An Insight into Sardinia


For many, this beautiful island below Corsica in the Mediterranean Sea is without doubt the jewel in Italy’s crown and its popularity amongst luxury yacht owners is hardly a surprise.

Surrounded by water that is more akin to the Caribbean than to southern Europe, Sardinia offers you endless cruising possibilities which are quite unlike any other in the region.

Sardinia Beach

Sardinia Beach

The island – which actually lies closer to Africa than it does its motherland – is 270km long and boasts more than 1840km of coastline including a number of what are universally regarded as amongst the most beautiful beaches in the world.

What is surprising, however, is that many of these beautiful beaches are also famed for their remoteness and remain almost deserted even in high season. For example, Punta Molentis on the south easterly tip of the island was recently named by American internet giant AOL as one of the ten best secret beaches in the world. The white sandy beach has a backdrop of large imposing cliffs, whilst the clear blue water is perfect if you have scuba diving and snorkelling on board.

yacht charter in Sardinia

yacht charter in Sardinia

Undoubtedly the most famous stretch of coastline is the Costa Smeralda – or Emerald Coast – which is located on the island’s north-east coast. Here you will find the golden beaches and the luxurious enclave of Porto Cervo, Sardinia’s answer to Saint Tropez.

yacht in Sardinia

yacht in Sardinia

This hugely fashionable resort boasts a state-of-the-art marina, a string of world-class restaurants and designer boutiques to match those in Rome, Paris or Milan. But beware, this particular stretch of coastline gets very busy in the height of summer, and those wishing to moor their luxury yachts in Porto Cervo should make reservations well in advance.

Emerald Coast

Emerald Coast

Also highly recommended on your yacht charter in Sardinia is a visit to the magnificent Archipelago di la Maddalena, an area of more than 60 islands which is now a designated national park. The area is just a stone’s throw from Corsica, situated off the north east coast of Sardinia. Drop anchor at one of the many unspoilt inlets and bays and enjoy the stunning views from your sun deck, or take your tender ashore for a peaceful afternoon stroll. The islands are almost entirely deserted and the experience of cruising amongst them will stay with you forever.

 

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