Thursday, 29 April 2010
Chartering a yacht or catamaran, with or without a skipper, gives you the chance of a lifetime to sail along the beautiful coastline of Sardinia and explore the natural islands and national marine park of the Archipelago of La Maddalena between Sardinia and Corsica.
The yachts are based at ‘Il Porto’ Marina in the harbour of Santa Teresa on the northern tip of Sardinia. There are changing and shower facilities in the marina, a selection of restaurants and a superb swimming pool with health and beauty centre. Supermarkets, shops, bars, restaurants and pizzerias can be found in the town, approximately 1km away.
There is a choice of 8 boats ranging from a 31ft Beneteau Oceanis to a Pajot Belize 43ft Catamaran. All the yachts are maintained to a high standard with a comprehensive inventory of safety and navigational equipment. This is an excellent way for families or couples to explore the beautiful bays of Sardinia, with a skipper (compulsory for catamaran) for less experienced sailors or bareboat charter for advanced sailors. Prices from: £1040 per yacht per week.
There are numerous ports, marinas and sheltered natural anchorages along the coastline and out around the Maddalena islands. Water and fuel are available at the ports of Santa Teresa, La Maddalena, Palau, Cannigione and Porto Cervo on Sardinia’s north east coast, where supermarkets and a good selection of restaurants are also to be found. For the more adventurous, our base in Santa Teresa on the northern tip of Sardinia offers the opportunity to sail over to the French island of Corsica, to visit the dramatic port of Bonifacio, with fuel, supplies and restaurants and beautiful beaches to explore along the south east coast.
Huw Nurse MD of Just Sardinia comments "The best way to see the real beauty of the island of Sardinia is from the sea! Suitable for families, couples and friends, both novice and experienced sailors alike, yacht charter can offer an amazing holiday that you will never forget. For your added enjoyment, combine a week cruising the emerald waters of northern Sardinia with a relaxing week in one of our hotels, villas or apartments - my idea of a perfect holiday!"
For further details call Just Sardinia, the island specialists 01202 484858 or visit www.justsardinia.co.uk
Wednesday, 28 April 2010
The Louis Vuitton Sailing Trophy takes place in Sardinia commencing 22 May, with 10 elite sailing teams set to race for two weeks on the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean Sea off La Maddalena.
Racing is scheduled from the 22nd May through the 6th June. But teams will start official training sessions on the 18th May. The UK's Ben Ainslie will skipper TEAMORIGIN for GBR against teams from France, Italy, Sweden, USA, New Zealand and Russia.
“La Maddalena is among the best places in the world to sail,” said Vincenzo Onorato, the team principal of Mascalzone Latino Audi Team. “The waters are warm, the wind conditions are very good and the people of La Maddalena will be gracious hosts. I want to welcome all of my sailing friends and fans of the sport to join us here in May.”
La Maddalena is small town (population near 12 000) on an island with the same name that sits just one nautical mile off the north east coast of Sardinia. It is renowned for its beaches and its pink, rocky terrain and like Sardinia itself, offers up some of the most stunning backdrops for sailing in the Mediterranean.
The race village itself is set up about one kilometre to the east of the centre of town, near the southeast corner of the island. The heart of the race village will feature a big screen broadcasting all of the action from the race course. Crews will be in the race village interacting with the crowds during photo sessions, autograph signings and public press conferences. Food and beverage as well as team merchandise is also available, and the Louis Vuitton Junior Trophy will be contested by local junior sailors.
The easiest way to get to La Maddalena is to fly into Olbia’s Costa Smeralda airport from Gatwick, Bristol, Leeds Bradford and Edinburgh and then transfer by road to Palau, approximately 40 kilometres to the north of Olbia. From Palau, there is a short ferry to La Maddalena.
This will be an excellent spectator event as the racing yachts will be visible in the Maddalena Straits and in the waters off the Costa Smeralda. For accommodation in north east Sardinia and on La Maddalena Island call Just Sardinia, the island specialists 01202 484858 or visit and book online at www.justsardinia.co.uk
Click here to read the Louis Vuitton Trophy Press Release.
Posted by Just Sardinia, Sicily and Corsica News at 15:15
Monday, 26 April 2010
This is the last week to take advantage of some great Early Booking Offers for hotels, villas and apartments in Sardinia...
Villa L'Arco May & June Special Offer - Book before the 30th April and receive a 10% Discount on the Villa Price if staying in May or June - saving up to £119.00!
Cala di Falco Villas June Special Offer - Book before the 30th April and receive a 5% Discount on the Villa Price if staying in June - saving up to £99.00!
Forte Village - Book before the 30th April 2010 and receive a 10% Discount on the accommodation price - saving up to £574 per person!
Forte Village Hotels Le Palme, La Pineta and Il Borgo - Book before 30th April 2010 to travel between the 8th May and the 7th August or the 28th August and the 2nd October and 2 Children 0-11 years GO FREE when sharing with 2 full paying adults - Saving up to £2835!
Hotel L'Ea Bianca - Book before 30th April and receive a 10% Discount on the accommodation price - saving up to £370.00 per person!
Stay 7 Nights Pay 6 Nights or Stay 14 Nights Pay 12 Nights between 30th April and 18th June (check out) or 11th September and 3rd October - saving up to £440.00 per person!
Chia Laguna Resort Hotel Laguna- Book before 30th April 2010 to and receive a 10% Discount on the accommodation price - saving up to £213.00 per person!
Chia Laguna Resort, Chia Village - Book before 30th April 2010 to Travel between the 1st May & 6th August or the 21st August & 30th September and receive a 15% Discount on the accommodation price - saving up to £179.00 per person!
Book before 30th April 2010 to Travel between the 7th & 20th August and receive a 10% Discount on the accommodation price - saving up to £126.00 per person!
Chia Laguna Repeat Guest Special Offer - 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 £106 per person!
Pullman Timi Ama Sardegna - Book before the 30th April 2010 to travel between 1st May and 11th June or 11th September and 23rd October and receive a 15% Discount on the accommodation price - saving up to £164.00 per person!
Families - Travel between the 1st May and 25th June or 28th August and 23rd October and 1 Child age 2 - 11 years goes FREE - saving up to £656!
Free Nights Offer - Travel between the 1st May and 25th June (last check out 26th June) and 28th August and 23rd October and Stay 7 Nights Pay 6 Nights or Stay 14 Nights Pay only 12 Nights - saving up to £162 per person!
Alghero Resort Country Hotel -Book before the 30th April 2010 and receive a 10% Discount on the accommodation price - saving up to £63.00 per person!
Hotel Dei Pini Alghero - Book before the 30th April 2010 and receive a 10% Discount on the accommodation price - saving up to £103.00 per person!
Hotel & Residence Lantana - Book before the 30th April 2010 and receive a 10% Discount on the accommodation price - saving up to £117.00 (Excludes stays between 10th July and 3rd September).
Hotel Villa del Golfo - Book before the 30th April 2010 to travel between 8th May and 26th June or the 6th and 26th September and receive a 15% Discount on the accommodation price - saving up to £103.00 per person. Or to travel between 27th June and 5th September and receive a 10% Discount on the accommodation price - saving up to £109.00 per person.
Hotel Albaruja - Book before the 30th April 2010 and receive a 5% Discount on the accommodation price - saving up to £29.00 per person (minimum stay 7 nights, excludes stays between 7-20 August).
Hotel Costa dei Fiori - Book before the 30th April 2010 and receive a 10% Discount on the accommodation price - saving up to £101.00 per person.
Don't Delay Book Today - Call 01202 484858 or for more information visit www.justsardinia.co.uk