With beautiful beaches and mountainous interior, Sardinia hosts a huge range of watersports and activities for all.
Sardinia’s fantastic coastline provides endless opportunities for watersports from basic pedaloes and canoes to international yachting on the Costa Smeralda. If you are a novice looking to learn or an improver/expert wishing to hire equipment, there are watersports centres on the beaches near some hotels.
For the dedicated windsurfer, kite surfer and sailor, Porto Pollo (Puddu) between Santa Teresa and Palau on the north east coast has a double bay with waves and flat water sailing and three very good hire and tuition centres.
Sardinia’s clear waters, rocky coastline and islands offer great scuba diving for all levels and diving in the warm waters of the Mediterranean is definitely the way to have a go! Alghero is a good base for year round diving in deep sea with many caverns to explore. In the north east and the south, where marine life abounds, there are many dive schools (some operating from some of our hotels) offering taster sessions for beginners, courses for those wishing to gain their PADI dive qualification and dive trips for qualified divers.
Surprisingly, Sardinia is also known for its surfing. Locals will not necessarily tell you of their 'secret spots', however the breaks can be found on most of the coastline at some point in the year: Porto Ferro north of Alghero, Isola Rossa and Vignola on the north west coast, Pula in the south west, Villasimius in the south east and Oristano on the west coast. Of course, like anywhere, the surf is very weather dependent and is unlikely in July and August. The low season is the best time to bring your wetsuit and find those waves! If you don't wish to risk your precious weapon of choice to the mercy of the airlines, there is a surf shop in Sassari where they hire out reasonable boards.
Tennis courts and facilities are available at many of our accommodations. At the Cervo Hotel there is a Tennis Club with 5 floodlit courts. Forte Village has a Tennis Academy with coaching from internationally ranked tennis stars and 1 grass, 1 synthetic and 7 clay tennis courts.
Adults and children can join in a game of football at some of our resort hotels. At Forte Village there is a full size pitch, five-a-side pitches and Football Academy with Chelsea Football Club coaches for ages 4-14 years (selected dates throughout the year). Accommodation with 5-a-side pitches include:
Forte Village offers Rugby Academies for children 5-16 years, 25/05-29/05, 06/07-17/07 and 24/08-04/09. Featuring Austin Healey, Will Greenwood, Bobby Skinstad and legends.
There are some beautiful bridleways along the coast, with the opportunity of riding on the beach, and in the Sardinian countryside to enjoy the spectacular scenery. Some of our hotels in the north have their own riding schools and in the south horse riding can be arranged from some hotels too.