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A travel guide to Baia Sardinia and the Costa Smeralda

Baia Sardinia is a well-known beach resort on the Gulf of Arzachena, near the famous Costa Smeralda or Costa Smeraldo , on the northeast coast of Sardinia. It is a relatively small complex, home to a few hundred residents. The town has grown as the popularity of the Emerald Coast has increased. In line with regional growth, Baia Sardinia is mainly made up of hotels and villa complexes alongside shops, bars and restaurants, all around a small square near the beach and the bay.

The bays, coves and beaches host crystal clear blue waters and clean white sand. The beaches are well known for diving and the ideal position of the bay makes it perfect for practicing water sports and activities such as sailing and windsurfing due to the good winds, waves and currents suitable for water activities.

The surrounding area of Costa Smeralda has a reputation for lively nightlife and is home to luxury hotels, clubs, and restaurants. Phi Beach is particularly popular with visitors looking for a party destination. However, the surrounding areas of Baia Sardinia are also home to many quieter attractions and it is a suitable place for tourists looking for a relaxing environment.

Baia Sardinia Beaches

Numerous beaches are within walking distance of Baia Sardinia, making it an ideal destination for a beach holiday. Pevero Beach, 6 km from Baia Sardinia, has a shallow seabed that makes it ideal for visiting with children, as well as fine white sands and crystal clear waters.

Another popular beach in the area is Phi Beach, home to many beachside restaurants and bars, known for their grilled seafood and Mediterranean dishes, and famous clubs like the billionaire . Phi Beach is opposite an 18th century naval fortress.

What to see and do near Baia Sardinia

  • Costa Smeralda (Costa Smeralda) is a well-known beach resort that is 55 km long. This coastal area has a golf club, as well as private jet and helicopter services. It is popular for sailing and the Sardinia Cup sailing regatta is held here in July. The area also has a number of archaeological sites such as Li Muri Tomba dei Giganti , or the Giant’s Tomb, which are worth visiting.
  • Porto Cervo 4 km from Baia Sardinia, it is a well-known destination for a luxury holiday in Sardinia. The city’s main square is lined with restaurants, shops, hotels, and clubs. The port of Porto Cervo is one of the best equipped in the Mediterranean and has 700 berths for boats, making the Marina an ideal place to spend an afternoon watching the yachts and boats owned by celebrities go by. Porto Cervo has hosted famous sailing events such as the Sardinia Cup, the Swan Cup, the Veteran Boat Rally and the Maxi Yacht Rolex. The area has an opulent and luxurious reputation, attracting many celebrities to its prestigious clubs and luxury hotel complexes. For examples, see Porto Cervo’s luxury hotels.
  • The Archipelago de La Maddalena National Park is a group of islands that form a geomarine park on the north coast of Sardinia, in the protected stretch of sea between Corsica and Sardinia, known as Bocche di Bonifacio . This area is home to a wide variety of wildlife and is protected to preserve habitats and creatures. It has been considered a site of community importance and an area of special protection .
  • Aquadream Water Park, the first water park in Sardinia, has been in constant growth since its opening in 1987. The park covers 3 hectares and has water slides, a playground and a relaxation area with more than 1,000 sun loungers and umbrellas. , an ideal place for parents to spend time while the children enjoy the water slides. The park is very close to Baia Sardinia.

How to get to Baia Sardinia

The closest airport to Baia Sardinia is the Costa Smeralda airport in Olbia, about 35 kilometers away (see Map of airports in Italy). The airport is served by several budget airlines with flights from Italian airports and some European airports. Baia Sardinia can also be reached from Alghero Airport, 155 km away, however the journey takes about two and a half hours.

Olbia is also a ferry port that connects to the ports of Genoa, Livorno and Civitavecchia on the west coast of mainland Italy.

If you visit Baia Sardinia by car from another part of the island, it is best to get there by the SS131 road from the east coast of Sardinia. When visiting Baia Sardinia and its surroundings, it is best to rent a car so that you can visit the many nearby bays and beaches and take day trips to local attractions such as conservation areas and wildlife parks in the area. You can find a reasonably priced rental car when you arrive, but it’s best to book in advance to ensure availability.

The information for this guide was provided by Charming Sardinia, specializing in luxury hotels and vacations in Sardinia.

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