About Baja Sardinia
Baja Sardinia is a popular beach resort in the Gulf of Arzachena, located just a few kilometers away from the Costa Smeralda on the north-east coast of Sardinia, Italy. This small resort town is home to mere hundreds of residents. Over the years, the seaside village has grown in popularity, thanks to the development of the Emerald Coast. Baja Sardinia comprises of villa complexes, hotels, and resorts, alongside a handful of restaurants, bars, and boutiques, all arranged in a small square by the beach. The beaches at Baja Sardinia are famous for scuba diving, and thanks to the bay’s position, it’s a perfect spot for water sports activities such as windsurfing and sailing. There are lots of beautiful beaches near Baja Sardinia, which makes it an ideal beach holiday destination. For instance, Pevero Beach, which is only 6 kilometers away, features a shallow seabed, making it a perfect spot for families with small kids. Another famous beach nearby is Phi beach. Surrounded by bars, clubs, and fancy restaurants, this beach has a lively vibe, ideal for holidaymakers who love to party and socialize while on a beach holiday. Nikki Beach is another nearby beach that’s surrounded with outdoor bars and clubs. It’s famous for its saltwater swimming pool, and during the day, a crowd of sunbathers can be seen lounging by the picturesque stretch of sand. There are lots of things to see and do in Baja Sardinia. Aside from the scenic beaches, the Costa Smeralda area has a golf club where helicopters and private jet services are on offer for the wealthy holidaymakers. It’s also a favorite spot for sailing. In fact, the Sardinia Cup Sailing Regatta is taking place in this area every July. Porto Cervo, which is about 4 kilometers away from Baja Sardinia, is another famous destination in the area. Its central square is lined with shops, restaurants, and luxury hotels. The port of Porto Cervo is one of the best-equipped marinas in the Mediterranean, capable of accommodating up to 700 vessels. Baja Sardinia is also located close to Sardinia’s first water park, the Aquadream Water Park. This massive water park is set in a 3-hectare area, featuring plenty of gaming area, water slides, and a spacious relaxation area with plenty of sun loungers. La Maddalena Archipelago National Park is another popular attraction. It’s a group of islands that make up a marine-protected park on the northern coast of Sardinia. The area is home a wide array of wildlife species and the park is protected to preserve its creatures and habitats.
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Where to Stay in Baja Sardinia - Our Top Picks
L'Ea Bianca Luxury Resort
L'Ea Bianca luxury resort is a 5-star hotel in Baja Sardinia and a perfect base for your holiday in northeast Sardinia. The resort is overlooking the stunning view of Cala dei Ginepri and is only three kilometers away from the beaches of Baja Sardinia. It’s right across the Archipelago of La Maddalena and only ten minutes drive to the Porto Cervo and Pevero Golf Club. L’Ea Bianca has 31 spacious rooms, and all rooms have fantastic views of the sea. Each room is painstakingly decorated with a traditional Sardinian style and furnished with modern technology, such as a color TV and Wi-Fi. There’s also a spacious wellness center within the resort that’s equipped with a hot tub, sauna, and gym. Treat yourself to a relaxing massage, or you can avail one of the spa treatment packages being offered. If you prefer to lounge at the private beach, you are free to use the sun loungers and parasol. Serving International and Mediterranean cuisines, the restaurant of L’Ea Bianca is located on a sea-view veranda that’s surrounded by a beautiful garden. The hotel’s in-house chefs use only the finest local ingredients in preparing delicious dishes. There’s a maître who will be happy to guide you through the wine cellar to pair your meals with the most excellent international and local Italian wines. Aside from the wellness center and restaurant, there’s also a luxury store and boutique within the resort. For corporate events, the resort has a conference room with a seating capacity of 70 and has direct access to the garden.
Hotel La Rocca Resort & Spa
Hotel La Rocca Resort & Spa is an outstanding choice for your holiday in Costa Smeralda. Set in a park that’s surrounded with bougainvillea and myrtle, the 5-star hotel is only a short distance away from Costa Smeralda’s most beautiful beaches. The hotel has a Mediterranean style architecture featuring arched verandas that open to the panoramic views of the sea. All rooms at the La Rocca Resort are stylish and spacious and exude a very welcoming ambiance. Decorated in the Mediterranean style that consists of local textiles and handcrafted furniture, the rooms open to the scenic view of the hotel garden and the sea. To make your stay even more relaxing, the rooms are fitted with modern facilities, such as an air conditioning system, color TV, reliable Wi-Fi, and a mini bar. Wake-up to a delicious buffet breakfast served at the hotel’s beautiful restaurant with a choice of savory and sweet pastries. Specialising in Mediterranean cuisine and some traditional Sardinian dishes, the restaurant at Hotel La Rocca Resort & Spa serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals. There’s also a special menu for gluten-free and vegetarian dishes. The La Rocca Hotel & Spa is also known for having the most spacious and best-equipped spa in the entire Emerald Coast. Located just a few steps away from the resort’s main building, the wellness center is set within a lush green Mediterranean garden and is equipped with a spa, sensory showers, Turkish bath facilities, a hot bench, and several other wellness facilities.
Hotel Grand Relais Dei Nuraghi
If you’re vacationing in gorgeous Baja Sardinia, the charming Hotel Grand Relais Dei Nuraghi may just be the right place for you to stay. Situated on a natural rock formation that’s only a few meters away from the beach, this lovely location offers breathtaking views of the Maddalena Archipelago. It’s a gorgeous panorama that functions as the ideal backdrop for special and romantic moments (meaning the place has seen plenty of proposals!) The unique rooms have all been designed with exquisite attention to detail, and all the junior suites have access to a private pool as well as to garden views. Guests will also have access to the exclusive rooftop swimming pool, which makes for an excellent substitute to the private beach. Guests can comfortably relax on the sunbeds at their leisure. Breakfast is served in the panoramic terrace by the pool. You can choose from a variety of croissants, fruit, cakes and savory foods and wash it down with milk, coffee, cappuccinos or juice. The incredible sea views, a plethora of amenities and dedicated staff all combine to make the Hotel Grand Relais Dei Nuraghi your perfect hotel in Baja Sardinia.
Grand Hotel Smeraldo Beach
The Grand Hotel Smeraldo Beach is an exclusive 4-star hotel in Baja Sardinia, just a few hundred meters from the center of Baja Sardinia, and the beaches of Baja Battistoni, Spiaggia Tre Monti and Porto Piccolo. Extending along green and rich Mediterranean gardens, the gorgeous hotel is surrounded by rocks that have been modified by natural winds over the course of centuries to have unique and distinctive shapes. It’s the ideal destination for anyone looking for a 4-star holiday in Northern Sardinia, as they relax in the presence of attentive service. Designed to look like mini villas, the suites are surrounded by greenery that allows for a feeling of total relaxation. All of the rooms are furnished in the traditionally tasteful Sardinian style, with Sardinian embroidery, wooden furniture, and pretty pastel colors. All of the rooms, including the standard ones, have a balcony or terrace, satellite TV, telephone, mini-bar, air-conditioning, and hairdryer, making the hotel a true home away from home! The Grand Hotel Smeraldo Beach offers its guests the opportunity to taste both local and national dishes, as well as international specialties created by adept chefs. With two restaurants and two bars, guests will be able to give their palates just what they need.
Things to Do in Baja Sardinia
Nightlife at the Ritual Club
Few nightclubs offer an experience like the Ritual Club which is undoubtedly one of the best things to do in Baja Sardinia after dark. Standing tall on a hilltop next to the town, the sight of this old castle is enough reason to feel excited, and the interior is nothing short of spectacular. The Ritual Club is actually a work of art, and every part of the room is arranged by the stars. While the natural appearance of the architecture is incredibly unique, this interior is indeed the highlight and the reason for the popularity of the club. On the other hand, the Ritual nightclub has been around since the 1970s and has established itself as a cultural attraction in Baja Sardinia. Although somewhat trendy and classy at times, tourists are always quick to have a night out at the club. The club hosts various events throughout the year with many international figures invited to entertain the crowd inside this mysterious and enchanting cave.
For more information, visit:http://www.ritual.it/
Diving in Baja Sardinia
Diving is another one of the more exciting things to do in Baja Sardinia. The Costa Smeralda is famous for having some of the most crystal-clear waters and colorful marine life in the Mediterranean. Featuring two main bases, the Proteus Diving Centre is ideally located on the outskirts of town to service visitors anywhere along the coast, and 4x4 transport is provided for guests who might be staying a little outside of town. The diving itself is the highlight and trips into the Bocche di Bonifacio are popular. In case you might be asking yourself, this refers to a national park next to the La Magdalena Archipelago which is arguably the best dive spot anywhere in Sardinia. As if that’s not enough, the Proteus Diving Centre is known for having some of the best boats in the area and facilitates snorkeling and Stand Up Paddle (SUP) trips which are particularly popular with families. It’s not uncommon to witness dolphins on these trips, and the Gulf of Arzachena offers stunning sunsets and an opportunity to see a very different and exciting side of Sardinia.
For more information, visit:http://www.proteusdiving.it/
Aquadream Water Park
Aquadream really is a dream for families with children and provides the perfect excuse to take time away from the beach. This water park in Baja Sardinia is located close to one of the best beaches of the Emerald Coast which makes it a very convenient option for those who don’t want to travel very far. Featuring the Dream Hill, Max 3 and the Kamikaze, Aquadream is equipped with some great slides for young children while the Black Hole and Tricia Twister are the most popular attractions for older children. Although the new Super River slide is also proving a big hit with visitors, the Relax River and Trottola are much more laid-back and can be enjoyed by all ages. Parents and adults will also enjoy this fun-packed day and all considered, this is undoubtedly one the activities in Baja Sardinia for families. When you finish up with the slides, Aquadream also has a mini-golf course and a fantastic snack bar with fast food, sandwiches, and drinks. Although located just outside town, Aquadream consistently receives excellent reviews and is often regarded as one of the best attractions in Baja Sardinia.
For more information, visit:http://www.aquadream.it/
Baja Sardinia Restaurants - Where to Eat
Ristorante Corbezzolo (Italian Food)
Corbezzolo is a Michelin-star restaurant in Baja Sardinia known for its excellent service and delicious seafood dishes. The menu of Corbezzolo was explicitly created to satisfy all your senses. The restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine that combines tradition and creativity while working with dedication using fresh local produce. The results are delectable dishes with distinct flavors and fragrances presented with the personal care and touch by Corbezzolo’s chef. Located within the property of Hotel Mon Repos, Corbezzolo is set in a splendid villa built during the 1960s and was completely refurbished in 2008. The villa is overlooking the Piazzetta of the Baja Sardinia, just a few steps away from the beach. Diners are served on the terrace that opens to the breathtaking panoramic view of the bay. For those who prefer to dine indoors, there’s a newly renovated spacious dining room equipped with an air-conditioning system for your comfort. The dining area is also outfitted with large windows that open to the panoramic views outside. Dedicated to providing guests with a sensory experience, restaurant Corbezzolo is definitely the best place to eat in Baja Sardinia. It is an ideal venue for lunch, dinner, or enjoying cocktails overlooking the magnificent view of the Costa Smeralda bay.
Ristorante Corbezzolo official website:http://www.ristorantecorbezzolo.it
Ristorante La Rocca (Seafood, Traditional Sardinian Food)
Located at the gates of the Emerald Coast, La Rocca is a top-rated restaurant in Baja Sardinia serving mouth-watering dishes specially created to satisfy your senses. La Rocca’s in-house chef Tomaso Fruianu skilfully curated the menu using the best seasonal produce of Sardinia. Relying on the local production of the most excellent quality meat and seafood, dishes are prepared on the spot daily. Lobsters are collected from within the restaurant’s own aquarium tanks, and a fresh catch is shown to guests before cooking. You will be serviced by polite staffs who have the utmost dedication in providing excellent service and would be happy to advise you on the best dishes on the menu while guiding you through your choice of local and international wines. You’ll be presented with a wide selection of dishes suitable for any diet, such as gluten-free meals, from appetizers to desserts. Some of the dishes on the restaurant’s menu are meant for sharing. At Ristorante La Rocca, you will be welcomed into a spacious, elegant, and cozy dining space capable of accommodating a good number of guests. There are also private rooms intended for large banquets with verandas that open to well-manicured Mediterranean gardens. As a family business, La Rocca is committed to providing world-class services to all their guests.
Ristorante La Rocca official website:http://www.ristorante-larocca.com/
How To Get To Baja Sardinia
The nearest airport is Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport. To get to Baja Sardinia by car, head north on the Strada Statale 125 in the direction of Arzachena. After about 23 kilometers, leave the SS125 and continue on the Strada Provinciale 59bis in the direction of Baja Sardinia and Poltu Quatu. There’s also a ferry port in Olbia that connects the ports of Livorno, Genoa, and Civitavecchia on mainland Italy's west coast. If you plan on visiting the nearby areas of Baja Sardinia, it would be best to rent a car so you can conveniently drive to the nearby beaches and attractions.
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Beaches Near Baja Sardinia
There are several sardinian beaches to explore near Baja Sardinia. Just click on a link below to find out more!
Just a few kilometers south-west from the center of Baja Sardinia you’ll find the beach of Cala Tremonti (Spiaggia di Tremonti). This pristine beach, shaped like a half moon, is set among polished granite rocks and has a length of about 140 meters. Cala Tremonti is one of few beaches of the Costa Smeralda that faces due west, making it the ideal romantic spot for watching the sun go down at the end of a warm day. In the middle of the beach, you’ll find beach chairs and parasols available for rent. On the south side, you’ll find a 150-meter long footpath that gives easy access to two smaller beaches.
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Baia Sardinia Beach
Baia Sardinia beach is one of the northernmost beaches of the Costa Smeralda area. The beach faces north, with spectacular views of the Maddalena Archipelago, which can easily be reached by boat. Various daily trips can take you to the Maddalena Archipelago and the other islands of Budelli, Caprera, Spergi, Santa Maria and Razzoli. Watersports like windsurfing are very popular in this area, thanks to the perfect combination of the bay’s location.
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