Porto Cervo is one of the main beach centres in the fashionable north-western coast of Sardinia. The village itself is a splash of colour, with brightly painted houses surrounding the staggering azure waters of the port, which really must be seen to be believed. A Porto Cervo villa places you right in the chic heart of Sardinia’s most luxurious holiday destination.
Porto Cervo, Sardinia is a magnificent place to go sailing. The Costa Smeralda Yacht Club provides all the facilities you could possibly need to explore the coast by boat, and sailing lessons are very easily arranged. The old port is the centre of activity in Porto Cervo, and the waterside cafés are filled all day with those relaxing in the sun, people watching and watching glamorous yachts slowly gliding in and out of the harbour. There are a great range of boutiques, art galleries and gourmet restaurants to explore during the day, and during the evenings, your choice of glitzy bars in which to enjoy a cocktail are limitless.
The string of cove beaches that makes up the coastline of Porto Cervo, Sardinia, are as luxurious as the villas in Porto Cervo. The soft white sands are a wonderfully comfortable to sit on, and the warm, clean waters that lap the beach are perfect for a refreshing dip all day long. The sea is an astonishing colour of blue, but must really be seen to be believed. The coastal path is a delight to walk, especially as you can easily reach the famous beaches of Liscia Ruja, Pevero and Cala di Volpe this way.
Golfers will be more than happy staying in Porto Cervo villas too. There is a fantastic 18 hole golf course at Pevero. Those looking to enjoy a good walk without golf clubs in hand are in luck to. The huge forests of Sardinia reach right down to the back of the village, and the choice of trails to walk, ride or cycle are limitless, and take you to some of the most delightful little fishing villages on the island, of which there are many to explore.
Taking a day cruise to the island of Corsica is a magnificent way to spend a day from a self catering Porto Cervo villa. Boats destined for the island leave the harbour all day, and the trip is well worth making. Corsica enjoys an entirely unique culture, and the untamed landscapes are an absolute joy to explore. At the end of a hard day, there are many fine restaurants serving only the finest of France's wines to enjoy as you wait for your ride home to Porto Cervo too!
The Olbia-Costa Smeralda Airport (OLB) is just 30km from a self catering Porto Cervo villa rental. Luckily for those of us trying to reach a Porto Cervo villa from the UK, easyJet, Ryanair and Jet2 all provide direct flights to Olbia from across the UK.