Top up your tan in the sizzling Italian sunshine
Costa Smeralda holidays will find you rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous on the north eastern coastline of Sardinia.
With over 56km of beautiful sandy beaches and rocky coves, any development must fit in with the natural beauty of this area, so you'll see no high rise buildings, telephone wires or unsightly radio masts on late deals to Costa Smeralda. This region was developed by the Aga Khan in the early 1960's and focused on creating an affluent resort that is still very much in evidence today.
The rich and famous of Europe are drawn to Costa Smeralda, particularly through July and August, and they are, of course, closely followed by the inquisitive Italian paparazzi. Relax on a sun-drenched Piazza, enjoy a refreshing drink and watch the world go by, you never know who you might see! The beaches of Costa Smeralda offer the perfect opportunity to top up your tan in the sizzling Italian sunshine and enjoy a refreshing dip in some of the cleanest waters in Europe, or partake in one of the many water sports on offer in this beautiful resort. The fantastic clear blue waters also provide incredible opportunities for snorkelers and scuba divers to explore the fascinating underworld of flora and fauna.
Quick Costa Smeralda Tips
The currency needed for Costa Smeralda holidays is the Euro
Holders of a valid UK passport do not need a visa to travel to Costa Smeralda
The nearest airport to Costa Smeralda is Olbia (OLB),however there are also airports at Alghero (AHO) to the west and Cagliari (CAG) in the south
The close proximity to Olbia Airport ensures transfer times are kept to a minimum
Flights from the UK to Olbia take around 2 hours and 30 minutes depending on which airport you depart from
You'll be mesmerised by the superb scenery and unspoilt beauty
Tennis is another popular pastime on Costa Smeralda holidays and the flood lit courts at Porto Cervo host exhibition matches between world class players. Golf enthusiasts will appreciate the stunning course here, described as one of the most beautiful courses in Europe, nestling just between the dazzling bays of Pevero and Cala di Vople, it can challenge even the most experienced of players. Hire a car and explore the surrounding countryside and rugged coastline, you'll be transfixed by the splendid scenery and breathtaking views.
Wining and Dining is another important part of holidays in Costa Smeralda with everything from pizza and ice cream to international cuisine and Sardinian seafood specialities. Accommodation in Costa Smeralda varies hugely with the cosmopolitan crowd opting for luxurious private villas, with apartments, hotels and guest houses offering the seasoned traveller a true taste of Sardinian life. Shopping on Costa Smeralda holidays is a label lover's paradise with names like Armani and Gucci mixing with Prada and Versace. Nightlife can be as low key or high profile as you choose depending on exactly what you are looking for. Enjoy a quiet meal on a shaded terrace at a relaxing piano bar, or try the exuberance of the Billionaire Club owned by former formula one boss Flavio Briatore. You cannot help but be mesmerized by the superb scenery and unspoilt beauty that Costa Smeralda oozes. You can book exhilarating holidays to Costa Smeralda at Latedeals.co.uk today.
Top Places To Visit
Fancy a day of shopping? Head into Olbia where you'll find not one, but two substantial shopping areas. Head to old Olbia for a more traditional experience, and a chance to pick up those all important souvenirs.
Hop on a boat and sail over to the tiny island of Caprera, discover picture perfect coves and visit the home of famed Italian General, Giuseppe Garibaldi.
La Maddalena Archipelago
Sail around this stunning group of islands located just off the north coast, stop of at soft sandy beaches and discover part of Sardinia that those who just stay on the beach all day, will never get to see.