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Sardinia in June

Sardinia is stunning in June: it's warming up beautifully, the glorious sandy beaches and clear blue sea are empty, and the flora is striking.

Italians flock to the island in July and August and the temperature rockets, so June gets a big thumbs-up for fewer crowds and less intense heat. And if you still need persuading, Sardinian food and wine has an excellent reputation and the ice-cream is not to be missed.

In a nutshell

  • Will suit: families, swimmers, lovers of nature, food and wine and luxury travel
  • Flying time: from London to Olbia/Alghero 2 hours 20 minutes, to Cagliari 2 hours 50 minutes
  • Time difference: GMT+1
  • Average temperature in June: 18-27°C
  • Tourist information: Sardegna Turismo

How to get there

  • Easyjet fly from Gatwick to Olbia but are also opening a new route from Luton to Olbia from May 2013. Ryanair fly to Alghero from London Stansted. BA fly from London Heathrow.

Where to stay

  • Mumsnet Partner Mark Warner offers Perdepera Beach Resort in Ogliastra, right on the edge of a long sandy bay on the eastern side of the island. As you'd expect from Mark Warner, childcare and sports facilities are top-notch and Mumsnetters receive 7% off the price. See full details.

What to do

  • Active options

Take a boat tour, go diving, scuba diving, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, or swimming.

  • Visit Alghero

A nice old town with a few touristy bits and a tourist train, which is likely to be a big hit with younger children.

  • Go for a drive

There are some spectacular drives around South Sardinia with alternating sheer cliffs and long stretches of sandy beaches, as well as Roman ruins and impressive sand dunes towards the south west. The most important cities are: Cagliari, Chia, Costa Rei, Pula, Santa Margherita di Pula, Villasimius, The Costa del Sud, Teulada.

Top tips

  • Negotiate the price before using a taxi, the Costa Smeralda area is especially expensive.
  • Full board or all-inclusive is a good option if you choose a beach resort, as very often these are secluded and lack good transport links.
  • Watch out for jelly fish – always check with your hotel and take the necessary precautions.

What Mumsnetters say about holidays in Sardinia

  • Mark Warner: brilliant childcare that the little ones enjoyed and you could trust, true freedom for the first time in years particularly with evening crèche. Also lovely hotel, not fancy, but clean, very friendly staff and excellent location right by beach. Kora
  • Public transport is pretty much non-existent so you will need to hire a car. That said, car hire isn't cheap, and nor is fuel. Alghero airport has the usual big chain hire companies so just check online for the best price before you go. JeanLouiseFinch
  • Costa Smeralda in June is lovely - don't go near it in July/August as much too crowded. Romanarama


Last updated: over 3 years ago