Friday, 14 May 2021

Just Sardinia Partners with Silver Travel Advisor

 www.silvertraveladvisor.com/partner/208601-just-sardinia 

Just Sardinia are delighted to have partnered with the Silver Travel Advisor www.silvertraveladvisor.com the award-winning travel reviews website. It's free to join the Silver Travel Club and enjoy a range of benefits and special offers.

Silver Travel Advisor is a unique travel reviews, information and advice website, especially for mature travellers aged over 50 + offers members and visitors a vast range of relevant and interesting information, discounts and advice from Travel Advisors whose knowledge and experience spans the globe and adds up to many hundreds of years in the industry.

Just Sardinia, the island specialists for over 20 years,  can advise and book financially protected holidays to the island and recommend hotels, villas, apartments, beach resorts and rural retreats which we consider to be the very best that the island has to offer to suit all tastes and budgets, with any day arrival/departure. Additionally, we can advise on excursions and experiences to really appreciate the beauty of this wonderful island.

Feefo Platinum Trusted Merchant Accreditation Award for the 7th year, Just Sardinia have received the highest recognition of Excellence in Customer Service from customer reviews.

Just Sardinia offer a range of ideal holidays suitable for mature travellers including:

Adult Only Hotels across the island in beautiful settings

Hotels, Villas and Apartments ideal for Multigenerational Holidays

Walking & Cycling Holidays environmentally friendly, good for fitness and enables you to get a real taste of the island

Multicentre & Themed Tours to explore the island and see more of your holiday destination

Combination Holidays to visit mainland Italy, Sicily or Corsica en route to Sardinia or visit all 3 islands on a Tri-Island Grand Tour

Sardinia Festivals & Events with great opportunities to experience authentic Sardinian traditions and culture

Experience Sardinia with Just Sardinia – the Island Specialist


Monday, 10 May 2021

☀ September Sunshine at Hotel & Residence Lantana ☀

As featured in The Times ‘September Sunshine Breaks’, Hotel & Residence Lantana on the beautiful south coast of Sardinia offers the choice of hotel rooms or self catering apartments nestled in immaculate Mediterranean gardens and is within walking distance of the town of Pula, the beach and sea.

This popular small, family run hotel offers flexibility with a choice of hotel room options and 1 or 2 bedroom apartments. Here you can relax and unwind by the lovely pool in the peace and tranquillity of the attractive gardens or choose to explore the local town and beaches. The hotel can arrange excursions to experience the charm and history of the island, including the nearby archaeological site at Nora. For golf enthusiasts the Is Molas Golf Course (9/18 hole) is 5km away (free shuttle service available on request) and within the hotel grounds there is a putting green with 9 holes.

This little corner of paradise has something to offer everyone, whether travelling alone, as a couple or with children.

Hotel Lantana>  Book before 25th May for 20% DISCOUNT between 12th Sept - 31st Oct!

All the hotel rooms are furnished in Sardinian style with cotton fabrics, local wood and wrought iron, designed by local craftsmen. The modern amenities include en suite bath and/or shower room, air conditioning/heating, minibar, telephone, internet connection, hairdryer, safe and satellite TV.

Prices from £602 pppw

Residence Lantana>  Book before 25th May for 20% DISCOUNT between 12th Sept - 31st Oct!

With a choice of 1 or 2 bedrooms, these bright and airy apartments have a well-equipped kitchenette with fridge freezer, electric 2 or 4 ring ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher, kettle, open-plan lounge area with sofa bed, shower room, air conditioning/heating, telephone, internet connection, hairdryer, safe and satellite TV.

Prices in September from £1,009 for 7 nights in a 1 bed apartment (sleeping up to 4).

The Restaurant & Bar

There is a lounge area, bar and dining terrace for a buffet breakfast, light a la carte lunch and dinner with daily set menu (extra cost) with a variety of traditional Sardinian and Italian dishes for your enjoyment.

Guests in the apartments may use the hotel restaurant (extra cost) which also offers a daily takeaway service.

The Facilities

The large freshwater swimming pool is surrounded by a sun terrace with sunbeds and immaculate lawns and gardens with fitness trail, children's play area and gazebo offering health and beauty treatments (extra cost). Guests can either enjoy a walk to the local beach or there is a complimentary shuttle service.

The hotel reception organises excursions and bike hire and there is also a laundry area.

The Local Area

The charming town of Pula has a good selection of shops, bars, pizzerias and restaurants, 500m from the Lantana. There are watersports from the local sandy beach, sight-seeing at the ancient Roman ruins at Nora, the natural marine shelter and sea turtle rescue centre at Nora Lagoon.

Please note that the above prices are for accommodation only and exclude flights.

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Thursday, 6 May 2021

Prime Minister of Italy welcomes British visitors from 16th May


 05 May 2021 – Yesterday at a news conference, The Italian Prime Minister, Mario Draghi, welcomed back British tourists and urged them to book their summer holidays in Italy. During the conference, he also announced that foreign tourists could access the Italian National Vaccine Pass from mid-May allowing tourists to travel to Italy without the need to quarantine.

From 16th May, UK tourists who have had both doses of the coronavirus vaccine will not face any restrictions and other arrivals will be welcome provided that they can produce a negative test taken 48 hours before arrival. Unlike other European countries, Italy is accepting antigen tests as well as PCR tests. In addition, travellers who have previously tested positive for Covid-19 will be exempt from any testing requirements if they present a certificate of prior Covid-19 infection upon arrival.

The new entry requirements will apply to all countries in the ‘C list’ which is part of Italy’s classification system for countries concerning travel and coronavirus. The list includes the UK along with other countries including Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Israel, and is the least restrictive classification. Further details on how UK travellers can access the Italian National Vaccine Pass will be released in the next few days. 

The Italian National Tourist Board commented: “We are delighted that Italy is once again ready and open for business. Our cities, coasts, countryside and major attractions are world class and we have implemented robust protocols to keep our visitors safe. Tourism is one of our most important industries and key to the nation’s recovery from the terrible impact of COVID-19. Given the latest announcement from the Prime Minister, we are hopeful that Italy will be on the UK government’s green list meaning holidaymakers will not have to quarantine on their return and will establish consumer confidence once more in visiting such a popular destination as Italy.”

For more about Italy visit www.italia.it


Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Delphina Hotels & Resorts Summer 2021 BOOK NOW!

We are delighted to launch Delphina Hotels, Villas and Apartments for Summer 2021 with 10% Discount off the hotels and 5% Discount off the villas!


Plus in anticipation of the popularity of long stay holidays, we can offer a further 5% Discount off selected Delphina hotels when booking 14 nights or more.

Treat yourself to some summer sun at one of Delphina’s lovely properties – choose from Self Catering Apartments and Villas or from 6 superb Spa Hotels and Romantic Hideaways, all located in the beautiful north of Sardinia to suit all tastes and budgets and some suitable for multigenerational holidays. 

Park Hotel and Spa Cala di Lepre 10% Discount>
Situated on the hillside adjacent to Capo d'Orso enjoying wonderful sea views.
Prices from £602 pppw
Book to stay 14 nights or more for an additional 5% Discount on the accommodation price!

These terraced bungalows enjoy a delightful position, perfect for a relaxing holiday.
Prices from £594 per week

A resort style hotel, situated in a spectacular setting with secluded coves and beaches.
Prices from £984 pppw 
Book to stay 14 nights or more for an additional 5% Discount on the accommodation price!

Ideal for families with a long sandy beach, kids clubs, 6 swimming pools & 10 restaurants.
Prices from £602 pppw

Situated overlooking the beautiful Marinedda beach, close to Isola Rossa.
Prices from £798 pppw 
Book to stay 14 nights or more for an additional 5% Discount on the accommodation price!

In a superb setting above the picturesque fishing village of Isola Rossa.
Prices from £665 pppw

Built in attractive Sardinian style, these terraced villas enjoy views over Isola Rossa and the sea.
Prices from £1,193 per week

An enchanting and romantic hotel, tucked away in a secluded location.

Opposite the beach and 500m from the town and port of Cannigione.

Attractive terraced villas opposite the beach and within walking distance of town.

Great value apartments, situated close to the beach and the town of Cannigione.

Please call 01202 484858 or email holidays@justsardinia.co.uk for personal recommendations on which hotel, villa or apartment to choose + advice on flights and travel to Sardinia so you can look forward to a wonderful summer holiday.

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Thursday, 11 March 2021

Italy Gears up to Welcome British Tourists Back This Summer


09 March 2022 - Gearing up for a potential opening to Brits from 17th May, things are looking fairly sunny for Italy. Whilst it’s still uncertain as to when travel will be definitely back on the cards, according to a recent survey by Skyscanner, it’s not stopping British holidaymakers from making enquiries about travel to Italy this summer. Anecdotal evidence from key tour operators including Kuoni and Just Sardinia shows that Italy is high on the agenda for when we can travel once again.

With restrictions beginning to ease around the country, those looking for a rural escape can put Sardinia on the map following the recent news that it’s become one of the only regions in Europe in the ‘white zone’. With minimal restrictions now in place, the region has seen the reopening of gyms, swimming pools, cinemas and theatres as well as extended curfews for bars and restaurants.

Italy is the full package with something for every type of traveller. From the Aeolian islands dotted off the coast of Sicily, to the jet-setters on the foodie island of Sardinia and not forgetting its beautiful art cities: Venice, Rome Milan, Turin and Florence. Oozing with galleries, museums and churches and of course, the re-opening of Mausoleum of Augustus, the monumental tomb of Rome's first emperor which has been closed for over 14 years, Italy is a must visit destination this summer.

2021 Highlights include:

PARMA - Visit Italy’s capital of culture

In 2020, Parma was named Italy’s capital of culture by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, and will retain the prestigious title for another year following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. After restarting its calendar of cultural activities and events in summer 2020, the city is set for a rich programme this summer. Officially named Parma, UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy, the city is known for its outstanding contribution to Italian food and is one the destinations offering the highest number of traditional Italian products. The city also boasts a fantastic array of museums, exhibitions and culture. This combined with Parma 2020+21 firmly taking centre stage as one of the key cultural events of the year, makes Parma a destination not to be missed.  https://parma2020.it/en/

ROME – Take in the sites of Mausoleum of Augustus, now open after 14-year closure 

Steeped in history, Rome’s Mausoleum of Augustus monument reopened to the public last week on 1st March following a major restoration. Described as an historic day for Rome, the site was constructed in 28BC and is the capital’s largest circular tomb which has been closed to the public for much of the last 80 years, with access stopped completely in 2007. The monumental tomb of Rome's first emperor is destined to become a major draw for tourists, following decades of abandonment. Tourists can book a 50-minute tour from 21st April priced at just four euros. https://www.mausoleodiaugusto.it/en/booking/


SARDINIA – Explore the low-risk island and take advantage of the late-night bars and restaurants

With Sardinia now in the ‘white’ zone and minimal restrictions across the island, the sunny coasts of Sardinia are a must for every type of traveller. Guests can go beyond the beaches and discover Sardinia’s mysterious ancient structures, hiking trails and colourful mountain towns from Neptune’s Grotto to Cala Brandinchi. Not forgetting its exquisite food and lively atmosphere, guests can now take advantage of the eased restrictions and visit the island’s cafes, bars and restaurants during the summer evenings following the recently extended curfew, 23.00 for restaurants and 21.00 for bars. 

For more info: https://www.sardegnaturismo.it/en

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Wednesday, 24 February 2021

★ Just Sardinia 2021 Early Booking Offers Expiring ★


With the good news this week about travel opening up in May, Just Sardinia have some great Early Booking Offers, to tempt you to book your 2021 summer holiday now with our Covid-19 Promise to give you peace of mind that you will to be able to amend, change, move or postpone your holiday if adversely affected by any Coronavirus travel restrictions.

Please see below the Early Bookings not to miss as due to expire at the end of February:


Forte Village  This world renowned resort & spa on the beautiful south coast of Sardinia has 21 restaurants, 10 pools, sports academies, complimentary children's club and entertainments on a magnificent beach.

Book any Forte Village Hotel before 28th February 2021 for 15% Discount
+ 2 Children (2-12yrs) Go Free (on certain dates & hotels)
Repeat guests since 2018 will receive €200 resort credit per room

Chia Laguna  This popular resort in an idyllic location in southern Sardinia, offers family accommodation in the Village or 3 other sophisticated stylish hotels.

Book any of the Chia Hotels before 28th February for 25% Discount
Stay 7 Nights for the Price of 6 or 10 Nights for the price of 9 (on certain dates)
PLUS Repeat Guests receive a further 5% Discount

Club Hotel Baia Sardinia This popular hotel situated on the spectacular beach at Baia Sardinia enjoys wonderful sea views, direct beach access and a choice of restaurants for a relaxing holiday on the Costa Smeralda.

Book before 28th February for 15% Discount
+ Stay 7 Nights Pay 6 Nights or Stay 14 Nights Pay 12 Nights on certain dates
+ Repeat Guests will have FREE Upgrade to Full Board

Hotel La Bisaccia Situated in a superb position in Baia Sardinia on the beautiful north east coast of Sardinia, this hotel has wonderful sea views, swimming pool, bar and restaurant. 

Book before 28th February 2021 for 20% Discount saving up to £277pp!

+ Stay 7 Nights and Pay only 6 Nights saving up to £296 per room!

Abi d'Oru Beach Hotel & Spa Situated on the fringe of the renowned Costa Smeralda near Porto Rotondo with lovely sea views over the Golfo di Marinella, this hotel is located on one of the most beautiful bays in north east Sardinia.

Book before 28th February 2021 for 15-25% Discount saving up to £376pp!

Hotel Stella Maris Set in manicured gardens leading onto a beautiful white sandy beach with gently shelving turquoise sea and overlooking Capo Carbonara on the south eastern tip of Sardinia.

Book before 28th February 2021 for 8-18% Discount saving up to £154pp! 

Hotel & Residence Lantana 39km from Cagliari airport on the beautiful south coast of Sardinia, this delightful hotel and residence is nestled amongst Mediterranean gardens and within walking distance of the town of Pula, the beach and sea.

Book before 28th February 2021 for 20-25% Discount saving up to £210pp!

See Hotel Offer Details> www.justsardinia.co.uk/accommodation/20/Hotel-Lantana/#accomoffers  

See Residence Offer Details> www.justsardinia.co.uk/accommodation/37/Residence-Lantana/

VOI Colonna Village  In a fantastic position 14km from Olbia airport in north east Sardinia, 500m from a lovely beach, this large resort offers a choice of rooms, 2 pools, children’s clubs, 2 restaurants, 4 bars and many activities.

Book before 28th February 2021 for 15% Discount saving up to £182pp!

VOI Tanka Village Situated on the south eastern tip of Sardinia, this large Italian beach resort offers a host of activities for couples and for families with complimentary children’s clubs.

Book before 28th February 2021 for 15% Discount saving up to £183pp!

Hotel CalaCuncheddi  12km south of Olbia airport in north east Sardinia enjoying wonderful sea views and offering stylish accommodation, pool, restaurant and spa, just 30m from the beautiful Li Cuncheddi beach.

Book before 28th February for 10-30% Discount on certain dates saving up to £268pp!

Hotel Carlos V & Spa  In a prime position above the waterfront promenade leading to the old town of Alghero and enjoying panoramic sea views across to the Gulf of Alghero to Capo Caccia beyond.

Book before 28th February 2021 for 15% Discount saving up to £105pp!

Hotel Arathena Situated inland from the Costa Smeralda in the artisan village of San Pantaleo in north east Sardinia, this charming hotel overlooks the village as well as the surrounding dramatic landscape.

Book before 28th February 2021 for 20% Discount on certain dates saving up to £124pp!

Hotel Don Diego 14km south of Olbia airport, this hotel has the perfect waterfront position with stunning views of the islands of Tavolara and Molara.

Book before 28th February 2021 for 15% Discount saving up to £165pp!

Hotel Rocce Sarde 20km from Olbia airport in the beautiful north east of Sardinia, this hotel is in a wonderful quiet location close to the Costa Smeralda with stunning views of Cala di Volpe bay.

Book before 28th February 2021 for 20% Discount saving up to £170pp!

Hotel La Funtana ~ Adult Only  Situated in Santa Teresa on the northern tip of the island, 3km from the beautiful headland of Capo Testa, this hotel is an ideal base for enjoying the local town and beaches.

Book before 28th February 2021 for 15% Discount saving up to £108pp!

Pelican Beach Resort & Spa ~ Adult Only Situated in a beautiful cove 11km from Olbia airport in north east Sardinia, this adult only hotel has wonderful sea views, lovely garden leading to the beach, bar and restaurant.

Book before 28th February 2021 for 15% Discount saving up to £161pp!

Call us on 01202 484858 10am-4pm Monday-Friday and we can personally recommend accommodation to suit you, many with early booking offers and can advise on travel in 2021 so you can look forward to a fantastic holiday on the beautiful island of Sardinia.

 

Experience Sardinia with Just Sardinia – the Island Specialist.

Thursday, 18 February 2021

Just Sardinia Receives Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award 2021


Just Sardinia has won the Feefo Platinum Trusted Service award
, an independent seal of excellence that recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, as rated by real customers.

Created by Feefo, Trusted Service is awarded only to businesses that use Feefo to collect genuine reviews and insights. Businesses who meet the high standard, based on the number of reviews they have collected and their average rating, receive the award. A highly valued badge of approval, this accreditation remains unique, as it is based purely on  interactions with real customers. As all reviews are verified as genuine, the accreditation is a true reflection of a business’s commitment to outstanding service.

Feefo gives Platinum Trusted Service awards to businesses that have achieved the Feefo Gold standard for three consecutive years or more. In normal times, the Feefo Gold Trusted Service award recognises organisations that have collected at least 50 Feefo reviews in a year and have achieved a service rating of at least 4.5. This year, to avoid penalising businesses suffering unduly from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the criteria has been adjusted. Organisations that won a Gold Trusted Service award last year but struggled to achieve the required number of reviews this year, have been assessed on an average rating over the 24-month period covering 2020 and 2019.

Huw Nurse, MD of Just Sardinia commented: “We’re very excited to receive this award from Feefo because it’s based on the feedback of real customers, who are the most important judges of all. It recognises how hard we work to give all our customers the best possible experience, even in a year as tough as 2020. Everyone at Just Sardinia is fully committed to the highest quality of service, so it’s important for us to listen, understand and respond to all our customers. The beauty of Feefo is that it enables us to consistently improve, so we’re looking forward to another successful year.”

Congratulating Just Sardinia on winning this year’s award, Steph Heasman, Director of Customer Success at Feefo, commented: “The Trusted Service award has always been about recognising companies that are outstanding in customer experience and generate great feedback from happy customers. 

“This year, despite the incredible challenges of a global pandemic, so many companies using Feefo have continued to provide remarkably high levels of service and they deserve a huge amount of credit for what they have achieved. It’s why we have changed our criteria to be fair to the organisations that have struggled in such difficult circumstances. At Feefo we help our clients give their customers the best experiences possible.

“I’m confident that throughout 2021 we’ll see even greater customer experience achievements from our partners as we return to something like business-as-usual.”

Feefo is a reviews and customer insights technology company that provides businesses with the tools to collect real, purchase-verified reviews and insights. Working with over 3,500 clients, Feefo ensures that all feedback is authentic, by matching it to a legitimate transaction, to increase consumer confidence and enable businesses to make smarter business decisions.

About Feefo www.feefo.com

Feefo is a disruptive global technology company empowering brands to make smarter decisions and improve consumer experiences by leveraging the full potential of real customer reviews.

Feefo’s cutting-edge review platform is trusted by more than 3,500 brands including Next, Vauxhall, Iceland, Mazda, Expedia, Michael Page and JCB, who rely on it to supply smart insights that transform their ability to market, sell and build more rewarding relationships with customers.

A trusted partner of Google, Feefo’s technology and consultancy team possesses unique expertise and business insight, enabling brands to employ cutting-edge innovation that optimises the delivery of digital marketing and advertising.