Sardinia Yacht Charters
A wild piece of Mediterranean history, Sardinia is steeped in a prehistoric past, home to more than four million sheep, and visited for its inherent culture, idyllic beaches and eccentric local inhabitants.
Regarded for its unique landscape – like lush, alpine forests bordering stark-white beaches, and grandiose mountains towering over hidden bays – Sardinia is as beautiful as it is puzzling so there is no wonder why it is such a popular yacht charter destination.
With tradition gracing everything from the inhabitants’ customs to its architecture, Sardinia is scattered with more than 7000 Bronze Age towers, settlements and tombs. It hosts a series of festivals, like the Barbagia’s carnival parade and S’Ardia horse race, two events believed to rid the area of winter demons and defy death, respectively. With an adventure waiting at every turn, Sardinia invites yacht charter guests to take an evening hike through its Tiscali’s nuraghic ruins, climb the limestone cliffs of Cala Luna, or dive to see Roman ruins submerged in the sea below – all promise a taste of true Sardinia.
Things To Do and See in Sardinia
Next time you’re craving an adventure, head to Sardinia and visit the spots below for a Mediterranean yacht charter adventure you won’t soon forget:
The polar opposite of the country it calls home, Cagliari is a beautiful seaside city characterized by golden palaces, the rocky “Il Castelo” fortress, Roman ruins and historic churches. Take in the colorful views from Il Castello, and down below, you’ll see Vespas zooming through neighborhoods, packed cafes, and locals wandering along the coastal city’s idyllic waterfront.
A combination of Greek, African, Spanish and Italian architecture, the wealthy streets of Porto Cervo paint a unique picture of the Mediterranean. The city’s plain, but pristine, facade is made more obvious by the fact that it boasts only a few inhabitants; but its coastal scenery offers a snapshot of natural beauty that only the Mediterranean could provide.
Once a forgotten fishing village, the resort-town of Stintino, today, caters to old-school fishermen and high-end yachters alike. While the majority of its inhabitants are descendants of the 45 families who established Stintino in the late 1800s, it is frequently filled with yacht charter guests who come to see its charming, pastel-colored neighborhoods.
Regarded as one of Sardinia’s most enchanting Medieval cities, Alghero has become one of the area’s most popular international yacht charter destinations. Just steps away from the idyllic Riviera del Corallo, Spanish-infused Alghero, which has street signs written in both Italian and Catalan, has a personality all of its own.
A typical Mediterranean village, Carloforte includes serene palaces and government buildings, packed cafes and an enchanting, palm-lined waterfront. A semicircle of cream-colored, majestic buildings climb its sloped hillside, while quaint, cobblestone streets – filled with locals wandering to grab a sunset aperitif – wind through its central town.
Stretching from Capo Pecora to Torre dei Corsari, Sardinia’s greatest stretch of untamed coast, Costa Verde, is named for the green “macchia,” or Mediterranean scrub, that drapes its mountainous terrain. Given its natural beauty, Costa Verde is perfect for a scenic drive, or a relaxing afternoon tanning on one of its spectacular beaches.
Located just a short drive from Alghero, Neptune’s Grotto is a beautiful stalactite cave that has been made famous by the movie, “Island of Mutations.” First discovered in the 18th century by local fishermen, this now-popular tourist attraction was named after the Roman god of the sea, Neptune.