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.
Laze on Cala di Budoni
In easy reach of the town, this beach has fine, soft sand and stretches about 4 kilometres along the coast. It’s ideal for children, and has plenty of cafés, bars and restaurants.
Take a boat trip
From the marina of Porto Ottiolu you can hop on a boat to the protected area of the islands of Maddalena, with a chance to spot turtles and dolphins.
Explore the coast
There’s much to discover in this part of Sardinia, from the designer boutiques of Olbia to the restaurants and nightlife of San Teodoro and Porto Cervo.