There’s no end to the fascinating culture of Sardinia: the mystery of its megalithic ruins, town festivals that celebrate the glories of its past, handicrafts that demonstrate the illustrious traditions of its artisans, and a flavourful cuisine that highlights its local products.World-renowned for the exceptional standard of its hospitality, Costa Smeralda is a second home for the international jet set who dot the lobbies, suites, and private beaches of four of the world’s most prestigious Hotels, owned by the Qatar Investment Authority and managed by Marriott Hotels and Resorts.
As well as the centuries old history highlights and charming culture of this exclusive destination, celebrities, business leaders and discerning VIP guests can enjoy a range of wellness and active experiences including scuba diving and snorkelling, horse riding, caving, mountain biking, trekking, paragliding and sport fishing. The emerald seas are also home to some of the world’s most prestigious sailing events: The Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta, the Audi RC44 Porto Cervo Cup and the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup & Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship among them.
When the sun goes down, the glamour of the Costa Smeralda lights up – fashion shows, exclusive concerts, luxurious boutiques, world-class restaurants and the most exciting bars and clubs – nothing says Italian style like the Costa Smeralda.
On the most strikingly romantic stretch of the Costa Smeralda, Hotel Cala di Volpe, a Luxury Collection Hotel, resembles a charming fishing village, with its picturesque Sardinian houses and landing stage jutting out into a sea of translucent turquoise, emerald green and deepest azure.
Each of the 100 sea-view rooms and 21 suites pays tribute to Sardinia’s unique artistry and natural beauty. Balconies and patios offer breath-taking panoramic views of the ever changing blues of sky and sea. The minimal chic decor is inspired by traditional Sardinian workmanship, using local stone and decorated tiles in vibrant Mediterranean colours. www.caladivolpe.com
There is an exclusive corner of Costa Smeralda where the beauty of Sardinia becomes even more compelling. Hotel Pitrizza, a Luxury Collection Hotel, stands in a setting of unspoiled natural splendour, where the bluest Mediterranean takes on the colours of the Tropics.
All 49 rooms and 16 villas offer fabulous views of a magical landscape, inside the alluring beauty of hand-crafted Sardinian furniture, natural stonework and marble are perfectly complemented by the latest hi-tech amenities – satellite TV, DVD/CD player, Wi-Fi Internet, air-conditioning and duplex telephone line.
Suites and villas designed for travellers seeking privacy, tranquillity and pleasure in all its forms. Each of the 16 villas, true island treasures, has its own private patio and a swimming pool commanding magnificent views over the bay and the coastline. www.pitrizzahotel.com
Scented myrtle and Mediterranean flowers, dazzling white beaches and the transparent water of the fabled Costa Smeralda. The Hotel Romazzino, a Luxury Collection Hotel, nestles in splendid isolation with a perfumed garden on a coastline celebrated for its wild beauty.
In the 77 guestrooms and 17 suites together with 6 villas, each with its own private terrace or balcony, every detail pays tribute to the style and beauty of the Sardinian landscape. Handmade ceramics, fabrics and wood furnishings created by the island’s finest craftsmen evoke the Costa Smeralda’s landscape, with a soft palette of ivory and cream set off by accents of vibrant blue and yellow.
A stay at Hotel Romazzino is more than a refined visit: it’s an illumination of land, its people and inherent wonders, simply the best a destination can offer. www.romazzinohotel.com
Pink stone and a Moorish patio creates a delightful hotel overlooking the Piazzetta of Porto Cervo, just a few steps from the old pier. Cervo Hotel reflects the spirit of Costa Smeralda: accommodation is charming, airy and bright; the service is impeccable, courteous and attentive.
Gather together with your friends and family for a great meal enhanced by stunning views of the beach or bay with a selection of cuisines ranging from pizza to Mediterranean specialties. Lounge on our private beach or take a dip in one of our pools. Enjoy some live entertainment for a great night out or simply stay in and relax. www.hotelcervocostasmeralda.com