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Sardinia with Kids – Our Insider Tip`s

Why Sardinia?

Sardinia has many faces, that's for sure. On one hand, there's the glamorous, yet somehow also old-fashioned Costa Smeralda with its luxury yachts and designer boutiques. On the other hand, there's the wild, untamed Sardinia with landscapes that seem tailor-made to be discovered. From the rugged beaches of Sant'Antioco and the crystal-clear waters of the Maddalena Archipelago to the desert landscape of the Piscinas dunes and the deep gorges of the Supramonte mountains, this is an island where superyachts and chic luxury resorts can feel miles away. With its tiny rural villages showcasing beautiful traditional craftsmanship, its mysterious archaeological sites from the Nuragic civilization, and its fantastic seasonal cuisine, Sardinia is the perfect destination for adventurous families seeking a different side of Italian life.

But even in the north on the Costa Smeralda and in the immediate vicinity of the jet-set coastal town of Porto Cervo, there's currently a lot going on. And there are undoubtedly many reasons to spend your vacation in one of the paradisiacal bays. One of the most beautiful beaches on the Costa Smeralda and also very popular with locals is the almost Caribbean beach Spiaggia Grande Pevero, known for its crystal-clear turquoise water and fine white sandy beach.

For those who enjoy sports and want to combine the search for the most beautiful beaches with an activity, the Pevero Health Trail is just right. Park your car in Romazzino's parking lot and start the approximately three-kilometer trail from there, where there are still numerous small coves and beaches to discover. Sneakers are required here; flip-flops should not be worn on the trail. If you want to strengthen yourself on the way back: The Belvedere restaurant offers a great view and good food.

The former fishing village of Cannigione in the Bay of Arzachena is currently experiencing a delicate revival. In an absolute prime location directly on the promenade overlooking the sea, there is the casual-elegant Cutter Lounge – serving pizza all day as well as fresh salads, juices, and other delicacies. Right next door, a branch of the well-known Sardinian interior designer Berenice has opened, where you can shop for the Costa Smeralda look for your home.

Why is Sardinia perfect for families?

Sardinia is known for being the most family-friendly of the Italian islands, and with good reason. Spend lazy days on dreamy, gold-sand beaches washed by clear, shallow waters for little ones to splash around in and bigger ones to try a range of watersports. There are plenty of attractions and activities to keep kids of all ages entertained, too. Nature lovers can go deer-spotting in the wildlife haven of Monte Arcosu, not far from lively Cagliari, or get up close and personal with some of Europe’s last wild horses in the Giara di Gesturi in the south of the island. The Butterfly House, near Alghero, is home to more than 400 butterflies, as well as tropical plants and insects, while kids of all sizes will love the Museum of Traditional Toys of Sardinia, in the village of Zeppara. Sardegna in Miniatura, meanwhile, is a fun and quirky family-friendly theme park featuring a miniature reconstruction of the entire island.

A family-friendly and varied excursion is the enchanting mountain village of San Pantaleo. During the summer season between May 1st and October 15th, a weekly market takes place here every Thursday morning. On the main square and in the adjacent streets, many market stalls sell Sardinian souvenirs and other specialties. Regardless, you can enjoy spending time on the terrace of Caffè Nina any day and watch the hustle and bustle in the charming village while the children can play on the church square. South of Olbia, the offshore island of Tavolara is worth a visit. Whether you cross over or simply spend the day at the long and beautiful beach Spiaggia Porto Taverna is up to you, but the view of Tavolara, especially from the southern tip of the beach, is magnificent. Best enjoyed with a coffee or drink in the relaxed atmosphere of the Beach Club Tavernetta.

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