 12 years old.
Exploring Usinavà forest on mountain bike
The Usinavà forest is a protected area close to Monte Nieddu and is one of the main naturalistic attractions of the island.
Here it’s possible to see rare species of animals such as the hare, the wild boar, the Sardinian partridge, the purple swamphen and the mouflon.
The Usinavà oasis is outlined by rugged rocks and you can explore it on mountain bike, entering via the town of Torpè along the road that takes to the artificial lake on the Rio Posada. Bike tours are available also for beginners; this activity is suitable for children aged 8 years or more.
Top Sardinian beaches for children
According to Italian pediatricians, there are 12 beaches suitable for children and awarded with the Green Flag, a certification assigned to the beaches with crystal clear and shallow waters, clean sand to build plenty of sandcastles, lifeguards and a game area for children.
The top 12 beaches in Sardinia for kids are:
La Maddalena-Punta Tegge-Spalmatore (Olbia-Tempio)
San Teodoro (Olbia)
Capo Coda Cavallo (Olbia-Tempio)
Marina di Orosei-Berchida-Bidderosa (Nuoro)
Bari Sardo (Ogliastra)
Oristano – Torre Grande (Oristano)
Cala Domestica (Carbonia-Iglesias)
Quartu Sant’Elena (Cagliari)
Santa Teresa Gallura (Olbia Tempio)
SUGGESTIONS ON WHERE TO STAY FOR YOUR FAMILY HOLIDAYS IN SARDINIA!
Once you booked your stay, choose the beach nearest to your destination, you’ll be spoilt for choice and you’ll enjoy a pleasant holiday with your family!
The watersports and the other activities aforementioned are also proposed by Residence Hotel Lu Nibareddu, a holidays village with 100 apartments, located in North-Eastern Sardinia, near Olbia and Costa Smeralda.
Stay at a well-equipped apartment located only 15 meters from the beach is a great advantage to enjoy the natural Paradise of Sardinia at its best.
MORE SUGGESTIONS TO FAMILY ORIENTED HOTELS AND RESORTS IN SARDINIA:
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