OUT AND ABOUT

Rent a car and explore the nearby charming towns of San Pantaleo and Porto Rotondo, full of delightful shops and restaurants, try a round of golf at the local golf club. Or people watch over a Bellini at the Cala di Volpe. Supermarkets and coffee shops are nearby at Abbiadori, with the buzzing SA Conca as a hub for exquisite Sardinian pastries to shame any Great British bake-off….

Boat trips

Captain Sergio is the skipper on Spicy Tuna It is a 38 foot Cabo Express With two 750 horsepower engines A fishing boat with seating up front and up top. It has a kitchen, toilet, bedroom and plenty of room for 8 people to be comfortable in the shade, with room for sunbathing on deck. Explore the local Sardinian beaches and coves, take a picnic, or have lunch in Corsica. If you’re ambitious Sergio can employ a fishing guide for the day at a cost of 1500 euros per day plus fuel for local beach explore, inclusive picnic lunch; 1800 euros for fishing trip with guide, plus extras for fuel consumption. Any young children or non-swimmers require life vests, and this needs to be organised before the trip. Take goggles as the waters are crystal clear for snorkeling.

Luxury Shopping in Porto Cervo

There is nothing quite like people watching in the famous celebrity hub that is Porto Cervo. Nothing prepares you for an immersion in luxury brands, exquisite jewellery. Window-shop and enjoy an aperitif in the piazza. Idle your way past the mega yachts with an ice cream as you glimpse the rich and famous. The beautiful architectural setting for these shops, cafes, galleries and restaurants is delightful.

Drinks and bargain hunting

The charming square and local shops of San Pantaleo are nestled among the magnificent rock formations at the top of a spectacular winding road. Find charming Indian clothing, jewellery and antiques at Anna India, Italian antiques at Gianni and Sophie Scolari, and dine in delightful local restaurants.

Visit on market day for a wonderful ambience with the choice of local arts, crafts and clothing from all over. Take a trip to the pretty fishing port of Cannigione and treat yourself to Sardinian ceramics and arts and crafts as well as exploring the morning and evening markets.

Abbiadori

Take a walk down to Abbiadori to your local cafe at Sa Conca. You’ll find coffee and an array of delicious Italian patisserie and groups of Italians on their holidays.

Have a three- flavoured gelato at the famous Bosisio, sample the special local flavours or try a crepe topped with nocciola and cream!

Pevero Beach

Take the path opposite the house at the golf course down a secret gravel path to the beach. In ten minutes you will get to David and Claudia’s café…rent a beach bed and umbrella and swim in the blue crystal waters watching the yachts come and go on the horizon.

Beach and Island hopping on Spicy Tuna with Captain Sergio, with a picnic, or try a local Sardinian restaurant on the island of Tavolara.

Treat yourself to more people watching over a bellini at the Cala di Volpe, or splurge out on a special lunch at the Cala, or at the sister hotels of Romazzino or Pitrizzia for a sumptuous buffet lunch, dinner or drinks.

Eat al fresco at the Spinnaker for Fresh Sardinian cuisine. Better still relax and let Domenica make you some of her Sardinian Specialities in the comfort of your home.

Pevero Golf Club

The Pevero, in the sparkling panorama of the Costa Smeralda, fits like a gem in its own right, set in the right place by landscape wizard Robert Tren Jones. The course of play, surrounded by rock formations, natural ponds and the Mediterranean smells of juniper, myrtle and strawberry trees, making this a magnificent, magical place, a stone’s throw from the villa

According to experts, it is one of the most breathtaking golf courses in the world due to its striking panorama. The 18-hole course which stretches for 6,107 m and has a par 72, is considered an extremely difficult field for its obstacles that challenge even the best golfers, so it requires a lot of concentration and a lot of gaming experience.