Tourism in Sardinia is a relatively young phenomenon and until relatively recently it was inevitable to have to stay in small inns or private houses, especially outside the major centers and some seaside resorts of old fame.
Today the average quality of Sardinian hospitality has nothing to envy to other Italian tourist regions (thanks also to important interventions such as the establishment of the Esit in 1952 and the regional laws of incentives from the ’60s and ’70s until today, also exploited by private and important financial groups). Not only the coastal areas but also the inland ones contribute to the growth of tourism in the Sardinian region as they offer good hospitality almost everywhere, with high standard accommodation facilities even in places once exclusively agricultural-pastoral as Fonni and Oliena. The choice is vast and the possibilities of stay are innumerable: Hotels and residences are often accompanied by cheaper and more rustic solutions such as Bed and Breakfast or Farm Holidays, then if you want to experience the thrill and be in touch with nature by taking long walks through the Mediterranean and beautiful landscapes, the campsites are certainly one of the most recommended solution. Another possibility of accommodation, alternative to hotels or villages, is given by the holiday homes Sardinia, often with swimming pool and a few meters away from the sea.
But Sardinia is also luxury and wildness. The island, in fact, has long been a popular destination for VIP holidays. That’s why the coast is crammed with extra luxury resorts. All the places in Sardinia deserve to be visited and there are many villages in Sardinia that offer total relaxation to enjoy the best of this beautiful territory.
The most sought after places in Sardinia, are Costa Rei, a fraction of Muravera and land of the muravesi, located in the south-east of Sardinia. In summer there are many tourists, as it is famous for its white beaches of fine sand. The Costa Smeralda, the coast of luxury, is located in the north-east of Sardinia. The name is recent, since the entire north-eastern area, geographically speaking, is the territory of Gallura. This stretch of coast took its present appearance in the early ’60s, when Prince Ismaelita Karim Aga Khan, transformed it into a sumptuous resort. The most famous villages of the Costa Smeralda are Porto Rotondo and Porto Cervo (here the prince began the transformation); San Teodoro, in the province of Olbia Tempio, is a place that lives mainly on tourism. The beaches of La Cinta and Cala d’Ambra are well known in San Teodoro. La Cinta is known for being one of the longest beaches in Sardinia and for its white, fine sand. Palau, in the province of Olbia-Tempio is frequented every year by many tourists, in search of the famous “Roccia dell’Orso”, granite in the shape of a bear, and the famous beach of Isuledda, with white sand and emerald water, takes its name from the city. Here there are magnificent beaches and coves for all tastes: from sandy to rocky. There is also the possibility of historical-artistic itineraries in the area.