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Meet the Team

Huw Nurse



As Owner and Managing Director of the company I have a passion for travel and of course Sardinia, I have been working in the travel industry for over 30 years, at first in the Alps and the Med and now in the head office, when you work in travel, every day is different with new challenges and adventures arising all the time.

I love the Gallura region in the north east part of Sardinia with its granite rock formations and the wonderful small coves but most of all the crystal clear waters. For the last few years my family and I have holidayed in Villa L’Arco for 2 weeks every summer, we love it!


Alison Nurse



After founding Just Sardinia with my husband Huw in 2000, I found myself naturally marketing the company through my love and in depth knowledge of the island. This stemmed from living in Sardinia for a couple of years and wanting to expand the English market to Sardinia which we have successfully done with hotels, villas, apartments and rural retreats throughout the island and finding new properties every year!

I am involved in writing our brochures and websites, PR and developing our brands which now include Just Sicily and Just Corsica.

Huw and I have 3 boys who also love Sardinia as we go on holiday there every year in April, July and October and love each season for different reasons. Spring in Sardinia is refreshing and we love meeting up with our friends after the winter and having roast Sardinian lamb on Easter Day along with huge chocolate Easter eggs! Sardinia is always in full swing in July and we spend most days out on the water visiting different beaches and islands, amazed at the size of the superyachts that frequent the waters between Sardinia and Corsica in the summer months. Our favourite restaurant is on the beach at Porto Pozzo, family run with a delicious daily menu and fish of the day. In October, it is just lovely to experience late summer and sunshine and have the place to ourselves after the summer rush.





I joined Just Sardinia as Financial Controller in 2015 after spending nearly thirty years in similar positions in the Catering and Hospitality sector.

As a long-time admirer of the Italian culture and way of life and regular visitor to the mainland I am now enjoying discovering the beauty and laid back charm of Sardinia.




I joined the team at Just Sardinia almost 10 years ago working in the Accounts Department.  I had previously worked in the banking industry for 22 years so enjoyed working with figures, I also love travelling abroad so working in the Accounts Department for a Tour Operator is the ideal job for me!

I have visited and stayed in many hotels in Sardinia, it is a beautiful island and it is really hard to choose which hotel to be my favourite as there are so many and all offer different qualities. I love the town of Alghero as you have the long beach, the marina and the town centre with lots of places to eat and drink not to mention the shops.

The hotel Su Gologone in the centre of Sardinia’s countryside is so unique, amazing food and charm, ideal for long walks in the surrounding countryside.  The Lanthia is wonderful too with its lovely beach, a small boutique hotel which is close to the local town of Santa Maria Navarrese but my personal favourite has to be the Gabbiano Azzurro.  It is located right on the beach in Golfo Aranci with stunning sea views from many of the rooms. The food is wonderful, the staff are very friendly and welcoming and it is also a short walk into the small town of Golfo Aranci.  I like having the opportunity of being able to stroll into a nearby town for a coffee, lunch or just sitting outside a café with a glass of wine watching the world go by.

A couple of years ago we ventured into Sicily and Corsica, both beautiful Islands. Sicily for its history and archaeology not to mention the food and Corsica, so close to Sardinia, has an amazing coastline, mountains and pretty villages on the hillsides.




My time at Just Sardinia began with me 'helping out' for 2 weeks, which was 15 years ago now. Over the years I have been lucky enough to see the company grow, meet some wonderful people, make some lifelong friends and visit Sardinia more times than I can remember.

My job role has evolved so much, from Administration and Reservations to my current and longest role as Operations Manager. I love dealing directly with our lovely suppliers in Sardinia, Sicily and Corsica as well as my involvement in the product development, our brochures, websites and marketing.

After all these years I still can’t pick a favourite part of Sardinia, it’s just impossible. I love the quietness of the south, its beautifully long beaches, the dramatic central eastern coastline, the stunning north east with its incredible bays and coves and the very charming Alghero. My two favourite hotels are probably the Hotel Relais Villa del Golfo & Spa in Cannigione, La Villa del Re in Costa Rei and Lanthia Resort in Santa Maria Navaresse.

To me Sardinia has everything, stunning scenery, beautiful beaches, wonderful climate, amazing food and fantastic wines, my personal favourite being Buio Buio a very robust red from the South West of Sardinia, although drink too much of it and you’ll know about it the next day!

Having also visited our new destinations of Sicily and Corsica I am looking forward to getting to know Sardinia’s neighbouring islands better, I love the fact that these 3 islands are so completely different from each other in landscape, culture, food and wine but all have so much to offer their visitors.





I started at Just Sardinia helping out over the summer 12 years ago, since then I have worked in Administration and Reservations and now am busy in our Marketing and Operations department which varies day to day, keeping in contact with our suppliers overseas, putting together our brochures and ensuring our websites are up to date.

I enjoy travelling to Sardinia, most recently with my children, who both thoroughly enjoyed themselves and often, through their play, are found to be in Sardinia on holiday!

More recently I have been involved in the launch of our Sicilian and Corsican products, which are both a beautiful contrast to Sardinia.





My life at Just Sardinia started as a temporary summer job, it’s been a long summer as 13 years on I’m still here and very much part of the furniture!

Having spent time in Reservations and Operations over the years I’ve finally settled on Administration Manager and I’m responsible ensuring that all our customers get a great service after they have booked, it’s a challenging role but very satisfying.

My husband and I always try and take at least a week’s holiday in Sardinia every year and I love swimming (sorry paddling) in the crystal clear waters. Alghero is one of my favourite places to stay with the option to walk in to town and try all the local restaurants. Our best holiday ever was at the Hotel Capo d’Orso where we completely chilled out and enjoyed the amazing food and wine on offer.

Having recently returned from stunning trips to Corsica and Sicily I am looking forward to expanding our new ventures as well as returning to Sardinia soon.





I’ve been involved in the travel industry for the past 14 years and in the Reservations Department at Just Sardinia for the last 10 years. I really value the in-depth knowledge of Sardinia that I’ve acquired over the years and enjoy sharing this with anyone that will listen.

My favourite area on the island is in the north east, around the archipelago of La Maddalena and the coast between Cannigione and Santa Teresa. The turquoise water and many unspoilt bays and coves here are stunning whether you explore by car or by boat. There are also plenty of small towns and villages to explore in the area - my favourites being La Maddalena and Santa Teresa di Gallura where you can get the ferry to Corsica from.

My favourite place to stay is Hotel Capo d’Orso Thalasso & Spa in Cala Capra, near Palau. It’s in the most beautiful spot blended into the coast and almost hidden from both land and sea with views towards the Maddalena islands. It has 2 beaches and several wooden bathing platforms to swim into the clear sea from as well as a mini marina to sail from over to the Archipelago of La Maddalena from. I also love the Su Gologone Country Resort in the centre of the island which offers a perfect combination with Capo d’Orso to give a taste mountains and sea.

I love being in the sea in Sardinia; swimming, sailing or diving. When I’m not in the sea I like exploring to find stunning scenery or interesting towns. I love long drawn-out meals in the warm evenings with lots of simple delicious food (juicy tomatoes / fresh fish / tasty cheeses and salami) and a glass or two of the local vino.





I’ve been working in the travel industry for about 9 years. I work in the reservations team and am probably the chattiest of the bunch! I love food and wine and enjoy visiting new countries to sample the local cuisine not to mention fitting in a bit of sunshine. In my spare time I love dancing and spending time with my family.

Sardinia is a beautiful island with a varied terrain but the part I find most stunning is the dramatic coastline of the north east, on a clear day you can even see across to Corsica! Travelling along the coastal roads you will find a selection of beautiful beaches and the famous town of Porto Cervo.

When I visit Sardinia for my own holidays I like to stay in Alghero. Having the long stretch of beach combined with the charming old town all accessible on foot and the wide choice of places to eat and drink makes it an ideal choice for me. I’ve even found a few places to dance the night away.

The best thing about the island is that is has something for everyone, whether you like to hide away and recoup at a luxury spa, travel around visiting different towns and villages or take part in some of the activities on offer such as water sports and horse riding, it has it all! It is in a perfect position to visit Corsica, Sicily and mainland Italy for an extra dimension to your holiday.





I am from Italy and, more specifically, from Sicily. I started to work at Just Sardinia in April 2015, thinking that it would have been just a summer internship but now I know that those first 6 months were just the beginning. I started working in the Administration department before moving in to the Reservations department in September, ready to help and inspire you in choosing a holiday to Sardinia.

In this surprising island great food, excellent wine and stunning scenery are mixed together to create an unforgettable holiday. Based on these three features, my favourite hotels are Su Gologone Country Resort, which gives you a unique experience surrounded by Sardinian tastes, perfumes and colours; Lanthia Resort, just in front of the beach in Santa Maria Navarrese, which offers a perfect combination between modern and Sardinian style, where I enjoyed amazing food and a glass of Vermentino in the garden restaurant; and finally La Villa del Re, a very elegant hotel whose infinity pool faces the stunning Costa Rei beach.

During my first visit to Sardinia I realised how this island can be completely different from my Sicily and is absolutely perfect for those wanting an ideal holiday by the beach, tasting delicious meals and drinking a great wine.




Our Resort Representatives

Our resort staff have been chosen for their wealth of local knowledge, expertise and love of the islands where they work and every year we get together for our annual training weekend when we can catch up with feedback from the summer and improve our service to our customers.
From left to right: Margaret, Luca, Bonita, Rob, Colleen and Gianna

Margaret: Has lived and worked in Sardinia for over 20 years and looks after customers arriving into Olbia airport as well as some of our hotels on the north east coast of Sardinia.

Luca: Has been with Just Sardinia for over 13 years and as well as looking after our transfers on the north east coast of Sardinia, Luca looks after some of our accommodations and villas in the north of the island.

Bonita: After returning from living in New York several years ago, Bonita joined Just Sardinia and looks after the south of Sardinia and is always available for a chat about the local area.

Colleen: Looks after all our guests arriving into Alghero and as well as being the Rep for the accommodation in the north west of Sardinia, she is also our Wedding Co-ordinator.

Rob: Joined the team 3 years ago, he lives in Corsica and has recently taken on the new role of Islands Product Manager as well as acting as our Rep in Corsica.

Gianna: Lives in Ragusa in Sicily and is a valuable addition to the team bringing her vast knowledge and passion of the island of Sicily to the company. She is looking forward to welcoming more customers to her beautiful island.


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