La Dolce Weekend in Sardinia

Sardinia Porto Cervo flowersHaving gone AWOL for the past two weeks, I’m thrilled to share the reason behind my guilty two weeks of no posting and I’m sorry for the endless appearance of smug vacation Instagrams! That’s it now for sunsets, beach toes and gelato, it’s back to reality for now but this summer’s island roadtrip has brought me some of my fondest memories and I’ll be hanging on to those moments until my next adventure.

Having spent an exciting 10 days in Corsica, we hopped over to Sardinia from Bonifacio (a speedy 45-minute ferry journey) finding ourselves in the rainbow-coloured seaside town of Santa Teresa da Gallura which quickly led to a 48-hour whirlwind of shoe shopping, tiramisu eating and beach bumming along the stunning Emerald Coast.

For any lucky jetsetters in search of a weekend escape or holiday destination, I highly recommend the north of Sardinia (I’ve yet to check out the southern coast but I hear the beaches of the north are considered the most beautiful on the island)… See below my favourite addresses for inspiration.

Olbia: This was the largest town we visited and great for super cheap shoe shopping. Avoid the tourist traps and grab lunch at L’Arte nel Gelato, they put together a delicious focaccia sandwhich and the tiramisu gelato is to die for! For a cheap and cheerful hotel, we stayed in the Hotel de Plam along the port which was perfectly located if not the most luxurious!

Santa Gallura da Teresa: Grab your camera and spend a morning walking around this little seaside town, taking in all the pastel-coloured houses and exotic plants. There are several steep climbs in this town so choose flat shoes over heels. For unique and very affordable handmade jewellery, check out the beautiful boutique, Preziosemozioni di Giuseppe Muru (P.zza San Vittorio 3) and then head to La Lucciola (Via Maria Teresa, 42) for some absolutely delicious pizzas, served by the slice.

Porto Cervo, Cannegione & Arzachena: One of the most charming hotels of our trip was the little family-run Hotel La Borgata in the hills set away from the coast. We drove down to the coast for afternoons at the beach and dinners by the port but were glad to retreat back into the peace and quiet after a long day. Whilst Porto Cervo is a must-see destination, there’s not much to do unless you’re planning on spending a fortune in Cartier and Louis Vuitton.

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