Costa Smeralda

Relax and holiday in the most exclusive place in Sardinia

The Costa Smeralda is considered one of the most popular and luxurious tourist destinations in the world, it stretches for about 50 km north-east of Sardinia, from Liscia di Vacca in the north, municipality of Arzachena, to Portisco, municipality of Olbia further south.
The term Costa Smeralda is often associated with nearby villages, including Porto Rotondo, which although not included in that stretch of coast, has similar characteristics in terms of luxury, architecture and life style.

The Costa Smeralda is famous for its emerald sea, the numerous coves, the beaches of fine white sand that enhance the colors of a dense Mediterranean vegetation.
Not far from the coast, we find splendid islets such as the Capuchin island, Bisce, Soffi and Mortorio island, home to rare species such as the Corsican gull and the peregrine falcon, which is part of the ‘Maddalena archipelago national park’ less than 2 miles between Porto Rotondo and Porto Cervo. As in a casket, there is a rich vegetation of gorse, with intense aromas, beautiful beaches and splendid cliffs sculpted by the wind.

The Costa Smeralda was born in 1962 thanks to the “illuminated vision” of the Ishmaelite prince Karim Aga Khan, who with the foundation of the Costa Smeralda Consortium and the choice of architects of the caliber of Jacques Couelle who built the Hotel Cala Di Volpe and his sculpted villa in the rock at Abbiadori; Michele Busiri Vici who designed the famous church of Porto Cervo “Stella Maris” and Luigi Vietti who built the center of the village of Porto Cervo and well-known hotels such as Cervo and Pitrizza, have made the dream of an elite tourist resort come true, that would safeguard and enhance the surrounding nature, using local elements such as raw granite and juniper woods, to create an architectural model envied all over the world.

In Costa Smeralda we can find a very high concentration of villas, real architectural jewels, designed and created by some of the best architects in the world, who have been able to use materials obtained from a noble and wild nature, through creative processes of the artisan tradition Sardinian excellence.
The architecture is characterized by its horizontal development buildings, with sinuous shapes, light colors and local materials such as granite, juniper and chestnut woods etc.
The urban quality and the layout of the territory have made Costa Smeralda one of the very rare, if not the only examples in the Mediterranean, of healthy and balanced tourism development.

The Costa Smeralda was immediately the destination of the international jet set, its fame is linked to some of the priceless locations such as Cala di Volpe, where some scenes of the film Agent 007 “The spy who loved me” were shot .
The Costa Smeralda is synonymous with elegance, social life, trendy clubs that animate long summer evenings, boutiques among the most renowned brands from Armani to Valentino, a real paradise chosen and frequented by international characters who arrive with their yachts or jets private.
In fact, in the crystal clear waters between the bay of Cala di Volpe and Porto Rotondo you can see almost all the largest and most beautiful yachts in the world and the villas in these places, during the summer they are the most requested in the world.
In Costa Smeralda nothing is missing for a luxury holiday full of nature and fun not even for families, even with children and teenagers who can enjoy unspoiled nature in complete tranquility.
The white sandy beaches with shallow and gently sloping sandy bottoms in calm and emerald crystal waters, combined with the presence of high-level services represent the best you could wish for family holidays.
The Costa Smeralda, including the most popular destinations such as Porto Cervo, Cala di Volpe, Romazzino and Porto Rotondo, are never too crowded, which allows you to enjoy the right security, thanks also to the private security services that guarantee a particularly safe high compared to other tourist resorts.

The success of the Costa Smeralda as well as in Porto Cervo, is also due to places of incomparable natural beauty that host the most famous five-star hotels and some of the villas of the Costa Smeralda, among these:
The bay of Cala di Volpe, a wonderful natural bay with emerald waters and a symbol of luxury and worldliness thanks to the five-star hotel of the same name and the villas directly on the beach.
Romazzino and Punta Capaccia, a bay and a strip of land with transparent waters and some of the most beautiful white sand beaches in the world.
Il Pevero, with its wonderful white sand beaches that look like talcum powder and the namesake Golf Club among the most beautiful in the world.
Liscia di Vacca with the Pitrizza hotel made of villas only and characterized by turquoise waters