Once an exclusive retreat for the crème de la crème of society, Porto Cervo is still one of the world’s most luxurious resorts, but thanks to the 2004 opening of an airport in nearby Olbia, you don’t have to own a megayacht to vacation here. You do, however, need to realize this is definitely not a backpack-and-Eurail Pass destination. Designer boutiques, luxury spas, fine restaurants and exclusive nightspots abound.
Restaurants in Porto Cervo
4.5 based on 167 reviews
The whitewashed exterior of Stella Maris is prominent landmark looking over the Porto Cuervo harbour. Inside, this Gaudi-esque style church has a stunning, yet simple interior, complete with an El Greco painting hanging near the door. The church was built in the 1960s and designed by Michele Busiri Vici. Very peaceful.
4.5 based on 291 reviews
One of the most beautiful settings I have ever visited, the most romantic sunset possible and stunning surroundings. Phi Beach rocks in the summer, from the moment you arrive you are escorted by beautiful hostesses to your table. Everyone turns up on Sundays for a fantastic sundowner party. Classy and Elegant location, superb bar and amazing sound and music set up. The restaurant itself is top notch set right over the water, with first class service. Its not for the faint hearted when it comes to prices but neither is it a crazy daisy place and you can enjoy to rub shoulders with just about anyone in a beautiful setting. If you like this scene then its a must !!
5 based on 65 reviews
Booked the boat trip as a birthday surprise and it didn't disappoint! Our skipper Marco was brilliant, very informative and cooked us a beautiful lunch! Would reccommend this day out to anyone visiting the beautiful island of Sardinia the bays are incredible!
4 based on 586 reviews
In October, the beach wasn’t at all crowded and the cafes had closed. The pale sandy beach is truly beautiful and the sea is sparkling turquoise and very clear. Paddling along the shore, I could see several small fish swimming in the shallows. There were several boats moored in the bay, no doubt enjoying the view. I can imagine in the summer it’s very crowded, but out of season it’s very tranquil, although you will need to provide your own refreshments.
4 based on 77 reviews
Beautiful sea near baia Sardinia
We were spoilt by having this beach close to Hotel Villa Gemella where we stayed. We went there first day, it's very clean, very clear, gently shelving and protected being in a sheltered bay. We did try other Beaches but nothing came close. I'm sure some others do but wind spoiled some and the weed it then deposited caused a mess. We kept going back, it was always worth it!!
5 based on 78 reviews
Marco and his team offered a very professional and friendly diving experience, taking time and patience to ensure that the dives were tailored to the specific individual. His knowledge and experience of the most appropriate places to dive for viewing aquatic life was commendable. I really enjoyed diving with Areamare and would recommend highly for anyone considering this in Sardinia; I will definitely return if I happen to be in the area again.
4.5 based on 1 reviews
The Capriccioli peninsula must be one of the best places along the Costa Smeralda.
Capriccioli beach (actually 2 beaches: Capriccioli West and C. East) is one of around 10 Beaches around the peninsula; all are exellent Beaches. It's a matter of taste, weather & wind conditions which beach one chooses.
The Capriccioli beach is perhaps the easiest accessible by road and with a relatively large parking next to the beach.
There is also a tourist information office in the beach bar, very helpful.
Between the beach bar and the beach, there is a small park-like area with trees where you may relax in the shadows.
5 based on 42 reviews
Proteus Diving small Scuba centes, situated in the heart of Baja Sardinia, with its office. To our scuba centers, you will find, a wide choice of dive spots, dive courses PADI, dive gear to hire/buy etc. Etc. 20 Dive spots, with a great marine life are waiting for you... Your satisfaction, our best success!
Booked a day diving with my husband and front start to end they were very professional.
We met at the centre at 8.30 and driven to the boat where we met another 4 people for diving. In total there were 6 of us diving with 2 Instructors.
A very enjoyable day out.
5 based on 47 reviews
We are a serious and motivated private company offering sailing boat excursions, dinghies and motor boats rental in one of the most fascinating location of the world: La Maddalena Archipelago. Smeralda Boats operates within Porto Cervo, Poltu Quatu, Cannigione, Palau, Santa Teresa di Gallura ! We offer charter services both with sailing and motor boats: daily trips in the wonderful national park of La Maddalena archipelago and in South of Corsica, with the aim to let you discover very suggestive paradise corners. Keep in mind we operate in the nautical tourism with passion and professionality having consolidated a plurennial experience in this sector. Our value added comes from the high competence of our skippers, together with a deep knowledge of the North of Sardinia and the South of Corsica, allowing our guests to visit some of the most beautiful place in the world in complete safety and with always efficient boats. Smeralda Boats is at your full disposal for information, suggestions and tips to let you enjoy your holidays with the maximum comfort and with the goal to make every moment unforgettable.
We had a great day's sailing with skipper, Marco.
Everything worked like clockwork with a beautiful modern boat, excellent lunch and expert sailing in quite challenging conditions.
This is a wonderful way to experience the outlying Sardinian Islands and is highly recommended.
The only problems we had were navigating their Italian website, actually making a booking and finding the embarkation point.
But keep trying. It's worth it.
4.5 based on 203 reviews
It is fair to say that Sardinia has fabulous Beaches. It is known for this also in Costa Smeralda. There are many- but a great beach thus really is- even in busy season. Last time we came here end August/beginning September- much better than mid- August where you feel the season peaks. But the beach people who run the sun beds were very kind, and you become part of the locals once they see you every day- shame, yes we did! There is parking near the beach, a bike cost €2.50 parking, and near this is a fun food bar- ridiculously busy, but still good.
The beach has a mix of locals, tourists and regulars. And there are plenty of little Beaches nearby if you want to spread your wings. But truly- go in September, so much easier.
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