Luxury holidays in Sardinia

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Areas in Sardinia

When to go

Sardinia is renowned for being very wet in the winter, and many hotels and restaurants are closed during these damper months. The ideal time to visit is in May, June and July, when the flowers are in full bloom and the evenings are still cool. Watch out for the <I>Ferragosto</I> holiday in mid-August, when many shops and restaurants close.

Getting there

  • Planes

    You should have no trouble getting a direct flight to Sardinia. If you’re staying along the Emerald Coast | Olbia or Alghero are the closest airports. Cabs from the airport are cheap | but they sometimes charge extra for luggage: agree the fare before you get in. There are also boats from mainland Italy and from France to Olbia | Alghero and Porto Torres.
  • Trains

    Trains in Sardinia are pretty slow – great for scenic routes but not so good for actually getting anywhere.
  • Automobiles

    Hiring a car is essential if you want to explore the island; check the airport you’re flying to for car rental hire.
  • Taxis

    Taxis are cheap. It’s not usually possible to hail them in the street, but your hotel can book cars for you, and there are cab ranks in the larger towns and villages.