Yet again making a fairly last minute decision about our hol - (2nd half of sept) looking for s/c accommodation. We like sun, beaches, sea, countryside, quality but 'basic' food, a few sites (preferably castles, for DS) and some nice walks. We don't like big holiday complexes, throbbing nightlife, 'smart' resorts.
Any thoughts on Sardinia, and if so which part of the island?
Blu - we went to the south (Pula) last month. Not touristy at all, beautiful beaches, nice food, but not a great deal to see/do. Great if you want a relaxing holiday, not doing very much. We rented a villa and spent most days in and by the pool with a couple of trips to the beach.
Aha, BonyM, you're just the person I need! The two villas I have found on the 'net (seem quite reasonable) are v near Pula. I like the sound of it, not being touristy - would renting a car for a few days get us nearer any 'sites', do you think?
Here you go - Casa Querce . If it's not suitable, the company have lots of others and the rep was extremely helpful (even went out and bought us a booster seat for dd1 as the car hire company didn't provide one).
Thank you Bonym! Will study that site!
I can see why you stayed put, driving around with a tiny one is no fun in the heat.
I'll pop up again if I have any more q's - oh - how did the roads seem? Precipitous and narrow and infested with mad drivers? or fairly navigable?
Hi Blu, we went in June with Mark WArner to .... oh can't remember the name of it - south of Cagliari.. the beaches there are stunning, it is right next to the Forte Village resort. Def hire a car and get out and about - we just drove and stopped where we fancied. Food there is fab but try and stay away from the "tourist menus" as ever.
Went without kids but had a fantastic weekend. Staying away from resorts for food meant we found equally nice seaside villages but paid far less. Good local wine. We stayed near Porto Cervo on Costa Smerelda - stunning sea colour.
If you are going without kids you could do that but with kids I would def book something in advance. I'm sure you know you can fly there with Ryanair - if you go to the website it also has offers on accomodation for most of their destinations.