La Dolce Vita in Sardinia

10. June 2017

During my school years, I spent a summer internship working at a winery in Verona. At the time, I already loved the distinct Italian way of enjoying life to the fullest. And every time I asked what were the most beautiful beaches in the country, the answer was always the same – Sardegna, è ovvio! As a result, the choice was not a hard one, when it came to deciding where I wanted to spend my beach holiday in the "Falkensteiner Year of my Life": Sardinia, here we come!

Usually, the destination airport for visitors to the south coast of Sardinia is Cagliari. In particular during the summer months, there are many direct flights from Austria and Germany to the South Italian seaport. It's approximately a 50-minute car drive from Aeroporto Cagliari to Falkensteiner Resort Capo Boi. During the approach across the maquis-covered, pristine coastal land, it already becomes clear that this is one of the most beautiful places in Italy.

Nestled among cliffs in a fine sandy private bay, lies the paradise of pure white. My Italian vocabulary has improved considerably since that day, for now I finally know the Italian word for paradise: Falkensteiner Capo Boi! We were welcomed with warm Italian charm and promptly felt very much at home. If you're lucky, you may even get a personal welcome by the hotel's most loyal soul: the donkey Angelino.

Falkensteiner Capo Boi is not only a part of the Falkensteiner Premium Collection, but also a wonderful family resort. Aside from the activity pool and Falky Land with an indoor and outdoor area, there is also an international entertainment programme for kids & teens. You can even make your first attempts at swimming in Falky's Swimming Academy.

My friend and I began the second day of our holidays in the hotel's own Acquapura SPA. On 750 sq. m., you can find everything here that the wellness heart desires. A SPA world with steam bath, bio sauna, warmed stone platforms to rest on afterward, and access to the outdoor pool with an incredible panoramic view over the private beach. And if that still isn't relaxation enough, you can always pop over to the yoga courses taking place at the beach daily.

Falkensteiner Resort Capo Boi is also the perfect place to discover the incredibly diverse underwater world of Sardinia. The Capo Carbonara Marine Protected Area is located right on the resort's coast. The resort offers both budding and seasoned diving enthusiasts diving & snorkel tours guided by top-qualified, international diving instructors.

Generally, I am no advocate of typical clichés, but when it comes to this particular point, I completely agree with the stereotypical thinkers – the Italians certainly do know how to cook! People who love Italian food have come to the right place here. From freshly caught fish and meat specialties to the vegetarian gourmet corner, there is something here for every taste. Only fresh, regional products are used. For all practical purposes, this is a tribute to the delicious Sardinian cuisine! Aside from at the resort's restaurant, you can also have lunch and dinner at the beach restaurant located directly in the bay. A beach bar and a club lounge are available to night revellers.

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The next day started bright and early for us, because, being the old sea dog that I am, I absolutely wanted to see the beauty of Sardinia from the sea. Falkensteiner Resort Capo Boi offers many different day trips for every taste. Our tour began in the local port of Villasimius, where "Mathilda" lay waiting for us. She is almost five years younger than I am, and at a length of 22 metres, she is one of the largest sailing yachts in the port. Our cruise took us to the most beautiful beaches of the Southern coast, past the fabled Isola di Cavoli, all the way to Punta Molentis. This is where we spent our lunch break and nowhere is lunch as delicious as on a powdery white beach with a view of the turquoise sea.

Fortified and rested, we took off on the second part of our day's trip. At Punta Molentis, a jeep was already awaiting us and delivered us to the pristine nature of Sardinia. Cutting across the country, our driver took us to the most beautiful lookout points on the Southern Coast. I very much recommend this tour to lovers of individual excursions. You experience the island from a completely different angle, off the beaten tourist track, and the only thing that might slow you down is an encounter with the odd herd of goats.

All too soon, we had to say our farewells with heavy hearts and came to the conclusion that you don't have to fly far afield at all for an adventure-packed holiday with Caribbean-like beaches and stunning nature, because in this case, the best is truly close at hand. Falkensteiner Resort Capo Boi is just as diverse as the island. Whether extended families, diving enthusiasts, seekers of peace and quiet or luxury lovers – everyone is welcome in this piece of paradise!

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