Make a holiday apartment in Baunei your home away from home
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Baunei is a scenic holiday destination in Sardinia where nature takes centre stage. Baunei is situated on the west coast of the island, which is an area known for its charming villages and pristine beaches. HomeAway has a wide selection of beautiful holiday apartments in Baunei. Most apartments can sleep up to 5-6 people, and feature lovely views of the coastline as well as the mountains. There are also several Baunei holiday apartments that are within walking distance to the beach.
Things to do
Baunei is an excellent place to stay for outdoor lovers. Its proximity to crystal clear beaches and pristine hiking paths make it a popular spot for adventurous travellers. Visitors often remark that Baunei has the feel of a mountain hamlet, nestled in a quiet corner of the world. Most Baunei holiday accommodation is a short walk away from lovely restaurants and cafes, many of which overlook the sea. There is an indisputable charm in this part of the island that can only be experienced in person.
-The beaches of Baunei are some of the most magnificent beaches on the island of Sardinia, and indeed Europe. Cala Mariolu is the most famous in the area and is backed by an impressive stone cliff. The crystal clear turquoise waters ebb and flow around giant white stones and soft golden sand. Visitors can swim and snorkel here, as well as neighbouring beaches such as Cala Goloritze, Cala Luna and Cala Sisine. These beaches are all notable for their clear warm waters and stunning rocky backdrops.
-The Grotta del Fico is a beautiful cave accessible by boat and contains stalactites and stalagmites of varying dimensions and sizes. It is marked by an illuminated pathway that takes visitors on an enchanting tour through the interior of the cave. Along with remarkable mineral and rock formations, Grotta del Fico also contains several bodies of crystal clear water that sparkle under the lights.
-The Supramonte group of mountains in Baunei is a hiker’s paradise. Complete with stunning views of the sea below, there are numerous hiking trails that can be traversed in as little as half a day. In addition to hiking, horse riding and mountain biking are also popular here. For those who want to enjoy the views without burning too many calories, taking a short ride aboard the Trenino Supramonte (Supramonte Train) is a good option.
-Il Monolite di Perda Longa is a natural landmark located just north of Santa Maria Navarrese. It is a rocky spur that juts straight up along the coast. At 128-metres high, it boasts beautiful views of the sea and surrounding mountains. There is a picnic area at the base of Perda Longa. From here, visitors can take a series of steps right down to th shore.
- Santa Maria Navarrese is a must-visit for anyone staying in a Baunei holiday apartment. The tiny but photogenic seaside village is framed by the Supramonte and bordered by crystal clear waters. Tourists can head down to the tiny port and take a boat ride from here to the nearby island of Ogliastra.
Weather in Baunei
Sardinia enjoys a warm, Mediterranean climate. During Baunei’s high season (May - October), high temperatures range from around 22°C - 30°C. Hikers and mountain bikers tend to prefer the spring and autumn months for booking holiday homes in Baunei, as the weather is cool enough to spend lots of time outdoors. However, there is a higher chance of rain at this time than in the summer months.
Getting to Baunei
Baunei is relatively equidistant to the three airports in Sardinia, giving visitors plenty of options when booking flights. Olbia Airport is 135 km away, but does not typically receive flights from the UK. Alghero and Cagliari both support flights from London and are 219 km and 152 km from Baunei, respectively. All three airports have car hire and taxis services, both of which can be booked in advance.