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First snows of winter have you dreaming of warm azure waters, hidden coves, and white sandy beaches?
Plan your next escape to Sardinia, Italy, the second largest of the Mediterranean islands surrounded by pure Caribbean blue waters. The natural beauty of thick forests, deserts, mountainous areas, and over one thousand miles of beach is reminiscent of Italy’s extreme diversity.
As you drive around Sardinia, you’ll see hundreds of varieties of beautiful trees and herbs. Myrtle, oleander, mimosa, strawberry and juniper trees merge with the rosemary, mint and thyme to produce an exotic perfume in the air. The heady fragrances create an aromatherapy healing session wherever you are.
Sardinia’s coastline can be rocky, sandy, or lined with granite cliffs, offering an endless array of beach experiences. It’s easy to take a 45 minute flight into Olbia Airport from Florence, but you’ll need a car once you’re on the island. Then–begin your beach hopping June through October.
You’ll enjoy exploring three top beaches that have easy access into warm, crystal clear, knee-deep to waist-deep water:
– Brandinchi beach is stunning near San Teodoro, also called ‘Tahiti’, 20 minutes south of Olbia airport on the eastern coast of Sardinia.
– Capo Coda Cavallo, although slightly isolated along a dirt road, is enchanting, halfway between San Teodoro and the Olbia airport.
– Pelosa beach near Stintino, one hour north of Alghero located on the farthest northwestern tip of Sardinia, has soft white sand and is one of the top beaches in the world. You may also go kayaking, snorkeling and boating.
Happy beach hopping in paradise!