Sardinia has the stunning turquoise seas and white sandy beaches that you would expect to find more easily on a faraway caribbean island. Yet, it’s just a short plane journey away. With good connections from the UK, two main airports to arrive into and it’s a surprisingly family-friendly place. That doesn’t mean just because they have limitless, heavenly gelato, or ice-cream, to you and me either. The first time I went there I fell in love. It has an exoticism that makes it feel far from Italy. Maybe it’s the air, fragrant with herbs, or the gentle but constant humming of the fauna, singing of cicadas, the feeling of being far from the madding crowd, but I knew that I had to go back.
There’s also something very chic about Sardinia too. The Costa Smeralda, the Emerald Coast and Porto Cervo plays host to celebrities galore. I’m not after glamour though. Not this time although it’s comforting to know that it’s just a stones throw away at any time, especially in the peak summer months.