There’s a reason people return to Sardinia year after year: this Italian island has all of the most irresistible elements of any great holiday.
If beaches are your bag then some of the country’s finest – hell, all of the Med's finest – are right here. Tippex-white sand is lapped by zingy blue water and sheer cliffs lead down to waves – calm cove or wild dunes, take your pick. And if lounging in the sunshine isn’t for you then the adventurous interior will be: here you can hike through forests to the canyon of Gola Su Gorropu, tour Bronze Age settlements or visit a vineyard to sample the island’s unique spin on reds and whites.
Brilliant food is never far away, whether you’re dining alfresco in the seaside capital of Cagliari or trying out the local cheese and pasta in a family-run restaurant in the mountains. It looks good, feels good and tastes good – Sardinia will always have you coming back for more.