A luxurious beach escape on the glitzy Costa Smeralda, with breakfast and a welcome drinkStrolling through the Mediterranean flora to reach the hotel's lovely beach area
Breakfasting outside on the terrace with a juicy vacation read in hand
The affluent towns and villages nearby, host to vintage car rallies, sailing regattas and the Italian film festival
What To Know
The hotel is about a 20-minute walk from town but it's on a very busy road, so you'll likely want to hail a taxi
The pool and private beach have lounge beds and umbrellas and there's a lifeguard on duty
The continental breakfast is very simple, as to be expected in Italy
A four-star Sardinian retreat with a stunning beach - includes breakfast, a welcome drink and perks for longer stays
Picture a Mediterranean postcard come to life – lush surroundings, azure pools, white loungers and views of the sea. That's what Hotel Le Ginestre is all about. An architectural delight, softly lit after sunset and home to some excellent gastronomy, this beautiful hotel provides the setting for the dreamiest of Sardinian escapes.
Inside, the décor is tasteful, with neutral furnishings and nautical touches in soft pastel shades. The idyllic overlap between indoors and outdoors creates a harmonious feel, with natural woods, native flowers and terrace dining channeling the island's laid-back vibe.
Follow the path through the blossoming gardens, and you'll reach Porto Paglia, the hotel's beach area, where the indigo sea seeps into the warm, turquoise waters of the bay. With sun beds, parasols and towels waiting for you, it couldn't be easier to enjoy the Costa Smeralda's white sands.
Good to know
The hotel is fairly isolated; it's not possible to walk to the town, and renting a car is highly recommended if you wish to explore the surroundings.
Designed with a muted décor that nods to a nautical theme, the guest rooms are yours to relax and unwind in. All rooms have a balcony, and Classic rooms overlook the garden.
Le Ginestre restaurant serves a daily-changing menu of fresh Mediterranean cuisine, complemented by a superb wine cellar. Laid-back breakfasts can be enjoyed on the terrace, while lunches can also be taken at the American Bar by the pool.
The coastal region of Costa Smeralda is a bit like the French Riviera of Sardinia, with Porto Cervo at its hub. Home to 34 miles of white sandy beaches, plus some of the island's most glamorous events, it's a major attraction for jet-setters. Near the hotel, you'll find Pevero Golf Club, plus plenty of watersports. If you'd prefer to simply soak up the culture, take a stroll around the nearby towns and villages, where you'll find boutiques, restaurants and archeological sites.Please be aware that the hotel is fairly isolated; it's not possible to walk to the town, and renting a car is highly recommended if you wish to explore the surroundings.