The main attraction of Sardinia is indeed the beautiful coastline but for those with itchy feet there's plenty to keep you busy. Should you wish to hire a car and see more of the island you will come across remnants of Sardinia's bronze age civilisation, the 'Nuraghi', with stone towers that dot the landscape.
Naturally many of the activities on offer revolve around the sea, with boats to the National Park of the La Maddalena archipelago and the possibility for diving lessons in the clear, warm waters. The sheltered waters of Baja Sardinia make it perfect for water sports such as winds
Sardinia is the second biggest island in the Mediterranean so in order to do it justice you could hire a car locally and stay in two or more different areas, sample some amazing local cuisine and enjoy the peace of the hills before finding time to relaxation on the beach at the Hotel Pullman Timi Ama in Villasimius.
Festivals and events in Sardinia
During Easter, Sardinia plays host to some of the most elaborate religious festivals in the world, culminating in the carrying of Sant’Efisio in Cagliari through to Pula with 5,000 participants, 3,000 of which ride on horseback through the town in traditional costume.
August is by far the busiest month in the Sardinian calendar. From the first Sunday of the month, there are weekly festivals celebrating the medieval culture of the azure isle. The 7th marks the Archers tournament with incorporates an armed forces procession with professional archers making their way through towns. Just a week later, you can view one of the most famous firework displays in Europe along the Busquet walkway as the festival of fish begins in Alghero. And of course there’s nothing quite akin to the Sardinian bank holiday for Ferragosto, which you’ll discover first hand if you visit the island around the 15th August. Fireworks, carnivals, pop up street theatre and of course, glorious food await you.