When the Aga Khan arrived at the blinding white sands of Porto Cervo in the 1960s, he was immediately smitten by its natural beauty. He set about creating a top-end resort that became a hangout for everyone from the Kennedys to Frank Sinatra. It’s been favoured by the glitterati ever since, and brims with designer boutiques and a see-and-be-seen crowd.
However, on Porto Cervo holidays, you don’t have to sail in on a super-yacht to experience the exquisite scenery – you can take a boat trip or kick back on some of Sardinia’s loveliest coastline. Inland, you’ll find winding tracks revealing plenty of soul-stirring views. And don’t worry about being out-priced, as you’ll find amenities to suit all budgets in the resort. Offering old-school movie-star glamour in a setting that boasts some of Sardinia’s most celebrated scenery, holidays to Porto Cervo truly live up to the hype.
Hit the beach
Pevero’s pair of white-sand beaches are among the most beautiful – and famous – in Sardinia. Suitable for all ages, you may even spot a celebrity or two.
Visit the churches
Stella Maris – a simple, white-washed hilltop church – boasts sweeping panoramic views across Porto Cervo’s super-yacht filled harbour, and across the brilliant blue waters of the coast.
Take a boat trip
From Porto Cervo, you’re perfectly placed for some wonderful boat trips exploring the rich, blue waters around the islands of Maddalena and across to southern Corsica.