Ideal for Summer Season
Basking in the heat of the Mediterranean, Sardinia beckons visitors from across the globe to visit the myriad sun-kissed beaches and staggering mountain treks across its internal landscape. As one of Italy's gems, this island is a highly sought-after holiday location so how better to explore it than with your chosen luxury charter yacht? Cruising around the coastline you will meet some of the charming qualities of Italian life while finding every indulgence you can expect when on a luxury charter yacht tour.
- Day 1
Embark in the glamorous Porto CervoDistance: 10 nm*
Indulge your inner starlet
Meeting up with your chosen luxury charter yacht could not take place in a more luxurious atmosphere. As the main area of activity on Sardinia, Porto Cervo is sophistication personified and presents a sumptuous beginning to your luxury yacht charter.
With high-end boutiques and popular brands lining the streets and incredible restaurants at every bend, you will have begun your holiday before even reaching your yacht. After some essential shopping time in this appealing location, there will still be plenty of time for you to take a turn around the 18-hole golf course, and maybe squeeze in a spa treatment at Petra Segreta.
Complete your day in Porto Cervo with a decadent meal in decadent restaurants such as Phi Beach and Quattro Passi Al Pescatore before venturing to Billionaire Club where you will party the night away in style.
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Quattro Passi Al Pescatore
- Petra Segreta
- Day 2
Porto RotondoDistance: 65 nm*
Something a little more laid back
Anchoring down at your first port of call on your luxury charter yacht tour, you arrive at the pretty location of Porto Rotondo.
The atmosphere here is much more laid back than at Porto Cervo, but there are no cutbacks on quality and luxury. Porto Rotondo is well known for it's private beaches so take the time to really indulge in this essential experience to your holiday. Spend the morning lapping up the sun or take a few dips in the refreshing waters around the coast before adventuring further inland.
Although more down to earth than Porto Cervo, this location is still very popular with tourists so you can expect to find everything you need in the town. The local businesses are often hidden away but the level of quality does not waver from the expected high standard of Italian businesses. Later in the day, return towards the shore for an evening filled with exuberant cocktail bars and live music.
- Day 3
Cala LunaDistance: 100 nm*
Bask in idyllic surrounds
Continuing around the coastline of Sardinia your next stop is vitally different from what you have seen so far. More out of the way from mainstream tourists, Cala Luna boasts an incredible natural beauty which can almost feel like a mirage.
Anchor down in the bay to start exploring straight away. Take the plunge into the clear waters to make the most of the refreshing waters and the ideal opportunity to see the pretty life below the waters. Snorkeling around the bay you will see plenty of underwater life dancing around you and the cooling effect of the water will ready you for the staggering beach awaiting you on the shore.
Being more hidden than other locations on the island of Sardinia, you can enjoy a quiet afternoon on the beach while adventuring inside some of the caves eroded into the cliffs. Easily large enough to fit you and your party inside, these caves offer shelter if the sun proves too hot or a unique location for a picnic.
Return back to your motor yacht for an indulgent evening of Italian wine and a peaceful environment you really could get used to.
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- Cala Luna
- Day 4
CagliariDistance: 20 nm*
Explore the town's medieval past
Back to civilization for your fourth day on Sardinia as you visit the island capital of Cagliari. As the largest town on the island of Sardinia this is the place to visit if you want to see the very best of the island.
Teeming with medieval buildings, the streets of the town are like stepping through a portal into a pastel-hued dream. The highlight of Sardinia's past is found above the main activity of Cagliari in the area known as Il Castello. This medieval wall enclosed area features a variety of monuments which have all contributed to Cagliari's eventful past.
Even more impressive, and a lot older than the man-made monuments you can visit at Il Castello, there is also the prehistoric site of Domus de Janas. Translating as the house of fairies or witches, there are several chambers here to see which were 'built' during the Neolithic era. Exploring inside the caves, you can see etchings on the walls of various religious symbols and bull horns. To round off your day of exploration, reserve a table at Niu for an indulgent and decadent feast.
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Archaeological site of Nora
- Archaeological site of Nora
- Day 5
Forte Village Le DuneDistance: 140 nm*
Relax on sun-kissed beaches and finish with a top spa
Most of day 5 of your luxury charter yacht tour is spent exploring the southwest coast of Sardinia.
Dotted along the coastline you will see many hidden caves and beach sanctuaries which you can indulge in for a few hours to enjoy some down time. Relax on the deserted beach or hop into the cool waters for some water sports before anchoring down at Forte Village Le Dune.
The high quality resort of Forte Village Le Dune offers exceptional services to visitors including indulging spa treatments at the Acquaforte Thalasso Spa. Enjoy a full body massage or use the hydro facilities to rejuvenate your energy levels ready for an evening of dancing and good food.
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- Forte Village
- Day 6
AlgheroDistance: 110 nm*
Historic splendor awaits
At the top end of Sardinia, on the northwest coast, the city of Alghero offers another view into the past with phenomenal views to accompany your travels.
On arrival at this beautiful location head straight into the city to meander around the small winding cobbled streets and investigate the small family businesses that adorn the bends in the streets. Beautifully decorated with iron-clad balconies and displays of bright flowers, the streets of Alghero are straight out of a picture postcard.
After seeing the pretty sights of the city make your way to the outskirts of the city to see some ancient ruins which date back to the 4th millennium BC. The necropolis of Anghelu Ruju contains several chambers in which many artifacts have been found including axe heads, vases, necklace beads and statuettes. Or you can get your tender to take you to Neptune's grotto for a marine expedition. Explore the monuments and tourist attractions before joining the locals for a drink in one of the popular vineyards or reserve a table at Al Tuguri for some sensational seafood.
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Grotta di Nettuno (Neptune's Grotto)
- Grotta di Nettuno (Neptune's Grotto)
- Day 7
Revel in Sardinia's jewel in the crown
On your final day in the vicinity of Sardinia you will visit the protected island of La Maddalena. Declared a national park in 1996 the archipelago of islands off the coast of mainland Sardinia offer stretches of deserted beaches and clear waters to explore at your own leisure.
La Maddalena is a hidden treasure of Sardinia and will be a welcome retreat for your final day in the area. Relax on one of the sandy beaches to soak up the last of the Mediterranean rays and try some snorkeling around the clear waters to see some of the pretty marine life that accompanies you on this desirable island.
Before heading back to the mainland to start your homeward journey, visit the old town for some last minute exploring of Italian life and some freshly prepared cuisine which will make you want to eat Italian as soon as you return home.
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*All distances are approximate