When you want to experience the sun-filled perfection of an Italian island getaway, head to Baja Sardinia. While it may be a small resort town, it's now-renowned reputation - due to its white sand beaches, crystal clear aqua-colored water, and stunning surroundings - has caused a notable expansion beyond its population of several hundred residents.
While Baja Sardinia offers a stunning, idyllic atmosphere, it also offers travelers a variety of shops, bars, and restaurants, all on the square near the bay and the beach. Join so many others who flock to this pristine part of the world to experience its beauty, and stay in one of our vacation rentals for a stress-free vacation with all the privacy and comfort you desire.
Where is Baja Sardinia, Italy?
Located on the northeastern coast of the island of Sardinia, Baja Sardinia is on the Gulf of Arzachena and lies near the Smeralda coast. It is adjacent to the Maddalena archipelago, a string of islands easily accessible by boat.
Water Activities in Baja Sardinia
If you love the outdoors, there's plenty for you to do here. Whether you're into jet skiing, windsurfing, scuba diving, boating, or a multitude of other water sports, spend your days immersed in the crystalline, turquoise waters. If you're traveling with kids, pay a visit to Aquadream, a water park that offers enough pools, slides, and indoor games (like pool, table tennis, and video games) to keep kids, young and old, occupied for hours on end.
Looking for the ideal place to enjoy the sun, lounge in the sand, and swim? Give Spiaggia della Cala Li Mucchi Bianchi a try. Few crowds, perfect sand, and translucent blue water: the perfect combination for a fun afternoon in the sun.
Restaurants & Bars in Baja Sardinia
While it's nice to have your very own kitchen in one of our well-equipped vacation rentals, it's also nice to get out and treat yourself to local fare. For cheap eats, give Frades - La Sardegna in Bottega a try, and enjoy fresh, affordable tapas and wines. For delicious breakfasts and salads, go to Cafe Coco Loco. Tavola Blu and Oasi are also excellent options for affordable, quality food in Baja Sardinia.
For fine dining, head to Phi Beach for spectacular food and gorgeous sunsets. Or try Tanit for top-notch cuisine and a lovely view of the marina. Offering salted sea bass, suckling pig, and everything in between, Ristorante Casablanca wows guests time and again with its unparalleled menu and gorgeous panoramic water views.
For a quiet after-dinner bottle of wine, go to Enoteca La Piazzetta for local varieties served with a selection of meats and cheeses. If you've dined at Phi Beach, stick around for the party that starts up after the sun goes down, or if not, head over for the fun and dance the night away at Phi's disco.
Day Trips from Baja Sardinia
When the adventurer in you craves exploring, take a short four-mile trip to Porto Cervo, the high-end, luxury resort
. Loll on the beaches, do some snorkeling or scuba diving, or check out the nightlife. Or head to Porto Rotondo, just 20 miles away, and check out the quaint shops and cafes. Take a stroll down mosaic-lined Catena Alimentare di Emmanuel Chapalain for a peaceful interlude with stunning scenery as a backdrop. And be sure to take a tropical, sun-kissed boat excursion to the Maddalena, Caprera, Spargi, Budelli, Razzoli, and Santa Maria islands for a truly decadent treat.
Make your way to Nuraghe Albucciu to tour ancient stone-made structures created during the Nuragic Age between 1900 and 730 BCE. And Li Lolghi, an ancient tomb, is also highly recommended for anyone with an inclination towards artifacts and history.
A little farther out and to the west is idyllic Costa Paradiso
where you can sunbathe and swim surrounded by a beautiful combination of rugged, rocky terrain, lush greenery, and blue-green waters.
Time spent in this exquisite corner of Sardinia is sure to leave you with unforgettable memories, especially if you stay in one of our lovely vacation rentals. Be sure to make some time to explore Baja Sardinia during your next Italian getaway!
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