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.
Some spectacular courses are to be found in Sardinia to experience the contrast of the lush green fairways against the bright blue sky whilst enjoying superb sea views:
Il Pevero Golf Course on the Costa Smeralda can be described as one of the world’s most beautiful golf courses with sweeping sea and coastal views.
Puntaldia Golf Club at Due Lune Resort Golf & Spa on the east coast: Scenic coastal 9 hole course, driving range, putting green, club house & pro-shop.
Is Molas Golf Course near Santa Margherita di Pula has unique views of the Roman ruins of Nora and turquoise bay, coupled with impeccably kept lawns offering an unforgettable golfing experience.
Is Arenas Golf & Country Club on the west coast, north of Oristano near San Vero Milis, where pinewoods extend to a 4km sandy shoreline, designed by American golf course architects Von Hagge, Smelek and Baril to create an 18 hole course within the natural sand dunes and one of the most stunning courses in Europe.
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 such as Park Hotel & Spa Cala di Lepre and Resort & Spa Le Dune. At Forte Village there is a full size pitch, five-a-side pitches and soccer school with Chelsea Football Club coaches for ages 4-14 years (selected dates throughout the year). Chia Laguna also offers a Football Academy for children aged 6-16 years with top coaches and celebrity footballers from Juventus on selected dates in August.
Forte Village offers Rugby Academies for children 5-16 years, dates TBA. Featuring Austin Healey, Will Greenwood, Jason Leonard, Jason Robinson 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.