If you are organizing your trip in Sardinia, in this post you will find the best villages, cities and areas to stay in Sardinia to know the north and south of the island.
With an area of 24.000 km² and more than 2000 km of coastline, visiting the island of Sardinia making base in a single city, is a mission almost impossible. Therefore if you are planning a trip to Sardinia, I recommend you to dedicate 10 to 15 days to this wonderful Italian island.
Where to stay in Sardinia
Let’s see the best areas, hotels and apartments to stay in Sardinia:
Olbia – Staying In Northern Sardinia
Staying in Olbia is one of the best options if you want to visit the famous Costa Smeralda in the north of Sardinia, make a day trip to the archipelago of the Magdalena, visit Porto Cervo, Porto Rotondo, Capricioli, Baja Sardinia, Palau, the Golfo Aranci, excellent if you want to fly from major European destinations to Olbia Costa Smeralda International Airport.
If you travel by car, you can arrive by ferry from Civitavecchia – Rome, Livorno or Genoa. In short, it is one of the best cities to base in Sardinia, especially if you have a few days to spend on the island.
The best hotels and apartments to sleep in Olbia (Sardinia):
If you have a car, you can sleep in hotels, b&b and apartments in other towns adjacent to Olbia, there are many and the prices are much more convenient. Among the villages where you can find accommodation near Olbia: Pittulongu, Baia Caddinas, Golfo Aranci, San Teodoro, among others.
Alghero – Accommodation Northwest Sardinia
Alghero is a well known destination in Sardinia, excellent if you want to know the northwest coast of Sardinia: the famous Pelosa beach, Stintino, Cala dell’Argentiera, Parco Porto Conte, Capo Caccia among others. You can arrive by plane at the International Airport of Alghero – Fertilia.
The best hotels and apartments to stay in Alghero:
Cagliari – Accommodation South Sardinia
Cagliari is the capital of Sardinia, located in the south of the island. It is a historical and important city to visit in Sardinia. Among the most important points are Villasimisu, Pula, Maravera, Porto Corallo among others. You can reach Cagliari by plane at the International Airport of Cagliari Elmas “Mario Mameli”.
You can also arrive by boat from Italy or with the large cruise ships.
The best hotels and apartments to stay in Cagliari:
Sassari is one of the most important cities in Sardinia, together with Cagliari and Alghero. Excellent for a summer vacation that unites beautiful beaches, history, and excellent gastronomy. It is about 35 kms from Alghero airport.
The best option to visit Sardinia is by car, so you can visit several nearby cities and beaches. Among the attractions to visit in Sassari are the Cathedral of San Nicola, Piazza d’Italia, the beaches of Porto Ferro, Argentiera, Platamona, among others. You can visit the local wine cellars, the restaurants and gastronomies with typical dishes.
Sassari is easy to walk, so you can find accommodation in almost the whole historical centre without any problem.
The best hotels and apartments to sleep in Sassari:
Stay In Santa Teresa De Galura
Santa Teresa de Galura is a town in the north of Sardinia famous for its beautiful beaches, very touristy during the summer, with locals and plenty of nightlife. Among the nearby towns to visit are Capo Testa, La Marmoratina, Conca Verde, Porto Pozzo among others. Ideal to visit the Corsica (France) by ferry.
Stay In La Maddalena
The archipelago of La Maddalena is one of the most famous archipelagos in Italy and undoubtedly the most touristic area of Sardinia during the summer. It consists of 7 islands and several islets: Maddalena Island, Caprera, Spargi, Santo Stefano, Santa Maria, Budelli and Razzoli.
Only the islands of Maddalena, Caprera and Santo Stefano are inhabited. You can stay only on the island of Magdalena.
Sant’antioco – Accommodation South Sardinia
Sant’Antioco is a small island in the south of Sardinia. Small, not very touristy compared to other areas of the island, it offers many beaches with white sand, crystalline waters and a lot of tranquility.
The food is very good, with friendly people and very open to the tourist. Excellent area that offers a beautiful Sardinia, isolated, to discover.
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