Sardinia is a dream come true, especially in its northern coastal part where the Prince Karim Aga Khan created the Costa Smeralda in the early Sixties. As this could be considered as the main reason why luxury holidays here are so unique, there are also plenty of other things making them unforgettable. Starting from staying in the Grand Hotel Poltu Quatu in Sardinia and enjoying the natural environment as well as the offers of experiences, events, and products of this area of Sardinia.
Enjoy the sea of the unique Costa Smeralda
The crystal-clear emerald waters of this coast of Sardinia can be discovered in many ways to give you the best experiences for your holidays. First of all, scuba diving and snorkelling to discover Sardinia’s wildlife from the white sand beaches, like Cala Granu, Spiaggia del Pevero, and Liscia Ruja aka Long Beach, to the seabed of Costa Smeralda.
If you arrive in Marina dell’Orso, a part of the village of Poltu Quatu (which actually means hidden harbour in the local dialect) with your yacht, you will be provided with all the comforts and services you need within the typical scenario of a Mediterranean seaside village. Boats and yachts can also be rented for guided tours of the coast of Sardinia and of the nearby Maddalena Archipelago.
In case you love sailing, you can either enjoy one of the sailing classes held in Poltu Quatu’s area or watch the regattas periodically organised in Porto Cervo during the whole summer.
The unique experiences for this summer in Sardinia
Nevertheless, there are also events dedicated to the automotive: the first one is Poltu Quatu Classic, a three-day competition for four wheels arriving from the major Italian and European vintage cars collections, from 5 to 7 July 2019, with different awards, exclusive dinners and a fashion show. Looking forward to October when there will be in Porto Cervo and surroundings the 2nd edition of the International Rally Costa Smeralda, the historical reconstruction of the first edition desired by Prince Karim Aga Khan himself more than 40 years ago.
The Arzachena Summer Festival will also bring on the streets and beaches, in the squares, archaeological sites and hamlets of Costa Smeralda more than 60 different events: fashion, music, sport, gastronomy and the traditions of Sardinia will light up the summer nights until October. Do not miss the concerts of Time in Jazz International Festival, on 10th and 31st August as well as the two exclusive shows at Cala di Volpe of Clean Bandit on 26th July and of Jess Glynne and Rita Ora on 12th August. For the 15th August festivities (Ferragosto) Joshua Jack & The Black Enemies will open on the 14th in Baia Sardinia and Dj Prezioso and the Paradise will play on the 15th in Cannigione.
Lastly, do not leave Costa Smeralda before doing some shopping in the most famous luxury brands’ stores in Porto Cervo to bring home the exclusive Italian style that will always make you feel like you’re on holiday!