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Cala Gonone Holidays

Breathtaking coastal scenery

Cala Gonone lies on the east coast of Sardinia, where limestone cliffs open up to display the brilliant blue waters of the Gulf of Orosei. Like all Sardinian towns, this one’s blessed with incredibly good looks – its terracotta-roofed hotels are fringed with green, and fronted by a sweep of honey-hued sand. Either side of the main beach, there are two bigger stretches. You can dine like royalty on the Cala Gonone waterfront, where the restaurants serve delectable pasta and seafood dishes on atmospheric al fresco terraces. Holidays to Cala Gonone are ideal for outdoor lovers. Hikers flock to this area to explore trails through sweet-smelling pine forests. The Supramonte mountain range is especially breathtaking – home to valleys, canyons, springs and caves. Those who want to explore beneath the waves, meanwhile, can strap on a snorkel and head for Cala Fuili or Cala Luna to see technicolour marine life.

Your Cala Gonone questions, answered

Very. Not so long ago Cala Gonone could only be reached by water, and it’s all hairpin bends to get here, so nicely tucked away.
On Sardinia’s east coast, overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea and just under an hour-and-a-half drive from the airport.
Couples looking for a romantic break, and families with little ones or older children.

Best things to do in Cala Gonone

Escape to secluded beaches

This part of Sardinia specialises in wild, untouched beaches beautifully devoid of tourism. Try Cala Mariolu, Cala Cartoe and Cala Osalla.

Visit Grotta del Bue Marino

One of the most famous caves in Italy, this mysterious grotto is filled with dripping stalactites and other-worldly-looking sculptures.

See Nuraghi archaeology

The ancient Nuraghi people have left plenty of remnants of their civilisation. Trek the streets of Serra Orrios to see structures dating back thousands of years.