Thursday, 24 March 2011

Enjoy Easter/May Bank Holiday in Sardinia

Sardinia has a pleasant 6 month summer, hot and dry from May to October, with a good amount of sunshine in March and April when all the flowers are out and it can be hot during the daytime and cooler in the evenings. Just Sardinia can offer a selection of hotels, villas and apartments for an early summer holiday to take advantage of the Easter and May Bank Holiday...

Hotel Lantana
Located on the beautiful south coast of Sardinia, the delightful Lantana Resort Hotel is nestled amongst gardens with Mediterranean plants and a subtropical palm grove, approximately 1km from the beach and sea and within walking distance of the colourful town of Pula. Here you can simply relax and unwind in the peace and tranquillity of the attractive gardens or choose to explore the local town and beaches.
Prices from £565pp per week. Book before the 30th April 2011 for a 10% Discount!

Residence Lantana
The Lantana has 32 well equipped 1 or 2 bedroom apartments. Guests can dine at the hotel restaurant which also offers a daily ‘take away’ menu or in the nearby town and there is a pool, immaculate gardens, play park, putting green and the beach can be accessed by the hotel’s complimentary shuttle service. There is also a golf course and Roman ruins at Nora close by.
Prices from £886 for a 1 bedroom apartment (sleeping up to 4). Book before the 30th April 2011 for a 10% Discount!

Other accommodation open for Easter includes:

North West Sardinia (Airport: Alghero)

Borgo Sixeri Farm Residence, Alghero
1 Bed Apartment, Self catering, 7 Nights
From £608 per apartment

Hotel Carlos V, Alghero
Standard room, B&B, 7 Nights
From £407pp

North East Sardinia (Airport: Olbia)

Hotel Relais Villa del Golfo, Cannigione
Deluxe sea view, B&B, 7 Nights
From £587pp

Hotel Valkarana, Sant'Antonio di Gallura
Standard room, B&B, 7 Nights
From £199pp

Central Sardinia (Airport: Cagliari)

Hotel Nascar, Santa Maria Navarrese
Classic room, B&B, 7 Nights
From £399pp

Mandra Edera Country Hotel, Abbasanta
Standard room, Half board, 7 Nights
From £462pp

Southern Sardinia (Airport: Cagliari)

Green Village Residence, Vilasimius
Studio Apartment, Self Catering, 7 Nights
From £282 per apartment

T Hotel Cagliari
Classic room, B&B, 3 Nights
From £275pp

Prices above are for 2 people sharing unless otherwise stated in April 2011.
Terms and Conditions apply. Prices based on accommodation only.Flights, airport transfers and car hire priced separately.

Sardinia is just a 2 hour flight from Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Bristol, Manchester, East Midlands, Leeds Bradford, Edinburgh and Dublin – see Flights & Travel Options.

Book with Just Sardinia for Loyalty discounts, Flexible durations, and Local reps.

Please call 01202 484858 for personal recommendations or for more information and to book online visit

Friday, 18 March 2011

Celebrate Italy's 150th Anniversary with a Just Sardinia Combination Holiday

150 years ago on 17th March 2011 Italy became a unified country and Turin was declared the country's first capital:
Famous revolutionary, Giuseppe Garibaldi, lived the last third of his life on the undeveloped island of Caprera, a short ferry-ride from Palau on the north east coast of Sardinia. Visitors can view Garibaldi's house and museum where Garibaldi came to live in 1855 after a 20-year exile from Italy. He led his famous 1,000 Red Shirts on his campaign to conquer Sicily and Naples from here in 1861. The elegant homestead has been preserved as he left it. Tours of the property end with his tomb in the garden.

With a host of cultural events taking place across Italy over the coming months, combine a trip to one of Italy’s famous cities, such as Turin, Rome, Florence, Venice, Pisa or Milan, with a relaxing beach holiday in Sardinia:

Just Sardinia can arrange accommodation in mainland Italy with any day arrival and departure and any length of stay (subject to availability). We can either recommend a hotel or book one of your choice and can advise on suitable flights.

ROMANTIC COMBINATION: Prices from £1399 per person for 14 nights (excluding flights)
Hotel Al Sole, Venice
3 nights B&B
This hotel enjoys an excellent position in Venice, a few steps from Piazzale Roma, the marvellous Scuola San Rocco and Frari church, preserving Venetian masterpieces.
Hotel Villa del Golfo, Sardinia
11 nights B&B
Small and elegant hotel in Cannigione.

DIVERSE COMBINATION: Prices from £794 per person for 10 nights (excluding flights)
Hotel Francesco, Pisa
3 nights B&B
This hotel is located only a few metres from the Leaning Tower, right in the historic centre of Pisa, surrounded by historical buildings in a quiet and peaceful area.
Hotel Cala Caterina, Sardinia
7 nights half board
Elegant, peaceful and relaxing hotel near Villasimius.

CITY & COUNTRY COMBINATION: Prices from £349 per person for 7 nights (excluding flights)
Hotel Camelia, Rome
3 nights B&B
This hotel enjoys a strategic position in the centre of Rome and occupies four floors of an early 19th century building and features well appointed guest rooms and a warm atmosphere.
Please note that each person must pay locally the 'Rome City Tax': 1, 2, 3 star hotels €2 per night; 4 & 5 star hotels €3 per night (children under 2 are exempt).
Hotel Villa Asfodeli, Sardinia
4 nights half board
Relax and unwind in the peaceful countryside.

There are flights from many regional airports in the UK to mainland Italy with easyJet, Ryanair and BA and onward to Sardinia with these airlines and Air One, Meridiana and Alitalia. For advice on the best route please call Just Sardinia 01202 484858 or for more information and to book online visit

Friday, 11 March 2011

Fantastic Spring Offers to Sardinia!

Offer of the Week! Save upto £574pp at Hotel Le Palme 4* Costa Smeralda - Book before the 31st March 2011 for a 20% DISCOUNT (saving up to £324pp) + FREE upgrade to Full Board (saving up to £250pp!). Prices from £423pp!

Just Sardinia have a host of great offers & holiday Ideas to suit you to your ideal holiday in Sardinia...

Family Holidays
Sardinia is an ideal Mediterranean destination for a family holiday with a short flight from the UK, beautiful beaches with clear blue sea, family friendly accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets, child friendly restaurants, activities for all the family and welcoming Italian style hospitality with a love for children.
Chia Laguna Resort Chia Village: Prices from £525pp. Book before the 31st March 2011 for a 20% DISCOUNT (saving up to £283pp) + All repeat clients to Chia Laguna Resort will receive a further 5% Discount (saving up to £70pp)!

Luxury Hotels & Villas
The Just Sardinia Luxury Collection has been created to include the very best the island has to offer be it a 5 star hotel on the Costa Smeralda, a new luxury villa suite at Hotel Relais Villa del Golfo, the world renown Forte Village or a brand new 3 or 4 bedroom luxury villa at Villas Resort on the stunning south east coast.
Hotel Relais Villa del Golfo & Spa Luxury Suite Villas: Prices from £1950pp. Book before the 31st March 2011 for a 10% Discount on the Luxury Suite Villas (saving up to £216pp)!

Beach Resorts
With over 1800km of unspoilt coastline, Sardinia is renowned for beautiful beaches and the clearest translucent azure blue sea in the Mediterranean.
Club Hotel is situated on the spectacular beach at Baia Sardinia and enjoys wonderful views, direct beach access and a choice of restaurants for a relaxing holiday in the Costa Smeralda, just 40km from Olbia airport. Prices from £417pp. Book before the 31st March 2011 for 15% DISCOUNT (saving up to £103pp)! Excludes stay between 21/4-13/5, 6-27/8 & 17/9-9/10. Plus FREE night offer on certain dates click here for details.

Secret Hideaways
Just Sardinia have created ‘Secret Sardinia’ which features personally chosen hideaway hotels for you to get off the beaten track and sample real Sardinian hospitality.
Hotel Valkarana is situated in a stunning rural location on the shores of Lake Liscia, about 30km inland from Olbia in northern Sardinia. This family run hotel is a place of peace and tranquillity, ideal for a relaxing holiday. Prices from £199pp. Book before 30th March.

More great offers this month include:
31/05/2011 Resort & Spa Le Dune 7 Nights Was£452pp Save £45pp NOW £407pp
05/06/2011 Pullman Timi Ama 7 Nights Was £966pp Save£305pp Now £661pp
02/07/2011 Residence Lantana 7 Nights Was £392pp £Save 39pp Now £353pp
25/08/2011 Hotel Carlos V 7 Nights Was £627pp Save £62pp Now £565pp
23/09/2011 Borgo Sixeri Farm Residence 7 Nights Was £199pp Save £16pp Now £183pp

Terms and Conditions apply. Prices based on accommodation only. Flights, airport transfers and car hire priced separately. Sardinia is just a 2 hour flight from Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Bristol, Manchester, East Midlands, Leeds Bradford, Edinburgh and Dublin – see Flights & Travel Options. Book with Just Sardinia for Loyalty discounts, Flexible durations, and Local reps.

Please call 01202 484858 for personal recommendations or for more information and to book online visit

Wedded Bliss on Italy's Isle of Romance

Just Sardinia Wedding: Daily Express 5th March 2011
MOIRA ASHLEY visits Sardinia for a special family celebration...

THE wedding guests, like a trail of fresh confetti, thread their way through narrow cobbled streets lined with washing and bougainvillea. Just before they disappear through an archway, an old lady, clad in traditional black, beckons from the open doorway of her house. She shouts: "A kiss for the bella sposa!" The bride smilingly obliges, bending to her leathery cheek.

A scene regularly played out in the town of Alghero on Sardinia's north-west coast? Perhaps. However, this time the radiant bride is our daughter and the wedding the highlight of a special holiday, our first visit here.

Since our arrival on the Italian island a few days ago, we have been seduced by Alghero's charm as we stroll around ramparts blushing pink in the setting sun. The medieval citadel that dominates the town with its seven fortifying towers has a strong Catalan influence thanks to the island being under Spanish rule for 400 years.

Unpretentious and mellow, the town's long sandy beaches, historic centre, pretty harbour and wealth of water sports make it an excellent holiday base. After prosecco and antipasti overlooking the harbour, we head a few miles inland to the reception venue where many guests are staying, Agriturismo Vessus.

There are 46 agriturismo on the island and these converted rural homes offer a rich and authentic taste of the real Sardinia. (See Rural Sardinia )

Run by genial olive farmer Delio, Vessus has 11 tasteful guest rooms furnished in traditional Sardinian style set around a pool. Nestling in 35 acres of lush grounds and olive groves, accommodation is split between the farmhouse and a purpose-built two-storey guesthouse with verandas and amazing views over the Gulf of Alghero.

Delio exclaims at the beauty of the "sposa" as he ushers us along paths fragrant with lemon trees to tables set out in the shaded, cobbled courtyard. Here a typical Sardinian feast awaits, including roast suckling pig. Following the meal, dancing includes not just the guests but the cooks, waiters and even the excitable farm dog.
At midnight, we light paper lanterns that rise above the trees into the still night air. It has been a magical day.

The next morning we prepare for the next stage of our holiday. The newlyweds are honeymooning in the far north-east, close to the Maddalena islands and the southern tip of Corsica. Our younger daughter and boyfriend have decided to sample "la dolce vita" on the famous Costa Smeralda, a stretch of beautiful coastline to the north-east. We wrinklies remain based in our well-appointed villa just outside Alghero, savouring its airy rooms with their tiled floors and vantage point overlooking the valley.

We hire a car and a spectacular one-hour drive south brings us to the ancient town of Bosa. In the labyrinthine medieval backstreets, we see women sitting outside their houses lace-making. A slightly longer drive north takes us to the magnificently situated Castelsardo. The old town alleyways are wonderful to wander and shop for crafted woven baskets before heading out to view "Elephant Rock", a dramatic elephant-shaped natural sculpture.

Closer to our base, we brave the 656 steps down to the Grotta di Nettuno, a magnificent series of stalagmite and stalactite caves. No visit to Sardinia is complete without a visit to one of the 7,000 or so "nuraghi" that dot the landscape like giant beehives. Constructed between 1800 and 500 BC, they served as both dwelling and fortress.

All too soon, our final evening arrives and we return to Vessus to buy some of Delio's olive oil. Knowledgeable and passionate about his island's many festivals, folklore and customs, he makes us realise how much more there is to explore and we determine to return one day. Anyone for an anniversary reunion?

Just Sardinia 01202 484858 offers seven nights at Villa Ulivo, Alghero from £699pp (four sharing), self-catering, including return flights from Gatwick and car hire. Agriturismo Vessus has doubles from £68 per night based on two sharing, 3 night minimum stay with B&B. Just Sardinia can arrange Weddings in association with Weddings in Sardinia (

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Sardinia for Early Summer Sun

Cervo Hotel Costa Smeralda Resort was included in The Times Travel 20 Hot Holidays (5th March 2011):

Cervo Hotel, Sardinia
The marina of Porto Cervo is on the Costa Smeralda, the Emerald Coast, which plays host to millionaires, celebrities and royalty in summer - and the Cervo Hotel is at its heart. The 112 rooms are decorated in a rustic Sardinian style, complemented by contemporary beds and furniture and usual mod cons. There are also five great restaurants. What's more, you'll be able to flash the cash you've saved in the neighbouring designer boutiques, jewellers and at Flavio Briatore's Billionaire Club.
Details: 7 nights B&B from £1,043pp in a double room. International flights not included Call 01202 484858

Fly to Olbia from Gatwick and Bristol with easyJet,Edinburgh and Leeds with Jet2 and new for 2011 from Heathrow with British Airways - Book through Just Sardinia 01202 484858 (ATOL 10217).

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

The Times Great Getaways for Under £500!

Hotel Valkarana was included in The Times Travel 20 Bargain Breaks (19th February 2011):

Stunning Sardinia
The Hotel Valakarana is surrounded by lush forest on the shores of Lake Liscia, 2km from the quaint village of Sant'Antonio di Gallura. With only 18 rooms, its the perfect placcde to relax. There are walks and trails to discover, fishing on the lake, vineyards to visit and Il Trenino Verde scenic train to ride. The beaches are also a short drive away.
Details: Prices from £498pp B&B for 7 nights on the 5th May. The price inlcludes flights and car hire Call 01202 484858