Saturday, 22 October 2011

VIlla L'Arco and the Restaurant at the Tamoil Petrol Station!

I've just read the guest book at Villa L'Arco and as well as being delighted about all the positive comments , one thing that stood out was the Tamoil Petrol Station!!! Serving pizza's for 4-8 euros and also Sardinian specialities such as Zuppa di Cozze al pomodoro and Tagliata (beef served on a bed or rocket, cherry tomatoes and parmisan cheese)are some of the best and the cheapest we have found! Exclusive to Just Sardinia, Villa L'Arco is a charming private villa set in large gardens with its own swimming pool, located in the heart of the Galluran countryside in the north of Sardinia. Situated 3km from the small village of Bassacutena it is in the middle of nowhere yet equidistant between Santa Teresa and Palau for beaches, Arzachena for shops, banks and weekly market, and Tempio up in the mountains. The village itself has a few small shops for everyday supplies, a couple of café bars, Agriturismo (farm) restaurants nearby and the Tamoil petrol station! For more information and to book call Just Sardinia 01202 484858 or visit

Valle Della Luna, Capo Testa, Santa Teresa, Sardinia

Huw (from Huw's view!)and his family were lucky enough to be in Sardinia the last week of October at Villa L'Arco. The weather was fabulous, the beaches deserted yet the sea warm enough for swimming and windsurfing - just what we tell our our customers that October is such a great time to visit the island! During the week we visited Valle della Luna (Valley of the Moon) on the headland at Capo Testa and enjoyed a really interesting walk through the amazing rock formations there and the boys jumped off the rocks into the clear blue sea at the bottom - well worth the walk! We were were still there as the sun statred to set and we had forgotten how dramatic this could be! on the edge of the vibrant town of Santa Teresa on the northern most tip of the island and 3 km from the beautiful headland of Capo Testa, La Funtana Hotel provides an ideal base for enjoying the town and beaches in this beautiful area of Sardinia. Santa Teresa di Gallura and Capo Testa are situated on the northern most tip of the island enjoying wonderful views over the Straits of Bonifacio to the island of Corsica. There are some beautiful beaches with clear turquoise sea, ideal for swimming and snorkelling, and fascinating rock formations carved by the wind on the headland and in the Valley of the Moon. The town offers a good selection of shops and restaurants and from the port, boat trips to the islands and daily ferries to Corsica. The town beach of Rena Bianca is lovely.For more information and to book a holiday to Sardinia, call Just Sardinia 01202 484858 or visit

Monday, 10 October 2011

Dreaming of Skiing? Take a look at the NEW Just Skiing website...

Just Sardinia are delighted to launch a new website for their sister company 'Just Skiing' packed with information about the beautiful Italian ski resorts of Courmayeur nestled under Mont Blanc and La Thuile which links with La Rosiere in France.

Now in its 6th year, Just Skiing offers a great selection of hotels and apartments in Courmayeur and La Thuile to suit all tastes and budgets. Just Skiing will guide you to the most suitable accommodation for your family or party and can book accommodation, flights, ferries, trains, car hire and airport transfers to make your holiday go as smoothly as possible.

Holiday Ideas...
Have a look at our holiday ideas to help choose the right holiday for you whether you are a beginner, family, group or wishing to arrange a party to celebrate a special birthday or anniversary! There are also suggestions for ski guiding, heli-skiing, glacier skiing, activities for non skiers and mountain restaurant recommendations.

February Half Term Offer...
Hotel Maison Saint Jean in Courmayeur is located in the centre of the town, just a few minutes walk from the ski lifts. Its warm, welcoming environment, characterized by traditional alpine decor, makes the hotel a welcoming place for families. Offer: 7 nights from 11 February 2012 £645pp based on a family of 4 sharing 2 interconnecting twin/double rooms with bed and breakfast including private airport transfers. Half board set menu supplement £19pp per day.

Party Time in Crans Montana...
The Momentum Ski Festival, Crans Montana 15-18 March 2012
Try a new resort and ski all day, party all night!
Crans Montana, hosting the Men's World Cup this season, is renowned for its great skiing & mountain restaurants. Ski Weekend from £665pp including 3 nights accommodation, flights, transfers, skiing & Festival pass!
Festival has a full programme of racing and ski instruction from celebrity coach Warren Smith and the Apres Ski programme is headlined by comedy acts: Marcus Brigstocke and Rufus Hound, with The Feeling playing on the Friday. Attending the Festival will be a number of celebrity guests, including Damon Hill, Colin Jackson, Heston Blumenthal, together with the UK's leading ski figures: Graham Bell, Konrad Bartelski and Matt Chilton.

Terms and Conditions apply. Prices based on accommodation only unless otherwise stated.
Flights, airport transfers and car hire priced separately.

For more information and personal recommendations call Just Skiing 01202 479988 or visit