Arbatax Park Resort
What We Love
- A half-board summer stay on the mellow Italian island of Sardinia
- Taking advantage of the resort’s facilities, including a spa, pitch and putt golf, and amphitheatre
- Being mere footsteps from the beach
- Sardinia's gloriously green scenery and elegant restaurants
What To Know
- Great for families with multiple pools and tons of activities
- Staff is extremely friendly and helpful
- Be sure to book a transfer or get detailed directions as the drive in can be tricky
Famed for its beautiful pale sands and dazzling turquoise water, the
Mediterranean island of Sardinia is a beach lover’s dream come true. At
Arbatax Park Resort (staying in Dune hotel), you’ll be mere footsteps away from that much-photographed
As part of the resort, there’s plenty to
do before you even consider exploring the rest of this culturally rich
island. With a wellness centre which includes Turkish baths
and waterfalls, as well as an amphitheatre, discothèque and plenty of
water and land sports to take part in, you can really tailor your holiday
to suit you.
Dune rooms have a unique hexagonal shape and come with scenic views over the
land. These rooms are within easy walking distance of the beach.
– Air conditioning
– En-suite bathroom with hairdryer
– Wi-Fi in public areas
There is a dedicated restaurant for Dune guests, plus five bars and seven other
restaurants within the resort (though please note these are not included in
half board). Try everything from traditional pizza to flame-grilled specials
for a real taste of Sardinian cuisine.
Set in the Ogliastra region and just moments away from the coast, you can
experience some of Sardinia’s infamous qualities the moment you step into the
resort. The juxtaposition of the rocky cliffs and crystal beaches featuring
beautiful coves makes this distinctive area a true delight to visit.
How to Get There
A bit of a mixed bag, but on the whole very positive.
Let's start with the negative: there was a problem with our transfer (organised by the hotel) from the airport. Specifically, it wasn't there when we arrived. This was at about 11:45 at night and we couldn't get through to anyone at the hotel to clarify what was going on. Ultimately, we ended up €250 down for a taxi that we shouldn't have had to take, along with the associated stress of not knowing what was going on. I think the hotel are going to dispense with their transfer company, since this seems to happen a lot, but this was a real negative.
Another point for improvement is that food labeling for allergens really needs some work here. I have a shellfish intolerance and accidentally ate an arancini that contained prawns though there was no way that you could know this just by looking at it. The labeling IS good in some places, but it's inconsistent and needs work. My dietary requirements weren't serious, but for someone who did have such requirements, that would have been much more important. It looks to me like an easy fix, so I think this is something that they should look at.
Now for the positive. The staff are SUPER helpful. They did everything that they could to try and make good the transfer once they found out about it, including upgrading us to full board (from half), offering us some free drinks, and giving us a late checkout since it was possible. Really can't speak highly enough of them, especially the person in charge at reception. She gave us all the paperwork we needed, took our case to hotel management for us, and is helping us try to get the money back out of insurance.
The hotel's also got an excellent location on the beach, the spa is nice, the rooms are decent, the food is ok (always room for improvement on the food but it's fine). The freshly prepared pasta dishes are a real highlight. The gelato is also excellent, though it would be nice to see a bigger range of snacks available to buy (think they might be missing a trick there). Overall, a very positive experience and I'd recommend it to people. Just make sure you're clear that you'll need your own transfers.
This resort is an excellent choice if you want a relaxing peaceful holiday gorgeous beach and lovely walks. The facilitates are extremely will kept the location of the accommodation was superb in closeness to everything especially the beach. The staff are incredible especially Gloria and Elaina. you have to experience the dinner at the Suite Del Mar it was the highlight Alan the head waiter makes it very special - be sure to make a reservation to avoid disappointment
This resort is on the side of a steep hill on the edge of a national park. The views are great but do not expect a glitzy hotel. Reception is under a gazebo and double rooms are in little circular houses with pitched roof and bathroom en suite. We loved the simple living with no roads or traffic. There are 3 swimming pools to choose from a rocky beach (mind your footing) or a beautiful white beach with sunresters and shades twenty minutes away by local bus (1 Euro) . There is a Spa which we did not use and 5 good quality tennis courts. We walked in the national park with beautiful bougainvilleas and oleanders, wild boar, donkeys, horses and much more. The food was excellent (we had half board ) buffet breakfast and dinner with great hospitality, a warm welcome, wine on tap with the evening meal and a large bottle of water on the table for a bit breakfast and dinner that could be taken to be used throughout the day. The one disadvantage was the 2.5 hour transfer from Oblia airport ( it is not worth hiring a car) free if you stay for 7 days