Fly to Olbia by Private Jet
8 June 2019
You could be forgiven for thinking you’ve been transported to paradise when you fly into Sardinia. The sand is so white that it gives the sea a luminescence that is quite rarely seen. The beaches are therefore a big draw, with small coves accessible by sea and excellent for snorkelling.
The town of Porto Cervo, on Sardinia’s 35-mile-long Costa Smeralda is home to some of Europe’s most expensive residences and some of the world’s priciest hotels, and you will find some very nice restaurants here.. Originally developed by investors who spotted it’s potential – including the Aga Khan, who loved this area and made sure it retained its beauty and charm.
Wherever you are in Sardinia, there will be a stunning coastline, vibrant yet uncommercialised towns and villages, a mountainous interior with wonderful views of the island, refreshing lakes and waterfalls, and a wealth of history. For example, there are around 7,000 ‘Nuraghi’ - mysterious stone dwellings dating back 3,500 years - throughout the island as a permanent reminder of its prehistoric occupation, as well as numerous examples of Roman architecture as a catalogue of their dominance.
Here is a suggested itinerary:
Day 1 - Go snorkelling at Costa Paradiso
Day 2 - Explore the colourful streets of Cagliari, Sardinia's capital
Hang out with the locals in the little cafes lining the streets of the city, and don't forget to watch the sunset up in Il Castello casting a soft evening light over the golden fortress walls.
Day 3 - Spend an afternoon at a private beach club in Porto Giunco Bay – be pampered and relax.
Day 4 – Take some exercise and hike up to Bear Rock for amazing views
Day 5 – Search out some traditional Sardinian folk-dancing – or take some lessons and join in!
Day 6 - Explore the caves of Neptune's Grotto
Neptune's Grotto is a stalactite cave near the town of Alghero on the island of Sardinia, Italy. The cave was discovered by local fishermen in the 18th century.
Day 7 - Spend a beach day down at Cala Mariolu – perfectly quiet and unspoilt!
There are 3 airports to choose from depending on where you are staying on the island:
CAG Cagliari Elmas Airport
AHO Alghero-Fertilia Airport
OLB Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport