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Beach vacation on the beautiful island of Sardinia - Villasimius & Costa Smeralda

Sardinia is a European pride and especially the coastlines are pure beauty. We had a sunny beach holiday around Villasimius and at the chic Costa Smeralda.

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EuropeItaly10 days / June 2022

Highs & Lows

The crystal clear waters and sunsets

Many local tourists at the weekends

Itinerary Overview

Corsica is one of my favorite travel memories in Europe, its was amazing and beautiful.  I went there a few times and mostly around spring or autumn. This island is great all year round. Just avoid the mid of August, because there is the holiday “Ferragosto” and it seems all Italians are traveling for which reason everything will be more expensive.

The easiest way to get there is by ferry from Livorno or directly by plane to Cagliari. Although I usually don't like it when passengers rush out of the plane, I would recommend you hurry a little. Otherwise, you will stand in line for a long time before you can start off with your rental car. Trust me – the rental car is key in Sardinia. 

My two favorite areas in Sardinia are the southeast and the famous Costa Smeralda.

But also in between, there are adventurous hikes, pre-Christian tombs and really charming chapels.

  • 6 Nights: Villasimius
    stunning coastline with crystal clear water, amazing beaches and authentic Italian food
  • 4 Nights: Baja Sardinia
    shiny blue water, beautiful beaches, nice gastronomy and to get a glimps of all the glamour and luxury

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    I really enjoy exploring the history and back country. I should have done that, instead only checking out all the beaches.

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    At the weekend we came at 1pm to one of the beaches in the north and it was too crowded. So we needed to find another option and found Arzachena with all the incredible old ruins.

  • How was the food?

    Good fish, pizaa and Sardinian Pasta at Al Vecchio Faro in Villasimius. And please make sure to have a ice cream of Il Gelato di Beppe.

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Some of the Restaurants rent accomodations, which are much cheaper. I recommend asking at Restaurant Al Vecchio Faro. Super cute local family with clean and spacious apartments.

  • Packing tips?

    Bring games for the beach and at least a pair of swim glasses. In case you don't like carrying snorkel gear.

  • Transportation Tips?

    In case your not visit Sardinia for sport, please don't rent a bycicle. Its by far to hot and hilly for this.

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