Out in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea below the French island of Corsica, you’ll find Sardinia, the Mediterranean island with a local culture, history and identity that is entirely Italian in its fervent insistence that it has absolutely nothing to do with Italy. As one of the largest of the Italian islands (second only to Sicily), its large tourism industry has helped the economy here flourish, and many seek rental properties in this scenic isle for a truly authentic Italian experience for their holidays. For instance, many foreign language students come here to learn Italian. Of course, everyone knows that whilst picking up helpful phrases and vocabulary, the main reason to study the language here is to be able to hit the beaches all day and party with people from around the world all night. This cosmopolitan, yet laid-back culture blends marvellously with the locals, who are friendly and open to visitors. The location offers a broad range of self catering accommodation, from apartments and Sardinia holiday homes to luxury accommodation in opulent mansions and beach front villas in Sardinia, many of which have their own pool, so you can choose whichever property suits you best.
Enjoy the view of the beautiful Costa Rei from your Sardinia apartment
The beaches are splendid in Sardinia, with Costa Rei presenting endless flats of golden sand interrupted only occasionally by rocks, and converged upon by the deep blue sky. Geremeas, in turn, offers delicious, powdery white sand for sun worshippers who can’t spend enough time soaking in its rays. Other famous parts of the coastline include Pula, San Teodoro and the infamous Portobello, which is a haven for snorkelling, diving and swimming, just like Madeira in Portugal or Göcek in Turkey. Staying in private holiday apartments in Sardinia will be far from boring – there's an endless list of things you can do here. Other water sports on Sardinia include windsurfing, jet skiing, parasailing, kite surfing and yachting out to smaller islands off the Sardinian shoreline. La Maddalena is a perfect example of a Sardinian isle off the beaten track that is perfect for those seeking to get away from it all. Make your booking and hole up in a self catering Sardinia villa or holiday home near the beach. Relax by the pool in the privacy of your accommodation in one of the surrounding villages for a special romantic weekend or an unforgettable honeymoon.
Visit the historical sites during your stay in holiday homes in Sardinia
Like on Crete in Greece, there are plenty of ancient historical sites on Sardinia, one of the most impressive being the area containing the Tharros ruins, dating back to the 8th century B.C, which was successively owned by the Romans following the fall of the Phoenicians and is now an open air museum. As for natural attractions, lovers of outdoor sports activities will beam with excitement upon hearing how many caves are available to be explored during your stay in self catering Sardinia holiday rentals and villas. Examples include Grotto di Neptune and Anghelu Ruju in Alghero.
Making your way to and around the island
Getting to Sardinia is relatively easy, as you can book regular ferries which go back and forth across the Mediterranean between the Italian mainland and the island. There is also an airport in Alghero, and it's easy to travel to other places in Sardinia, for example the province of Oristano and Cagliari, the island's capital.