Where to Stay in Sardinia: Our Favourite Luxury Hotels

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Melania Siriu

Published on: July 1st, 2024

Last modified: July 1st, 2024

Italy is positively packed with tempting destinations, and one of our favourite, slightly unsung heroes, is the stunning island of Sardinia. Perhaps that’s because it has an identity all its own, reflecting the distinctive cultural legacy that has developed here over the centuries. Whatever the reason, it would be a shame to overlook this sunny isle.

Beyond show-stopping beaches, striking cities and ancient heritage, you’ll also find plenty of fantastic accommodation here. The best area to stay in Sardinia depends on your priorities; secluded mountain oases, serene seaside retreats and family-friendly resorts are scattered across the island, with each area offering its own mix of cultural charm and natural beauty.

To help you decide where to stay in Sardinia, we’ve put together the following list of our favourite hotels and resorts in this Mediterranean paradise.

Su Gologone Experience Hotel

1. Su Gologone Experience Hotel

The Barbagia region is sometimes described as the cultural core of Sardinia, and not just because it’s literally in the island’s centre. Featuring some of its most enchanting villages, impressive peaks and important historical sites, the region is a fitting location for Su Gologone Experience Hotel: one of the best hotels in Sardinia for lovers of food, art and culture. 

This place was originally a renowned restaurant serving traditional Sardinian fare, and has been progressively expanded to offer a selection of cosy rooms and suites – each with its own distinct decor and ambience. Although it’s situated in the interior, the hotel is only a half-hour drive from the turquoise waters of the island’s eastern coast.

hiking in sardinia in a forest on the coast

2. Petra Segreta

Located close to the glittering Costa Smeralda – known for its gorgeous beaches and ultra-luxe atmosphere – Petra Segreta is a sophisticated rural retreat. Its suites are tastefully decorated with light wood and neutral earth tones, creating a sense of serenity that’s further enhanced by private pools and sunny terraces with sweeping panoramic views.

There are plenty of options for activities to keep you busy here, from forest trails and hidden caves to beach days and boat trips to nearby islands. You can also enjoy three different dining options, one of which has a well-earned Michelin star, as well as rejuvenating wellness treatments at the resort’s Balinese-inspired spa.

3. Baglioni Resort Sardinia

For some of the best food and wine that the island has to offer, head to Baglioni Resort Sardinia on the northeastern coast. In addition to its proximity to the Vermentino di Gallura wine region – the only one in Sardinia with the prestigious DOCG designation – this resort has an extensive wine collection and an excellent Michelin-starred restaurant.

Baglioni Resort Sardinia is set within the highly biodiverse Tavolara Marine Reserve, which boasts the beautiful white-sand beach of Lu Impostu. Its 78 rooms and suites offer perks like panoramic terraces, private gardens and plenty of space for families or groups of friends (the largest can accommodate up to six people). There’s also a kids’ club for children ages 3–12.

7Pines Resort Sardinia

4. 7Pines Resort Sardinia

If sand and sun are your primary priorities, 7Pines Resort Sardinia is the place for you. This is one of our favourite beach resorts in Sardinia, close to the Costa Smeralda in the lovely town of Baja Sardinia. The hotel has its own tranquil beach with wonderfully clear waters, and the surrounding area is ideal for scuba diving or snorkelling.

The rooms and suites at 7Pines Resort are divided into three groups: the verdant Gardens, the adults-only Laguna and the beachfront Sea Views. Each of them promises contemporary design and relaxing outdoor spaces, whether you opt for a private rooftop terrace or direct access to the pool. Make sure to check out each of the four secret coves hidden around the resort as well.

7Pines Resort Sardinia

5. Abi d’Oru Beach Hotel

One of the larger luxury hotels in Sardinia, Abi d’Oru Beach Hotel is a phenomenal choice for all types of travellers – but it’s especially well-suited to families. Set right on the sand in the idyllic Golfo de Marinella, it has everything you need for a truly relaxing trip that every family member will remember forever.

Adults can lounge on the beach, unwind in the spa or indulge at one of the three restaurants and three bars, while the little ones have the time of their lives at the ‘Bee Happy’ Kids’ Club. There are different activities for children of all ages, as well as a special kids’ menu at the main restaurant. Teenagers, meanwhile, can sign up for water sports like windsurfing and sailing.

Forte Village Resort Sardinia

6. Forte Village Resort

The name of Forte Village Resort is no coincidence; it really is an entire village, with 8 different hotels, 13 villas, 21 restaurants, an organic garden, a thalassotherapy spa and so much more. It’s also one of the best hotels in Sardinia for kids, with its own water park, a children’s restaurant and two special areas for kids and teens, respectively: Wonderland and Leisureland.

Forte Village is located on Sardinia’s southern coast, close to the scenic seaside village of Chia. It’s right between the capital, Cagliari, and the intriguing islands of Sant’Antioco and San Pietro off the southwestern coast. If you can pull yourself away from the endless array of things to do at the resort, either of the above would make for a marvellous day trip. 

Vermentino vineyard in Gallura, Sardinia, Italy, Europe

7. Cascioni Eco Retreat

Sometimes you just need to get away from it all and immerse yourself in unspoilt nature – complemented, of course, by nourishing cuisine and creature comforts. That’s exactly what’s on the menu at Cascioni Eco Retreat: an exclusive escape in the countryside of Gallura, Sardinia’s northernmost region.

Cascioni Eco Retreat has just 15 carefully decorated suites with rustic details, private gardens and swimming pools. The surrounding landscape is full of wildflowers and olive trees, and the beach is only a few minutes’ drive away. Explore the nearby nature trails and archaeological sites, step aboard the resort’s luxury yacht or sign up for a cooking class or crafts workshop.

Whatever you want from your Sardinia adventure, our travel designers are ready to help: