You will soon understand I am a real Sardinia Addict and I really do not think this would ever change.
Like for the best love stories, ours started at first sight.
I was heading for work to Porto Cervo with my tiny blue Punto (she is gone now, god bless her for the amazing bunch of trips we did together around Europe) when I’ve seen for the very first time the Costa Smeralda. I will never forget that moment because my heart immediately told my head to pull over to admire the simply unique landscape from the Belvedere.
That very special shot will always remain on the list of the best ones. Ever since I collected an infinity of other amazing, breathtaking, unique, impactful memories and pictures about this magical place on earth called Costa Smeralda and certainly will continue to.
What I like about this place is quite simple actually: the marvelous white sand beaches, the sea shades, the summer vibes spread by the beach clubs, bars, restaurants and gorgeous hotels you can find there.
I will tell you about some of my favourite spots but the list is really much longer and hope this extract will give you the willingness to know more about Costa Smeralda.
About fantastic beaches I would start with Cala Coticcio on the Caprera Island which is part of the protected Maddalena Archipel. This place is also called Tahiti and believe me: seeing it you would perfectly understand why. The shades of the sea are the purest and the uncontaminated area makes you feel in heaven. There’s not a lot of space and you need to be early but it is totally worth it.
Speaking about beaches I cannot skip talking about beach clubs! Those sparkling places where you can enjoy a swim in turquoise water, drink you favourite champagne, show off your sexiest bikini and dance on the trendiest summer rhythms. My crush this year goes to Nikki Beach Costa Smeralda https://www.nikkibeach.com/destinations/beach-clubs/costa-smeralda/ Finally the concept arrived in Porto Cervo and it is as fizzy as expected! With its authentic Nikki beach design, its white soft beach beds, its orange towels, the great dishes and snack, the prestige wine menu and the exclusive ambiance; this place is certainly the place to be !
If I had to pick only one restaurant among the finest we tried I guess I would choose Il Pescatore in Porto Cervo http://www.ilpescatorerestaurant.com/en/gallery The location is very exclusive in an already 100% exclusive location like Porto Cervo. The food is based on local, qualitative and fresh ingredients which are perfectly combined by the Chef Franco Tonelli to create an explosion of taste and flavours.
There are many hotels I do love in Costa Smeralda, some because of their location, some others because of their exclusivity but there’s one that let me speechless and that’s Petra Segreta Resort & Spa https://www.petrasegretaresort.com/en/ It is a rare pearl located in the hills of Costa Smeralda. I picked it to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary and it has been simply perfect. From the service, the table outside giving us a wonderful view, the exquisite cuisine we tasted to the finest design of rooms and spa of this Relais & Chateaux Boutique Hotel; everything was as exceptional as expected and even more !
Finally, in terms of Lounge/ Club/ GREATEST PLACE EVER I have no doubt at all: Phi Beach is the one ! http://www.phibeach.com Located on majestic rocks sculpted by the wind and sea, this place is certainly one of the most exclusive among mediterranean spots. There you can truly deeply feel the purest summer vibes and enjoy beach day, apertivo and night life. My preferred moment there is the “Saluto al Sole”- Sunset Bow. It is a magical experience because of the colors, the live music adapted to embrace that special moment and the breathtaking landscape.
I truly hope you enjoyed this short recap and that you’re already thinking about experiencing Costa Smeralda very soon !