Sardinia

The Park Hotel Cala di Lepre in Capo d'Orso really does offer the full package and is a real fave for me. On the North East coast of Sardinia, gorgeous views over the Costa Smeralda, this 4* hotel is another of my top picks as a family option.
Many people expect Sardinia to be a carbon copy of mainland Italy - wrong! I'm a lover of and frequenter of both places but don't confuse the two whatever you do! Taking my family there for a third year running I thought it might be nice to let others know what really sets Sardinia apart in my eyes.
If you aren't afraid to get your hands dirty, arrange a workshop with a Sardinian Mamma or Nonna and learn to make them! One of the best ways to taste traditional Sardinian pasta is homemade tomato sauce, but they taste delicious even with simple ingredients such as organic extra-virgin olive oil and herbs, veggies (especially aubergines and zucchini) mushrooms or home made pesto, depending on the season.
Sardinia has often been labelled as a go-to destination for the rich and famous, thus putting off the likes of you and me
This year will be the first in quite a while that we haven't gone on a holiday by car. We will be flying to Sardinia, which presents me with a bit of a problem. My knitting and crochet. In a people carrier it doesn't matter if you sneak in a couple of extra projects to keep you happy - just in case you understand.
"When in Rome, do as the Romans do," goes the saying. That's all very well, but when the Romans flee the city in the summer, we recommend you do just the opposite.
You feel tired, de-energised and exhausted from a stressful job. You need to go on holiday. Your gut instinct tells you, it needs to be a "healthy" one this time round. Solution: you want a yoga retreat.
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