As my better half was turning 34 and days were getting colder and darker in Brussels, we decided to celebrate it on the beach in Sardinia. Ohh gods we were sooooo wrong…
Even though Google shows that Sardinia is not a bad beaching spot for the beginning of October (I was expecting 24 degrees and more), we exceptionally got a lot of rain. Nevertheless we enjoyed it to the fullest!
The capital of the island. Cute & Cozy. Center/Marina – easily walkable with a bit of mountain hiking.
To stay: Giuseppe’s Airbnb. My birthday boy especially loved all hi-tech devices that Giuseppe has in the apartment. Location was ideal! A wonderful terrace with a view to the city.
Corso dodici – gastrobar right in the center. Great service/food/winde & dessert + full of locals which always is a good sign
Mojito Di Damu Pietro – stone stairs just outside the bar full with happy people drinking and enjoying pleasant Cagliari nights.
Beautiful town in the north west of the island with a charming old town. 2.5 hours of drive from Cagliari; 3 hours if you choose the picturesque road going through the mountains with the view to the beautiful coast. It was raining – so we had time!
To eat: Il pesce d’oro – recomendation by hotel – delicious food and nice service. Quite busy on a Saturday night. As we did not have a reservation we were warned that we will have to leave in 1.5 hour. Time came and we were politely checked out – at least they warned us! 🙂 Nevertheless pay a visit!
To drink: the old town was quite calm that chilly October Saturday, so we just passed by Birreria Sant Miguel Alghero for a finishing drink on the swings.
Beach day – South West coast:
Even though the East North of the island is known as the place to be for the beach, the rain only allowed us to visit South West cost. Having left 5 hours before the plane, Jaime chose a small beach spiaggia di Sa Mesa Longa
Luckily enough this small spot had a cozy restaurant Sottovento, run by a charming Italian man, who seemed to know everyone coming to have lunch to his place. A greenhouse next to the restaurant reassured that this place has good local good!
Ticket Away: 179,48 Eur for 2! Ryanair of course. Ideal time for long weekend (CRL – CAG Thursday later afternoon – CAG – CRL Sunday at 20.10.
Car Rent: from 23 went up to 150 Eur – there is just something about car rentals that you do not get what you expect…
Giuseppe’s Airbnb: 180 Eur
Note to myself:
- Buy a vinyl player and start collecting old vinyl records (Thanks Giuseppe)
- Start saving for a mini van to spend retirement years on the road