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  2. Hey Clelia, congratulations for your wonderful site. I have the crazy idea of going on a solo roadtrip in Sardinia for 12 days at the end of August. I would like to ask you if it’s possible to do the round of the island in these days, and also, if it’s easy to find little hotels to sleep or if it’ better to arrange my accomodation from here.
    Thanks in advance,
    Anna

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      Hi Anna, your idea is not crazy at all! I actually love your adventurous spirit, and Sardinia is pretty safe for solo travel so don’t worry 🙂

      Ok, in 12 days you might be able to do the round trip of the Island but you are not going to see much in each place so I really don’t think is a good idea, I think it’s much better if you choose a coast west or east and from there you can drive your way up (or down) depending on which airport you land. For the accommodation, no brainer, in August, you’d need to book in advance and do so asap! It’s high season so if you want to save some money and stress, you better book in advance.

      Have fun!!
      Clelia

  3. Traveling to Sardinia ( Porto Cervo) in or around Aug 23 to Sept 1.

    I was looking for someone like a traveling concierge to show us around and setup the best hotel, dinning, car, nightlife and best places to go.

    Is there someone out there that we could pay to give us a high end vacation.

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      This is an interesting question (for which I’m afraid, I still don’t have an answer at the moment). I will look into it for sure but I think the best bet is to do a Google research for now as I am not in the position to recommend any specific service (I never do, unless I can guarantee they are reliable).

    2. Hi Chris,
      maybe this website it’s for you:

      Admin note : I removed the link as I don’t allow them in my comments as per my comment policies. If you want to help another user, please leave your email and ask to be contacted directly.

      Thank you!
      Clelia

  4. Hello clelia
    My husband and I will be visiting Sardinia for 1 week on the 6th June.We are staying in hotel Costa dei feiori in Santa margerhita di pula.I was wondering if you could please tell me the best places to visit.We would like to try some water sports perhaps snorkelling,visit some markets,nice beaches and go for some nice romantic meals.Where would be the best places to eat and drink and should we hire a car?
    Many thanks
    Holly

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      Hi Holly! Thanks for your comment 🙂 First of all, you have chosen one of the best hotels in the area, I recommend it in my 1 one week in Sardinia itinerary and it’s awesome, glad you could still find availability as when I was checking it out it was almost fully booked. I know Santa Margherita di Pula very well as it’s just 40 minutes away from my parent’s house and we used to go there quite often during summer.

      Beaches you can’t miss in the surroundings

      1) Su Giudeu Beach, Chia. Only 20 minutes away from Santa Margherita, is a true gem and you’ll love it
      2) Tuerredda: 15 minutes away from Chia, this is an incredibly beautiful beach. Make the most out of it as in June is not as crowded as it is in peak season and in my opinion is the best beach in Southwest Sardinia
      3) Cala Cipolla beach, just around the corner from Su Giudeu, is a smaller lovely beach you need to visit
      4)Nora,”su Cunventeddu” (translated: the small convent), no you won’t find priests and nuns sunbathing in there. The beach took its name because of a nearby small church and it is a quite big one. It’s the closest one to Santa Margherita di Pula town). Just one note: Depending on the years, sometimes the current brings some posidonia algae that might ruin the clearness of the water but is an endemic alga in the mediterranean sea and even if the view might be unpleasant is actually a signal of the total absence of pollution in the sea, which is a good thing (you won’t probably find any in Su Giudeu or Tuerredda, as the marine currents in there are different)

      Water sports: Su Giudeu is for you! they have basically everything for you to try! kitesurf, windsurfing lessons and snorkeling (better if you bring your own gear for that and head towards the little island in front of the beach, you can reach it by foot and a little swimming and it’s very nice)
      You can snorkel everywhere in the beaches I mentioned but remember that Sardinia is not a tropical island so we don’t have any colorful coral reef 🙂 (I’m now spoiled by having visited Thailand and The Philippines, but Sardinia still offers some nice snorkeling sites, even without the corals)

      Markets & night events:
      Pula is definitely the village for you, as during summertime the city center is closed to the traffic with live music, animation and small stands where to buy souvenirs or local products and many bars and restaurants to try the local cuisine or have a gelato, a pizza or aperitive the Italian style 🙂

      Restaurants:

      1) If you want a romantic atmosphere try “Nora Beach Palm” restaurant, it has a nice view over the sea and the food is quite good
      2)Su Nuraghe Ristorante Bar Pizzeria Gelateria In the center of Pula, you can find basically everything in here, from the aperitif to a good home made gelato, pizzas and traditional Sardinian dishes. Not sure if I could consider this romantic tough 🙂

      Car hire:

      The answer is pretty straightforward, if you can afford it, YES the car is essential to reach the best beaches and move around. Unfortunately in Sardinia moving with public transport is challenging unless you stay in big cities like Cagliari and Alghero and want to move inside the city itself. In Santa Margerita there are a few buses going to the beaches but they are not frequent and they don’t stop everywhere, not to mention that you are chained to their time table and if you miss the last one you’ll find yourself in the middle of nowhere so I definitely recommend a car!

      Hope this helps and have a great time in Sardinia 🙂
      Cheers

      Clelia

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  5. Hi!

    First of all i´d like to thank you for that perfect overview of sardinia!!! 🙂 My boyfriend and I are going to spend 1-2 weeks (july/august) in sardinia by car. I would like to know if its cheaper to book camping or a hotel suburb in sardinia or online? And is it in highseason possible to book a room/camping suburb or will it be booked up? Because of the flexibility .. And can you recommend some good not crowed partylocations?

    Thanks!

    Dominique

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      Hi Dominique

      Thanks for stopping by! If you want to go to Sardinia in July/August …absolutely not only BOOK ONLINE but as soon as possible! People organize their holidays starting from January to find the best deals. Maybe if you book later you won’t find everything fully booked but the prices will go up significantly!
      Cheers!
      Clelia

  6. Hi Clelia, me and 2 more girls are coming to Sardinia on september the 18th , what nightclubs can party places can you propose to us , we are staying in Olbia

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  7. Hello
    We are going to be visiting Sardinia on 2nd September for one week- myself my husband and our 3 year old and 7 month old.. We have found a nice place to stay in Porto rotondo. We plan to hire a car and see more of the island. i just wondered whether you can recommend any authentic family friendly restaurants- where we can get a taste of traditional Sardinian food at a reasonable price and any places you would recommend to take a 3 year old? What would you say was the best beach in the area and how easy is it to visit la maddelena?

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      Hey Samar, thanks for stopping buy! Regarding the restaurants I’m afraid I can’t help you personally as I’ve never eaten in Porto Rotondo. I have a few recommendation for Porto Cervo in this Article (they are quite close by car), and for the beaches near Porto Rotondo, the nearest and best ones are Ira Beach, Marinella Beach, Beach of Punta Volpe and for a quieter and less crowded place “Spiaggia dei sassi e delle alghe”, a smaller beach with pebbles and turquoise sea.

      To reach La Maddalena you’d need to Join the boat trips or rent a small boat, usually from Palau, which is a 50 minutes drive from Porto Rotondo, but well worth the effort!
      Cheers
      Clelia

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