A gleaming gem in the stunning Mediterranean crown, Sardinia is ideal for a luxury charter yacht vacation for a multitude of reasons. With more than 2,000 km of coastline, filled with sheer cliff sides, hidden coves and scalloped bays, a large majority of the region is dedicated to natural preservation. The white-sand beaches, surrounded by glistening turquoise waters, ensure that the luxurious Costa Smeralda truly lives up to its name. This vibrant island has something for everyone to enjoy, offering plenty of beautiful cosmopolitan towns, seaside ports, and secluded beaches to be explored at your own leisurely pace. The stunning natural and marine parks are a must-see.
Exclusive Porto Cervo
Day 1 Porto Cervo
The central hub of Costa Smeralda, Porto Cervo houses a new, state-of-art marina, which is also home to the exclusive Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. During September the port is buzzing with yachting enthusiasts, who come together to watch the annual Sardinia Cup Regatta. Yacht charter guests can even participate in the regatta or attend some of the lively shore side parties. Before you embark on your journey, take your time strolling among the docks, shopping at some of its designer boutiques or sipping on a cocktail in one of its several high-end bars.
Serene & Beautiful
Day 2 Cala Luna
Wake up and cruise to one of the most beautiful beaches in all of Sardinia – Cala Luna. Set against a backdrop of spectacular limestone cliffs covered in lush green foliage surrounded by turquoise waters, the setting could almost be confused for a tropical island. Only accessible via foot or boat, this secluded crescent-shaped white sand beach is the ideal spot to relax and unwind. Break out the water toys and enjoy swimming, diving and sunbathing as the cliff sides protect this beach from strong winds. If you are feeling up for an adventure, the Gulf of Gennargentu National Park’s snow-capped mountains offer great hiking opportunities while the Blue Marino Caves, filled with ancient stalactites, stalagmites, and rock carvings, are just 3 km away.
The Magnificent La Maddalena Islands
Day 3 La Maddalena National Park
Enjoy a delicious breakfast on the deck of your yacht before heading to the magnificent La Maddalena National Park. A beautiful marine reserve filled with uninhabited islands, sandy beaches and several secluded anchorages, the region is renowned for its untouched natural landscape. Stop for ice cream or coffee in the quaint town located on the main island, La Maddalena, and explore its winding cobblestone streets, before cruising to one of the protected islands. Swim in the shallow turquoise waters, relax on the remote sandy beaches, or explore one of the many hiking trails which lead inland. If you are lucky, you may even spot a domesticated pig or two!
Tranquil Cala Di Volpe
Day 4 Cala Di Volpe & Porto Rotondo
Head to Cala Di Volpe’s peaceful shores, home to one of the most luxurious hotels on Costa Smeralda. Take the tender to the hotel jetty and spend the morning lounging by the pool or unwinding at the nearby Cala Beach Club. Relax in a refined and sophisticated private setting before heading inland, to the hillside village of San Pantaleo. Explore the quaint local markets and pick up some wine and local delicacies before returning to your charter yacht. Cruise onwards to the elegant fishing village of Porto Rotondo. Discover its many historical sites, like the Church of San Lorenzo, or sunbathe on the soft sandy beach.
Day 5 Lavezzi Islands
Stunning & Secluded The Lavezzi Islands
For your last day, head towards the Lavezzi Islands, located in the Strait of Bonifacio between Sardinia and Corsica. Secluded and uninhabited, these seven granite-flanked islands are only accessible via boat and are designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Anchor between these picturesque islands and spend the day swimming and playing in its warm azure waters. An excellent spot for snorkelling and diving, explore the best of its underwater world and magnificent reefs. Return to your charter yacht for a world-class dinner on the deck under the stars.