Very Good 375 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Daily buffet breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
  • All rooms overlook the Mediterranean
  • Superior Suites come with a private pool set in a secluded garden
  • Great location for beach hopping along Sardinia's glam Costa Smeralda

What To Know

  • Guests can rent the hotel's private yacht for an additional fee
  • A popular spot for honeymooners
  • Within walking distance of the small town of Cannigione
  • Free WiFi
  • Sauna, spa showers and treatments available (for a supplement)


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Rustic retreat on Sardinia's glamorous Costa Smeralda, with views of the Mediterranean from every room

The Lowdown

On Sardinia’s glamorous Costa Smeralda (Emerald Coast), the Relais Villa del Golfo & Spa is a Mediterranean retreat with panoramic views over the sea. Laid-back lounging is the order of the day here: soak up the rays on the spacious sun terrace, take a dip in the pool or indulge in a treatment at the spa. The 59 guestrooms are typically Sardinian in style, with light wood furniture, ceramic floors and traditional fabrics. Many rooms feature original arches and beam ceilings. All rooms face the sea and come with balconies or terraces, and the bathrooms feature both a tub and a shower. Opt for a Suite for extra floor space (484 square feet) and a huge balcony, or splash out on a Senior Suite to kick back in a private pool set in a secluded garden. Fill up on grilled meats and fresh seafood at MiraLuna, or head to the nearby La Colti, a family-run farm-to-table restaurant that serves traditional Sardinian fare. The Harmony Wellness Center offers massages using essential oils made on the island, and there’s a small boutique that sells local handicrafts.

In the Area

Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda (Emerald Coast) is a perfect spot for beach hopping. This is an island that insists on dolce far niente, but if you must do something active, the Pevero Golf Club and the Centro Ippico Shergan polo club are nearby, and the hotel staff can arrange sailing excursions, horseback riding and diving trips. Just off the northern tip, the La Maddalena archipelago is made up of seven main islands and more than 50 islets. La Maddelena is the largest, and it can be reached in around 20 minutes from the port of Palau. Spend the days swimming, sailing and strolling; the beaches are some of Italy’s best.

How to Get There

Hotel Relais Villa del Golfo & Spa
Loc. La Conia
Arzachena, 07021 Italy


4.5 Very Good 375 Reviews
Gorgeous getaway
Reviewed 5 months ago

We stayed here as a treat for our last two nights in Sardegna. The entire hotel staff provided very warm and professional service. Our sea view room balcony had great vistas overlooking the sea and surrounding area. The hotel is classy and luxurious with well appointed rooms, and the bar and extensive pool area are inviting and relaxing. The breakfast buffet provided a wide variety of delicious choices. Highly recommended.

Touring Holiday in Sardinia
Reviewed 6 months ago

We stayed here for several nights as part of our holiday. The setting was lovely, and the views from our room were beautiful. There is plenty to see in the area, and the local beach in Cannigione was excellent for swimming. The food in the hotel restaurant was excellent, and the service was also very good.

Gives you the perfect feel of Sardegna
Reviewed 6 months ago

We were there for a wedding.
The staff were super friendly and accommodating even when we were loud. 🙈
We stayed in a regular double which was perfect and had a sea view (room 505)
I also went to the brides suites 803, and 804 ... they are higher up on the hill and have a stunning view. They are beautiful suites. I would probably have stayed in them for a special occasion. In general there are a lot of stairs in the hotel, that’s to be expected on a hill side.
The hotel as a venue for the wedding was also so nice.
The food for breakfast is good and if you plan to order lunch or dinner, just like nearly any restaurant , not all their dishes are great but some were really good. I recommend the octopus/potatoes salad and the pasta with veal. The portions aren’t big enough compared to how we normally eat. If you want a good portion, the club sandwiches were yummy!
The smell of the body wash /handsoap and shampoo are awful. I’d advise bringing your own.
The beach deck isn’t anything special. It’s not serviced either. If you don’t have time to make it to other beaches, then fine, but otherwise try to make it out to see their better beaches.

Reviewed 6 months ago

Spent a very lovely week at this hotel. We booked at the last minute and so could not get a room with a view. Get one if you can. Setting is glorious overlooking the Bay. Staff are friendly and the service at the bar and restaurant are spot on. Easy walk into the town and it’s restaurants. The village is not very inspiring but there are several very nice places to eat local dishes. An absolute must is the sailing day excursion. Fabulous day out sailing with an expert and very reassuring skipper, Andrew and his assistant Monica. Not a massive amount to do otherwise without a car, but a good choice for a relaxing short break.

Wonderful view
Reviewed 6 months ago

We stayed here for 4 nights recently when touring Sardinia
We had a villa towards the top of he hotel complex
The room was spacious with its own small pool and great views
The hotel staff were very pleasant and helpful
The restraunt manager was particularly attentive and helpful and the hotel has a wonderful yatch that we enjoyed a trip on