Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Car Hire Discount!

Just Sardinia is offering an Exclusive Discount if you add a Hire Car at the time of booking or to your existing booking before the 8th March - Saving up to £25 per week!

Just Sardinia and Blue Insurances have teamed up to offer Car Hire Excess insurance. From as little as £1.99 per day or £39.99 for an annual policy, Blue Insurances can now cover the excess on your car hire whilst abroad, or within your usual country of residence for a small additional premium.

For more information call Just Sardinia 01202 484858 email holidays@justsardinia.co.uk www.justsardinia.co.uk with an exclusive collection of hotels, beach resorts, villas, apartments, rurual retreats and yacht charter.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Book Now for great savings at Forte Village Resort Sardinia

Now is your chance to book and look forward to a holiday at the world renowned Forte Village with a unique 55 acre tropical park-like setting on the beautiful south coast of Sardinia, 47km from Cagliari airport and just a 2 hour flight from the UK.

Forte Village is 'a world of its own' with a wide choice of 4 and 5 star hotels and beachfront suites, restaurants, pools, sports activities, children's clubs and entertainments, on a magnificent beach where you can be as active or relaxed as you wish to be...


Il Villaggio -saving up to £243.00 per person! PLUS Families of 2 Adults + 2 Children 0-11 years in a Family Bungalow - 1 Child Goes FREE - Saving up to £1216.00! (Early Booking Offer Saving based on 2 sharing a Superior Bungalow with Half Board. Children Special Offer for Family Bungalow only.)

Le Palme - saving up to £284.00 per person! (Saving based on 2 sharing a Superior Bungalow with Half Board)
La Pineta - saving up to £293.00 per person! (Saving based on 2 sharing a Superior Terrace Room with Half Board)
Hotel Castello - saving up to £331.00 per person!(Saving based on 2 sharing a Superior Room with Half Board)
Il Borgo - saving up to £311.00 per person!(Saving based on 2 sharing a Superior Bungalow with Half Board)
Hotel Villa del Parco - saving up to £574.00 per person! (Saving based on 2 sharing a Deluxe Room/Bungalow with Half Board)
Hotel Le Dune - saving up to £781.00 per person!(Saving based on 2 sharing a Superior Bungalow with Half Board)

Prices for 7 nights in May from £856pp for 2 adults and 1 child + 1 child goes free (total price for family of 4 £2567.50). Just Sardinia offers flexible durations (3 night minimum stay) and any day arrival (subject to availability).

For further information dont hesitate to call Just Sardinia 01202 484858 or visit www.justsardinia.co.uk

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Carnival and Sartiglia in Sardinia

Sardinia has been enjoying their annual 'Carnevale' season which coincides with Shrove Tuesday with colourful parades and festivities throughout the island.

One of the most spectacular carnival events in Sardinia is the 'Sartiglia', a horse race which takes place in Oristano on the last Sunday of the carnival. The origins of this frenetic horse race stem from the middle ages when the Saracens introduced it to Sardinia during 1118 to 1200 AD.
The 'su Componidori' is the protagonist of the event. Girls in traditional costumes dress the "su Componidori” in an elegant traditional outfit with a wooden white mask.

The 'su Componidori' and other horse riders will try to catch a star which is hanging above the race grounds, with their spears and sticks. The star is a symbol of prosperity so every rider will attempt to collect as many as possible.

This year the Sartiglia was led by a woman, Elisabetta Sechi, as the 'su Componidori' on Tuesday 16th February. The Sartiglia on Sunday 14th February was led by Mauro Secchi. The other riders, 'Componidoris', were nominated at the 'Festa della Candelora' held on 2nd February.

For more information visit www.sartiglia.info

BBC Day in Pictures today showed a picture of a masked rider from the the Sartiglia in Sardinia.

For more information about festivals in Sardinia visit www.justsardinia.co.uk

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Why choose Sardinia as a holiday destination?

Sardinia is not a mainstream Mediterranean destination but a sophisticated Italian island, west of mainland Italy and south of Corsica. With over 1000 miles of unspoilt coastline, it is renowned for beautiful beaches, translucent azure blue sea and fascinating rock formations. Yet being the second largest Mediterranean island, it has so much more to offer with an interesting history, wild mountainous interior, vibrant towns with local traditions, colourful festivals. The people are warm and friendly and enjoying themselves in a way of life. A warm welcome awaits you in Sardinia.

Sardinia can be reached by just a 2 hour flight from the UK. There are now direct flights from many regional airports including Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, Bristol, Manchester, Nottingham East Midlands, Liverpool, Leeds Bradford, Edinburgh and Dublin. There are 3 airports in Sardinia: Olbia in the north east, Cagliari in the south and Alghero in the north west.

Sardinia is an island that allows you to truly experience the very essence of Mediterranean life. The cuisine offers a rich repertoire of dishes, heavily influenced by the country’s various neighbours including Corsica and Italy, accompanied by impressive local wines. The mixing of game and farm produce (traditional with inland towns) and fish and seafood (traditional with coastal towns) result in a combination of flavours and appearance that is unique to Sardinia.

Sardinia has something for everyone from the jet set world famous Costa Smeralda, with
breathtaking scenery and exclusive hotels, to the unspoilt south coast with many deserted beaches and Caribbean-like turquoise sea. Wherever you are in Sardinia, there will be a stunning coastline with beautiful bays and beaches, vibrant yet uncommercialised towns and villages, a mountainous interior with wonderful views of the island, refreshing lakes and waterfalls, and an interesting history.

We love the island, its people and its way of life. Let us tempt you with sailing and swimming in turquoise sea (Sporting Sardinia). Learn about its 4000 year history, its archaeology, architecture, flora and fauna (Scenic Sardinia). Discover its traditions and festivals (Sardinia Festivals) and experience its mouth-watering foods and wines (Taste Sardinia). So book your next holiday with us and experience Sardinia with Just Sardinia, the island specialist. Tel 01202 484858 www.justsardinia.co.uk

Friday, 12 February 2010

Hotel Laguna at Chia Laguna Resort officially upgraded to 5 star

The Hotel Laguna, luxury hotel of the Chia Laguna Resort in Sardinia, has been officially upgraded to 5 star for the summer season 2010. The hotel has 72 spacious elegant bedrooms with magical views across the lagoon to the tower of Chia and the sea, a dedicated swimming pool and a VIP area of reserved beach with sunbeds & parasols on the gorgeous Dune di Campana beach. The terrace capacity of the famous restaurant La Terrazza will be increased to operate from May to October and will offer a sumptuous new à la carte menu, accompanied by local and international wines.

The elegance of the rooms and the high quality service of the Hotel Laguna (the only 5-star hotel on the Chia Coast) make holidays a magic experience. All the rooms and suites are spacious, light and airey. They have a balcony, private terrace or a garden. The modern bathrooms are decorated with elegant, brightly coloured mosaics, natural stones, fresh sponges and designer items. The rooms are on three floors. They are all supplied with LCD satellite TV, adjustable air conditioning, minibar, telephone, electronic safe and hair dryer.

Prices with Just Sardinia start from £977pp per week but if you book by before 31st March 2010, to travel between the 1st May & 6th August or the 21st August & 31st October, you will receive a 20% Discount on the accommodation price - saving up to £405.00 per person! Plus all repeat clients to Chia Laguna Resort will receive a further 5% discount on the accommodation price on top of the Early Booking Offer - Saving up to £106pp! (Saving based on 2 sharing a Superior Room on Half Board.) Just Sardinia also offer 5% discount to repeat clients. Total saving up to 30%!

The Chia Laguna Resort also offers the Chia Village, 4 star and designed for families with 300 cottage rooms. Prices start from £525pp per week but by booking by the 31st March you can save up to 30%!

For more information call Just Sardinia 01202 484858 or visit and book online at www.justsardinia.co.uk.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Treat Your Valentine to a Romantic Holiday in Seductive Sardinia

Just Sardinia can recommend hotels personally chosen in exclusive locations to suit a romantic holiday, honeymoon, anniversary or special occasion and guide you to the most beautiful guest rooms and suites on the island…

Special Occasions
Discover our secret recommendations in special locations. Secret Sardinia features personally chosen hideaway hotels for you to get off the beaten track and sample real Sardinian hospitality.
Prices from £249pp per week at Hotel Valkarana on the dreamy shores of Lake Liscia away from it all.

The exclusive Hotel L’Ea Bianca treats our honeymoon couples to a 5% discount plus strawberries, sparkling wine, red roses and room upgrade if booked over 1 month before arrival. Prices from £1544pp per week but Book before 30th April and receive a 10% Discount on the accommodation price - saving up to £370.00 per person! PLUS stay 7 Nights and pay 6 Nights or Stay 14 nights and pay 12 Nights between 30th April and 18th June or 11th September and 3rd October - saving up to £440.00 per person!(Saving based on 2 sharing a Superior Room on Half Board.)

At the enchanting Hotel Capo d’Orso Thalasso & Spa anniversary couples receive 3 free Spa entrances, a Delphina Express boat trip, Sardinian ring & free beginners golf lessons or 3 free green fees. Prices from £749pp per week but Book before the 31st March 2010 and receive a 10% Discount on the accommodation price - saving up to £191.00 per person. PLUS Stay 14 Nights or more and receive an additional 5% Discount on the accommodation price - saving up to an additional £95.00!(Saving based on 2 sharing a Classic Room on Half Board.) Watch our film clip and you will wish you were there!

Just Sardinia and 'Weddings in Sardinia' offer tailor made wedding planning for your dream wedding in Sardinia. We can book accommodation for both you, your wedding guests and a Pre Wedding Consultation to Sardinia.

Many of our hotels have special honeymoon/anniversary offers - please contact Just Sardinia 01202 484858 for more ideas and recommendations or visit www.justsardinia.co.uk and Romantic Sardinia.

Prices based on accommodation only. Airport transfers and car hire priced separately - the choice is yours. Flexible durations available with any day arrival/departure.
The above offers are subject to Terms & Conditions and availability at the time of booking.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Hotel Carlos V Alghero Best Seller!

Currently Just Sardinia's best selling hotel, Hotel Carlos V in Alghero is a very good value 5 star hotel with a high standard of accommodation, good restaurant and stunning views and sunsets over the Gulf of Alghero. It is also conveniently situated within walking distance of the historic old town.

Alghero, just a 2 hour flight from the UK, is an old Catalan town nestled into the north west coast of Sardinia, with a wonderful old walled town, within the ancient ramparts and look out towers and a lively atmosphere with a good selection of shops, café bars and restaurants. It has an interesting history to discover manifested in its well preserved architecture. There is a 5km long white sandy beach stretching from the port and marina to Fertilia and there are other lovely coves and beaches to discover in the local area. It is an ideal all year round holiday destination to either relax and dine out in the town enjoying the local gastronomic delights, or to use as a base to explore the coastline, local towns and villages.

Prices for the Carlos start from £452 pp per week but book before the 28th February to travel between 1st May and 31st October and receive a 10% Discount on the accommodation price - saving up to £73.00 per person (saving based on 2 sharing a Standard Room on B&B). Flexible durations available from £194pp for 3 nights in March or April.

We recommend bed and breakfast in order to take advantage of the many great restaurants nearby and car hire to see more of the local area.

For more information call Just Sardinia 01202 484858 or visit and book online at www.justsardinia.co.uk

Friday, 5 February 2010

Walking in Sardinia

Due to increasing popularity Just Sardinia have introduced a Self Guided Walking Tour so you can experience the coast and countryside, warm sunshine and fantastic views that Sardinia has to offer and see more of this beautiful island.

The West Sardinia Walk ‘From Mountains to Sea’ is a thrilling trip through the natural beauty spots and history of north western Sardinia, passing from mountains to the sea, crossing forests, olive groves, artichoke fields and vineyards, passing lagoons and beaches, bird watching and hiking along cliffs with Spanish watchtowers.

The tour will include transfers to and from Cagliari airport, welcome meeting, route guide and maps, accommodation in personally chosen hotels and agriturismi on a B&B basis, transfer of your luggage between your accommodations, telephone assistance. Total distance 88km. Prices from £739pp for 7 nights b&b.

Walking is environmentally friendly, good for fitness and enables you to get a real taste and feel of the island, meet the local people, stay in family run accommodation and get off the beaten track and experience the real Sardinia...

Call the Sardinia Specialists, Just Sardinia, 01202 484858 or for more information visit www.justsardinia.co.uk

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Triple offer at Club Hotel Baia Sardinia

Situated on the spectacular beach at Baia Sardinia, Club Hotel enjoys wonderful views, direct beach access and a choice of restaurants for a relaxing holiday in the Costa Smeralda, just 40km from Olbia airport.

Book before the 28th February 2010 and receive a 20% Discount on the acommodation price - saving upto £236.00 per person!

+ Travel between the 15th May and 17th September and receive a Free Upgrade to Full Board- saving £167.00 per person!

(Offers exclude stays between 15th April - 14th May & 18th September - 10th October.)

+ FREE NIGHTS OFFER - Stay 7 Nights, Pay 6 Nights or Stay 14 Nights Pay 12 Nights between 12th and 26th June or 28th August and 11th September 2010 - saving up to £211.00 per person! (Minimum Stay 7 Nights.)

For more information and quotation call Just Sardinia 01202 484858 or visit and book online at www.justsardinia.co.uk

Monday, 1 February 2010

Sardinia is renowned for it's beautiful beaches...Visit some of our favourites!

With over 1800km of unspoilt coastline, Sardinia is renowned for beautiful beaches and the clearest translucent azure blue sea in the Mediterranean.

Being the second largest island in the Mediterranean, the coastline varies enormously from north to south and east to west. However, wherever you are in Sardinia, there will be a stunning coastline with beautiful bays and beaches to discover, from the famous Costa Smeralda stretching for 55km in the north east, to the unspoilt south coast with many deserted beaches and Caribbean-like turquoise sea.

“Sardinia has some of the world’s most idyllic beaches. Mile upon mile of pearly-white sands dip into waters of dazzling shades of aquamarine and emerald green. Elsewhere, rugged cliffs plunge into the sea and tiny coves and picturesque harbours beg to be explored. The waters really are swimming-pool-blue – and the sandy coves are often deserted.” Excerpt from ‘Best Beaches in Sardinia’ Adele Evans, Times Online 2008.

Some of our favourite beaches:
North East
Archipelago di Maddalena - 7 beautiful islands, 5 of which are uninhabited, all surrounded by a national marine park ideal for snorkelling and swimming, accessed from Cannigione, Palau, Porto Pozzo and Santa Teresa.

Valle dell’Erica - A wonderful location with secluded coves and long white sandy beach of La Licciola, with stunning sea views to the Maddalena islands and Corsica beyond.
Santa Teresa - Stunning town beach of Rena Bianca and the Spiaggia dei Due Mari double bay at Capo Testa. Both have white sand and turquoise sea surrounded by fascinating rock formations carved by the wind.

Costa Smeralda - 'The Emerald Coast', a name inspired by the azure colour of the sea. With Porto Cervo at its centre, the coastline stretches 55km (34 miles) with more than 80 bays, rocky coves and sandy beaches such as the famous Capriccioli beach, the Spiaggia di Principe and Baia Sardinia. The Costa Smeralda won a World Travel Award for Europe's Leading Beach in 2007 and 2008 as voted by travel agents worldwide.

Golfo di Marinella - Near the glamourous yacht marina of Porto Rotondo.

North West
Marinedda Beach - Situated on the headland near the picturesque fishing village of Isola Rossa.
Spiaggia della Pelosa Stintino - ‘Flour-fine white sand is lapped by crystalline shallow water in every shade of turquoise and hue of electric blue’.

Alghero - Fertilia 5km stretch of white sandy beach and Spiaggia di Bombarde and Lazzeretto near Porto Conte.

Cala Gonone - Access the dramatic east coast of Sardinia by boat and visit the renowned satellite beaches of Cala Goloritzè, Cala Mariolu, Cala Sisine and Cala Luna.

Costa Verde - Sardinia's wildest, most stunningly beautiful beaches south of Oristano on the west coast.

Chia - Famous for its fabulous beach, with a forest of Juniper trees and sand dunes as a backdrop to the beautiful white sands found here. Voted the best beach in Europe by readers of the Daily Telegraph in 2008.

Costa del Sud - Stretches 20km west from Capo Spartivento to Porto Teulada with a corner of paradise to be found at Tuerredda with soft, pure white sand and crystal clear sea.

Cagliari - Poetto beach, popular with the locals is just 5km from the city, and stretches for 11km with Marina Piccola for restaurants and ice creams!

Villasimius - Capo Carbonara is the most south-easterly point of Sardinia with a selection of stunning beaches including a double bay with the wide, sandy Spiaggia del Simius on the eastern side, flanked by a lagoon with pink flamingos, and Spiaggia del Riso on the other side.

Costa Rei - Beautiful 8km white sandy beach and along the 30km scenic coastal road to Villasimius some amazing beaches including Cala Pira, Cala Sinzias and Cala Marina.

Just Sardinia offers hotels, beach resorts, spas, villas, apartments and rural retreats to visit these beautiful beaches call 01202 484858 or visit and book online at www.justsardinia.co.uk