Sardinia 2018. Book early your place in paradise

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Sardinia 2017. Book early

Do you dream of a holiday by the North Sardinia sea? Satisfy your desires and book by the end of February! Start early, that’s the secret to the success of your 5 star stay

The summer is near and the Hotel Capo d’Orso Thalasso & SPA is one of the most sought-after destinations for summer holidays in Sardinia. Its privileged position facing the Costa Smeralda and the La Maddalena Archipelago makes it ideal for relaxing holidays. A romantic location which is particularly suitable for couples looking for privacy and it is precisely this sense of cosy intimacy that makes it so exclusive. But in addition to the feeling of already being on holiday what are the advantages for those who book a 5 star holiday in Sardinia in advance?

Here are 3 good reasons for booking by the end of February:

  1. The Capo d’Orso Hotel in Palau is a boutique hotel with 86 elegantly furnished rooms, some with sea view, others set amidst a luxuriant natural setting.
    Booking by the end of February means it’s easier to get the type of room you like and also enjoy a 10% discount with the 2018 special offers. If your heart is set on an exclusive and romantic room with sea view, bathroom with Jacuzzi and Chromotherapy shower, there’s only one at the Hotel Capo d’Orso and that’s the highly acclaimed President Vista Mare! A word to the wise…

  2. Hotel Capo d'Orso - President Sea View

  3. By planning your holiday in Sardinia in advance you will have all the time in the world to find out more about the area, what’s going on and what not to miss in Palau. In addition, why not complete your holiday by booking a health treatment in advance at the L’Incantu Thalasso Centre & SPA? If you book at the same time as your stay, you can enjoy an extra 10% discount (combinable with other special offers). And not only do you spend less, you’ll have less stress and things to worry about during your holiday!

  4. Hotel Capo d'Orso - L’Incantu Thalasso Centre & SPA

  5. Once you find the accommodation you’ve been dreaming of, sit back and enjoy the excitement that only booking a trip can offer. All you have to do now is find the most convenient flight to Olbia or Alghero airport, or you can take advantage of the early booking offers from the ferry companies that sail between Sardinia and the main Mediterranean ports.

Sardinia is waiting for you to experience the unexpected, everything else is booked!

Holiday packages in Sardinia. Enjoy the marvels of Palau

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Discover the best of Palau and the surrounding area and enjoy care-free travel with the Sardinia holiday packages: Hotel Capo d’Orso Thalasso & SPA + flight or ferry included

Are you looking for a hotel in Sardinia? A 5 star setting in which to spend an unforgettable holiday between paradise beaches and enchanting inland areas? The Hotel Capo d’Orso is the perfect place thanks to its strategic location midway between Palau and the Costa Smeralda, complete with exclusive services and a Wellness Centre. So now you’ve found the perfect accommodation, all you need to do is look for the best 2017 ferry prices or flights to Olbia Costa Smeralda airport. But why go to all that trouble if the Sardinia holiday packages are already ready and waiting and mean you can save time and money?

Start choosing the hotel + ferry or hotel + flight special offers for your holiday in the North of Sardinia now!

With these holiday packages including ferries you can travel from Genoa, Livorno and Civitavecchia to Olbia, Golfo Aranci and Porto Torres.

Starting from € 1.538 per person you can spend a dream week in one of the best 5 star hotels in Palau, on half board, plus return ferry to Sardinia with car included.

If instead you want to fly, thanks to the wide range of flight routes operating from Olbia Airport, the Hotel Capo d’Orso can work out a personalised offer for you for Sardinia with flight included.

And now that your holiday is ready, what’s in store for you at Palau?

Moments of pure relaxation at the L’Incantu Wellness Centre, romantic dinners at the Ile Flottante, the delightful restaurant set on a wooden platform over the water where you can admire unforgettable views while enjoying exquisite dishes prepared by our famous chefs.

Then there are the beaches at Palau, secluded coves and the beauty of the La Maddalena Archipelago, the crystal-clear sea and the boat trips that leave from the Cala Capra private harbour, the Hotel Capo d’Orso’s very own marina.

The North of Sardinia is waiting for you with exciting things to see and do in and around Palau. Nature trails, archaeological sites and sophisticated Ethnotours through the inland regions of Gallura discovering a magical land that will amaze you.

Weddings in Sardinia: where to celebrate the most beautiful day of your life

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Weddings in Sardinia: where to celebrate the most beautiful day of your life.

Ideas for a dream wedding in an exclusive setting by the sea in the North of Sardinia.

Are you incurable romantics dreaming of a wedding by the sea? The horizon with its enchanting islands of the La Maddalena Archipelago and the Costa Smeralda is inspiration enough to start you dreaming about an unforgettable ceremony.

Imagine an exclusive wedding by the Sardinian sea, celebrated in a special location at the foot of the Capo d’Orso promontory in Palau, surrounded by lush vegetation that stretches down to the sea. In this paradise, the land merges into the sea in little beaches and private coves like the bays at Cala Capra and Cala Selvaggia.

Imagine slowly floating in your wedding dress in the shade of juniper trees and the intense fragrance of the Mediterranean maquis on a terrace overlooking the sea, while the hands of a skilled musician pluck the strings of a harp to accompany your every step.

Matrimonio in Sardegna: dove celebrare il giorno più bello della vostra vita

Every bride dreams of a perfect ceremony, an immaculate reception planned down to the smallest detail and impeccable service, but to make sure that on your wedding day everything is perfect, surely it’s better to rely on people who are well qualified in planning weddings together with the excellence that only a luxury hotel in the North of Sardinia can offer.

Organizing a wedding in a Luxury Hotel like the Capo d’Orso, will give you the chance to celebrate an unforgettable 5 star wedding by the Sardinian sea.

The ceremony, the reception by the sea, the menus, the tableau de mariage and the wedding gifts for guests: all these must be carefully planned long before the wedding day. The colours of the sea with its green and blue shades that become violet with the light at sunset will be the perfect setting for a beautiful wedding photo album.

Weddings in Sardinia: where to celebrate the most beautiful day of your life.

Inspired by the beauty of the sea, here are our suggestions for a dream wedding:

  • For the wedding ceremony, the terrace in front of the Gli Olivastri restaurant is a magical setting. A lush garden of olive trees overlooking the sea to be decorated for the occasion with flowers and special linens. The unique nature and breathtaking views of the Costa Smeralda will do the rest!
  • For the reception, “Il Paguro” facing the beach at Cala Capra is one of the best seafront restaurants in the North of Sardinia. The perfect place to kick off the festivities, not before having selected the best table arrangement, planned the tableau de mariage and organized all the details for an elegant and romantic wedding reception in Sardinia.
  • The wedding banquet menu has to combine taste and refinement. Whether they are traditional Sardinian dishes, seafood specialties or international cuisine, during your wedding banquet by the sea, the courses will be the finest delicacies prepared with care and passion by the award winning chef Pierluigi Putzu. From the hands of our pastry chefs, spectacular and delicious wedding cakes that marry the couple’s tastes and desires.

Have you found some ideas or inspiration for your wedding by the sea in the North of Sardinia? Getting married by the sea with a luxury reception in a charming and romantic setting like the Capo d’Orso is something unique. You think about the bride’s wedding dress… the wedding planning team will think of everything else.

5 things to do (after the beach) between Palau and Arzachena in Sardinia

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A part of the North of Sardinia waiting to be discovered, a picturesque stretch of coastline featuring history, nature and leisure. A few suggestions for half-day trips between the Capo d’Orso promontory and Gallura vineyards

Along the short stretch of coastline that goes from Palau to Arzachena, Sardinia offers plenty of things to do and see that are suited to all tastes, both in Spring and during Summer. Do you want to have a complete holiday and enjoy a unique experience between beaches, nature and discovering this magical island? Here we suggest 5 things to do in the North of Sardinia after your days spent by the sea.

A number of ideas for half-day trips between Palau and Arzachena, for you to discover interesting natural places and enjoy cultural experiences during your holidays.

The Capo d’Orso lighthouse

The Capo d’Orso lighthouse

Are you dividing your beachfront holiday between swimming at Punta Cardinalino and mornings on the beach at Cala Capra? Then you are at the foot of the Capo d’Orso promontory and a 30 minute walk accompanied by the scent of juniper bushes will take you to the famous tafonata rock shaped over thousands of years: the Capo d’Orso, or Bear Rock. A breathtaking view of the rugged coastline of Northern Sardinia will repay the effort of the climb, or following paths overlooking the sea between lentisk and strawberry trees will bring you to the lighthouse at Capo d’Orso, a large lantern which exudes the charm of a bygone age, a light that emphasizes the evening shadows of the sea and the mountains.

Fortress of Monte Altura

Still close to Palau and on the way to the picturesque village of Porto Rafael is the Fortress of Monte Altura. Built in the nineteenth century, it was designed to control and defend the Sardinian north coast and the Tyrrhenian Sea from French attacks. At the time of its construction it was considered to be the most striking fortress in Europe. We recommend a visit for its architectural and environmental value, especially since local granite was also used to build the long staircase leading up to the fortress thus ensuring that it fits perfectly into the landscape.

L’isola di La Maddalena e l’Isola di Caprera

The island of La Maddalena and the island of Caprera

Easily reachable in 20 minutes by ferry from Palau, in addition to crystal clear seas and beautiful beaches the island of La Maddalena and the sister island of Caprera boast sites of natural and cultural interest. While strolling through the colourful streets of the centre of La Maddalena between gift shops and boutiques, you could take a detour to the Island of Caprera and visit the Museo del mare e delle arti marinaresche (Museum of the sea and sea-faring arts) which boasts objects, photographs and displays that tell the history and culture of the inhabitants of the Archipelago. This is a place designed to inform but also to educate its visitors to respect the environment and the sea. On the same island you can visit the house where Giuseppe Garibaldi lived for 20 years. It is home to the Garibaldi Compendium where the hero of two worlds lived and is still buried while a few kilometers away is the National “Giuseppe Garibaldi” Memorial Museum which has multimedia systems and four exhibition spaces that tell the story of the life in Sardinia of this illustrious character who wrote a part of the history of Italy.

Archaeological sites in Arzachena

If you head further south near the small but appealing village of Cannigione, you could take a historical and cultural tour around Arzachena. The area can almost be considered an open-air archaeological museum thanks to the numerous finds dating back to the nuraghic period. The Albucciu nuraghe, which extends over three separate sections is a good example of typical prehistoric construction. The temple of Malchittu, an interesting model of religious nuraghic architecture, has been maintained in optimum condition; or there is the nearby Coddu Vecchjiu tomb of the Giants, a typical nuraghic funerary building. This is a cultural journey through Gallura where you can observe the oldest civilization in the Mediterranean at first hand.

Elegant oenological tour of the Surrau vineyards

The Gallura area produces exceptional wines and during your holiday near Arzachena you will have the chance to taste and savour the many varieties of excellent whites and reds. But why not visit the cellars and vineyards of Northern Sardinia in which these nectars come to life? An interesting tour/tasting is on offer every day at the Cantine Surrau. An oenological tour dedicated to wine-making routes and the sampling of the best wines from Gallura, in a setting with exquisite styling but perfectly inserted into the landscape.

Special offers Sardinia 2016

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Book by February 29th and enjoy a 10% discount on your summer holiday at Palau at the Hotel Capo d’Orso.

There are still a few days left for you to make sure of a holiday by the North Sardinia sea at discount prices: the Hotel Capo d’Orso is getting ready for a new summer, offering wellness, relaxation, good food and drink and plenty of free time activities for both children and adults. All this comes with a 10% discount if you book by February 29th!

In addition, getting to Sardinia by ferry is even more convenient with the Delphina Hotel + Ferry package combined with the Early Booking Offer: starting from € 1212,00 per person, in May and June you can spend 7 nights in a 5 star hotel with breakfast and dinner, beach service plus return ferry ticket with car, all taxes included!
All the Delphina Hotel + Ferry holiday packages are available with departures from the main ferry terminals in the North and Centre of Italy, such as Genoa, Livorno and Civitavecchia for the ports of Olbia, Porto Torres and Golfo Aranci. For those wishing to arrive in Sardinia by air, there are personalized offers available with departures every day of the week from the main Italian airports plus the possibility of taking advantage of discounted rates for transfers.

Enjoy the best of the North of Sardinia at the Hotel Capo d’Orso: elegant rooms, the magic of the L’Incantu Thalasso & SPA Centre, romantic restaurants with breathtaking views and plenty of opportunities to discover the North Coast of Sardinia including the La Maddalena Archipelago and the South of Corsica, Porto Cervo with its glamorous atmosphere, the Nuraghe (treasures of Sardinian archaeology), the ancient town of Aggius – boasting a “Bandiera Arancione” (Orange flag) with its museums – and the marvellous Valle della Luna. All this is waiting for you.

For further information contact us on +39 0789 790317 or write to us at prenotazioni@hotelcapodorso.com.

September in Sardinia: regattas at Porto Cervo

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September in Sardinia: regattas at Porto Cervo

The Northern Sardinia waters host the giants from the world of sailing with a calendar full of events throughout the whole of September.

Looking for one more reason for a holiday in the North of Sardinia in September? If the beauty and variety of landscapes combined with brilliant sunny days on heavenly beaches are not enough, we recommend you think about watching the regattas. The Hotel Capo d’Orso looks right out over the stretch of sea that is the competition venue for these races which you can enjoy either from your bedroom or the terrace bar.
In September, the Costa Smeralda and its ‘capital’ Porto Cervo are home to the most significant boats and crews in the world who compete in ferocious competitions between the coastlines of Caprera, La Maddalena, Baja Sardinia and Porto Cervo. Moreover, in just 10 minutes by boat or 20 minutes by car, you can immerse yourself in the supercharged atmosphere that reigns in Porto Cervo during these competitions, or casually and curiously admire the most elegant and majestic sailing yachts from around the world during a walk along the harbour, the unmissable backdrop to these challenges which represent a full calendar of events that every year attracts numerous enthusiasts, fans and water sports lovers.

It starts with the Perini Navi Cup from the 2nd to the 5th of September and which in its sixth year will see a fleet of impressive luxury yachts competing along a range of coastal routes in the waters of the La Maddalena Archipelago. This is followed by the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup & Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship, an unmissable event since 1980 when the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda established the first championship for the largest sailing boats of the time. The event, which takes place from September 6th to 12th is one of the most anticipated by both ship-owners and competing crews and regularly attracts over 40 maxi yachts. From September 18th to 20th the appointment is with the Sailing Champions League, which has chosen Sardinia as the location for this important event for the first time and which promises a thrilling final that will be attended by crews from all over Europe.

The Costa Smeralda and events for a visit to Porto Cervo

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La Costa Smeralda e gli eventi per una visita a Porto Cervo

Porto Cervo and the Costa Smeralda, the coast of wonders, where LUXURY is a cocktail of white sandy beaches to dream of, jet set social events, shopping and joie de vivre. What to see and do in the VIP paradise.

Sea, sea, sea: jagged coastlines, bays and beaches of fine white sand facing a crystalline blue sea; this is the gift that nature has given to this corner of Sardinia: Liscia Ruja, Spiaggia del Principe, Romazzino and Capriccioli are just some of the many white sandy beaches to visit at least once in your life, washed by the limpid Sardinian waters. Between one swim and another, concentrate on spotting the many VIPs relaxing under a beach umbrella during this hot summer.

Discovering the “Smeralda style” among the secret streets and little squares of Porto Cervo.
It is well known that the development of the Costa Smeralda was entrusted to the talent and creativity of some of the most skilled and appreciated architects in the world: inspired by local architecture and the surrounding environment, they have created a masterpiece of urban design. It is a pleasure to lose yourself in the streets and alleyways of Porto Cervo, roughly 15 minutes by boat from Marina di Cala Capra (or 20 minutes by car), or visit the Piazzetta delle Chiacchiere, and let yourself be enchanted by the views, the flower-covered balconies and the unusual architectural details as you go for a walk amidst glamorous boutiques and exclusive shops.

“Harrods Village” at Porto Cervo
For the third consecutive year, Harrods opens its doors to tourists who have chosen the Costa Smeralda and the North of Sardinia for their summer holidays: the most prestigious brands and names exhibit the best of what they have to offer on the luxurious stands at the Porto Cervo Marina, among small oases of greenery that surround the Prestige Village by Harrods. From precious watches by Richard Mille and Hublot to luxurious cars from Maserati and Bugatti, clothes and sparkling expensive jewels, for an outfit that wants and needs to stand out and impress.

Porto Cervo: when a walk along the harbour becomes a tourist attraction.
Considered one of the most welcoming marinas in the Mediterranean, it attracts the most exclusive yachts in the world whose owners stop in Porto Cervo either for a luxury holiday or just for a bit of shopping among the streets of the town centre. Hard to resist a stroll along the quays to admire these beautiful boats.

Events in Costa Smeralda – from sports to haute cuisine, there’s something for everyone!
Exclusive concerts and discos on the beach are a favourite haunt of celebrities and famous people who go wild until dawn to the rhythm of the music of the summer’s coolest DJs. During the day, the most impressive sailing boats in the world compete in aggressive regattas between the islands of the La Maddalena Archipelago in a full calendar of events that continues throughout the summer. For lovers of good food, there are wine and food festivals dedicated to the discovery of typical specialities, with tastings and gala dinners featuring the island’s tastes, flavours and aromas.

The Stella Maris Church, a jewel of architecture and design
Maybe it’s the pure white colour of the walls that during the sunniest days catches the eye of those who arrive by boat in Porto Cervo, or maybe it’s the contrast between the power of the six monoliths and the sinuous lines of the facade that since the 1960s have given this little church its considerable charm, when the architect Michele Busiri Vici designed this architectural jewel. In either case, it is the perfect place to find a little peace before heading out to explore this lively corner of the North of Sardinia.