Piscine di Venere

A view of the mesmerizing waters of Piscine di Venere (Pools of Venus) in east Sardinia, Italy.
The Piscine di Venere holds a certain ethereal charm, an otherworldly beauty that makes you feel as if you've stepped into a celestial paradise.

About Piscine di Venere (Pools of Venus)

  • near Baunei, Province of Nuoro, East Sardinia, Italy.
  • None. You'll want to bring some amenities.
  • snorkelling.
  • 20:40 PM
  • 06:15 AM
  • 25 meters.

Piscine di Venere, perhaps better known as the Pools of Venus, is a hidden paradise in east Sardinia. It offers an awe-inspiring experience that will leave you speechless. The crystal-clear waters of this natural sea swimming pool, with their intense shades of blue are simply mesmerizing, unlike anything you have ever seen before! To truly appreciate the beauty of this place, we highly recommend going on a boat trip from Cala Gonone or Baunei for a day trip along the captivating coastline between Cala Gonone and Cala Goloritze.

It’s an awe-inspiring spot for swimming and snorkeling, with its pristine waters inviting you to dive in and explore the vibrant marine life. Accessible only by boat, the Piscine di Venere provides a sense of exclusivity and tranquility that is hard to find elsewhere.

You can even swim to reach the stunning pebbly beach, which is easily accessible and offers a breathtaking view. The surreal colors of the sea and nature will leave an everlasting impression on your heart. No camera can truly capture the sheer beauty of this place, it must be seen with your own eyes to be fully appreciated.

The interplay of light created by the sun filtering through the surface creates a magical atmosphere, and you’ll have the opportunity to observe a variety of fish up close. The colors of the water, ranging from turquoise green to intense blue, are simply unforgettable.

Book a Boat Trip to the Pools of Venus

To truly enjoy the unique wonders of the Gulf of Orosei, we recommend booking a boat excursion from Cala Gonone’s marina, for example. It is one of those places that should be on everyone’s bucket list. Whether you choose to rent a dinghy or embark on a sailing trip for a few days, Piscine di Venere is a super-recommended destination that will reward you with its splendor and leave you with memories to cherish forever!

Places to Stay near Piscine di Venere

Hotel Bia Maore 

  • A 3 star Hotel 12.3 kilometers from Piscine di Venere (Pools of Venus)
a picture of the outdoor terrace at Bia Maore, a three-star hotel in Baunei, east Sardinia, Italy.
Hotel Bia Maore is an ideal starting point to explore the Golgo Plateau in Baunei, east Sardinia.

Hotel Bia Maore is a charming three-star hotel at the heart of the Gennargentu National Park, near the main square of Baunei. It is the ideal starting point for a vacation in east Sardinia and the perfect base from which to explore the famous beaches and coves on the Gulf of Orosei. Decorated with vibrant furnishings in a true Sardinian style, the rooms at Hotel Bia Maore are cozy and comfortable. There are eleven rooms; each one is decorated with elegant handmade furniture. Some rooms come with a small balcony and a panoramic terrace that opens up to the majestic views of either the Ogliastra Mountains or the Arbatax Bay. Furnished with modern amenities, the rooms at Hotel Bia Maore are further equipped with a private bathroom with shower, air conditioning and heating system, minibar, safe, and a free Wi-Fi. As for the food, every morning, a breakfast buffet is served for guests to enjoy and this consists of a wide assortment of local and international dishes, including delicious croissants and cappuccino. For guests traveling by car, private parking is available at no extra charge, and the hotel offers valet service for guests. Regarding activities in Baunei, the nearest beach is just a 10-minute drive away from the hotel, and there are outdoor activities that guests can take part in nearby, such as trekking, paragliding and mountain biking. The Arbatax harbor, which offers ferry connections to Genova, Fiumicino, and Civitavecchia, is only 22 kilometers away from the property.

Villa Janas

  • A 3 star Apartment 12.7 kilometers from Piscine di Venere (Pools of Venus)
a picture of a room at the Villa Janas apartments in Baunei, east Sardinia, Italy.
Comfortable rooms at the Villa Janas apartments in Baunei.

Villa Janas is a three-bedroom apartment ideal for couples and families heading for a vacation in east Sardinia. Recently renovated in a typical Sardinian style, Villa Janas is the perfect base for a relaxing holiday while immersing yourself in the impressive atmosphere of Baunei. Regarding layout, the apartment has two bedrooms. One room has a queen bed and another bed for toddlers, while bedroom 2 has three single beds. These rooms are cleaned and sanitized before and after each stay to make your stay even more comfortable; the apartment is fitted with modern amenities, such as air conditioning and heating system, fan, dryer, hot water, iron, washer and Wi-Fi access. Each apartment is also equipped with a kitchenette and cooking facilities. Finally, there is also a veranda that opens to the beautiful views, and a perfect place to enjoy breakfast with the family. Meanwhile, for those who need to work while on holiday, there’s a laptop-friendly workspace available within the apartment. The apartments are set within the Gennargentu National Park, making it a perfect base for your vacation in Baunei. It’s only a 10-min drive from the nearest beach, and there’s also a path that leads to beautiful Cala Goloritze Beach. The property is also just a few steps away from some of the most beautiful tourist sites in east Sardinia. Several shops and restaurants are only about 300 meters away from the apartment. 

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