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Sardinia Honeymoon Travel Guide

Blessed with almost 2000km of coastline, the island of Sardinia offers soaring cliffs and rugged shorelines, flower-strewn hillsides, ancient archaeological ruins and charismatic medieval towns that are just a short hop away from mainland Italy.

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Cagliari Old Town, Sardinia
Cagliari Old Town – Image courtesy of boatbookings.com

Introducing Sardinia

Sardinia offers the perfect destination for a honeymoon and romantic getaway; or even a short break from Rome or Venice.


Costa Rei Beach

What to do and see in Sardinia

Discover a huge range of magnificent beaches ringing the island and a choice of exclusive holiday resorts along the magnificent Costa Smeralda and at the popular resort city of Alghero, which features narrow winding medieval streets and a 5km-long golden-sand beach.

The east coast region of Sardinia around Costa Rei (photo) is best known for its crystal clear water, natural rock formations and long golden-sand beaches fringed by pine groves. Don't miss Marina Rei Beach, an 8km-long white sand beach that shelves into mainly shallow water that is perfect for swimming.

Stroll through a maze of ancient alleyways in Cagliari's historic Castello Quarter, see ancient Roman ruins at Nora and prehistoric remains at Palmavera and Barumini.

Climb Mount La Marmora, the island’s highest point and hike through the Gennargentu National Park in eastern Sardinia, with its unique coastal landscape of craggy rocks, turquoise waters and hidden caves.

Or discover craggy mountains and green valleys on the Trenino Verde (or ‘little green train’) that runs for 160km from the east coast to the hill town of Mandas.

More about must-see attractions in Sardinia


Where to stay in Sardinia

Honeymoon couples can find an excellent selection of hotels & resorts in Sardinia.

Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travellers have to say about hotel accommodation in Sardinia at TripAdvisor.


Best time to honeymoon in Sardinia

Anytime, but probably the best time to visit Sardinia is between April and November.

Sardinia enjoys around 300 days of sunshine a year, with a marine climate that is hot and dry during the summer months of July to September, averaging 29°C (84°F), and mild in the winter months.

August is the holiday high season and some of the more popular beaches can get crowded at this time. Sea temperature from June to September averages 24°C.

For more climate info: Sardinia Weather Guide


Getting to Sardinia

Sardinia is the largest island in the Mediterranean after Sicily. It sits 187km to the west of the Italian mainland and just 16km south of the French island of Corsica.

By ferry, the east coast port of Olbia, which offers easy access to the chic resorts of Costa Esmeralda and Porto Rotondo, is just seven hours from Civitavecchia on the Italian mainland, around 80km north of Rome. Ferries also run to and from the capital, Cagliari.

By plane, Cagliari, Olbia and Alghero are serviced by daily flights from Rome and elsewhere in Europe.

More information on how to get to Sardinia


Latest update Sardinia honeymoon destination: 7 February, 2017


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