Friday, 18 June 2010

Costa Smeralda, Sardinia: Holiday riches on a no-frills budget

On just €50 a day, Oliver Smith from the Telegraph headed to the land of the beautiful people, the Costa Smeralda in Sardinia, in search of sun, sea and celebrities...

Photo: "Lapped by translucent blue waters, the beaches on this stretch of coast are some of the finest in the world."

"We had come to the Costa Smeralda, on Sardinia's north-east coast, in search of sun, sea and A-list glamour, and we hoped to do so without breaking the bank. This wasn't going to be easy. In 1961, the Aga Kahn and a consortium of businessmen chose this stretch of coast, overlooking crystal clear waters, to set up an exclusive resort. It quickly became – and remains – a haven for the rich and famous, where former Formula One mogul Flavio Briatore and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi own the choicest real estate.

This exclusive image may have been diluted by the arrival of no-frills airlines at Olbia airport, but super yachts still crowd the horizon and nightly room rates at Porto Cervo's best hotels top the average Briton's monthly salary." Excerpt from Telegraph Online Article 15 June 2010 - To read full article Click here.

Just Sardinia offers hotels, villas and apartments to suit all tastes and budgets with apartments from £64 per person per week (Buganvillea Apartments in Alghero), villas (sleeping up to 6) from £999 (Villa L'Arco) and hotels from £242 per person per week or from £104 per person for 3 nights b&B (Hotel La Funtana).

For good value accomodation near the Costa Smeralda, Resort Cala di Falco in Cannigione has Villas from £699 per week (sleeping 4/5), apartments from £447 per week (sleeping up to 4) and hotel rooms with half board for 7 nights from £452 per person.

Contact the Sardinia specialists on 01202 484858 or for more information and to book online visit

For no frills flights from Gatwick and Bristol to Olbia Sardinia visit