Fringed by shady, fragrant pine trees, the terracotta-roofed town of Budoni is charmingly pretty, set above a shimmering, white-edged shore, while in the surrounding countryside, pale-peach flamingos gather on nearby lagoons.
Budoni holidays are a chance to explore 18 kilometres of gorgeous coastline, with fine sandy beaches that shelve so gently that the translucent sea is always balmy – and the nearest beach is only 300 metres from the town. There are plenty of water sports on offer, too, and visitors flock here for the superb kitesurfing, paragliding and boat trips.
Budoni feels like a resort that’s less discovered. Its close neighbour is the glamorous Costa Smeralda, famous as a preferred destination of the A-list, and it’s also within easy reach of the islands dotted around this area of incredible natural beauty. If you’re looking for a picturesque base on the Sardinian coast, holidays to Budoni are a smart choice.