EUROPE,  Italy

Sardinia – Italy’s Hidden Gem

The beautiful island of Sardinia is often an overlooked destination within Italy. Visitors tend to visit all the touristy cities on the mainland; Rome, Venice, and Florence just to name a few (which are worth a visit) but Sardinia is a hidden treasure which you absolutely must discover!

I had the opportunity to visit Sardinia this year and I immediately fell in love with this beautiful island, located in the Mediterranean Sea. I spent my days at the beautiful resort Valle dell’Erica, which is located in the northern part of Sardinia near the tourist village of Santa Teresa Gallura, a delightful tourist area which looks out towards Corsica. The region is rich of white sandy beaches and small coves with crystal clear waters.

Sardinia is the perfect get-away for all who are carving a stress free environment and a place to recharge the batteries before going back to the hectic live.

I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves!

The surroundings

When you reach the beautiful resort, you feel relaxed due to its beautiful natural surroundings. Where ever you turn, you find yourself looking at the crystal blue waters surrounding the resort… waiting for you to jump in!

Each morning we would wake up and take a small walk. At times, we found ourselves getting lost in the village but where ever we ended we would always be amazed by the lovely view of the sea and the islands nearby.


The rooms

We had the pleasure of staying in the “Junior Suite Erica”, a prestigious bedroom of 35m2. The room was very spacious and bright, with an open-plan living area, overlooking the sea. What I really enjoyed about our room was the privacy, as you basically get to live in a small Mediterranean style house, with access to your own veranda. I spend a lot of time in the ever so cozy hammock, which you’ll find on the veranda; reading, relaxing our simply just enjoying the view.

The view from our room was outstanding and each morning you would wake up by the sound and the smell of the Mediterranean sea and likewise you would fall asleep to the same sound – can you ask for more?


The food

If you’re a fan of Italian cuisine, as I am, you’ll love the food at Valle dell’Erica. Here you’ll find seven restaurants; each with its own distinctive character. You can choose between buffet-restaurants or á la carte. Usually, I am not a big fan of buffets but I must admit that there was nothing to complaint about here.


Thalasso & Spa

The Spa at Valle dell’Erica is something truly unique! On our final day, we booked a morning session. We started out with a full body massage, followed by a light breakfast in the chilled surroundings. Hereafter, we took the chance to test the outdoor thalasso pools overlooking the sea. The thalasso pools contains seawater and are heated to different temperatures for thalasso circuits in order to achieve relaxing and revitalizing effects for both body and mind.

A truly relaxing experience! I wouldn’t mind starting each morning like this…

World of a Travelholic was a guest to Sardinia with Delphina Hotels